Since I have an application that is growing and i run on hardware I always have a few extra servers sitting around and want to find away to donate them. I am famulaure with folding@Home but maybe there are some less popular projects that could use them. So the question is: What are some open source projects or computing projects that could use these types of resource on an add needed bases? Is there a place I can get a list of these types of communities.

Please keep in mind they are budget machines so they wont be able to find the answier to global hunger 4 or 5:

  • Quad AMD dual core 8220
  • 32 GB of DDR2 Memory
  • 15k 2.5" 500GB SAS HDD
  • 20TB of bandwidth

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If you want to contribute to humanity, look into Folding@Home or any of these distributed computing projects. Or, if you'd rather make a few cents for yourself, look into Bitcoin mining.

  • Since I dont have gpu on these machinces then bitcoin goes out the window. any other projects that can make any money.
    – WojonsTech
    Dec 22, 2012 at 23:17
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    We donate a fair amount of time to world community grid. It's a great way of donating spare CPU cycles. Dec 23, 2012 at 0:24

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