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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:

  1. Choose projects
  2. Download BOINC software
  3. Enter an email address and password.

Or, if you run several projects, try an account manager such as GridRepublic or BAM!.

For Android devices, download the BOINC app from the Google Play Store or (for Kindle) the Amazon App Store.

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Computing power
Top 100 volunteers · Statistics
Active: 297,183 volunteers, 8,933,405 computers.
24-hour average: 11.522 PetaFLOPS.
kane is contributing 3,785 GFLOPS.
Country: Germany; Team: Team
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CPDN paper in Nature Climate Change
CPDN recently published a paper about human influence on extreme weather events. The paper is summarized in an article in New Scientist. 1 Feb 2016, 23:09:46 UTC · Comment

WCG presentation at SXSW, March 13
IBM WCG will give a presentation "Clean Water Through Crowdsourcing and Nanotech" on March 13 at the SXSW event in Austin, TX. 30 Jan 2016, 0:50:49 UTC · Comment

BOINC 7.6.22 for Windows
Re-released to include VirtualBox 5.0.12 16 Jan 2016, 16:54:45 UTC · Comment

BOINC 7.6.22 release for Windows and Mac
A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details. 30 Dec 2015, 19:33:55 UTC · Comment

Article on volunteer computing at Inverse
Check out How to Start Volunteer Computing in 2016, an article on BOINC and WCG in Inverse, a new science- and tech-centric publication. 29 Dec 2015, 22:45:27 UTC · Comment

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