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!

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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.

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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 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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Published on 14th of October, 2014
A quick how to guide that outlines the process required to make the massive photomosaic of M100. As seen at http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/162657
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Published on 17th of September, 2014
Last Saturday (the 13th) was our third birthday. It really snuck up on us, we can't believe it's been three years already since our first members signed up! To celebrate we've created something special to share with you all.
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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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