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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:


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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  • Overview · Translate · Test · Document · Publicize · Report bugs

  • 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

    BOINC is a software platform for volunteer computing; it includes client, server, and web components.

  • Source code · Building BOINC · Design documents

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

  • Development process · Development tasks

    BOINC is distributed under the LGPL open-source license.
  • The BOINC project

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

  • Contact · Email lists · Events · Graphics · Governance
  • Computing power

    Top 100 volunteers · Statistics

    Active: 268,853 volunteers, 980,464 computers.
    24-hour average: 13.663 PetaFLOPS.

    Jarekcz is contributing 6,244 GFLOPS.
    Country: Czech Republic; Team: Czech National Team
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    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

    New .NET GUI RPC binding
    If you're interested in building a BOINC GUI in .NET, check out this new .NET binding of the GUI RPCs.
    15 Nov 2016, 7:24:00 UTC · Discuss

    CERN launches gigabit project in Kansas City
    CERN has launched the CERN+KC Gigabit Challenge, which uses gigabit optical fiber Internet connections now available in Kansas city to handle data-intensive computing problems.
    1 Jul 2016, 17:57:50 UTC · Discuss

    Book about volunteer computing
    The book Community, Competition and Citizen Science by Anne Holohan documents the history of volunteer computing.
    30 Jun 2016, 19:17:29 UTC · Discuss

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