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

[World Community Grid] April Update: Help Stop TB

The researchers welcome a new permanent team member.

View article · Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:22:31 +0000

[World Community Grid] April Update: Africa Rainfall Project

The researchers continue to publicize the project and work on making the data easy to share.

View article · Fri, 9 Apr 2021 14:55:23 +0000

[MLC@Home] [TWIM Notes] Apr 8 2021 posted

MLC@Home has posted the Apr 8 2021 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter!
Information on the 2021 BOINC workshop next week, where we'll present MLC and release our first paper!

Read the update and join the discussion here.

View article · Fri, 9 Apr 2021 01:28:09 +0000

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2021 BOINC workshop
The workshop, showcasing BOINC-based research and providing an open forum, will be held online, on three Wednesdays in April: 14, 21, 28. Learn more and register at
31 Mar 2021, 20:59:44 UTC · Discuss

Android client available on F-Droid
The latest BOINC client for Android is now available from F-Droid, a repository of open-source apps.
4 Mar 2021, 20:50:06 UTC · Discuss

New BOINC Android client released
Version 7.16.16 of the BOINC Android client has been released. This is the first new Android version in over 4 years, and is a major rewrite of the GUI. Thanks to Vitalii Koshura, Tal Regev, and Isira Seneviratne for their work on this.

The new version is available from the BOINC web site and (for Amazon Fire tablets) from the Amazon app store. It's not on the Google play store because of new restrictions imposed by Google; hopefully this will be resolved in a future version.
15 Feb 2021, 23:47:10 UTC · Discuss

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