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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
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  3. Enter an email address and password.

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

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Computing power
Top 100 volunteers · Statistics
Active: 248,856 volunteers, 495,196 computers.
24-hour average: 7.294 PetaFLOPS.
Kess is contributing 25,207 GFLOPS.
Country: Russia; Team: DC Russian Union
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BOINC Pentathlon announced
SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the 5th BOINC Pentathlon, a competition inspired by the Pentathlon in ancient Greece. Teams will compete between May 5 and May 19 at five different BOINC projects to determine the overall winner. 17 Apr 2014, 22:47:19 UTC · Comment

Power to Give story in The Daily Californian
The UC Berkeley newspaper featured a story on Power to Give, the HTC/BOINC partnership to promote scientific computing on smartphones. 15 Apr 2014, 23:17:20 UTC · Comment

New BOINC server VM image available
A BOINC server VM image, based on Debian 7 and the latest BOINC code, is available. Thanks to Christian Beer and the University of Halle. 14 Apr 2014, 19:58:30 UTC · Comment

Volunteer motivation study published
The paper Scientists@Home: What Drives the Quantity and Quality of Online Citizen Science Participation? has been published in the journal PLOS One. 3 Apr 2014, 17:11:13 UTC · Comment

World Community Grid enables drug discovery
A recent paper in Cancer Medicine describes seven promising drug candidates - identified with the help of World Community Grid – for neuroblastoma, a common form of childhood cancer. 5 Mar 2014, 7:15:08 UTC · Comment

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