SETI@home to switch to Berkeley Open Infrastructure

SETI@home has completed its transition to BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing). BOINC, developed at U.C. Berkeley, is a framework for volunteer computing projects like SETI@home.
Switching your computer to the new “SETI@home/BOINC” is easy. Visit for instructions. We’ll be shutting down the “SETI@home Classic” project on December 15. The workunit totals of users and teams will be frozen at that point, and the final totals will be available on the web.
Scientists at other universities are using BOINC to create volunteer computing projects in areas like molecular biology, high-energy physics, and climate change study. See for more information. BOINC lets you donate computer time to multiple causes, divided up however you want. For example, your PC could spend 40% of its time searching for extraterrestrial life (SETI@home), 30% studying climate change (, and 30% studying protein folding, design and docking (Rosetta@home: