BOINC Monitor shows BOINC tasks progress. Resizable! Save settings to file. (File will be created - Path: %APPDATA% File: gadgetname_Settings.ini). Color changeable for all gadget's elements, including background. You can add new BOINC projects in XML list file. (File placed here - Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\BOINCMonitor.gadget File: allprojectslist.xml).
BOINC lets you contribute computing power on your home PC to projects doing research in many scientific areas. You can contribute to a single project, or to any combination of them. You can find more on official BOINC site
Advice: If you use BOINC Monitor for watching progress on remote computer you must choose proper path for client_state.xml file. Use Select button for this. Don't forget give the BOINC Monitor permission to access to this folder and client_state.xml file. More about permission see HERE