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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:

  1. Choose projects
  2. Download BOINC software
  3. Enter an email address and password.

Or, if you run several projects, try an account manager such as GridRepublic or BAM!.

For Android devices, download the BOINC app from the Google Play Store or (for Kindle) the Amazon App Store.

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BOINC is a community-based project. Anyone can contribute, by programming, testing, documenting, translating, or answering questions. Those who consistently make positive contributions can become part of the project's decision-making process.

Computing power
Top 100 volunteers · Statistics
Active: 241,755 volunteers, 412,490 computers.
24-hour average: 6.612 PetaFLOPS.
Durandal is contributing 8,641 GFLOPS.
Country: United States; Team: GitHub
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New governance model
The BOINC project has transitioned to a community-based governance model. This model is summarized here and described in detail here. 3 Jul 2015, 17:39:36 UTC · Comment

BOINC Pentathlon announced
SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the BOINC Pentathlon. The competition is battled out in five disciplines at five projects between May 5 and May 19. 16 Apr 2015, 6:44:07 UTC · Comment

BOINC talk at MICS
David Anderson gave a keynote talk about BOINC at the 2015 Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS) at the Univ. of North Dakota on April 10, 2015. 14 Apr 2015, 20:27:53 UTC · Comment

Alantu seeks beta testers
Alantu, a mobile computing startup using BOINC, seeks beta testers. 14 Apr 2015, 7:08:27 UTC · Comment

Welcome DENIS@Home
Welcome to DENIS@Home, a new project from San Jorge University in Zaragoza, Spain. DENIS@Home does cardiac electrophysiological simulations, studying the electrical activity of the heart. 8 Apr 2015, 19:13:33 UTC · Comment

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