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

[WEP-M+2] 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...427159 times

View article · Tue, 19 Sep 2023 10:51:03 +0000

[PrimeGrid] Revised: PPSE gets a reprieve but PPS-MEGA is shutting down

After a lot of discussion, some changes have been made in the projects that are closing. PPS-MEGA is shutting down on October 19th, while PPSE will continue running to its natural end at one million digits. More details can be found on the forum.

View article · Mon, 18 Sep 2023 20:47:07 +0000

[LHC@home] Downtime Monday 18th

The LHC@home BOINC servers will be degraded on Monday 18th of September due to a database upgrade. BOINC clients are likely to generate errors when trying to download or upload tomorrow morning.

Thanks for your contributions and happy crunching!

View article · Sun, 17 Sep 2023 16:06:00 +0000

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BOINC client 7.24.1 released
The 7.24.1 version of the BOINC client software has been released for Windows, Mac, and Android. Download it here. Release notes are here. Thanks to everyone who contributed to developing and testing this release.
7 Sep 2023, 22:17:32 UTC · Discuss

Video and paper from The Ramanujan Machine
Check out a new video and paper from The Ramanujan Machine, which has used BOINC to discover new expressions for fundamental mathematical constants.
31 Aug 2023, 19:04:48 UTC · Discuss

Italian Masters thesis on BOINC
Check out The democratization of science: Analysis of the voluntary distributed
computing platform BOINC
, a Masters thesis by Antonio Cerrato. Also in the original Italian.
6 Aug 2023, 16:13:06 UTC · Discuss

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