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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News from BOINC Projects

[PrimeGrid] AP27 Found!

On 26 May 2023, 01:04:36 UTC, PrimeGrid’s AP27 Search (Arithmetic Progression of 27 primes) found the progression of 27 primes: 277699295941594831+170826477*23#*n for n=0..26 This is the second known AP27. The discovery was made by Tom Greer (tng) of the United States using a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 on an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU @ 4.50GHz running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 4 minutes and 22 seconds to process the task (each task tests 100 progression differences of 10 shifts each). Tom Greer is a member of the Antarctic Crunchers team. The AP27 task was double checked by Vasil Zakiev (zvasi_000) of Russia and was returned on 26 May 2023 01:04:39 UTC. This task was run on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 on an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU @ 4.50GHz running Microsoft Windows 11 Professional x64 Edition. The double check took about 1 minute and 27 seconds to complete. Vasil Zakiev is a member of the Crystal Dream team. For more details, please see the official announcement.

View article · Sat, 3 Jun 2023 15:55:26 +0000

[RakeSearch] Small bunch of tasks with short deadline


In next few days, maybe during 1-2 weeks, the project will send out tasks for search e1067 with short deadline in 1 day. This is necessary for completion of current stage of this search.

Thank you for participation!

View article · Fri, 2 Jun 2023 11:17:46 +0000

[[email protected]] Server Maintenance (June 1st, 2023)

Hello everyone,

We will be running server maintenance on June 1st, 2023 at 11:30 AM EDT.
Maintenance should be done by the end of the day.
An announcement will be made on this thread when maintenance is over.


View article · Mon, 29 May 2023 18:36:37 +0000

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Control BOINC from Home Assistant
A control for BOINC is available for the Home Assistant home automation system, making it possible to control BOINC in response to various environmental factors.
30 May 2023, 7:58:34 UTC · Discuss

Welcome YAFU
The goal of the YAFU project is to factor numbers of up to 149 digits which are needed to bring Aliquot Sequences to a size of at least 140.
25 Apr 2023, 8:26:52 UTC · Discuss

BOINC wiki now on Github
The BOINC wiki, which contains technical documentation for scientists and developers, has been moved from Trac to the BOINC Github repository.
25 Apr 2023, 0:14:28 UTC · Discuss

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