Website of the #1 United States BOINC Team

Welcome to the internet home of national BOINC team USA! We're glad you stopped by! We are a team of individuals interested in donating computer time to various scientific projects, aka "crunching", by using the BOINC program. Read on for how you can contribute (crunch) with us!

What is BOINC?
BOINC, aka Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, 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.

How does it work?
In very simple terms, it breaks large computational tasks into tiny ones and distributes them to many computers, basically turning a lot of small computers into a giant computer.
  1. Your PC gets a set of tasks from the project's scheduling server. The tasks depend on your PC: for example, the server won't give it tasks that requires more RAM than you have. Projects can support several applications, and the server may send you tasks from any of them.
  2. Your PC downloads executable and input files from the project's data server. If the project releases new versions of its applications, the executable files are downloaded automatically to your PC.
  3. Your PC runs the application programs, producing output files.
  4. Your PC uploads the output files to the data server.
  5. Later (up to several days later, depending on your preferences) your PC reports the completed tasks to the scheduling server, and gets new tasks.
This cycle is repeated indefinitely. BOINC does this all automatically; you don't have to do anything.

You can set up your computer to run BOINC constantly, during a set time window (e.g. only at night), or only when its been idle for a...
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