Volunteer computing has been around since the beginning of home computers. Around the turn of tf the century, UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab recieved a stack of tapes from the Aricebo Radio Observatory (retired) in Puerto Rico. The crew created a loose networking package to divide the work into tasks that could be run on home computers. Add points, teams and acievements, and BOINC was born – Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. That was 20 years ago, and since then BOINC hass grown into a vast network of projects, message boards, stats sites and more. Boinc.link is a directory of volunteer computing.
The site is operated by Ed Moran, email@example.com, and I hope you enjoy your stay!