SETI.UK is a long established distributed computing team which began as a SETI@home team. Anybody is welcome to join our teams across the BOINC range of projects.
Remember to join our team on each individual BOINC project you are participating in.
These are the current active projects in which our team has a presence:
Amicable Numbers ‘Amicable numbers’ are pairs where the sum of the proper divisors of each is equal to the other number. The goal of this project is to collect all amicable numbers up to a very large limit. SETI.UK Team page.
Asteroids@home The aim of the project is to derive shapes and spin for a significant part of the asteroid population. As input data, any asteroid photometry that is available is used. The results are asteroid convex shape models with the direction of the spin axis and the rotation period. SETI.UK Team page.
climateprediction.net Investigate the approximations that have to be made in state-of-the-art climate models. By running the model thousands of times find out how the model responds to slight tweaks to these approximations – slight enough to not make the approximations any less realistic. This will improve understanding of how sensitive models are to small changes and also to things like changes in carbon dioxide and the sulphur cycle. This will allow the exploration of how climate may change in the next century under a wide range of different scenarios. SETI.UK Team page.
Einstein@Home Search for weak astrophysical signals from spinning neutron stars (often called pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors, the Arecibo radio telescope, and the Fermi gamma-ray satellite. SETI.UK Team page.
GPUGRID Opens novel computational scenarios by the first full-atom molecular dynamics code (CellMD) specially optimized to run on NVIDIA GPUs. New biomedical applications suddenly become possible giving a new role to computational biology for biomedical research. SETI.UK Team page.
LHC@home The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. It is the most powerful instrument ever built to investigate on particles proprieties. LHC@home runs simulations to improve the design of LHC and its detectors. SETI.UK Team page.
MindModeling Uses computational cognitive process modeling to better understand the human mind, and specifically to study the mechanisms and processes that enable and moderate human performance and learning. SETI.UK Team page.
NumberFields@home Searches for fields with special properties. The primary application of this research is in the realm of algebraic number theory. Number theorists can mine the data for interesting patterns to help them formulate conjectures about number fields. Ultimately, this research will lead to a deeper understanding of the profound properties of numbers, the basic building blocks of all mathematics. SETI.UK Team page.
Quake-Catcher Network Sensor Monitoring Uses strong-motion seismic sensors in schools, museums, libraries, and other education environments across the United States to provide a way for learners to engage with seismic data collected around them. SETI.UK Team page.
QuChemPedIA@home To constitute a large collaborative open platform that will solve and store quantum molecular chemistry results. Also to radically change the approach developing artificial intelligence and optimization methods in order to explore efficiently the highly combinatorial molecular space. You will help chemical researchers around the world by building a unique collection of results. SETI.UK Team page.
Rake search The enormous size of the diagonal Latin squares space makes it unfeasible to enumerate all its objects straightforwardly in reasonable time. So, in order to discover the structure of this space, sophisticated search methods are needed. Pick up separate pairs of mutually orthogonal DLSs, allowing reconstruction of full graphs of orthogonality. SETI.UK Team page.
Rosetta@home Determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. Help to speed up and extend research. Help in efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as COVID-19, HIV, malaria, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. SETI.UK Team page.
World Community Grid To further critical non-profit research on some of humanity’s most pressing problems. Research includes HIV-AIDS, cancer, tropical and neglected diseases, solar energy, clean water and many more. SETI.UK Team page.
YAFU An alpha project, which main goal is to test the latest BOINC server code for bugs. Also to factorize numbers up to 140 digit length which are needed to bring Aliquot Sequences to a size of at least 140. Finally to test the latest versions of yafu. SETI.UK Team page.