LHC@home was started in 2004. Many years ago I attended a lecture on the CERN particle accelerators which were trying to create nuclear fusion. Today The Large Hadron Collider is much better known.
If they succeed we will have an endless supply of cheap clean energy which would be of great benefit to the world. Nuclear fusion has none of the problems of nuclear fision power generation as if there is a problem it automatically shuts down and you do not end up with hazardous waste products.
For these reasons I have followed the project closely and was happy to add this to the list of my BOINC projects.