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 the areas you choose.

Join Science United

Or download BOINC and choose specific projects. This will let you participate in competitions and systems like Gridcoin.

Download BOINC

News from BOINC Projects

[YAFU] Aliquot sequence 318330 has terminated!!!

Aliquot sequence 318330 has terminated!!!

View article · Thu, 18 Jul 2024 19:13:53 +0000

[Universe@Home] Shutdown on 19 July (Friday afternoon)

Dear All,

This email is to inform you of a planned power and network outage in the whole CAMK building scheduled for Friday, July 19th, after 4 pm (CET). The outage is necessary to connect photovoltaic component to our power circuits.

We plan to minimize the downtime, but we cannot make any promises. We were told that all critical works should be finalized on the same day, unfortunately, it may take twice the time that our UPS can support.

View article · Thu, 18 Jul 2024 14:58:40 +0000

[YAFU] Aliquot sequence 2896896 has terminated!!!

Aliquot sequence 2896896 has terminated!!!

View article · Mon, 17 Jun 2024 17:31:55 +0000

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Windows malware reported
We have received several reports of malware that installs and runs the 8.0.2 BOINC client on Windows computers. We are investigating this; we currently don't know how the malware works or how to defeat it. We'll report whatever we learn here.

This is not a vulnerability in BOINC; rather, it's malware that illegally installs BOINC.
26 Jun 2024, 23:01:38 UTC · Discuss

User Manual moved to Github
As part of our effort to move documentation to Github, we have moved the User Manual from Mediawiki on the UCB server to Markdown on Github.
15 Jun 2024, 21:26:02 UTC · Discuss

BOINC client 8.0.2 released
The 8.0.2 version of the BOINC client has been released for all platforms. Download it here. Release notes are here.
30 May 2024, 11:07:49 UTC · Discuss

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