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Open-source software for volunteer computing



Use the idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, or Android) to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research. It's safe, secure, and easy:


For Android devices, get the BOINC app from the Google Play Store; for Kindle, get it from the Amazon App Store.

You can choose to support projects such as Einstein@Home, IBM World Community Grid, and SETI@home, among many others. If you run several projects, try an account manager such as GridRepublic or BAM!.

Learn more:

Other ways to help:

High-throughput computing with BOINC

Scientists: use BOINC to create a volunteer computing project, giving you the power of thousands of CPUs and GPUs.

Universities: use BOINC to create a Virtual Campus Supercomputing Center.

Companies: use BOINC for desktop Grid computing.

Software development

BOINC is a software platform for volunteer computing; it includes client, server, and web components.

We're always looking for programmers to help us maintain and develop BOINC.

BOINC is distributed under the LGPL open-source license.

The BOINC project

BOINC is a community-based project. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Computing power

24-hour average: 12.745 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 268,694 volunteers, 968,144 computers.

Top 100 volunteers · Statistics

rkodey is contributing 15,009 GFLOPS.
Country: United States
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PowerShell module for BOINC released
If you run BOINC on multiple Windows computers, check out PSBoinc. It's a PowerShell module for automation of local and remote clients from the shell.
6 Dec 2016, 0:04:08 UTC · Discuss

Einstein@home discovers new gamma-ray pulsar
Einstein@home has announced the discovery of the youngest known radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsar.
26 Nov 2016, 19:07:40 UTC · Discuss

Big discovery by PrimeGrid
The PrimeGrid project has discovered a new prime number, 10223*231172165+1, which is the largest known Proth prime and the largest known non-Mersenne prime. Read about it in New Scientist and in PrimeGrid's announcement.
25 Nov 2016, 4:53:30 UTC · Discuss

New .NET GUI RPC binding
If you're interested in building a BOINC GUI in .NET, check out this new .NET binding of the GUI RPCs.
15 Nov 2016, 7:24:00 UTC · Discuss

CERN launches gigabit project in Kansas City
CERN has launched the CERN+KC Gigabit Challenge, which uses gigabit optical fiber Internet connections now available in Kansas city to handle data-intensive computing problems.
1 Jul 2016, 17:57:50 UTC · Discuss

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