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 to use.
About 30 science projects use BOINC; examples include Einstein@Home, IBM World Community Grid, SETI@home, and others featured below. These projects investigate diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.
World Community Grid is an effort to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle scientific research projects that benefit humanity. Launched on November 16, 2004, it is co-ordinated by IBM with the BOINC client software currently available for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android operating systems.
SETI@home is a scientific experiment, based at UC Berkeley, that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running BOINC which downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.
What is the Universe made of? How did it start? Physicists at CERN are seeking answers, using some of the world's most powerful particle accelerators.
LHC@Home is a volunteer computing platform where you donate idle time on your computer to help physicists compare theory with experiment, in the search for new fundamental particles and answers to questions about the Universe.
Einstein@Home is a project that uses your computer's idle time to search for gravitational waves from spinning isolated compact objects (among which are pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational wave detector.
Climateprediction.net runs climate models on people’s home computers to help answer questions about how climate change is affecting our world, now and in the future –
Evidence of how our climate is changing is vital to encourage investment in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as coping with inevitable change.
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