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.

News from BOINC Projects

[World Community Grid] The Computation Moonshoot Competition

We are excited to announce a competition encouraging high school students to learn about data science and distributed computing using BOINC and World Community Grid.

View article · Thu, 22 Feb 2024 20:20:23 +0000

[PrimeGrid] Policy regarding banning computers

Effective immediately, PrimeGrid reserves the right to ban computers that exhibit problematic behavior. Please see this forum thread for more information.

View article · Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:04:48 +0000

[World Community Grid] Research Update from the MCM Team (February 2024)

We continue our work on characterising lung cancer biomarkers identified in the MCM1 project. This update focuses on a transcriptional corepressor TLE3.

View article · Fri, 16 Feb 2024 21:51:52 +0000

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BOINC in schools
Registration is open for The Computation Moonshot, a competition for high schools which encourages students to learn about scientific computing.
13 Feb 2024, 9:36:35 UTC · Discuss

YouTube video on BOINC server setup
A new YouTube video shows how to set up a BOINC server. Thanks to Alex Bryan for producing this.
11 Feb 2024, 21:04:50 UTC · Discuss

BOINC 7.24.3 released for Mac
This version fixes a problem that causes GPU apps to fail after a Mac OS upgrade to Sonoma. Download it here.
30 Jan 2024, 20:27:45 UTC · Discuss

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