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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: 294,483 volunteers, 1,011,653 computers.
24-hour average: 7.718 PetaFLOPS.
Bikermatt is contributing 13,888 GFLOPS.
Country: United States; Team: SETI.USA
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BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac
A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details. 24 Mar 2015, 17:30:49 UTC · Comment

Localization system migrated to Transifex
BOINC's localization system has been migrated to Transifex. BOINC Translation System (BTS) is now shut down. 11 Feb 2015, 20:32:20 UTC · Comment

Migrating to GitHub
BOINC is migrating project management functions (bug database, project documentation, source code) from Trac to GitHub. 5 Feb 2015, 2:07:20 UTC · Comment

Welcome Gerasim@Home
The Gerasim@Home project, from Southwest State University (Russia), studies computer engineering. Its current goal: testing and comparison of heuristic methods for CAD systems for designing logic control systems. 22 Jan 2015, 0:13:29 UTC · Comment

Welcome Citizen Science Grid
The Citizen Science Grid is based at the University of North Dakota. It subsumes the DNA@Home and SubsetSum@Home projects, and includes scientific crowdsourcing as well (volunteer brainpower as well as computing power). 22 Jan 2015, 0:02:26 UTC · Comment

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