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.
View credit stats on Apple devices
A new app for iOS and watchOS lets you view your BOINC credit statistics from Apple devices. It's open source, and you can help develop it.
30 Dec 2019, 23:32:12 UTC · Discuss
The BOINC out-of-box experience for scientists
Read a proposal for improving the out-of-box experience for scientists interested in using BOINC.
4 Dec 2019, 23:44:22 UTC · Discuss
BOINC roadmap / wish list
Read a discussion of possible long-term directions for BOINC development.
4 Dec 2019, 23:42:10 UTC · Discuss
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