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.

Join Science United

Or download BOINC and choose specific projects.

News from BOINC Projects

[Milkyway@home] Validator Outage

Hey Everyone,

MilkyWay@home is currently experiencing an outage for the Separation Validator. I brought it back up once, and then it crashed again. I am trying to bring it back up. In the meantime, connections to the download/upload servers may stop and start intermittently as I work on the server.

Thanks for your patience, I will keep you updated as things change.


View article · Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:13:00 +0000

[SIDock@home] 4000 users with credit

Dear SiDockers,

new breakthrough of the project, we will wellcome 4000th user with the credit, very soon.

;-) Crtomir

View article · Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:17:51 +0000

[WEP-M+2] 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...314093 times - still no sign of any larger factors

View article · Sun, 19 Sep 2021 10:51:04 +0000

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Certificate of computation
Get a Certificate of computation showing how much you've computed across all BOINC projects. It's suitable for framing!
7 Sep 2021, 22:09:50 UTC · Discuss

Paper on Science United published
Check out Globally Scheduling Volunteer Computing, recently published in the journal Future Internet.
1 Sep 2021, 21:18:38 UTC · Discuss

Flatpak installer available
A Flatpak installer for the BOINC 7.18.1 Linux client is available on Flathub
11 Aug 2021, 8:04:36 UTC · Discuss

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