theSkyNet

Play your part and help discover our Universe!

Have a computer? Want to help astronomers make awesome discoveries and understand our Universe? Then theSkyNet needs you!

  • 5 people were awarded the White Dwarf 14 minutes ago
  • Total TFLOPS is currently 47 and is going down
  • 14 people were awarded the Supernova 14 minutes ago
  • We have had 675 new users join theSkyNet this month
  • 6 people were awarded the Asymptotic Giant Branch Phase 14 minutes ago
  • 22,021 trophies have been awarded in the last month
  • 7937816adff90be1e4ecbc157ed67c22 Duzynski was awarded the M64 about 1 hour ago
  • In the last month 28 people have joined an alliance
  • 8 people were awarded the Black Dwarf about 1 hour ago
  • There have been 1,082 days since theSkyNet went live
  • 9 people were awarded the Supernova about 1 hour ago
  • We are currently processing two thousand, six hundred and seventy-eight galaxies!
  • 4 people were awarded the Supernova about 5 hours ago
  • There are three thousand, two hundred and fifty-three galaxies waiting in the queue
  • 4 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 5 hours ago
  • theSkyNet SourceFinder has processed over 1.6 Billion jobs
  • 4 people were awarded the Red Giant Branch Phase about 8 hours ago
  • Total TFLOPS is currently 47 and is going down
  • 5 people were awarded the White Dwarf about 9 hours ago
  • We have had 675 new users join theSkyNet this month
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What is theSkyNet?

Your computer is bored. It has spare computing power nearly all the time that could be used to do something cool. So why not let it?
By connecting 100s and 1000s of computers together through the Internet, it's possible to simulate a single machine capable of doing some pretty amazing stuff. That's what theSkyNet is all about - using your spare computing power to process radio astronomy data.

Learn more about theSkyNet

Why should I join?

  • Contribute to real scientific research and help scientists unlock the mysteries of our Universe!
  • Track your contribution and see how you compare against your friends, colleagues and the world!.

Latest News


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Published on 24th of July, 2014
TheSkyNet user burtcom was another recent Lego prize winner, and low and behold a Sydney Opera House has sprung up in the USA!
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Published on 2nd of June, 2014
TheSkyNet user CR62 from team SETI Germany was one of our prize winners from the recent BOINC pentathlon. We love the prize he chose!
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Published on 21st of May, 2014
Read our May update for prize winners and new features on the website.
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Published on 7th of May, 2014
TheSkyNet POGS has been chosen as the marathon project in the BOINC pentathlon, and to celebrate we've got some Lego to give away.
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Published on 26th of March, 2014
Unfortunately a technical issue has brought SourceFinder processing to a sudden and unexpected halt, and we won't be turning it back on. Instead, SourceFinder will be transferred to the BOINC platform sometime later this year. View the full news item for more details.
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