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.


Web site makeover
We made the BOINC web site smaller and simpler. Material for scientists and developers was moved down a level. Volunteers are directed to Science United in order to encourage new projects.
7 Oct 2020, 19:35:14 UTC · Discuss

Welcome iThena
The goal of the iThena project is to generate a dynamic topological model of the Internet, based on measurements from distributed devices.
11 Sep 2020, 6:34:42 UTC · Discuss

7.16.11 client released
Version 7.16.11 of the BOINC client software has been released for Mac OS and Windows. Release notes are here.
8 Sep 2020, 21:19:29 UTC · Discuss

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