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:
Choose science areas
To contribute to science areas (biomedicine, physics, astronomy, and so on) use Science United. Your computer will do work for current and future projects in those areas.
To contribute to specific projects, download BOINC and follow the directions.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 Feb 2019, 5:38:04 UTC · Discuss
Web site changes
The BOINC message boards are now in boinc.berkeley.edu/ rather than boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/. This means, among other things, that when you select a language, it applies to both front page and message boards.
Also, the front page now presents the option of participating using Science United. Current volunteers should consider doing this. By making it easier for new projects to get volunteers, SU will encourage the creation of new BOINC projects.
5 Sep 2018, 23:06:54 UTC · Discuss
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