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! .

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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: 15.038 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 176,850 volunteers, 649,353 computers.

Top 100 volunteers Statistics

jeidler is contributing 6,480 GFLOPS.
Country: Austria; Team: Gridcoin
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BOINC Workshop 2017
The BOINC Workshop 2017 will be held 6-8 Sept in Paris. Everyone with a significant involvement in BOINC is welcome to attend. Thanks to Marius Millea and the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris for hosting, and to Laurence Field and David Wallom for organizing.
14 Jul 2017, 17:31:11 UTC · Discuss

Welcome Xansons4COD
XANSONS for COD is a research project aimed at creating an open access database of simulated x-ray and neutron powder diffraction patterns for the nanocrystalline phase of the materials presented in the Crystallography Open Database (COD). Xansons4COD is supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
2 Jul 2017, 0:11:56 UTC · Discuss

BOINC Monitor 9.70 released
BOINC Monitor is a very cool Windows gadget for monitoring the progress of lots of tasks. Version 9.70 was released recently.
15 Jun 2017, 7:33:03 UTC · Discuss

NSF funds new model for BOINC
The National Science Foundation has funded a 3-year project by UC Berkeley, Purdue University, and Texas Advanced Computing Center to develop a new framework for BOINC-based volunteer computing, in which volunteers sign up for science goals rather than projects. Details are here.
6 Jun 2017, 21:15:59 UTC · Discuss

BOINC story in Nature Index
A story in Nature Index discusses volunteer computing.
24 Feb 2017, 19:41:45 UTC · Discuss

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