BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or Android device. BOINC downloads scientific computing jobs to your computer and runs them invisibly in the background. It's easy and safe.
About 30 science projects use BOINC; examples include Einstein@Home, IBM World Community Grid, and SETI@home.These projects investigate diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.
You can participate in either of two ways:
BOINC is a platform for high-throughput computing on a large scale (thousands or millions of computers). It can be used for volunteer computing (using consumer devices) or grid computing (using organizational resources). It supports virtualized, parallel, and GPU-based applications.
BOINC is distributed under the LGPL open source license. It can be used for commercial purposes, and applications need not be open source.
BOINC web server fails, gets replaced
The machine hosting the BOINC web site, and Science United, failed last Friday, just after everyone had left for the weekend. Fortunately we were able to move the disks to another computer and we're back online as of this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
26 Jun 2019, 3:09:27 UTC · Discuss
Voice/chat channel for team founders announced
BOINC Founders Club is a meeting place for BOINC team founders, based on the Discord voice/chat system. If you're a team founder, ask to join by emailing email@example.com.
10 Feb 2019, 5:38:04 UTC · Discuss
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