BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or Android device. BOINC downloads scientific computing jobs to your computer and runs them invisibly in the background. It's easy and safe.
About 30 science projects use BOINC; examples include [email protected], IBM World Community Grid, and [email protected]. These projects investigate diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.
You can participate in either of two ways:
BOINC is a platform for high-throughput computing on a large scale (thousands or millions of computers). It can be used for volunteer computing (using consumer devices) or grid computing (using organizational resources). It supports virtualized, parallel, and GPU-based applications.
BOINC is distributed under the LGPL open source license. It can be used for commercial purposes, and applications need not be open source.
The BOINC out-of-box experience for scientists
Read a proposal for improving the out-of-box experience for scientists interested in using BOINC.
4 Dec 2019, 23:44:22 UTC · Discuss
BOINC roadmap / wish list
Read a discussion of possible long-term directions for BOINC development.
4 Dec 2019, 23:42:10 UTC · Discuss
THOR Challenge 2019
CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES is sponsoring THOR Challenge 2019, a team crunching competition to benefit IBM World Community Grid. It will take place from September 09 to November 10, 2019.
15 Aug 2019, 21:36:05 UTC · Discuss
Copyright © 2019 University of California. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.