First of all I am proud of you for responding and wanting to make a difference

*Please do not change anything on the Apple production floor when it comes to BOINC. I have spent many an hour getting the perfect settings. you are more than welcome to set this up on your Thinkpads to utilize the spare CPU cycles

that being said, Locally we are participating in 5 separate projects

Rosetta@home needs your help to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. By running the Rosetta program on your computer while you don't need it you will help us speed up and extend our research in ways we couldn't possibly attempt without your help. You will also be helping our efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer's

World Community Grid brings together people from across the globe to benefit humanity by creating the world's largest non-profit computing grid. We do this by pooling surplus processing power from volunteers' devices. We believe that innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can help make the planet smarter. Our success depends on like-minded individuals - like you. WCG is an Open Source project from IBM

Einstein@Home is a volunteer distributed computing project that searches through data from the LIGO detectors for evidence of continuousgravitational-wave sources, which are expected from objects such as rapidly spinning non-axisymmetric neutron stars, and radio telescope data from the Arecibo Observatory, searching for radio pulsars. The project has discovered 46 pulsars as of August 2012, or CPDN, is a distributed computing project to investigate and reduce uncertainties in climate modelling. It aims to do this by running hundreds of thousands of different models (a large climate ensemble) using the donated idle time of ordinary personal computers, thereby leading to a better understanding of how models are affected by small changes in the many parameters known to influence the global climate.[

SETI@home ("SETI at home") is an Internet based public volunteer computing project employing the BOINC software platform, hosted by the Space Sciences Laboratory, at the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States. SETI is an acronym for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Its purpose is to analyze radio signals, searching for signs of extra terrestrial intelligence, and is one of many activities undertaken as part of SETI. SETI@home was released to the public on May 17, 1999, making it the second large-scale use of distributed computing over the Internet for research purposes

There are two ways to set this up for Computers. Please read both before choosing
for Android Phones scroll down past to see how to set them up

If you need any help, Please reach out to me, I am more than willing to help.

the first way is to sign up to each project individually by going to their respected websites and signing up for an account:

Make sure while you are signing up that you use the same email address and username for all projects and join the "IBM Careport" team.

once the accounts are setup you will need to go to and download BOINC

after the install it will ask you to reboot your machine (even on a mac)

after the reboot open BOINC Manager and it will prompt you to add a project (or account manager *see option 2*)

go through setting up the projects you want to participate in with us or any additional ones that fit your fancy.

after that you are all set! Let it download the data and you are now a Careport number cruncher and the Earth thanks you
Setup a Account Manager (Boincstats) (Keep your stats all in one convenient place) (You may want to do this if you have multiple machines your wanting to use)

go to

setup an account there

once you get it setup go to "sign up for projects" on the left hand side
then click on the projects (paper clip) you want to join.

if the paper clip join does not work you may have to go to the website above and manually create an ID then click the magnifying glass to attach your account to Boincstats

to verify everything worked click on My Projects on the left hand side and the projects you signed up for should be there (Make sure that "attach to new hosts" is checked.

then go to Teams on the left hand side menu and select all your projects. then choose Join/Create team and then search for IBM Careport. Some may not attach and you may have to go to the websites above to manually join the teams

The benefit of using the account manager is you have 1 userID and 1 password and it will automatically download and setup your BOINC Projects. It will also keep all your number crunching stats all in one place as well as create a Forum Signature graphic to show off.

when BOINC Launches for the first time choose Account manager and login with the credentials you set when signing up for Boincstats after that you are all set! Let it download the data and you are now a Careport number cruncher and the Earth thanks you

Android Phone setup:

the only two projects that IBM Participates in that work on android are WorldCommunityGrid and Einstein@home. Before installing BOINC on your phone go to the homepage links above if you have not already and create an ID for those projects

go to Google Play Store and download BOINC

add project for WCG and Einstein@home

This will only run when the phone is charging and is above 90% charge (you can change that in prefs), it will only transfer data when it is connected via wifi so you don't have to worry about battery consumption.

forewarning depending on the phone it can get a little warm while using BOINC


When you sign-up with an id Make sure you join the IBM Careport Team