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.

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Or download BOINC and choose specific projects.

News from BOINC Projects

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

The MCM team’s research into lung cancer biomarkers has identified 26 genes that are present with top scores across all the signature sizes considered. This update focuses on VAMP1, a gene linked to patient survival and differentially expressed in normal lung compared to lung cancer.

View article · Mon, 20 Mar 2023 17:42:52 +0000

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

...405866 times - still no sign of any larger factors

View article · Sun, 19 Mar 2023 11:51:06 +0000

[[email protected]] M Queens 27 additional workunits

We have to process some additional workunits. Some returned already.

View article · Sat, 18 Mar 2023 23:00:00 +0000

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BOINC workshop video
A video of the recent BOINC workshop is now available on YouTube.
16 Mar 2023, 8:06:31 UTC · Discuss

BOINC Workshop 2023 to be held March 1 and 8
The annual BOINC Workshop aims to stimulate new developments and activities related to volunteer computing, and to guide the future development of BOINC.

Date: March 1 and 8, for 3 hours each day
Time: 09:00 PST / 11:00 CST / 12:00 EST / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET / 19:00 EET
Where: Zoom (link available upon registration)
How: Please register here:
3 Jan 2023, 0:50:15 UTC · Discuss

Uania fights COVID with SiDock and Science United
The Italian networking company Uania has arranged to run [email protected] on their routers, contributing to research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Thanks to Uania for taking this pioneering step in volunteer computing. Thanks also to Vitalii Koshura and Natalia Nikitina for their work in getting BOINC and the SiDock app running on the Uania platform.
4 Oct 2022, 4:39:37 UTC · Discuss

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