You could join the Majestic 12 Team. The goal of the project is to "crawl" the internet and create a search engine. Like a distributed Google. It will use a lot of bandwith and almost no CPU.
Yeah, I think I ran that a few years ago. Is it worth doing? last thing I remember nobody actually "used"/or benefitted from it, and it just seemed a bit pointless? Have things changed with it?
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Yeah, if you have a Macbook, don't ever do BOINC. You wouldn't want to cook your laptop.
Since you got a University connection, do Majestic12! It is a really fun project.
They had a payout a while ago and I had something like 5 pounds from it, but I only ran it for a few months. I think Dave got like a few hundred bucks out of it.
Before you try it make sure you got a uncapped connection. I stopped because I got capped