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Run Project Neuron only on authorized computers

Run Project Neuron only on computers that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission. Some companies and schools have policies that prohibit using their computers for projects such as Project Neuron

How Project Neuron will use your computer

When you run Project Neuron on your computer, it will use part of the computer's CPU power, disk space, and network bandwidth. You can control how much of your resources are used by Project Neuron, and when it uses them.

The work done by your computer contributes to the goals of Project Neuron, as described on its web site. The application programs may change from time to time.

Privacy policy

Your account on Project Neuron is identified by a name that you choose. This name may be shown on the Project Neuron web site, along with a summary of the work your computer has done for Project Neuron. If you want to be anonymous, choose a name that doesn't reveal your identity.

If you participate in Project Neuron, information about your computer (such as its processor type, amount of memory, etc.) will be recorded by Project Neuron and used to decide what type of work to assign to your computer. This information will also be shown on Project Neuron's web site. Nothing that reveals your computer's location (e.g. its domain name or network address) will be shown.

To participate in Project Neuron, you must give an address where you receive email. This address will not be shown on the Project Neuron web site or shared with organizations. Project Neuron may send you periodic newsletters; however, you can opt out at any time.

Is it safe to run Project Neuron ?

Any time you download a program through the Internet you are taking a chance: the program might have dangerous errors, or the download server might have been hacked. Project Neuron has made efforts to minimize these risks. We have tested our applications carefully. Our servers are behind a firewall and are configured for high security. To ensure the integrity of program downloads, all executable files are digitally signed on a secure computer not connected to the Internet.

The applications run by Project Neuron may cause some computers to overheat. If this happens, stop running Project Neuron or use a utility program that limits CPU usage.

Project Neuron was developed by Tigher. BOINC was developed at the University of California.


Project Neuron and Tigher assume no liability for damage to your computer, loss of data, or any other event or condition that may occur as a result of participating in Project Neuron.

Other BOINC projects

Other projects use the same platform, BOINC, as Project Neuron. You may want to consider participating in one or more of these projects. By doing so, your computer will do useful work even when Project Neuron has no work available for it.

These other projects are not associated with Project Neuron, and we cannot vouch for their security practices or the nature of their research. Join them at your own risk.

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