BOINC: compute for science

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BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to science projects like SETI@home, Climateprediction.net, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid, and many others. After installing BOINC on your computer, you can connect it to as many of these projects as you like.

You may run this software on a computer only if you own the computer or have the permission of its owner.

Computer typeBOINC version Click to download
Windows 32-bit 7.4.42 (with Virtualbox 4.3.12) Download (92.33 MB)
Windows 32-bit 7.4.42 Download (8.47 MB)
Windows 64-bit 7.4.42 (with Virtualbox 4.3.12) Download (95.67 MB)
Windows 64-bit 7.4.42 Download (9.18 MB)
Mac OS X (64-bit Intel) 7.4.42 Download (8.12 MB)
Mac OS X (Power PC or 32-bit Intel) 6.12.35 Download (6.71 MB)
Linux x86 7.2.42 Download (3.26 MB)
Linux x64 7.2.42 Download (3.25 MB)
Older Linux x86 and x64 6.12.22 Download (1.69 MB)
Android 7.4.41 Download (8.05 MB)

Linux users: BOINC is available as a package for many Linux distributions. It is available for Linux/ARM as a package for Debian and Ubuntu for ARM, and Raspbian (for Raspberry Pi).

After downloading BOINC you must install it: typically this means double-clicking on the file icon when the download is finished.

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