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!

  • 19 people were awarded the Neutron Star 18 minutes ago
  • Total TFLOPS is currently 44 and is going up
  • 12 people were awarded the White Dwarf 18 minutes ago
  • We have had 95 new users join theSkyNet this month
  • 6 people were awarded the Supernova 18 minutes ago
  • 79,502 trophies have been awarded in the last month
  • 13 people were awarded the HyperGiant 19 minutes ago
  • In the last month 1 people have joined an alliance
  • 6 people were awarded the SuperGiant 19 minutes ago
  • There have been 1,811 days since theSkyNet went live
  • 21 people were awarded the Neutron Star about 1 hour ago
  • We are currently processing one hundred and seventy-nine galaxies!
  • 19 people were awarded the White Dwarf about 1 hour ago
  • There are five thousand, eight hundred and twenty-two galaxies waiting in the queue
  • 15 people were awarded the Supernova about 1 hour ago
  • theSkyNet SourceFinder has processed over 1.6 Billion jobs
  • 12 people were awarded the HyperGiant about 1 hour ago
  • Total TFLOPS is currently 44 and is going up
  • 6 people were awarded the SuperGiant about 1 hour ago
  • We have had 95 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 17th of December, 2015
Some great news announced yesterday by the International Astronomical Union - theSkyNet's name suggestion was selected for an exoplanet!
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Published on 2nd of June, 2015
The International Astronomical Union is allowing astronomical organisations (like theSkyNet) to submit potential names for 20 exoplanet systems outside our Solar System. We get to submit a name, and we'd like your help to choose it.
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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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