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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 or HTC Power To Give app from the Google Play Store.

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Computing power
Top 100 volunteers · Statistics
Active: 329,813 volunteers, 1,013,915 computers.
24-hour average: 7.285 PetaFLOPS.
anthropisches is contributing 4,880 GFLOPS.
Country: Germany; Team: SETI.Germany
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BOINC Workshop proceedings
The 10th BOINC Workshop was held recently. Slides from many of the talks are available. 15 Oct 2014, 19:16:08 UTC · Comment

A new tool for running BOINC on clusters
Researchers at the Russian Acadamy of Sciences have released CluBORun (Cluster for BOINC Run), a tool for running BOINC on clusters. A paper describing it is here. 13 Oct 2014, 7:17:50 UTC · Comment

BOINC cloud powers European science grid
Recent papers in Future Generation Computer Systems describe how BOINC is being used as a cloud platform and as an extension of gLite-based European service grids. 6 Oct 2014, 5:55:36 UTC · Comment

BOINCstats/BAM! seeks donations
BOINCstats/BAM! needs donations for server and network costs. Please support these valuable resources for BOINC users. 22 Sep 2014, 4:50:28 UTC · Comment

Paper describes use of BOINC in India.
The paper De Novo Assembly in Your Own Lab: Virtual Supercomputer Using Volunteer Computing appeared in the British Journal of Research. 11 Sep 2014, 17:45:43 UTC · Comment

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