Open-source software for volunteer computing

BOINC

Open-source software for volunteer computing

 

Volunteer

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:

Download

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! .

Learn more:

Message boards Projects Manual Help Add-ons Links

Other ways to help:

Overview Translate Test Document Publicize Report bugs

High-throughput computing 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 .

Documentation BOINC and Docker

Software development

BOINC is a software platform for volunteer computing. It includes client, server, and web components, and APIs for connecting other components.

Source code Building BOINC APIs Design documents

We're always looking for programmers to help us maintain and develop BOINC.

Development process Development tasks Maintenance tasks

BOINC is distributed under the LGPL open-source license.

The BOINC project

BOINC is a community-based project. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Contact Email lists Events Graphics Governance

Computing power

24-hour average: 17.109 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 174,836 volunteers, 587,042 computers.

Top 100 volunteers Statistics

LCB001 is contributing 7,583 GFLOPS.
Country: Canada; Team: Hardware Canucks
pie chart

News

Welcome Acoustics@home
Acoustics@home studies underwater acoustics. It is sponsored by V.I. Ilichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Federal University, Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory, A.A. Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, and Dorodnicyn Computing Centre.
5 Sep 2017, 11:05:27 UTC · Discuss


Client version 7.8.2 released
Version 7.8.2 of the BOINC client has been released for Windows and Mac OS X.
5 Sep 2017, 11:02:09 UTC · Discuss


Project management changes proposed
In July 2017 a committee was formed to propose improvements to the BOINC project. Two draft documents are now available for discussion and review: development workflow and governance model. Please give feedback by replying to this thread or posting to the boinc_dev email list.
1 Sep 2017, 22:24:38 UTC · Discuss


CSF sponsors crunching challenge for WCG
The Crunchers sans Frontieres team is sponsoring the "THOR crunching challenge" from 18 Sept to 5 Nov 2017, to benefit IBM World Community Grid.
29 Aug 2017, 20:12:48 UTC · Discuss


Testers needed
BOINC needs volunteers to help test new versions of the client software. If you're interested, please visit the Alpha test site and read the instructions. Thanks!
29 Aug 2017, 20:07:00 UTC · Discuss


... more

News is available as an RSS feed   RSS

Copyright © 2017 University of California. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.