Open-source software for volunteer computing
Open-source software for volunteer computing



Use the idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, or Android) to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research. It's safe, secure, and easy:


For Android devices, get the BOINC app from the Google Play Store; for Kindle, get it from the Amazon App Store.

You can choose to support projects such as Einstein@Home, IBM World Community Grid, and SETI@home, among many others. If you run several projects, try an account manager such as GridRepublic or BAM! .

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Compute with BOINC

Scientists: use BOINC to create a volunteer computing project, giving you the power of thousands of CPUs and GPUs.

Universities: use BOINC to create a Virtual Campus Supercomputing Center.

Companies: use BOINC for desktop Grid computing.

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Software development

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

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

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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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Dual-GPU macBook Pro, 10.13 High Sierra needed for testing
If you live in the SF Bay Area and have a macBook Pro of the above description, can we borrow it for a few days to debug a problem with the BOINC screensaver? Please contact me if so.
14 Aug 2018, 17:43:22 UTC · Discuss

Welcome Distributed Hardware Evolution Project
The Distributed Hardware Evolution Project uses a Genetic Algorithm to synthesise future super-reliable electronics such as those used in autonomous vehicles, power stations, medical equipment, aerospace. It's based at the University of Sussex in England.
25 Jul 2018, 14:25:47 UTC · Discuss

Client version 7.12 released
Version 7.12 of the BOINC client has been released.
View release notes.
15 Jul 2018, 1:23:51 UTC · Discuss

Client version 7.10.2 released
Version 7.10.2 of the BOINC client software has been released. It incorporates many bug fixes; a list of changes is here.
21 May 2018, 18:04:25 UTC · Discuss

BOINC Workshop 2018
The 2018 BOINC Workshop will be held July 24-27 at the University of Oxford, England.
5 Apr 2018, 0:07:25 UTC · Discuss

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Computing power

24-hour average: 20.241 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 151,536 volunteers, 664,080 computers.

Top 100 volunteers Statistics

Tuna Ertemalp is contributing 15,175 GFLOPS.
Country: United States; Team: Microsoft
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