Charity Engine

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Charity Engine
Type Ltd.
Industry Distributed Computing
Founded United Kingdom
Founder(s) Mark McAndrew
Headquarters Manchester, England, UK
Key people Mark McAndrew (CEO), Regis Dubois (CTO), Stephen Wolfram (Advisor)
Products Charity Engine PC app
Owner(s) The Worldwide Computer Company Limited

Charity Engine is a BOINC Account Manager ran by The Worldwide Computer Company Limited. The project works by selling spare home computing power to universities and corporations, then sharing the profits between nine partner charities and periodic cash prize draws for the users; those running the BOINC software on their home computers. When there are no corporations purchasing the computing power, Charity Engine donates it to existing volunteer computing projects such as Einstein@Home and Malaria Control and prize draws are funded by donations.[1]


  1. ^ "How It Works". Charity Engine. Retrieved 2013-04-05.