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] October Update: Africa Rainfall Project

The most recent estimated end for the Africa Rainfall Project is December 2022, supposing a constant pace like the current one.

View article · Wed, 27 Oct 2021 17:34:14 +0000

[] Job offer for PhD and Postdoctoral positions

We have two openings for a PhD and a postdoc. If you know anybody that could be interested, share it please. GDF

View article · Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:38:33 +0000

[] Python Runtime (GPU, beta)

If anybody wants to help debug a new application, please enable the above mentioned app.

View article · Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:57:36 +0000

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WIndows client 7.16.20 released
Download it here.

This version fixes a problem that prevented BOINC from communicating with several projects and account managers.
18 Oct 2021, 5:08:00 UTC · Discuss

Windows communication failure: temporary workaround
Recently, the Windows BOINC client stopped being able to communicate with some projects and with Science United. This is because of an expired entry in a file called the "certificate authority bundle".

To fix this problem, download a new version of the file and put it in the

C:/Program Files/BOINC


This is a temporary fix. We hope to release a new version of the client that won't have this problem in the future.
5 Oct 2021, 7:47:49 UTC · Discuss

Certificate of computation
Get a Certificate of computation showing how much you've computed across all BOINC projects. It's suitable for framing!
7 Sep 2021, 22:09:50 UTC · Discuss

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