Compute for Science
BOINC
Compute for Science

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.

Join Science United

or

Choose projects

To contribute to specific projects, download BOINC and follow the directions.

Download BOINC

High-Throughput Computing with BOINC

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.

Computing with BOINC Technical Documentation

Software

BOINC includes client, server, and web components, and APIs for connecting other components. It is distributed under the LGPLv3 open-source license.

Source code Building BOINC APIs Design documents Coding style

BOINC software development is community-based. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Github Organization Tasks

The BOINC Project

The BOINC project is located at the University of California, Berkeley. It has existed since 2002, with funding primarily from the National Science Foundation.

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Computing power

24-hour average: 25.776 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 143,522 volunteers, 654,508 computers.

Top 100 volunteers Statistics

uwe is contributing 6,926 GFLOPS.
Country: Germany
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News

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 boinc.founders.club@gmail.com.
10 Feb 2019, 5:38:04 UTC · Discuss


2019 BOINC Workshop
The 2019 BOINC workshop will be held July 9-12 in Chicago.
7 Feb 2019, 20:06:10 UTC · Discuss


Client version 7.14.2 released
Version 7.14.2 of the BOINC client for Windows and Mac has been released. Release notes are here.
18 Oct 2018, 22:41:33 UTC · Discuss


Welcome DBN Upper Bound
DBN Upper Bound is a new project doing research involving the Riemann zeta function and the Reimann hypothesis.
25 Sep 2018, 22:01:37 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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NSF logo BOINC is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards SCI-0221529, SCI-0438443, SCI-0506411, PHY/0555655, and OCI-0721124.


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