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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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Computing power
Top 100 volunteers · Statistics
Active: 245,260 volunteers, 751,024 computers.
24-hour average: 8.252 PetaFLOPS.
vinn [Czech National Team] is contributing 19,662 GFLOPS.
Country: Czech Republic; Team: Czech National Team
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BOINC:FAST2015 conference proceedings available
The BOINC:FAST 2015 conference was held 14-18 Sept. at the Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences. Slides are available online. 7 Oct 2015, 21:02:31 UTC · Comment

Welcome SRBase
SRBase is a mathematical research project trying to solve Sierpinski / Riesel Bases up to 1030. 7 Oct 2015, 20:57:59 UTC · Comment

BOINC wallpaper
A BOINC wallpaper image created by Francois Normandin:

26 Sep 2015, 6:30:35 UTC · Comment

BOINC on reddit
Check out the BOINC subreddit, which aggregates BOINC news from various sources. 23 Sep 2015, 22:33:35 UTC · Comment

Tell the White House about BOINC
The White House is staging a webcast forum on citizen science on Sept. 30. Let's make sure that BOINC and volunteer computing are represented in this event! Please tell the White House about your experience with volunteer computing, and why it's important. 15 Sep 2015, 20:44:11 UTC · Comment

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