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!

  • 8c5dd088a1d875179c069ce66e7560a2 Robert Hedberg joined the Team.se alliance 33 minutes ago
  • Total TFLOPS is currently 58 and is going down
  • F3d73be354f0ebf43aed4b1f8827b836 CHUCKH was awarded the Welcome 34 minutes ago
  • We have had 546 new users join theSkyNet this month
  • 4 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 2 hours ago
  • 25,546 trophies have been awarded in the last month
  • 4 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 4 hours ago
  • In the last month 29 people have joined an alliance
  • 93c6c2ed11042a9332a2442b77c2415b Elmar Spies was awarded the Compact Disk about 6 hours ago
  • There have been 1,047 days since theSkyNet went live
  • 5 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 7 hours ago
  • We are currently processing three thousand, one hundred and forty-six galaxies!
  • 66392ad40301a15817964232b1147a26 Saeed Ali was awarded the Hydrogen about 7 hours ago
  • There are one thousand, eight hundred and eighty galaxies waiting in the queue
  • 5 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 9 hours ago
  • theSkyNet SourceFinder has processed over 1.6 Billion jobs
  • 4 people were awarded the Red Dwarf about 10 hours ago
  • Total TFLOPS is currently 58 and is going down
  • 6 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 11 hours ago
  • We have had 546 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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