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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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: 23.961 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 174,812 volunteers, 854,695 computers.

Top 100 volunteers Statistics

BlindaTRON 4.7 [Sicily] is contributing 6,559 GFLOPS.
Country: Italy; Team: BOINC.Italy
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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

Welcome ODLK and ODLK1
The OLDK and OLDK1 projects are building a database of canonical forms of diagonal Latin squares of the 10th order.
24 Dec 2017, 23:06:30 UTC · Discuss

PMC meeting minutes posted
The BOINC Project Management Committee (PMC) met on Dec. 15. Minutes of the meeting are here.
20 Dec 2017, 23:19:13 UTC · Discuss

Welcome SourceFinder
Sourcefinder studies algorithms that process 'cubes' of data that contain radio sources, identifying the location of the sources within the cube. It is operated by The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (Perth, Australia).
7 Dec 2017, 0:09:45 UTC · Discuss

Client version 7.8.4 release for Mac
A new client version has been release for Mac. It fixes the calculation of GPU memory when running under OS 10.13 High Sierra.
10 Nov 2017, 22:32:38 UTC · Discuss

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