Compute for Science

  • BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer. The BOINC app, running on your computer, downloads scientific computing jobs and runs them invisibly in the background. It's easy and safe.

  • About 30 science projects use BOINC. They investigate diseases, study climate change, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.

  • The BOINC and Science United projects are located at the University of California, Berkeley and are supported by the National Science Foundation.
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To contribute to science areas (biomedicine, physics, astronomy, and so on) use Science United. Your computer will help current and future projects in those areas.

Join Science United

Or download BOINC and choose specific projects.

News from BOINC Projects

[World Community Grid] Research update from the MCM team (September 2023)

The MCM team’s analysis has shown that ovarian cancer results were dishomogeneous. We will begin running additional ovarian work units starting September 25th.

View article · Fri, 22 Sep 2023 21:37:40 +0000

[World Community Grid] Upcoming System Outage September 26th

On September 26th, due to a firmware update at the data centre where our servers reside, users will be temporarily unable to upload work or get new work.

View article · Fri, 22 Sep 2023 15:13:26 +0000

[WEP-M+2] 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...427159 times

View article · Tue, 19 Sep 2023 10:51:03 +0000

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BOINC client 7.24.1 released
The 7.24.1 version of the BOINC client software has been released for Windows, Mac, and Android. Download it here. Release notes are here. Thanks to everyone who contributed to developing and testing this release.
7 Sep 2023, 22:17:32 UTC · Discuss

Video and paper from The Ramanujan Machine
Check out a new video and paper from The Ramanujan Machine, which has used BOINC to discover new expressions for fundamental mathematical constants.
31 Aug 2023, 19:04:48 UTC · Discuss

Italian Masters thesis on BOINC
Check out The democratization of science: Analysis of the voluntary distributed
computing platform BOINC
, a Masters thesis by Antonio Cerrato. Also in the original Italian.
6 Aug 2023, 16:13:06 UTC · Discuss

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