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.

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News from BOINC Projects

[PrimeGrid] 321 Mega Prime!

On 6 September 2021, 07:16:28 UTC, PrimeGrid's 321 Search found the Mega Prime: 3*2^17748034-1 The prime is 5,342,692 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's “The Largest Known Primes Database” ranked 18th overall. The discovery was made by Marc Wiseler (McDaWisel) of Ireland using an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 2 hours, 45 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. Marc Wiseler is a member of the Storm team. The prime was verified on 6 September 2021, 11:47 UTC, by an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80GHz with 32GB of RAM, running CentOS. This computer took 2 hours and 41 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. For more details, please see the official announcement.

View article · Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:24:43 +0000

[Milkyway@home] Validator Outage

Hey Everyone,

MilkyWay@home is currently experiencing an outage for the Separation Validator. I brought it back up once, and then it crashed again. I am trying to bring it back up. In the meantime, connections to the download/upload servers may stop and start intermittently as I work on the server.

Thanks for your patience, I will keep you updated as things change.


View article · Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:13:00 +0000

[SIDock@home] 4000 users with credit

Dear SiDockers,

new breakthrough of the project, we will wellcome 4000th user with the credit, very soon.

;-) Crtomir

View article · Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:17:51 +0000

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Certificate of computation
Get a Certificate of computation showing how much you've computed across all BOINC projects. It's suitable for framing!
7 Sep 2021, 22:09:50 UTC · Discuss

Paper on Science United published
Check out Globally Scheduling Volunteer Computing, recently published in the journal Future Internet.
1 Sep 2021, 21:18:38 UTC · Discuss

Flatpak installer available
A Flatpak installer for the BOINC 7.18.1 Linux client is available on Flathub
11 Aug 2021, 8:04:36 UTC · Discuss

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