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Depends on your exact definition of useful...

Finding Pulsars is my "dream", which can be used to position satellites. But so far there is no cure for cancer.

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I was just wondering if someone had any insight into the real world impact of this accomplishment or from participating in BOINC or Folding@home in general. I figure 10 billion credits sounds like a lot but can anyone actually attribute this to any milestones in any of these projects?
Is there any way of knowing if our unfathomable number of calculations actually discovered anything useful?

It really depends on the project. BOINC consists of many different projects each with their own particular goal for research. To find out how a particular project is doing on their research, you can dive into their message boards and posts from the project admins. Some project admins are better at posting their current research purpose and what goals they have achieved.

Projects that I personally follow and the admins are quick with updates are:

The Sky Net POGS - galaxy scanning and cataloging
World Community Grid - contains many sub projects but most are quick with updates
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Depends on your exact definition of useful...
Finding Pulsars is my "dream", which can be used to position satellites. But so far there is no cure for cancer.
dunx

There isn't a cure for cancer yet, but last I heard from the World Community Grid Project - Help Fight Childhood Cancer, they were making some big strides in possible cancer fighting proteins due to research done with the project
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It really depends on the project. BOINC consists of many different projects each with their own particular goal for research. To find out how a particular project is doing on their research, you can dive into their message boards and posts from the project admins. Some project admins are better at posting their current research purpose and what goals they have achieved.
Projects that I personally follow and the admins are quick with updates are:
The Sky Net POGS - galaxy scanning and cataloging
World Community Grid - contains many sub projects but most are quick with updates
There isn't a cure for cancer yet, but last I heard from the World Community Grid Project - Help Fight Childhood Cancer, they were making some big strides in possible cancer fighting proteins due to research done with the project

they do have a cure, but not only does it take time but big $ as well frown.gif
the big race is to find the cure that is that one shot wander like an immunization or a pill that makes it all go away and cheap so all can afford it smile.gif
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