From the web:
“LHC@home 2.0 is a volunteer computing platform for physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s largest particle accelerator – at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. This platform will host several sub-projects for different LHC physics groups.
As a result you can now be part of a global effort to simulate data that physicists will use in their analysis of LHC data, by running simulations of particle collisions on your home computer. The first project to run on the LHC@home 2.0 platform – currently in test phase – is called Test4Theory. Join us, and help scientists in their cutting edge research: it’s important!”
I’m contributing to it with my notebook and I feel pretty helpful 🙂
You will need BOINC software and VirtualBox (all can be downloaded on the link below). You are also able to adjust how and when it will compute and how much of your processor it can use.
Further information about Large Hadron Collider and CERN in Geneva here: