Compute for Science

  • BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer. The BOINC app, running on your computer, downloads scientific computing jobs and runs them invisibly in the background. It's easy and safe.

  • About 30 science projects use BOINC. They investigate diseases, study climate change, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.

  • The BOINC and Science United projects are located at the University of California, Berkeley and are supported by the National Science Foundation.
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To contribute to science areas (biomedicine, physics, astronomy, and so on) use Science United. Your computer will help current and future projects in those areas.

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Or download BOINC and choose specific projects.


Server outage
The BOINC and Science United servers will be down from this evening until (hopefully) the morning of Jan. 3.

Happy New Year to everyone!
2 Jan 2021, 1:06:06 UTC · Discuss

Welcome SIDock@home
SIDock@home is a new BOINC project that studies drugs to fight COVID-19. It's sponsored by the COVID.SI project and the Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
23 Dec 2020, 4:28:55 UTC · Discuss

Web site makeover
We made the BOINC web site smaller and simpler. Material for scientists and developers was moved down a level. Volunteers are directed to Science United in order to encourage new projects.
7 Oct 2020, 19:35:14 UTC · Discuss

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