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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.

Compute with BOINC
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Computing power
Top 100 volunteers · Statistics
Active: 245,503 volunteers, 642,149 computers.
24-hour average: 9.231 PetaFLOPS.
Jim1348 is contributing 5,494 GFLOPS.
Country: United States
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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

New version of Linux monitor/control script released
An improved version of the BOINC bash script add-on is available. 15 Sep 2015, 19:53:51 UTC · Comment

Motherboard article on volunteer computing
An article about volunteer computing and BOINC appeared in the tech news web site Motherboard. 8 Sep 2015, 5:15:25 UTC · Comment

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