As a "loosely knit" group of computer users from all over the world, we take
up challenges and run projects which require a lot of computing power. We
solve these by utilizing the combined idle processing cycles of our members'
computers. That's why we are called "distributed.net". Our more official
name is Distributed Computing Technologies Inc. (or DCTI in short). You can
read more about DCTI in our legal area or read more
about our goals in our mission statement.
A (by no means comprehensive) list of some of the people behind the organization of distributed.net is also available.