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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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Top 100 volunteers · Statistics
Active: 559,243 volunteers, 4,353,876 computers.
24-hour average: 11.394 PetaFLOPS.
Heijo is contributing 6,787 GFLOPS.
Country: Germany; Team:
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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 · Comment

Book about volunteer computing
The book Community, Competition and Citizen Science by Anne Holohan documents the history of volunteer computing. 30 Jun 2016, 19:17:29 UTC · Comment

WCG launches Zika drug search
IBM World Community Grid has launched an application that searches for drugs to combat the Zika virus. 24 May 2016, 20:09:43 UTC · Comment

Ageless: a decade of moderation
As of today, Jorden van der Elst (AKA Ageless) has been moderating the BOINC message boards for 10 years! He's maintained order on the boards and has conveyed important posts to BOINC developers. We at BOINC are profoundly grateful for his dedicated and excellent work. 28 Apr 2016, 18:27:06 UTC · Comment

New pulsar discoveries by Einstein@home
Check out two new papers about the discovery of unusual pulsars by Einstein@home. 18 Mar 2016, 21:22:56 UTC · Comment

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