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!

  • 16 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 1 hour ago
  • Total TFLOPS is currently 1 and is going up
  • 14 people were awarded the SuperGiant about 1 hour ago
  • We have had 14,712 new users join theSkyNet this month
  • 16 people were awarded the Asymptotic Giant Branch Phase about 1 hour ago
  • 124,911 trophies have been awarded in the last month
  • 29 people were awarded the Red Giant Branch Phase about 1 hour ago
  • In the last month 118 people have joined an alliance
  • 29 people were awarded the Red Giant about 1 hour ago
  • There have been 1,323 days since theSkyNet went live
  • 6 people were awarded the Red Dwarf about 1 hour ago
  • We are currently processing eighty-five galaxies!
  • 6 people were awarded the Hydrogen Fusion about 1 hour ago
  • There are forty-nine galaxies waiting in the queue
  • 4 people were awarded the Protostar about 1 hour ago
  • theSkyNet SourceFinder has processed over 1.6 Billion jobs
  • 9 people were awarded the Supernova about 2 hours ago
  • Total TFLOPS is currently 1 and is going up
  • 23 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 2 hours ago
  • We have had 14,712 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 31st of March, 2015
Apologies for the pause in processing on theSkyNet POGS everyone! You caught up with our queue of galaxies and we have had a delay in our pre-processing pipeline which has meant we can't upload more fast enough.
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Published on 26th of February, 2015
The recent 'Black Barts Pesky Pirates POGS Party' Challenge went off with an 'Arr' in early February, so we decided to award a prize!
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Published on 17th of December, 2014
We've sent out an update for all our members in celebration of the end of the year and the holiday season. Thank you so much for all your support this year!
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Published on 20th of November, 2014
Thanks to the amazing efforts of Kevin POGS is back up and running on some shiny new servers.
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Published on 10th of November, 2014
We're currently in a short pause for theSkyNet POGS processing while Kevin upgrades the server and the code. He's not uploading any more work units until the upgrade is complete - we'll let you know an ETA ASAP.
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