Open-source software for volunteer computing


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:

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Other ways to help:

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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 .

Documentation BOINC and Docker

Software development

BOINC is a software platform for volunteer computing. It includes client, server, and web components, and APIs for connecting other components.

Source code Building BOINC APIs Design documents

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

Development process Development tasks Maintenance tasks

BOINC is distributed under the LGPL open-source license.

The BOINC project

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

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Computing power

24-hour average: 14.985 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 168,185 volunteers, 835,777 computers.

Top 100 volunteers Statistics

Proxim is contributing 7,435 GFLOPS.
Country: Czech Republic
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BOINC Workshop 2018
The 2018 BOINC Workshop will be held July 24-27 at the University of Oxford, England.
5 Apr 2018, 0:07:25 UTC · Discuss

USB-bootable BOINC/Linux image available
PADOLF@home is a bootable image containing the BOINC client and GUI, current GPU drivers, and Debian. Copy it to a 4GB+ flash drive, and run BOINC on any Intel computer (32 or 64 bit).
2 Apr 2018, 20:19:48 UTC · Discuss

DENIS@home returns
The DENIS@Home project, based at San Jorge University, Zaragoza, Spain, is back online.
21 Mar 2018, 0:42:26 UTC · Discuss

Einstein@Home pulsar paper published
A paper about Einstein@Home's discovery of a radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsar was published recently in Science Advances.
2 Mar 2018, 9:46:41 UTC · Discuss

Client version 7.8.6 released for Mac
This version fixes screensaver functionality on Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra.
15 Jan 2018, 5:54:38 UTC · Discuss

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