Pirates@Home is a test of BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. One goal of the project is to help develop a screensaver for Einstein@Home. At present Pirates@Home is not doing any real scientific computation. We are just having fun with BOINC.

Read more about the research and development goals of Pirates@Home.

The goal of Einstein@Home will be to use distributed public computing to provide the computational power needed to conduct an all-sky blind search for gravitational radiation using data from the LIGO and GEO 600 gravity wave detectors. If you would like to participate in Einstein@Home when it officially starts then please sign up to be notified here .