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:
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.
The Einstein@Home project has released a video describing their search for continuous gravitational waves.
15 May 2020, 20:35:57 UTC · Discuss
World Community Grid launches COVID-19 research project
The OpenPandemics - COVID-19 project aims to accelerate the search for treatments for the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus. Learn more about the project here.
15 May 2020, 4:27:39 UTC · Discuss
BOINC workshop cancelled
The 2020 BOINC workshop, scheduled for 7-10 September, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
29 Apr 2020, 18:31:47 UTC · Discuss
New BOINC server
BOINC and Science United have moved to a new server, running up-to-date versions of Linux (Ubuntu), MariaDB, PHP, GNU tools, Mediawiki, and so on. Thanks to Jeff Cobb for overseeing this; it wasn't easy. Let me know if any problems.
2 Apr 2020, 4:28:02 UTC · Discuss
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