North Alabama Charitable Computing is the vision of Timothy Mullican, a Huntsville, AL native. Mr. Mullican has been programming and creating digital solutions since elementary school. He strives to research and push the boundaries of technology and develop creative solutions. In 2018, he began participating in various distributed computing scientific research projects through the BOINC platform. These projects pool resources from individuals and institutions around the world to find solutions for complex problems such as medical and mathematical research. He purchased used computer, network, and storage equipment with his own savings and ran a small data center in his home garage. Over time, power and maintenance costs continued to rise and his home solution was no longer manageable.
Migrating the infrastructure to a dedicated data center would allow for increased capabilities which would in turn allow more research to be performed. With this goal in mind, he formed North Alabama Charitable Computing in June 2019. In addition to the BOINC platform, we are a volunteer organization on the Open Science Grid, allowing local and global researchers access to the compute resources and services.
North Alabama Charitable Computing accepts tax-deductible donations through the form of monetary donations, as well as donations of physical computer equipment. These donations help cover ongoing operating expenses such as power, internet and software licenses, and allow us to continually increase our available computing resources.
North Alabama Charitable Computing is an IRS 501(c)(3) designated charitable organization, EIN 83-4592636. All donations are tax deductible where permitted by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your contribution.
North Alabama Charitable Computing re-purposes enterprise-grade compute, network and storage hardware to facilitate research in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. We offer cost-effective compute services by achieving a balance of security, reliability, and performance.