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

[LHC@home] Theory application reaches 6 TRILLION events !!

Bravo to all Theory crunchers !!!

View article · Fri, 29 Sep 2023 09:38:49 +0000

[PrimeGrid] PrimeGrid will be offline for server upgrades

We're upgrading to new servers sometime within the next week. With minimal warning, all PrimeGrid servers will be down for several hours. Discord, of course, will remain available. Discussion and more information will be available on Discord as well as on the the forums. The forums will be offline during the upgrade, however, so Discord is where we can be reached during the upgrade. EDIT #1: The plan is for the server upgrades to begin at 15:00 UTC Friday.

View article · Tue, 26 Sep 2023 22:15:06 +0000

[SRBase] short downtime tomorrow (done)

for some important updates. This shouldnt take more than 20min.
The server is not available at this time.

View article · Mon, 25 Sep 2023 07:59:21 +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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