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Open-source software for volunteer computing



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:


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!.

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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.

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Software development

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

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

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BOINC is distributed under the LGPL open-source license.

The BOINC project

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

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Computing power

24-hour average: 13.832 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 269,267 volunteers, 957,283 computers.

Top 100 volunteers Statistics

47an is contributing 19,820 GFLOPS.
Country: Sweden; Team: Gridcoin
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New recommended client for Windows and Mac
Version 7.6.33 is now the recommended version for Windows and Mac.
8 Dec 2016, 8:07:41 UTC · Discuss

Welcome TN-Grid
TN-Grid is a new project based at the Research Area of Trento of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and currently hosted by the University of Trento (UNITN). The first project they are hosting is gene@home, a collaboration with Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) & the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of UNITN.
7 Dec 2016, 10:13:33 UTC · Discuss

PowerShell module for BOINC released
If you run BOINC on multiple Windows computers, check out PSBoinc. It's a PowerShell module for automation of local and remote clients from the shell.
6 Dec 2016, 0:04:08 UTC · Discuss

Einstein@home discovers new gamma-ray pulsar
Einstein@home has announced the discovery of the youngest known radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsar.
26 Nov 2016, 19:07:40 UTC · Discuss

Big discovery by PrimeGrid
The PrimeGrid project has discovered a new prime number, 10223*231172165+1, which is the largest known Proth prime and the largest known non-Mersenne prime. Read about it in New Scientist and in PrimeGrid's announcement.
25 Nov 2016, 4:53:30 UTC · Discuss

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