ABC@home is a distributed computing project enabling a great search for so called abc-triples. It is run by the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University and Kennislink. The project is comparable in a way to GIMPS, another mathematical project. These abc-triples are positive integers a,b,c such that a+b=c, a < b < c, a,b,c have no common divisors and c > rad(abc), the so-called radical of abc.

The ABC conjecture says that there are only finitely many a,b,c such that log(c)/log(rad(abc)) > h for any real h > 1. The ABC conjecture is currently one of the greatest open problems in mathematics. If it is proven to be true, a lot of other open problems can be answered directly from it.

ABC@home can be found at

http://www.abcathome.com/URL to attach in BOINC is

http://abcathome.com/It has applications for:

32 bit Linux

64 bit Linux

32 bit Windows

64 bit Windows

Mac OSX (Intel)

Mac OSX (PowerPC)

ABC@home 64 bit apps are much quicker than 32bit.