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2019-09-11: Article on nanoHUB@Home

Check out an article about nanoHUB@home, a BOINC project providing computing power to nanoscience researchers around the world.

2019-09-09: BOINC: the planet-sized computer

Check out The 42 Question Answered By Planet-Sized Computer, an article about math research using BOINC.

2019-08-15: 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.

2019-06-26: BOINC@TACC article

Check out For the Love of Science, a new article about the BOINC@TACC project at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

2019-06-26: BOINC web server failure

The machine hosting the BOINC web site, and Science United, failed last Friday, just after everyone had left for the weekend. Fortunately we were able to move the disks to another computer and we're back online as of this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2019-06-26: BOINC web server fails, gets replaced

The machine hosting the BOINC web site, and Science United, failed last Friday, just after everyone had left for the weekend. Fortunately we were able to move the disks to another computer and we're back online as of this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2019-05-13: BOINC workshop agenda update

The agenda for the upcoming BOINC workshop has been updated. View the agenda.

2019-03-06: Paper about BOINC

A paper about BOINC has been posted on arXiv.org.

2019-02-10: Voice/chat channel for team founders announced

BOINC Founders Club is a meeting place for BOINC team founders, based on the Discord voice/chat system. If you're a team founder, ask to join by emailing boinc.founders.club@gmail.com.

2019-02-07: 2019 BOINC Workshop

The 2019 BOINC workshop will be held July 9-12 in Chicago.

2018-10-18: Client version 7.14.2 released

Version 7.14.2 of the BOINC client for Windows and Mac has been released. Release notes are here.

2018-09-25: Welcome DBN Upper Bound

DBN Upper Bound is a new project doing research involving the Riemann zeta function and the Reimann hypothesis.

2018-09-05: Web site changes

The BOINC message boards are now in boinc.berkeley.edu/ rather than boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/. This means, among other things, that when you select a language, it applies to both front page and message boards.

Also, the front page now presents the option of participating using Science United. Current volunteers should consider doing this. By making it easier for new projects to get volunteers, SU will encourage the creation of new BOINC projects.

2018-08-30: THOR Challenge 2018

CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES is sponsoring THOR Challenge 2018, a team crunching competition to benefit IBM World Community Grid. It will take place from September 24 to November 11, 2018.

2018-07-25: Welcome Distributed Hardware Evolution Project

The Distributed Hardware Evolution Project uses a Genetic Algorithm to synthesise future super-reliable electronics such as those used in autonomous vehicles, power stations, medical equipment, aerospace. It's based at the University of Sussex in England.

2018-07-15: Client version 7.12 released

Version 7.12 of the BOINC client has been released.
View release notes.

2017-09-05: Welcome Acoustics@home

Acoustics@home studies underwater acoustics. It is sponsored by V.I. Ilichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Federal University, Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory, A.A. Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, and Dorodnicyn Computing Centre.

2017-09-05: Client version 7.8.2 released

Version 7.8.2 of the BOINC client has been released for Windows and Mac OS X.

2017-09-01: Project management changes proposed

In July 2017 a committee was formed to propose improvements to the BOINC project. Two draft documents are now available for discussion and review: development workflow and governance model. Please give feedback by replying to this thread or posting to the boinc_dev email list.

2017-08-29: CSF sponsors crunching challenge for WCG

The Crunchers sans Frontieres team is sponsoring the "THOR crunching challenge" from 18 Sept to 5 Nov 2017, to benefit IBM World Community Grid.

2017-08-29: Testers needed

BOINC needs volunteers to help test new versions of the client software. If you're interested, please visit the Alpha test site and read the instructions. Thanks!

2017-08-29: New Japanese site

BOINC@TOKYO is a new Japanese-language site promoting BOINC and some of the major projects.

2017-07-14: BOINC Workshop 2017

The BOINC Workshop 2017 will be held 6-8 Sept in Paris. Everyone with a significant involvement in BOINC is welcome to attend. Thanks to Marius Millea and the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris for hosting, and to Laurence Field and David Wallom for organizing.

2017-07-02: Welcome Xansons4COD

XANSONS for COD is a research project aimed at creating an open access database of simulated x-ray and neutron powder diffraction patterns for the nanocrystalline phase of the materials presented in the Crystallography Open Database (COD). Xansons4COD is supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

2017-06-15: BOINC Monitor 9.70 released

BOINC Monitor is a very cool Windows gadget for monitoring the progress of lots of tasks. Version 9.70 was released recently.

2017-06-06: NSF funds new model for BOINC

The National Science Foundation has funded a 3-year project by UC Berkeley, Purdue University, and Texas Advanced Computing Center to develop a new framework for BOINC-based volunteer computing, in which volunteers sign up for science goals rather than projects. Details are here.

2017-02-24: BOINC story in Nature Index

A story in Nature Index discusses volunteer computing.

2016-12-27: BOINC:FAST'2017 conference announced

The Third International Conference on BOINC-based High-performance computing: Fundamental and Applied Science for Technology (BOINC:FAST'2017) will be held August 28 ? September 1, 2017, in Petrozavodsk, Russia.

2016-12-20: Thanks to Kathryn for 10 years of moderation

Kathryn Marks has been moderating the BOINC message boards for 10 years now. Her contributions have been stellar, and are much appreciated. Thanks, Kathryn!

2016-12-20: Einstein@home discovers record-breaking pulsar-neutron star system

Einstein@home has announced the discovery of the most massive double neutron star system ever observed.

2016-12-08: New recommended client for Windows and Mac

Version 7.6.33 is now the recommended version for Windows and Mac.

2016-12-07: Welcome TN-Grid

TN-Grid is a new project based at the Research Area of Trento of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and currently hosted by the University of Trento (UNITN). The first project they are hosting is gene@home, a collaboration with Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) & the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of UNITN.

2016-12-06: PowerShell module for BOINC released

If you run BOINC on multiple Windows computers, check out PSBoinc. It's a PowerShell module for automation of local and remote clients from the shell.

2016-11-26: Einstein@home discovers new gamma-ray pulsar

Einstein@home has announced the discovery of the youngest known radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsar.

2016-11-25: Big discovery by PrimeGrid

The PrimeGrid project has discovered a new prime number, 10223*231172165+1, which is the largest known Proth prime and the largest known non-Mersenne prime. Read about it in New Scientist and in PrimeGrid's announcement.

2016-11-15: New .NET GUI RPC binding

If you're interested in building a BOINC GUI in .NET, check out this new .NET binding of the GUI RPCs.

2016-07-01: CERN launches gigabit project in Kansas City

CERN has launched the CERN+KC Gigabit Challenge, which uses gigabit optical fiber Internet connections now available in Kansas city to handle data-intensive computing problems.

2016-06-30: Book about volunteer computing

The book Community, Competition and Citizen Science by Anne Holohan documents the history of volunteer computing.

2016-05-24: WCG launches Zika drug search

IBM World Community Grid has launched an application that searches for drugs to combat the Zika virus.

2016-04-28: Ageless: a decade of moderation

As of today, Jorden van der Elst (AKA Ageless) has been moderating the BOINC message boards for 10 years! He's maintained order on the boards and has conveyed important posts to BOINC developers. We at BOINC are profoundly grateful for his dedicated and excellent work.

2016-03-18: New pulsar discoveries by Einstein@home

Check out two new papers about the discovery of unusual pulsars by Einstein@home.

2016-02-01: CPDN paper in Nature Climate Change

CPDN recently published a paper about human influence on extreme weather events. The paper is summarized in an article in New Scientist.

2016-01-30: WCG presentation at SXSW, March 13

IBM WCG will give a presentation "Clean Water Through Crowdsourcing and Nanotech" on March 13 at the SXSW event in Austin, TX.

2016-01-16: BOINC 7.6.22 for Windows

Re-released to include VirtualBox 5.0.12

2015-12-30: BOINC 7.6.22 release for Windows and Mac

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.

2015-12-29: Article on volunteer computing at Inverse

Check out How to Start Volunteer Computing in 2016, an article on BOINC and WCG in Inverse, a new science- and tech-centric publication.

2015-12-16: Android developer needed

The BOINC Android app has a number of problems. If you're familiar with Android development and would like to help, please contact David or Rom or visit the BOINC Github repo.

2015-11-17: New AWS BOINC server image available.

A new BOINC server image for AWS is now available, making it easy to deploy a BOINC server in the Amazon cloud.

2015-10-20: Dealing with unpredictable job sizes

The paper "Subdividing Long-Running, Variable-Length Analyses Into Short, Fixed-Length BOINC Workunits" recently appeared in the Journal of Grid Computing.

2015-10-07: BOINC:FAST2015 conference proceedings available

The BOINC:FAST 2015 conference was held 14-18 Sept. at the Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences. Slides are available online.

2015-10-07: Welcome SRBase

SRBase is a mathematical research project trying to solve Sierpinski / Riesel Bases up to 1030.

2015-09-26: BOINC wallpaper

A BOINC wallpaper image created by Francois Normandin:

2015-09-23: BOINC on reddit

Check out the BOINC subreddit, which aggregates BOINC news from various sources.

2015-09-15: Tell the White House about BOINC

The White House is staging a webcast forum on citizen science on Sept. 30. Let's make sure that BOINC and volunteer computing are represented in this event! Please tell the White House about your experience with volunteer computing, and why it's important.

2015-09-15: New version of Linux monitor/control script released

An improved version of the BOINC bash script add-on is available.

2015-09-08: Motherboard article on volunteer computing

An article about volunteer computing and BOINC appeared in the tech news web site Motherboard.

2015-09-01: BOINC 7.6.9 release for Windows and Mac

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.

2015-08-24: BOINC 7.6 released for Windows and Mac

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.

2015-08-18: Einstein@Home discovers elusive gamma ray pulsar

The Einstein@Home project announced the discovery of a new gamma-ray pulsar in data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

2015-08-17: Server outage

Due to network maintenance, the BOINC web site will be offline from 17:00 Pacific time today (17 Aug) until tomorrow morning.

2015-08-14: Vote for WCG entry for SXSW 2016

Help spread the word about volunteer computing - vote for IBM World Community Grid's bid to make a presentation of the SXSW 2016 conference.

2015-07-31: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Charlie,

I have removed BOINC from the computers in question and all are booting fine. I will try this new release. Thanks!

Cheryl

2015-07-28: Add-on Linux screensaver released

Diet BOINC is a no-graphics, lightweight XScreenSaver compatible alternative BOINC screen saver, developed by P.K. Carlisle. It avoids libraries not included with default Linux or Python.

2015-07-27: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Hi Cheryl,

This sounds similar to the issue you had in March and we discussed in this same thread. You might try running without BOINC for a while on those machines and see if they still have the same problem, which would exonerate BOINC. You can also try our latest release candidate version 7.6.6 available here to see if that helps.

Unfortunately, I don't have a 2013 iMac to test this with.

Cheers,
--Charlie

2015-07-27: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

I'll forward this to Charlie, in case he isn't subscribed.

But in the mean time, what you can try is this: Open BOINC Manager in one of the affected computers and in the Advanced Preferences dialog change the CPU usage limit from 0 to 100. You can also do this by manually editing global_prefs.xml, if there is no global_prefs_override.xml file and you don't want to create one, and editing <cpu_usage_limit>

2015-07-27: New governance model

To date we as users have been disregarded. I am not interested in the 97% who do not reply or appear to care for they will have a chance to say something if the venue for discussion is provided. As it is we as "Users" have no usefull venue in which we can discuss anything relating to BOINC for the Forum does not offer such choice where to do so, neither have we an area for "Support".

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We do not have an effective forum in which we can discuss BOINC in General. The Administrator of the Forum have no power to change the Layout and include an area for "General" Discussion or an area for "Support".
Make a thread in any forum and I'll sticky it. Then you point everyone you want to have a discussion in it to that thread. As simple as pie.
You still haven't said what you think needs changed, other than the contents of the PMC and these forums. No, sorry, there are no forums for that.

But do know this: we're a technical forum where users - be it people who run the BOINC client, or project administrators who run the back-end - who have problems with their BOINC can ask for help from other users. It does happen that a BOINC developer peeks in on his own and answers, or that they do so after someone on the forums asked them to come take a look.
We are not a general discussion forum about anything BOINC. It is surely possible that you can have such a discussion on these boards, but we're not specifically made for them. In this case, as you have done with your cross-posting thread, post it in the Q&P forum. Technically correct, as you have questions about the PMC and problems with their setup.

In my opinion there is really no need for a new forum, which I will state as well when officially asked upon.

It needs to be referred to David Anderson for approval as stated by the Admin of this forum.Yes, because David Anderson is a Volunteer moderator, Project administrator, Project developer.

David in Reference A states that he has no more authority than any other member of the PMC and has indicated that he is busy with other projects. Why are users asked to email David? Should this not be the done by the Project Administrator of the Forum? as is stated by Reference A without being referred to the Chairman and why is it the responsibility to email David direct should a user wishes to have an Area for Discussion..
You are deliberately(?) making things more confusing than they really need to be. As I have explained in your other thread, I have the administrator title to do away with spammers and the crap they leave behind. If you want something changed on a project's forums, you go to the owner of the project's server & forums. In this case that is David. It is that simple. There is no need to ask the PMC for any of that, as it is not one of their roles.

David has the power to change things on the forums. That's because he can log in on Isaac, the BOINC domain server. He can add to the BOINC back-end software running on that server, the one that runs this forum, the one that runs the Alpha project, the whole BOINC web site, the Wiki's, etc.

No need to make things more than they really are, I have never made more of the administrative title that I have as it is: a means to delete posts left behind by spammers. That you or someone else feels it must be more, it needs to be more, is something you have to live with. Because of the way that the BOINC forum software is constructed, this could not be added to my moderator account, without a structural rewrite of the software and database. It was easier to give me administrative powers.

These do not come with a login on the server, or an option to read contents of the hard drive of Isaac, and write edited contents back.
Editing the forums also require that the person on the other side is fluent in writing HTML, PHP, C, CPP and some other languages, which I am not. I do not need a login on Isaac. I don't yearn for it. I am very glad I do not have it.

Lastly, can somebody tell me where is the PMC list that is open to the public for I can't find it.
As I told you in your other thread, until otherwise dictated you can use the BOINC Development email list. This list does need registration to be able to post to it and receive answers. Its archives are freely available. It's for: 'News and discussion for people developing, porting or debugging BOINC software', so it's as good a place for now as anything else. It's also the place that you're guaranteed that all the PMC members are registered to, something that cannot be said of the boin_admin google group. It is still not a place that guarantees that you get an answer from anyone, especially not if you continue posting in the heated way you've done so far.

2015-07-27: New governance model

I am aware that I am again too long in my explanation but all I wish to say to conclude that this is the time for all of us to stand up what we want from this software for to date users were not considered to be necessary. Yet without users you be wasting your time. Please voice your oppinion in the right forum or list, wherever it might be for I can not find the support forum where I might ask a question from the management. If I ask it somewhere else, it will not be answered because as one PMC members stated he will not answer a day to day management question.

As a general rule, you get what you are willing to pay for in this world. BOINC has been paid for by others for a long time, and now they are dropping their support, at least for the time being. Are you willing to take over the support? Otherwise, just asking for what you want is not very useful.

2015-07-22: CNET article on volunteer computing

Thanks so much David for the heads-up ! Nice article :)

2015-07-20: New governance model

It follows that if the BOINC platform were to suffer misadventure, this would negatively impact this $100m initiative, which is using the SETI app and therefore depends on the continued operation of the BOINC platform.
Even if development of BOINC were to come to a complete standstill tomorrow, that would not mean that Seti would no longer function. The present BOINC back-end used by Seti is stable, as are the majority of clients used by the public. Nothing runs via a central BOINC server, so there's really no impact on the projects were BOINC to drop off the face of the Earth. They can continue with what they have in place.

Edit, from David Anderson:
None of that money will go to BOINC, but a little of it might help SETI@home.

2015-07-20: New governance model

Just to repeat, that's $100m headed somewhere in the direction of BOINC.
No, that's 100 million dollars divided over the next decade going to sources trying to find the answer if there is extraterrestrial life or not. Seti@Home is one of the beneficiaries, although we do not know in what form or way yet.

However Seti is not equal to BOINC. Seti just uses BOINC its framework. Just as the multitude of other projects use BOINC as their framework. If it were that simple to snoop off money, WCG could've asked IBM to send BOINC a million. So, please do not confuse BOINC with Seti and vice versa. They are two completely different entities.

2015-07-20: New governance model

The only thing of importance is the tidbit that Christian said: So for most people directly involved in maintaining BOINC it is business as usual with the difference that now everything needs to be done in free time.

AKA: nothing has changed, nothing will change, the only thing that changed between then and now is that the three main developers no longer get paid for their time working on the BOINC code (no matter if that's client, server back-end, forums, Android or any additional software and add-ons).

For any of us mere users, everything we did for BOINC was already done in our free time.

It's of no use to continue asking questions, they will not be answered anyway. You will be ignored. The boinc_admin googlegroup listing is for the discussion of everything BOINC, not for PMC discussions, BOINC changes or god forbid, asking questions and expecting answers.

Nothing has changed, nothing will change. Shrug.

2015-07-20: New governance model

I wish to point out though that to date the BOINC System and that is the Software Component and Documemntation was controlled by one person. There was no clear process of review. There was no community involvement or need to find a consensus of the user. This was a Dictatorial system. Therefore the public was duped.
You can have it run by the greatest expert in the business (paid for by the American taxpayer) or else run by committee, sort of like the EU, if you prefer. There may not be much choice at this point, but I would take the expert if he is available.

2015-07-20: New governance model

Just a few days ago David was interviewed on UTube and unless I am blind and dumb, I could have sworn that he said that BOINC was created to help in Scientific Research. He never mentioned that anybody including Terrorist Organisation may use it for it is an Open In frastructure Software with no rules. If such thing happens it will not be the fault of the software for BOINC passed responsibility for using to the user neither BOINC or the University of Berkely is responsible for anything in the software or its documentation.

Uh. Very interesting point!

2015-07-20: New governance model

Some clarification seems to be needed here.

[quote]We as users are left to make up our mind in absence of any Administartive policy weather we should trust any project and in deed weather they are doing what they are doing is legal and legitimate. The BOINC software and the Berkely administration will not admit to control the use of the software and any Tom, Dick and Henry can start a project because the Management Committe does not care who uses the software and for what purposes.

BOINC is open source, anyone can create their own project for their own purpose and it is up to them to create a community around their project. Nothing has changed there. You, as a contributor, decide your level of trust and involvement in any BOINC project, always. UCB may stop at endorsing any particular project, but they certainly never controlled any of them. PMC/BMC would act no differently there.

That is a fair enough answer for it is documented so. I wish to point out though that to date the BOINC System and that is the Software Component and Documemntation was controlled by one person. There was no clear process of review. There was no community involvement or need to find a consensus of the user. This was a Dictatorial system. Therefore the public was duped. Now that David Anderson is no longer getting paid, he is too busy managing other interests and he passed the controlling management to his friends that helped him before. He said: Boinc has transitioned to a Community based Governance and in his documents he has referred to a Community Based Consensus. What he did not say is that the members of the Project Management Committee is appointed by him without Community consensus. As stated by one of the PMC members, they are not empowered to deal with questions of Day to Day problems and questions and we will not get an answer from the PMC on such questions. Yet David stated that Committers have no more authpority than contributers the question is begged to be asked who included statement in the documentation and why? Oh, hang on users not supposed to know that, users do not need to know that, all thay have to do is download the software and use it.

I submit this is just my point of view. Just a few days ago David was interviewed on UTube and unless I am blind and dumb, I could have sworn that he said that BOINC was created to help in Scientific Research. He never mentioned that anybody including Terrorist Organisation may use it for it is an Open In frastructure Software with no rules. If such thing happens it will not be the fault of the software for BOINC passed responsibility for using to the user neither BOINC or the University of Berkely is responsible for anything in the software or its documentation. I beleive that is one basis for discussion alone.

I sir am not dumb and neither am I a sheep. The backbone of the New Governing system is in place. Now is the time to voice your opinion if you do not like what is going on for David stated that input is welcome (at some place that I have no time to find at the moment) you should find the link in this thread. I have said my point of view there as was requested. I am not demanding anything. I am just a voice crying out in the wildreness. I can offer suggestions but that is only one users opinion. What I do ask is that if anybody asks a question there please give some indication when may we receive an answer. I do not need an immediate reply, an idication would be nice for i might just think that it will never be answered. If you look at any good software support system if you ask a question, the system will give a reference number and tells you that a reply will be provided in a certain number of hours, days, months or years as needed. I am refering to the questions Jord asked. Some questions were answered with a question and I am still curious what is the official reply that was asked for it effects me as well.

What I am upset about is that BOINC is not transparent. It hides elements from the public view and makes decisions without Community consensus or awarness. Only 26 members of the Community at large have read the admin_list since it was started 17 days ago. Why wern't we asked what should be included in the Governing Document? Why PMC appointments made without consultation? We are not even introduced who they are and what their responsibilities are? Stakeholders are not informed because I am told this is a Software Development Committee. Since David has handed over responsibility am I to trust faceless individuals who only care about the code of the software. Who makes documentary statements and desitions, another group of faceless people. No, it can't be for Jord asked this question. A PMC members said that it is made by the contributors and Committers. David states that conmmitters have no more authority than contributors. Than who is the authority who already included this in the documentations. There is no appointed committee that is open and transparent. A PMC memebrs states that it is up to the committesr and contributors. Now, hang on, I was appointed by David to manage the list of known BOINC Project List and he stated manage it as you see fit. That makes me a committer by the terminology used that means I do not need to aks anybody, I can just go ahead and make a rule without consultation. Is this the intention. I submit the PMC needs a lot of work and clarification for this is not a professional system that one should trust and waste money on. The venue has been set. go ahead and voice your opinion at the appointed list. I am not asking or demanding anything here, I am just generalizing.

Time to search out other Scientific project based software issued by other Universities that runs Non BOINC but Sientific projects like Folding and numerous others. Leave BOINC to gamers or any individual who wishes volunteers to donate their computers for unknown reasons.

Yup, you possess the absolute freedom to do that, any time you so choose. You always have had that freedom.

We have a good Offical Forum to discuss matter relating to BOINC but the management tries to keep us in the dark by running numerous obscure lists and offside group discussion in Google for example.

I think this criticism is both unfounded and unfair. I have no doubt that this has been an incredibly difficult time for the project team and I believe that they have done what they deemed best, given that the financial rug supporting this project has been pulled out from under them. Google groups is cheap and available internationally and unencumbered by UCB list access/permission policy. What's the better alternative than Google?

I bag to differ on this but I respect your views. What was the need to hurry and why was this such a difficult time. They all had the same time as Einstein or Houdini. What we need is community involvment not just a system of Dictatorship. A critical review of decision is needed in order to create a software and suitable documentation that suits most stakeholders. But as I said before, I am just one voice. You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

It is working. 97% of the community said nothing in eleven days. Is it because they do not care or is it because it was intended to be hidden?[/url]

I suspect that the majority of the community (your 97%) doesn't even need to know and probably wouldn't even notice. They are users. They download a client, connect, crunch, get help from the message boards if necessary. Not many of them interact at the BOINC co-ordinator level. They interact with their project and project administrators. As long as there's a binary download or their repository contains a client, what more do they really need to know? This is one of the intrinsic benefits of BOINC, a simple interface to a highly complex and hidden ecosystem.

I am sorry I disagree. I joined BOINC at the time of SETI Classic for I was under the impression that by allowing somebody to enter my computer I need to trust them. That trust is not easy to come by when you are being duped that the software was designed to help Scientific research and by the fact that it runs a BOINC Software it has certain inbuilt method to keep out unwanted individuals. I obviously was misinformed and misdirected. As stated earlier David on UTube emphasized Scientific research yet we had users before, now and no doubt in the future who used the software for personal use. BOINC Condones this. The idea is good and we are let to believe that we are protected to some extent yet almost everyday a professional Antivirus system states that beware this software is not trusted. I Joined because friends of my compatriots who I left behind come home sick and Died of Cancer. I have family members who have died of cancer and Muscular dystrophy. I am paying $200.00 a week plus for Electricity just to allow my machines for used for scientific research be it finding a cure for illnesses or finding Extraterrestrials in the Universe. I want a simnple software that I can trust to use for such purpose and we as users should have an input what we need. What we do not need is backing people who runs project for unknown reasons or use it for spam begging for donations to pay a university student to deliver A poster outside the campus or run a project that does nothing but issues credit. I do not understand how your complex hidden ecosystem fits in this debate.

The remainder (your 3%) that are discussing this will be sufficiently motivated to engage further, which they are doing and the new Governance structure will accommodate that.

2015-07-20: CNET article on volunteer computing

Check out Save the world using your PC or phone, an article on CNET.com about volunteer computing with BOINC.

2015-07-15: New governance model

Some clarification seems to be needed here.

We as users are left to make up our mind in absence of any Administartive policy weather we should trust any project and in deed weather they are doing what they are doing is legal and legitimate. The BOINC software and the Berkely administration will not admit to control the use of the software and any Tom, Dick and Henry can start a project because the Management Committe does not care who uses the software and for what purposes.
BOINC is open source, anyone can create their own project for their own purpose and it is up to them to create a community around their project. Nothing has changed there. You, as a contributor, decide your level of trust and involvement in any BOINC project, always. UCB may stop at endorsing any particular project, but they certainly never controlled any of them. PMC/BMC would act no differently there.

Time to search out other Scientific project based software issued by other Universities that runs Non BOINC but Sientific projects like Folding and numerous others. Leave BOINC to gamers or any individual who wishes volunteers to donate their computers for unknown reasons.
Yup, you possess the absolute freedom to do that, any time you so choose. You always have had that freedom.

We have a good Offical Forum to discuss matter relating to BOINC but the management tries to keep us in the dark by running numerous obscure lists and offside group discussion in Google for example.
I think this criticism is both unfounded and unfair. I have no doubt that this has been an incredibly difficult time for the project team and I believe that they have done what they deemed best, given that the financial rug supporting this project has been pulled out from under them. Google groups is cheap and available internationally and unencumbered by UCB list access/permission policy. What's the better alternative than Google?

It is working. 97% of the community said nothing in eleven days. Is it because they do not care or is it because it was intended to be hidden?[/url]
I suspect that the majority of the community (your 97%) doesn't even need to know and probably wouldn't even notice. They are users. They download a client, connect, crunch, get help from the message boards if necessary. Not many of them interact at the BOINC co-ordinator level. They interact with their project and project administrators. As long as there's a binary download or their repository contains a client, what more do they really need to know? This is one of the intrinsic benefits of BOINC, a simple interface to a highly complex and hidden ecosystem.

The remainder (your 3%) that are discussing this will be sufficiently motivated to engage further, which they are doing and the new Governance structure will accommodate that.

2015-07-15: New governance model

I am sorry guys, for I was all confused. My interpretation of the BOINC Governance change from what David Anderson said that he is handing over the Governqance or if you like the Management of BOINC to a Community Based system where the Community Consensus will dictate for he certainly indicated that in his mission statement..

I was wrong, I got confused between the meaning of Governance model of the whole BOINC Community, that is all stake holders, Userts, Project ,managers etc, and an alternative meaning using the same name that only refers to the Software Management aspect of BOINC although the words Software Management is not mentioned in the mission statement. This confusion is illustarted by a member of the current Project Managemnt Committee (PMC). See full text of emails [url]https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/BOINC/boinc_admin/aq_stcsZ49c/yTUe1GFEI4QJ] Here [/url]

Christian Beers states: "The BMC (lets call it that) is responsible for THE BOINC project. The source code that can be compiled into the client. The principal investigator (I think he means Instigator) of BOINC has decided to turn control over the Software Development Community in general. The BMC does not have control over the usefulness or activity of the Project Adminstrators."

The above bags the question, who is in charge of the day to day activities of the project overall. It is not the PMC for Christian stated that activity is in the hands of contributors and committers. After eleven days to date they are all nameless faces, their responsibility have not been made and there is no change from previous administration where nobody can give a clear statement that this is a policy of BOINC. We as users are left to make up our mind in absence of any Administartive policy weather we should trust any project and in deed weather they are doing what they are doing is legal and legitimate. The BOINC software and the Berkely administration will not admit to control the use of the software and any Tom, Dick and Henry can start a project because the Management Committe does not care who uses the software and for what purposes.

Time to search out other Scientific project based software issued by other Universities that runs Non BOINC but Sientific projects like Folding and numerous others. Leave BOINC to gamers or any individual who wishes volunteers to donate their computers for unknown reasons. We have a good Offical Forum to discuss matter relating to BOINC but the management tries to keep us in the dark by running numerous obscure lists and offside group discussion in Google for example. It is working. 97% of the community said nothing in eleven days. Is it because they do not care or is it because it was intended to be hidden?[/url]

2015-07-14: New governance model

I copied over the extended message to Free-DC and the following projects:

SETI@Home
World Community Grid

A for effort, but a C for execution. As I already said in a post in this thread, Seti, Bitcoin Utopia and WCG already had threads on the subject, I even linked to their threads.

Somebody needed to post about it, so I did. I wasn't looking for glory. I was hoping others would hit the rest of the projects. I just went down my list. Einstein and DENIS have moved it to the News sections already which would be the preferable place.

For the projects, yes, the impact will probably be minimal, probably some contact changes although Professor Anderson will still be around. However, there are those that would like to know what's happening with BOINC. For those who just merrily run it, unless there's some kind of critical bug, if David and Rom had both disappeared, the projects wouldn't have been impacted. ;)

Cheers.

2015-07-13: New governance model

An Answer from Christian Beer:

Hi fellow members of the BOINC Community,

I want to address some of the points made here or in the forum threads
Jord mentioned and provide my point of view to this. As a longtime BOINC
contributor I feel honored to be a member of the PMC and I will continue
and hopefully intensify my contribution to BOINC as a project.

The PMC was established to discuss and formulate the strategic goals of
BOINC not the operational day-to-day activities of contributors and
committers. So for most people directly involved in maintaining BOINC it
is business as usual with the difference that now everything needs to be
done in free time. I hope that the PMC will encourage contributors (old
and new) to come forward and present new ideas or suggest changes to
BOINC or the governance model as a whole. I don't see this as something
set into stone and it is sometimes easier to find a majority among a
group of people than in a single individual.

From what I read in the forum discussion about the governance change is
that the group of "Users" as a stakeholder feels it is underrepresented
in the PMC. I didn't have the feeling when I saw the list as I consider
Matt and Willy as representatives of the "User" community. But it's also
clear to me that if the community wants this to change, the process is
clear. Find someone who is willing to accept a position in the PMC and
post to this mailing list. I would be willing to initiate a vote so this
person becomes a member of the PMC and is part of the decision process.

Another point I want to make clear is the distinction between "Users"
and "Contributors" in respect to the BOINC project. A "Contributor" is
someone who contributes code, writes documentation or helps other
"Users" with problems. It is not someone who contributes computing time
through BOINC to a scientific project, that is clearly a "User". See the
sections 2.1 and 2.2 in the governance document.

As the discussion in the several forums revolve around the governance
model I would suggest to discuss this first (on the boinc_admin google
group). Please focus on changes to the current model.

MfG / Regards
Christian Beer

2015-07-12: New governance model

David Anderson wrote:
BOINC's funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation has ended, at least for the time being.
-- David

I think one of the visible results of this will be the end of Boinc Workshop...
Not necessarily. I do not espect that the National Science Foundation should fund the wages etc of certain organizers, and neither can I see that ordinary users would have sufficient spare cash to pay such overseas venues of this nature. There are other options where you can stay at home and join the venue via Video Conferencing for example. If the PMC is strong and represent all form of volunteers than it can be organised without too much cost.

2015-07-12: New governance model

David Anderson wrote:
BOINC's funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation has ended, at least for the time being.
-- David

I think one of the visible results of this will be the end of Boinc Workshop...

2015-07-12: New governance model

I copied over the extended message to Free-DC and the following projects:

SETI@Home
World Community Grid

A for effort, but a C for execution. As I already said in a post in this thread, Seti, Bitcoin Utopia and WCG already had threads on the subject, I even linked to their threads.

2015-07-12: New governance model

The BOINC project has transitioned to a community-based governance model. This model is summarized here and described in detail here.


Professor Anderson,

I copied over the extended message to Free-DC and the following projects:

Asteroids@home
ATLAS@Home
Cosmology@Home
DENIS@Home
Einstein@Home
Enigma@Home
LHC@Home Classic
MilkyWay@home
SETI@Home
SETI@Home Beta
theSkyNet POGS
Universe@Home
vLHCathome
World Community Grid
WUProp@Home


Perhaps others (hint, hint) can pass along to the other projects too as so below. I've been posting to the Number Crunching forums where it's most likely to be seen. I'll leave it to the project admins if they want to post it to their news...


Topic: BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance

Body:
BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance...
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10370


David Anderson wrote:

BOINC's funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation has ended, at least for the time being.
This funding supported me, Rom Walton, and Charlie Fenton.
We're now working on other things, although we'll stay involved in BOINC at some level.

The BOINC project will continue, and will be run according to a community-based model rather than centrally.
In essence, the people who contribute to BOINC now make the decisions about it.

This model is summarized here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProjectGovernance
and described in detail here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C6pU5RqidYBxk9oyAevm1yH1tn4Hw27oM8YpvsnR-gg

There will probably be little visible change.
The BOINC software will continue to work.
The translation system, Alpha testing project, BOINC web site,message boards, and email lists will continue to operate.
However, any new development and major bug fixes to BOINC will need to be done by volunteer programmers.
I'm confident that the BOINC community will meet the challenge.

I welcome your feedback.
Please post it to boinc_admin@googlegroups.com, a new email list for discussions about the BOINC project as a whole.

-- David

2015-07-12: New governance model

I did send in an email to the lists:

It has been a week since the news about the new Governance BOINC came out. Time for some of the questions that keep people busy:

Programming: "In all cases, contributors are expected to work as part of the community." You and Rom have been adding code- and bug-fixes this past week. Are you exempt from having to discuss any of your code with the rest of the community, or is this only for newcomers or only for new feature code?

Documentation: what of those users that have an editor account already, will their account continue to work as it was before?
What of those with administrator power but not mentioned as a committer?
Which changes are they allowed to make, is this with or without consent of the community/PMC?
When do they have to ask the committers for help?
Can any page be added without permission, or do I have to ask permission every time I want to add a page?

Communication channels: "The project will provide communication channels for various purposes: PMC public email list..." So far, none has been provided.

PMC: why was it decided to add a PMC?
Why not have just one or two deciders?
Who has decided who is in the initial group?
Were they all asked, or were they appointed?
Is there any transparency in how they were chosen?
How about they introduce themselves on the (PMC) email list?
When did they decide that David should become their chairman?
Why isn't there already one or two people from the community included?

Email lists: what's the boinc_admin googlegroup for and what does it add that the boinc_* email lists don't already have?
Will the boinc_* email lists from Berkeley die out now?
You ask that people email you on boinc_admin@googlegroups.com, but don't tell that they should go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/boinc_admin to register as member of that group, as else they will not receive emails from that group, or answers to their question if someone chooses to only answer to boinc_admin* like what happened with the answer to Nicolás Alvarez. It isn't intuitive that these groups need registration to be able to follow the conversation on there.

The News Is Not Out There: "BOINC is a community-based open-source project." But at the same time, the community that is supposed to make this project is not informed of their role. I have made a trawl through all of the projects on the http://boinc.berkeley.edu/projects.php list, plus some added from bookmarks. In all I searched in about 45 project forums and found discussion about this new Governance BOINC in just three (!!) of them (Bitcoin Utopia, WCG and Seti).
It's not even discussed in any of the project forums of the people named in the PMC, apart from WCG and Seti. And only in the thread on the latter has one person from the PMC answered once (Rom). All threads seem to have died out now.

News like this should have been sent through the Notices to reach as many people from the community as possible.
Also the timing of the news was a bit suspicious, posting it on the 3rd of July, right before all of America is away for pre-celebrations of the 4th of July and the start of vacation time in a lot of countries in the Northern Hemisphere. It's as if the news shouldn't have been out there, or that it needs downplaying on the importance of the change. The one line, two sentences 'News' bit on the BOINC front page didn't make it any clearer either. Even I didn't recognize it as 'THE ANNOUNCEMENT', which is why I asked you to post the news on the BOINC website.

Apart from two follow-up mails from members of the community, this news has been met with total silence. Either it isn't received by anyone, no one understands what you meant, or no one cares. Or the importance of it is lost on everyone. I would've expected something more, or at least someone else with a lot of questions like I am now sending in. But since that time, it's been total silence in this thread. So perhaps a renewed explanation is needed, or a teleconference. Put a video about it on Youtube?

Last, something that Rom said and has me thinking: "A new grant request has been submitted to the NSF based on feedback from various sources. We don't expect to hear anything back from NSF until early next year." .. does that mean that when you find new funding, that you turn off the community-based BOINC again, thank all members of the PMC and go back to how it was developed/produced before?

I'll leave it there, for now. It's possible I come up with additional questions, but will wait first to see what, if anything, I get back on these.
In the mean time, I'll link to the threads I mentioned in the three project forums, in case people want to read up on them.

Bitcoin Utopia http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinutopia/forum_thread.php?id=887
WCG http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,38168
Seti https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77650


So far, I got as answers, these from Rom Walton:
Jord wrote:Programming: "In all cases, contributors are expected to work as part of the community." You and Rom have been adding code- and bug-fixes this past week. Are you exempt from having to discuss any of your code with the rest of the community, or is this only for newcomers or only for new feature code?
Difference in rolls I suppose. Committers are assigned areas of responsibility (See section 2.3) where they are expected to evaluate bug reports and code submissions. Sections 4 and 5 talk about the scope of things committers are expected to do on a day-to-day basis.

Right now most of the feature areas and the various areas of responsibility are on David's and my plate. I suspect things will start changing as we start working through the new model of doing things.

Jord wrote:Documentation: what of those users that have an editor account already, will their account continue to work as it was before?
What of those with administrator power but not mentioned as a committer?
Which changes are they allowed to make, is this with or without consent of the community/PMC?
When do they have to ask the committers for help?
Can any page be added without permission, or do I have to ask permission every time I want to add a page?
Is there something specific you want to address? How were these things addressed before the change over?
How do you think they should be addressed now?

Jord wrote:PMC: why was it decided to add a PMC?
Why not have just one or two deciders?
David has joked a time or two that one of his biggest fears was me being hit by a bus.

I guess you could say that the PMC is a logical outgrowth of that kind of concern. What would happen to the project if something happened with David and I. With the PMC in place there is a logical place for the community to look to keep things together.

Jord wrote:Who has decided who is in the initial group?
David, one of his last official acts in the benevolent dictator role.

Jord wrote:Were they all asked, or were they appointed?
Asked and they agreed to be a part of it.

Jord wrote:Is there any transparency in how they were chosen?
Not really.

Jord wrote:When did they decide that David should become their chairman?
June 10th

Jord wrote:Will the boinc_* email lists from Berkeley die out now?
Not as far as I know.

Jord wrote:Last, something that Rom said and has me thinking: "A new grant request has been submitted to the NSF based on feedback from various sources. We don't expect to hear anything back from NSF until early next year." .. does that mean that when you find new funding, that you turn off the community-based BOINC again, thank all members of the PMC and go back to how it was developed/produced before?
I don't think this is something you walk back.

----- Rom
and this from David Anderson:
Jord wrote:Programming: "In all cases, contributors are expected to work as part of the community." You and Rom have been adding code- and bug-fixes this past week. Are you exempt from having to discuss any of your code with the rest of the community, or is this only for newcomers or only for new feature code?
David wrote:The governance doc says:

Committers have no more authority over the project than contributors. Their work is visible to the community (e.g. in a commit history) and can be reviewed by the community. The key difference is that this review happens after the change is made, rather than before.

2015-07-11: New governance model

Firstly, I am concerned about the lack of publicizing such a major change. It is hidden in a list that not many users see. Its importance is even lost in a one sentence thread in the BOINC Forum until Ageless pointed this out and quoted the main elements of the change. It is not even mentioned in any of the Stat Sites that users frequent often.

Secondly, Since it is supposed to be based on Community Consensus, where is the community input in appointing members of the PMC. I see that there are two members representing Stat Sites, High Academic representation from Project Management and one or two Developers. I don't see this as a balanced representation of the BOINC Community. I concede that the initial appointment needed to be made in a hurry hence no Community input but it is unbalanced. Volunteer users for example are not represented. Ageless for example who have been listening to users complaints and suggestions in the BOINC Forum for years would have been an ideal candidate to represent the users. There are others who for years have been providing a service for testing your software and report its faults should also be represented.

Just my two cents worth...

2015-07-10: WCG research result announced

Thanks David :)
A vulgarization for the french community >> WCG - De l'eau potable pour tous grâce à C4CW !

2015-07-09: WCG research result announced

An important research result from World Community Grid's Computing for Clean Water project was announced in a paper in Nature Nanotechnology.

2015-07-04: New governance model

David Anderson wrote:BOINC's funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation has ended, at least for the time being.
This funding supported me, Rom Walton, and Charlie Fenton.
We're now working on other things, although we'll stay involved in BOINC at some level.

The BOINC project will continue, and will be run according to a community-based model rather than centrally.
In essence, the people who contribute to BOINC now make the decisions about it.
This model is summarized here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProjectGovernance and described in detail here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C6pU5RqidYBxk9oyAevm1yH1tn4Hw27oM8YpvsnR-gg

There will probably be little visible change.
The BOINC software will continue to work.
The translation system, Alpha testing project, BOINC web site,message boards, and email lists will continue to operate.
However, any new development and major bug fixes to BOINC will need to be done by volunteer programmers.
I'm confident that the BOINC community will meet the challenge.

I welcome your feedback.
Please post it to boinc_admin@googlegroups.com, a new email list for discussions about the BOINC project as a whole.

-- David

2015-07-03: New governance model

The BOINC project has transitioned to a community-based governance model. This model is summarized here and described in detail here.

2015-06-25: BOINC Pentathlon announced

Please Welcome All Teams

2015-05-30: BOINC Pentathlon announced

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2015-05-20: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Merci!

2015-05-18: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Really good job on the site, Keep up the good work!

2015-05-05: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

You're welcome -- good luck in your crunching!

2015-05-05: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Hi
Just fyi this version is not running well with Windows 10.
I thought someone should know. It is quite a verbose error.

Peter

2015-05-02: Alantu seeks beta testers

Currently, the project team is focused on creating a sustainable community in order to test and validate its concept, and that's why it needs help.

Alantu is about to open its second batch of beta users which will enable 200 additional invitees to join the platform.

2015-04-25: Alantu seeks beta testers

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Looks like something I would do....
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2015-04-21: Alantu seeks beta testers

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2015-04-16: BOINC Pentathlon announced

SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the BOINC Pentathlon. The competition is battled out in five disciplines at five projects between May 5 and May 19.

2015-04-15: BOINC talk at MICS

Thanks David!
Jim is right. A video or, at least, an article would be nice :)

2015-04-15: BOINC talk at MICS

Might there be a video of his speech?

2015-04-15: Survey from Argentine startup

I saw this (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10217) in my BOINC feed and it looks to be all hype and no substance.
Just a different form of BOINC and I see no added value to it.

That particular thread simply says it's looking for beta testers, and not anything about the "test".
The Google-doc the link in the OP thread points to (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FB8j_3MlNnzIRmimTE1m3-UyB5qvKTeYir3KOcKn2-M/viewform) doesn't give any more information regarding their "concept".

Their two youtube videos also give very little information and simply tries to hype their app.

Knowing they say their project is based on BOINC and considering you are reading this, you probably already have BOINC.
And I think of BOINC as an open project (source available) and one I can trust.

I see NO added value in Alantu's test/concept/whatever while BOINC is already established and working.

I question the motive with Alantu's project. Will it be mining bitcoins on one of the processors? Will it be including ads to generate revenue?

BOINC: For the sake of science, not corporate/political/money.

2015-04-14: BOINC talk at MICS

David Anderson gave a keynote talk about BOINC at the 2015 Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS) at the Univ. of North Dakota on April 10, 2015.

2015-04-14: Alantu seeks beta testers

Thanks for the heads-up David !
Information disseminated on Twitter ;)
https://twitter.com/TEAM_CSF/status/588005036489363459

2015-04-14: Alantu seeks beta testers

Alantu, a mobile computing startup using BOINC, seeks beta testers.

2015-04-09: Welcome DENIS@Home

When trying to set up an account, it says to do so by "attaching to project" via boinc manager - but the project isn't in the list. Advice would be appreciated. Thank you. Good luck with the project too.

edit: don't worry. This isn't the right place to ask as it's for news. Sorry for troubling you.

2015-04-09: Welcome DENIS@Home

A warmed welcome to Joel and DENIS@Home :)
Information disseminated on Twitter ;)
https://twitter.com/TEAM_CSF/status/586038150591598592
Thanks for the news David !

2015-04-08: Welcome DENIS@Home

Thank you for this warm welcome. I'm sure that DENIS@Home will be a great adventure.

-- Joel. (DENIS@Home Staff)

2015-04-08: Welcome DENIS@Home

Welcome to DENIS@Home, a new project from San Jorge University in Zaragoza, Spain. DENIS@Home does cardiac electrophysiological simulations, studying the electrical activity of the heart.

2015-04-02: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Hi Cheryl.

I ran some tests with OS 10.10.2, both with BOINC 7.4.42 installed and with it uninstalled. In both cases, I saw a huge number of BUG in process suhelperd [xxx]: over-released legacy external boot assertions (1 total, 1 external, 0 legacy external). message, and in both cases my Mac booted up correctly. With BOINC installed, it started up and ran as expected (though I find Yosemite extremely slow.)

In addition to removing the Login item, the only other thing I can think of is that you may have a corrupted download of BOINC, so you may want to download it again.

Other than that, i don't know what to suggest. You are the only person who has reported this problem to us.

Cheers,
--Charlie

2015-04-01: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Jord,

Thanks for the quick response from both you and the developer. I'll try removing it from Login Items and see what happens.

Cheryl

2015-04-01: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

I had an answer back from the developer. He told me that this is something that Yosemite does, not BOINC. When you search for the error in a search engine -- and by the way, it's over-released legacy external boost assertions -- there are hundreds of people who have this problem.

Nowhere a definitive answer as how to solve this. It does appear to be a problem with OS X 10.10 only so far though.

The developer continues to say As long as the Mac and BOINC are running normally, I would say ignore it. But if it bothers you much, you could try removing the login startup item for BOINCManager (under System Preferences Users & Groups) and launch BOINCManager manually after login.

If you still gets the message after that, then we don't see any way that BOINC could be involved during the boot process.

2015-04-01: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Thank you!

Cheryl

2015-03-31: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Forwarded to developer.

2015-03-27: Welcome Citizen Science Grid

thanks for the information. Very valuable tool indeed.

gurpreet gill

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2015-03-26: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Yes.

2015-03-26: BOINC 7.4.42 released for Windows and Mac

Thanks. I had the developers change the title of the News (and thread).

2015-03-26: BOINC 7.4.42 released to the public

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.
Hi all !
This is ONLY for Windows !!
Linux still to 7.2.42 recommended version ...

2015-03-25: BOINC 7.4.42 released to the public

See this BOINC FAQ for solutions: Windows Installer Error 1706: Setup cannot find the required files / 1714: older version cannot be removed / BOINC.msi cannot be found / The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable / Error 1325. is not a valid short name

2015-03-25: BOINC 7.4.42 released to the public

Seems that *.msi file has a bug. not possible to install.

2015-03-24: BOINC 7.4.42 released to the public

Thanks for the heads-up Rom :)

2015-03-24: BOINC 7.4.42 released to the public

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.

2015-03-19: Localization system migrated to Transifex

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2015-02-11: Localization efforts migrated to Transifex

BOINC's localization efforts have been migrated to Transifex's localization website.

BOINC Translation System (BTS) website is being shutdown.

You can see the new site here:
https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/boinc/

2015-02-09: BOINC 7.4.36 released to the public

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2015-02-05: Welcome Gerasim@Home

A warmed welcome to Gerasim@Home :)
Thanks for the news David !

2015-02-05: Welcome Citizen Science Grid

A warmed welcome to Citizen Science Grid :)
Thanks for the news David !

2015-02-05: Migrating to GitHub

Thanks for the heads-up Rom !

2015-02-05: Migrating to GitHub

BOINC is migrating project management functions (bug database, project documentation, source code) to GitHub.

Trac will be switched to read-only mode.

See: http://github.com/BOINC/boinc

2014-09-29: Paper describes use of BOINC in India.

The paper De Novo Assembly in Your Own Lab: Virtual Supercomputer Using Volunteer Computing appeared in the British Journal of Research.

I cannot understand. There is a public boinc project in India? URL?

2014-09-22: BOINCstats/BAM! seeks donations

BOINCstats/BAM! needs donations for server and network costs. Please support these valuable resources for BOINC users.

2014-09-11: Paper describes use of BOINC in India.

The paper De Novo Assembly in Your Own Lab: Virtual Supercomputer Using Volunteer Computing appeared in the British Journal of Research.

2014-09-10: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

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2014-09-08: BOINC Workshop to be held in Budapest

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2014-08-25: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

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2014-07-23: Citizen science portal launches crowdfunding campaign

Singgasana Hotels & Resort merupakan sebuah perusahaan pengembangan properti dan pengelolaan perhotelan nasional yang mengelola properti kelas atas Indonesia, seperti : The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta, Ayodya Resort Bali, Singgasana Hotel Surabaya, Singgasana Hotel Makassar, Lombok Golf Kosaido, Jakarta Convention Center dan HOUSE Sangkuriang Bandung.
http://teropong-cyber.blogspot.com/2014/07/singgasana-hotels-resorts-pilihan.html Singgasana Hotels & Resorts Memiliki Akomodasi Terbaik
Singgasana hotels & resorts memiliki banyak hotel dengan kualitas yang tidak perlu diragukan lagi serta mampu memberikan kepuasan tersendiri bagi para tamunya. Hotel & Resorts yang sangat tepat di jadikan pilihan bagi Anda yang ingin merasakan kenyamanan ?terbaik?. Keterangan lebih lanjut tentang hotel-hotel yang termasuk Singgasana Hotels & Resorts diantaranya :

1. Ayodya Resort Bali
2. Singgasana Hotel Surabaya
3. Singgasana Hotel Makassar
4. The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta
5. House Indonesia Bandung

AYODYA RESORT BALI
http://teropong-cyber.blogspot.com/2014/07/singgasana-hotels-resorts-pilihan.html Ayodya Resort Bali dulu adalah Bali Hilton International Hotel yang berada di daerah Nusa Dua, sebelah selatan pulau Bali, berdiri pada Bukit Peninsula dan merupakan kawasan Bali yang paling berkembang oleh turis. Daratan yang indah, pasir putih, dan pemandangan Gunung Agung, serta koral dari Samudra Indonesia, menjadi keunggulan tersendiri dari kawasan Nusa Dua. Ayodya Resort Bali berjarak 12 km dari bandara Ngurah Rai International Airport yang dapat ditempuh dengan 15 menit dengan menggunakan mobil. Dan berjarak 30 km dari pusat kota, atau 35 menit menggunakan mobil.
Ayodya Resort Bali ini sebagai resort akomodasi terbaik di Indonesia yang sangat kami rekomendasikan. Hadirnya Ayodya Resort Bali yang kini terus mendunia sebagai komitmen dari Singgasana Hotels & Resorts Memiliki Akomodasi Terbaik.

SINGGASANA HOTEL SURABAYA
Kualitas Pelayanan dan Keramahan Kelas Dunia di Surabaya. Singgasana Hotel Surabaya adalah resort perkotaan di Surabaya. 140 vila eksekutif berakomodasi seperti di hotel ini terletak di 15 hektar taman tropis yang indah, Kolam dengan bentuk bebas dan terletak berdekatan dengan lapangan golf 18 lubang. Ada 4 restoran, sebuah toko kue dan bar dan ruang pertemuan yang besar dan venue pernikahan yang dapat menampung hingga 1500 orang.

Bagi Anda yang sedang berlibur di Surabaya, maka saya rekomendasikan agar Anda menginap di hotel mewah nan menawan ini. Seperti pengakuan beberapa sahabat yang pernah menginap di hotel ini, mereka benar-benar mendapatkan apa yang tidak mereka dapatkan di hotel lain di tanah air. Saya juga sudah berniat akan menginap di Singgasana Hotel Surabaya ini jika ada kesempatan berlibur ke Surabaya. Kenyamanan yang ?lebih? selalu dihadirkan di hotel ini, tidak salah jika Singgasana Hotels & Resorts Memiliki Akomodasi Terbaik.
SINGGASANA HOTEL MAKASSAR
Singgasana Hotel Makassar terletak hanya 30 menit dengan berkendara dari Bandara Internasional Hasanuddin dan sangat dekat dengan pusat perdagangan kota, hiburan dan pusat perbelanjaan. Anda akan mendapatkan rasa nyaman yang ?lebih? begitu anda tiba di hotel ini, keramahan staff hotel Makassar memberikan kemudahana selama Anda menginap. Dengan 122 kamar yang nyaman nan mewah akan memberikan kualitas istirahat yang prima untuk Anda, 5 executive suites dan 116 kamar deluxe. Singgasana Hotel Makassar juga menyediakan segala fasilitas kesehatan dan rekreasi seperti fasilitas fitness, sauna, massage, kolam renang luar, ruang musik dan juga putting green golf.

Siapapun yang menginap di http://teropong-cyber.blogspot.com/2014/07/singgasana-hotels-resorts-pilihan.html Singgasana Hotel Makassar ini pasti akan dapat kejutan yang menyenangkan. Memang cukup banyak juga sih Hotel di Makassar. Namun menurut pandangan pribadi bagi bagi Anda yang sedang berlibur di Makassar, hotel ini tepat dijadikan

2014-07-22: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

The Seti front page message has been edited to:
Update: Planned Power Outage - July 23rd-24th, 2014
Due to necessary electrical repairs at the data center, we need to shut down some servers for a brief period the morning of Wednesday, July 23rd, then again for a longer period throughout the work day of Thursday, July 24th. All the SETI data servers will be unreachable during these outages. The work should be complete by Thursday afternoon, and all services back on line shortly afterward.

Unfortunately IST is not tracking this scheduled outage.

2014-07-17: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

It turns out this is next week.

2014-07-17: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

Maybe it is the co-lo after all? This has appeared on SETI's front page:

Planned Power Outage - July 23rd-24th, 2014
Due to necessary electrical repairs at the data center, we need to shut down the servers on the evening of Wednesday, July 23rd. All the SETI projects and web sites will be unreachable for most of the time during this outage. The work should be complete by the following afternoon, and all services back on line shortly afterward.
But silently - no BOINC notice feed, no message board thread.

2014-07-16: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

The spammers will be mortified, for where should they post their stuff then that day? :)

What? A day off from emails from here? What shall I do with my time and my mouse finger? :)

2014-07-16: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

I thought isaac had been moved down to the co-lo, same as the SETI servers? ?
That's what I'd been told was planned about a year ago. So if it's not been done yet, don't look at me. :)

2014-07-16: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

The spammers will be mortified, for where should they post their stuff then that day? :)
I thought isaac had been moved down to the co-lo, same as the SETI servers? But there's no sign of a planned outage on http://ucbsystems.org/.

Is there anything that SETI should know?

2014-07-16: BOINC servers down Thursday 17 July

This web site, along with Trac, Pootle, and other BOINC server functions, will be off-line on Thursday 17 July due to machine room power-system maintenance.

2014-07-13: HTC announces Power to Give

a proposed non-profit portal for citizen science, has launched a crowdfunding campaign.







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2014-06-25: ATLAS@Home launched at CERN

ATLAS@Home is a new project from the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Their current app simulates the creation and decay of supersymmetric bosons and fermions. Participants will need to install VirtualBox.

2014-06-23: BOINC Workshop to be held in Budapest

i hope it will be great event... nice to know that it will be held

2014-06-17: BOINC Workshop to be held in Budapest

Why are you in need to check your ID number? What are you trying to accomplish?
And please, when answering, could you do so without typing in all CAPS? That's considered rather rude and shouting on the internet.

2014-06-01: BOINC Pentathlon announced

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2014-05-27: BOINC 7.2.42 released to the public

great post i think i will check it

2014-05-27: New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox

i will try it as soon as.. nice

2014-05-27: BOINC 7.2.39 released to the public

wow i think it will be nice software ..

2014-05-27: BOINC Workshop to be held in Budapest

wow i think it will be great event... lagu galau barat

2014-05-26: BOINC Workshop to be held in Budapest

The 10th BOINC Workshop will be held at the SZTAKI Institute in Budapest, 29 Sept to 2 Oct 2014.


To allow more time for hackfest projects, we're extending the workshop to 4 days
That's great!! I think is more important the "hands-on-code" part than power point presentation of project

2014-05-21: Citizen science portal launches crowdfunding campaign

this site beautiful them.

2014-05-20: BOINC Workshop to be held in Budapest

The 10th BOINC Workshop will be held at the SZTAKI Institute in Budapest, 29 Sept to 2 Oct 2014.

2014-05-20: HTC announces Power to Give

Nice info

2014-05-15: BOINC 7.2.39 released to the public

I instal it but Screensaver flash and change very fast between BONIC logo and logo of work.
So I uninstal v.7.2.39 and instal old version who I have 7.2.23
Same problem on my computer, after installing this latest version. As a result, I no longer use BOINC as my screensaver. (Windows 8)

2014-05-15: Volunteer motivation study published

GOOD

2014-05-09: Citizen science portal launches crowdfunding campaign

I'm new in the forum. I think it's good for the Scientist and for the citizens. New sponsor, New discoveries and New Achievement.

2014-05-07: Citizen science portal launches crowdfunding campaign

Scikick.org, a proposed non-profit portal for citizen science, has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

2014-04-29: New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox

so I did not notice.

Regards

2014-04-29: New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox

Read three posts above, for the code.

2014-04-29: New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox

Hi

How to obtain invitation code

Beauty@LHC project ?

Please send me PM

2014-04-17: BOINC Pentathlon announced

SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the 5th BOINC Pentathlon, a competition inspired by the Pentathlon in ancient Greece. Teams will compete between May 5 and May 19 at five different BOINC projects to determine the overall winner.

2014-04-15: Power to Give story in The Daily Californian

The UC Berkeley newspaper featured a story on Power to Give, the HTC/BOINC partnership to promote scientific computing on smartphones.

2014-04-14: New BOINC server VM image available

A BOINC server VM image, based on Debian 7 and the latest BOINC code, is available. Thanks to Christian Beer and the University of Halle.

2014-04-03: Volunteer motivation study published

The paper Scientists@Home: What Drives the Quantity and Quality of Online Citizen Science Participation? has been published in the journal PLOS One.

2014-04-01: BOINC 7.2.42 released to the public

further to my previous post. I uninstalled BOINC, re-downloaded it and re-installed it. Now working OK.

I have just installed BOINC 7.4.42. On starting it I get messages that it has crashed 3 times then 'unable to connect to the core client'. I am using Windows 7. On the windows wvent log the message is: 'event 1000 application error'
System

- Provider

[ Name] Application Error

- EventID 1000

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 100

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2014-04-01T15:03:36.000000000Z

EventRecordID 4198

Channel Application

Computer Richard-PC

Security


- EventData

boinc.exe
7.2.42.0
530f97f9
MSVCR80.dll
8.0.50727.6195
4dcdd833
c0000005
000000000000b0aa
e08
01cf4dbb83790a55
C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe
C:\Program Files\BOINC\MSVCR80.dll
cc6cfa61-b9ae-11e3-ace0-94de80ea7882

2014-04-01: BOINC 7.2.42 released to the public

I have just installed BOINC 7.4.42. On starting it I get messages that it has crashed 3 times then 'unable to connect to the core client'. I am using Windows 7. On the windows wvent log the message is: 'event 1000 application error'
System

- Provider

[ Name] Application Error

- EventID 1000

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 100

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2014-04-01T15:03:36.000000000Z

EventRecordID 4198

Channel Application

Computer Richard-PC

Security


- EventData

boinc.exe
7.2.42.0
530f97f9
MSVCR80.dll
8.0.50727.6195
4dcdd833
c0000005
000000000000b0aa
e08
01cf4dbb83790a55
C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe
C:\Program Files\BOINC\MSVCR80.dll
cc6cfa61-b9ae-11e3-ace0-94de80ea7882

2014-03-28: World Community Grid enables drug discovery

I'm fairly certain that WCG requires the results obtained by using their system to be released into the public domain.

2014-03-27: World Community Grid enables drug discovery

Imagine the $billions in yearly profits for the drug company that buys the rights and patents.

2014-03-25: BOINC 7.2.42 released to the public

I love to contribute. I had a nervous breakdown in high school, which devastated my 85-90% grade averages in academics. I've never really accepted this. Using "BOINC" gives me the chance to give back to all the health-care professionals and makes me keep trying to find answers to my educational dysfunction. Thank-you folks for the opportunity to learn and enjoy myself through self-study with the computer as my teacher.

2014-03-19: BOINC 7.2.42 released to the public

Works as advertised here:
19/03/2014 18:39:14 | LHC@home 1.0 | update requested by user
19/03/2014 18:39:18 | LHC@home 1.0 | sched RPC pending: Requested by user
19/03/2014 18:39:18 | LHC@home 1.0 | [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
19/03/2014 18:39:18 | LHC@home 1.0 | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
19/03/2014 18:39:18 | LHC@home 1.0 | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
19/03/2014 18:39:18 | LHC@home 1.0 | [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
19/03/2014 18:39:18 | LHC@home 1.0 | [sched_op] AMD/ATI GPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
19/03/2014 18:39:20 | LHC@home 1.0 | Scheduler request completed
19/03/2014 18:39:20 | LHC@home 1.0 | [sched_op] Server version 701
19/03/2014 18:39:20 | LHC@home 1.0 | Project requested delay of 6 seconds
19/03/2014 18:39:20 | LHC@home 1.0 | [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:00:06
19/03/2014 18:39:20 | LHC@home 1.0 | [sched_op] Reason: requested by project

Make sure the project doesn't do resend lost work, and that the work you get isn't lost work. Also make sure you set the correct project to NNT.

You can also check in client_state.xml in the BOINC data directory.
In it look for the entry of <master_url>http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/</master_url>, then scroll down a bit and if you set NNT correctly on this project, it should say <dont_request_more_work/> just above the <rsc_backoff_time> entries.

2014-03-19: BOINC 7.2.42 released to the public

RE: Version 7.2.42 (x86). I have tried setting "no new tasks" on a project (LHC@Home1.0) however tasks are still coming through. This was working fine up to the last version I had installed (it was before 7.2.39).

2014-03-14: BOINC 7.2.42 released to the public

upgraded to this from 7.2.33 and the flashing screensaver still persists, the same as 7.2.39, I'm going back to 7.2.33 again until you get this fixed. :(

So problem with disco screensaver is not fixed jet.
Which part of the following didn't you understand?:

For the next person who thinks 7.2.42 has a fix for the screen saver problem, or that any next version will do so and it's not mentioned in the release thread, please always read the release notes.

Claggy

2014-03-05: World Community Grid enables drug discovery

A recent paper in Cancer Medicine describes seven promising drug candidates - identified with the help of World Community Grid ? for neuroblastoma, a common form of childhood cancer.

2014-02-28: BOINC 7.2.42 released to the public

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.

2014-02-27: HTC announces Power to Give

HTC is supporting Android-based volunteer computing through a new program called Power to Give. This is described in two YouTube videos: one about how to participate and another about the science being done.

2014-02-27: BOINCCalculator 0.5.1 released

Climateprediction.net users: a new version of BOINCCalculator has been released.

2014-02-18: HTC/BOINC partnership

BOINC has been working with HTC - one of the world's leading smartphone manufacturers - to bring volunteer computing to Android devices. On February 24th we'll release an exciting result of this partnership - stay tuned!

2014-02-12: BOINC 7.2.39 released to the public

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.

2014-02-04: New project studies mechanical engineering problems

The CONVECTOR project is open and looking for volunteers. The project, based at the Czech Technical University in Prague, studies the optimization of mechanical systems - currently, a system called the "52-bar truss".

2013-12-19: BOINC-rendered movie released

The animated short Big Buck Bunny has been released in hi-res (4Kx2K), high frame rate (60 FPS) and stereo. The rendering was done using BOINC by the Big and Ugly Rendering Project.

2013-12-02: Portuguese article on BOINC

A new Portuguese-language article discusses BOINC and several of the projects that use it.

2013-11-19: New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox

Starting with version 7.2.28, the recommended BOINC installer for Windows also installs VirtualBox, open-source virtualization software. This allows volunteered computer to run VM applications, benefitting both scientists and volunteers.

2013-11-08: BOINC 7.2.28 released to the public

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.

2013-10-30: New BoincTasks version release

A new version of BoincTasks interface is available. New features include a "cloud mode" that lets you control BOINC clients from any web browser, and improved support for dynamic client IP addresses.

2013-10-18: Client configuration add-on

BOINC Client Configuration is a Windows GUI for editing the BOINC client configuration.

2013-10-07: BOINC Workshop proceedings posted

The 9th Annual BOINC Workshop was held last week. See video and slides of the talks, and notes on the Hackfest activities.

2013-08-23: WCG announces member study results

World Community Grid has summarized the results of a study of volunteer attitudes and motivations.

2013-08-21: Einstein@Home pulsar discoveries

Einstein@Home has published a paper reporting the discovery of 24 pulsars in the Parkes multi-beam
pulsar survey.

2013-08-15: .NET GUI RPC binding available

A .NET interface to BOINC's GUI RPCs is now available. This may be useful for people interested in developing
BOINC GUIs on Windows.

2013-08-08: BOINC/Android article in Bloomberg.com

Bloomberg.com recently posted an article on BOINC/Android in their Tech News section.

2013-07-30: Einstein@Home publishes pulsar discoveries

Einstein@Home recently published a paper on pulsars they've discovered in The Astrophysical Journal.

2013-07-22: BOINC/Android articles

Articles about BOINC on Android are in The UC Berkeley web site, Citizen IBM, and KQED Science.

2013-07-22: BOINC for Android launched

A version of BOINC for Android-based mobile devices was released today, and is available in the Google Play store and the Amazon appstore (for Kindle Fire). Six projects now offer Android applications.

2013-07-18: Italian BOINC project publishes research paper

Simulation One, a project developed by the Molecular Modeling Group of Università degli Studi, Milan, has published a paper in Chemical Physical Letters.

2013-06-19: Seeking testers for BOINC on Android

We're developing BOINC for Android. Because of the wide range of Android devices (phones, tablets, ultrabooks) we need help with testing. We've set up a Google group to coordinate the testing. If you'd like to help, please join the group and follow the instructions there.

2013-06-13: SETIspirit (Windows GUI for SETI@home) released

SETIspirit is free add-on tool for SETI@home users which provides useful information about the tasks, the SETI@home project status, workunits and credits. It also includes graphical statistic charts and a detailed sky map.

2013-04-23: BOINC 7.0.64/7.0.65 released to the public

A new version of BOINC is ready for public use. You can download it here. See the release notes and version history for details.

2013-04-16: AMD Application Showcase features BOINC

The AMD Application Showcase lists two BOINC-based projects, Poem@Home and Einstein@Home, with applications that use AMD GPUs.

2013-03-12: SubsetSum@Home

SubsetSum@Home, based at the University of North Dakota Computer Science Department, is doing research in complexity theory - in particular, the properties of an NP-complete problem called Subset Sum.

2013-02-22: BOINC Monitor (KDE desktop plasmoid) released

BOINC Monitor, an add-on for Linux/KDE, lets you monitor the activities of BOINC directly on your desktop.

2013-02-21: BOINC servers down 22-24 February

The BOINC web site will be down from Friday 22 Feb 3 PM (Pacific time) to Sunday 24 Feb noon.

2013-01-03: RNA World

Welcome to RNA World. This project, sponsored by Rechenkraft.net, seeks to identify, analyze, structurally predict and design RNA molecules on the basis of established bioinformatics software.

2013-01-01: New project studies asteroid properties

Welcome to Asteroids@home. This project, based at Charles University in Prague, computes the shape and spin of asteroids based on photometric data.

2012-12-26: BOINC servers down 5 January 2013

The BOINC web site and other services will be offline on 5 January 2013 because of a planned power outage at Space Sciences Laboratory.

2012-12-22: New project seeks testers

Volpex@UH, a project at University of Houston, seeks alpha testers. Volpex@UH is studying how to use BOINC to do parallel computing across multiple hosts.

2012-12-13: Fullscreen text-based user interface for Linux released

boinctui, a full-featured curses-based text user interface for BOINC, is now available. It can manage local and remote clients, and allows you to switch between clients with a hot key.

2012-12-04: GPUgrid.net announces AIDS breakthrough

In a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from GPUgrid.net describe a breakthrough in AIDS research achieved using BOINC-based volunteer computing.

2012-11-16: World Community Grid celebrates its 8th birthday today

IBM World Community Grid celebrates 8 years of computing for humanitarian causes. Congratulations to WCG, which has also contributed greatly to the development of BOINC.

2012-11-05: Volunteer to transcribe Bushman text

Volunteer thinking lets you contribute to research using your brain. The Transcribe Bushman project, based at the University of Capetown, seeks volunteers to help with research in linguistics. The project uses Bossa, a software offshoot of BOINC.

2012-10-22: New book features BOINC

The new book Desktop Grid Computing, published by CRC Press, contains several chapters involving BOINC.

2012-09-30: OProject@Home launches

OProject@Home recently launched and invites volunteers to participate. OProject does research in number theory, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence.

2012-09-08: BoincTasks Mobile introduced

Introducing BoincTasks Mobile, an iPad, iPhone and Android compatible visual BOINC interface.

2012-08-15: BOINC server downtime

The BOINC web site will be offline some of the time between now and Thursday morning PST.

2012-07-25: Welcome FightMalaria@Home

The FightMalaria@Home project was launched recently and is looking for volunteers. Based at University College Dublin, the project is studying how antimalarial drugs work, and hopes to find new targets for drug discovery and development.

2012-07-06: BAM! introduces triggered actions

This new BAM! feature lets you arrange for actions, such as adding, removing, suspending, or resuming projects, to be performed when given thresholds of queued tasks, credit, and time are reached.

2012-07-02: BOINC book published

A book about BOINC (in German), written by Christian Benjamin Ries, has been published by Springer.

2012-06-29: WCG reaches billion-job milestone

IBM World Community Grid recently processed its one billionth job. Congratulations to the project and its volunteers!

2012-05-29: BOINC server downtime

Due to a planned power outage, the BOINC web site will be down tomorrow (Wed 30 May) from:
3:45 AM to 11:00 AM
5:00 PM to 8:00 AM the next day.

2012-05-18: BOINCstats/BAM! relaunched

BOINCstats (a cross-project statistics site) and BAM! (a full-featured account manager) have been completely renovated and enhanced. Check out the sites to see what's new!

2012-05-18: Major Power Outage at SSL

There was a major power outage on Tuesday evening that affected several buildings here on campus including the entire Space Sciences Laboratory. Power has been restored this morning.

2012-04-20: WCG launches Computing for Sustainable Water application

IBM World Community Grid has launched a new application, Computing for Sustainable Water, enabling researchers at the University of Virginia to study the effects of human activity on large watersheds.

2012-04-09: BOINC 7.0 released to public

The next version of BOINC is now ready for public use. Check the release notes and version history for details.

2012-04-03: BOINC Pentathlon

Team SETI.Germany continues its new challenge and invites all BOINC Teams to participate in the 3rd BOINC PENTATHLON, following the ideals of the ancient Greek Pentathlon.
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2012-03-06: Promoting BOINC to local computer user&#39;s groups

Want to help spread the word about BOINC? One way is to talk about it at a meeting of your local computer user's group. A BOINC user describes his experience doing this.

2012-02-07: Welcome SAT@home

The SAT@home project, from the Institute for Systems Analysis of Russian Academy of Sciences, solves hard and practically important problems (discrete functions inversion problems, discrete optimization, bioinformatics, etc) that can be effectively reduced to the Boolean satisfiability problem.

2012-01-03: Citizen Cyberscience Summit, 16-18 February 2012

The Second London Citizen Cyberscience Summit, involving volunteer computing and other forms of citizen science, will be held 16-18 February 2012 in London.

2011-11-21: IBM World Community Grid News

IBM World Community Grid recently celebrated its 7th birthday and announced the release of a new application to find treatments for malaria.

2011-11-20: Welcome Mersenne@home

Mersenne@home is a new project, based in Poland, that searches for 'Mersenne primes' - prime numbers of the form 2p-1.

2011-11-03: Unplanned server outage

The BOINC server (including web site and SVN repository) was offline from 31 Oct to 2 Nov. Things are back up now.

2011-10-10: Kevin Reed profiled on A Smarter Planet

Kevin Reed of IBM World Community Grid is profiled in a blog entry on A Smarter Planet.

2011-09-21: BOINC/Wordpress integration

Thanks to recent work by Carl Christensen, BOINC projects can now use Wordpress (a popular content management system) as the basis for their web sites. This is described here.

2011-09-13: WCG/Harvard Clean Energy Project Video

A video on the Clean Energy Project is featured in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

2011-09-08: WCG targets Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is one of the most neglected tropical diseases. Each year it infects more than two million people in 97 countries. To date, there are no available vaccines to prevent the disease. Researchers at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, are running the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project on World Community Grid to identify drug compounds that could possibly be developed into treatments for Leishmaniasis.

2011-09-02: BOINC-based computing at University of Westminster

The University of Westminster in London has been operating a BOINC-based campus grid since Mar 2011. The university estimates that this yields savings of £125,000 per year.

2011-08-26: LHC@home 2.0 article in iSGTW

An article entitled Virtual atom smasher in LHC@Home 2.0 appeared recently in International Science Grid This Week (iSGTW).

2011-08-24: BoincTasks version 1.16 released

A new version of BoincTasks, an alternative BOINC manager, has been released. The new version has improved handling of large number of computers, a web server for mobile users, and improved graphic to show received tasks. It is compatible with the upcoming BOINC client version 7.

2011-08-22: Clean Energy Project announces early results

An article in Nature News describes preliminary results from The Clean Energy Project at IBM World Community Grid.

2011-08-10: DistrRTgen

DistrRTgen has been added to the BOINC project list. Its goal is to give the world's security experts the best tools available for detecting weak hashes, helping to improve methods of password protection.

2011-08-09: LHC@home 2.0 begins public testing

LHC@home 2.0, the first volunteer computing project based on virtual machine technology, began public testing today. The CERN-based project uses home computers to simulate particle collisions.

2011-08-01: Renderfarm.fi wins World Summit Award

Congratulations to Renderfarm.fi, a winner of the 2011 World Summit Award in the e-Science and Technology category.

2011-07-28: GPUGRID.net computes against cancer

GPUGRID.net announced a collaboration with researchers at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona to study the effects of a well-known drug for colorectal cancer.

2011-07-26: Gears: browser-based volunteer computing

Researchers at IIT in Budapest, Hungary have announced the release of a system for volunteer computing in web browsers that can use BOINC servers for job distribution.

2011-07-22: New project: Surveill@Home

Surveill@Home, from the University of Coimbra in Portugal, is a research project that conducts end-to-end fine-grained monitoring of web sites, providing end-user failure and performance statistics.

2011-07-17: Einstein@OSG

Since 2008, the Einstein@OSG project from Caltech has used grid resources on the Open Science Grid and on the German D-Grid to supply about 150,000 CPU hours daily to the Einstein@Home project.

2011-07-08: Quake Catcher Network article

An article on Quake Catcher Network appeared in Stanford University News.

2011-07-05: BOINC 6.12.33 released to public

The next version of BOINC is now ready for public use. Check the release notes and version history for details.

2011-07-02: BoincTasks on Linux and Mac OS X

BoincTasks, a powerful GUI for managing multiple BOINC clients, now runs on Linux and Mac OS X under Wine.

2011-06-23: Open Science Panel in Berlin, 30 June

The Open Science Panel at the upcoming Open Knowledge Workshop will feature several talks related to BOINC (Berlin, 30 June).

2011-06-23: Papers from IBM World Community Grid

Science projects hosted by IBM World Community Grid have recently published papers in Phys. Rev. E and BioMed Central Research Notes.

2011-06-20: New publications from GPUGRID.net

The GPUGRID.net project has recently published three papers, one in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and two in Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation.

2011-06-17: sudoku@vtaiwan

The sudoku@vtaiwan project, from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, addresses the mathematical problem of whether there is a 16-clue Sudoku with a unique solution.

2011-06-03: Virtual Prairie results published

The Virtual Prairie project recently published a paper Large scale parameter study of an individual-based model of clonal plant with volunteer computing in the journal Ecological Modeling.

2011-05-31: Brasil@home talk videos online

Videos of talks at the recent Brasil@home event are available here.

2011-05-19: BoincTasks 1.00 released

Version 1.00 of BoincTasks (a Windows program for managing BOINC clients) has been released after 2 years of hard work and with the help of many volunteers.

2011-05-17: BOINC 6.12.26 released to public

The next version of BOINC is now ready for public use. Check the release notes and version history for details.

2011-05-14: BOINC Monitor

BOINC Monitor, a desktop gadget for Windows Vista/7 that shows the status of running tasks, has been released.

2011-05-02: Brasil@home, 2-6 May

Brasil@home is a series of events in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paolo intended to promote and catalyze citizen science in Brazil.

2011-05-01: BOINC Workshop

The 7th BOINC Workshop will be held 18-19 August 2011 in Hannover, Germany.

2011-04-30: PTP animation on YouTube

A YouTube video promotes the Intel Progress Thru Processors initiative.

2011-04-24: Asia@home Hackfest videos available

Videos of several talks at the recent Asia@home Hackfest are now available.

2011-04-19: Grid/BOINC bridge demonstrated

A recent press release describes an EDGI demonstration of job submission to a Volunteer Desktop Grid at the EGI User Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania.

2011-04-09: 6.8 billion core-hours

In the past year, BOINC volunteers have contributed over 6.8 billion CPU core-hours to a variety of research projects. Thanks, and congratulations on being the world's biggest computing cloud!

2011-04-08: Einstein@home discovery published

A paper in The Astrophysical Journal describes the recent discovery of a binary pulsar by Einstein@home.

2011-04-04: New version of BOINC LCS available

Version 3.1 of BOINC LCS is available. BOINC LCS is a web application, written in PHP, for monitoring a set of BOINC clients.

2011-04-01: New version of TThrottle available

TThrottle version 3.41 has been released. This utility enforces limits on CPU and GPU temperature by controlling BOINC's activity.

2011-04-01: WCG included in top 100 IBM innovations

The World Community Grid project has been honored by IBM as one of the top 100 innovations in its 100-year history.

2011-03-14: BOINC server outage March 15-16

Due to electrical work at Space Sciences Lab, the BOINC web site will be offline from 4 PM March 15 to 10 AM March 16 (Pacific time).

2011-03-03: 2011 China Drumbeat Hackfest

A Hackfest will be held March 23-25 in Beijing to develop volunteer computing and citizen science applications. Programmers are welcome!

2011-02-24: Climateprediction.net paper in Nature

A paper by Climateprediction.net appeared in a recent issue of Nature.

2011-02-23: Asia@home Hackfest

The Asia@home Hackfest, at Academia Sinica in Taiwan on 21-22 March, will focus on porting seismology applications to BOINC.

2011-02-22: Jeopardy! success benefits WCG

An article in HPCwire discusses Watson's victory on Jeopardy!, and its benefit to IBM World Community Grid.

2011-02-08: Article on World Community Grid

An article about IBM World Community Grid appeared on the Royal Society of Chemistry web site.

2011-02-04: EU Desktop Grid road map released

The EU-funded DEGISCO project has released a Desktop Grids for eScience Road Map describing how to set up desktop grid computing infrastructure.

2011-01-20: Jeopardy! to benefit volunteer computing

On January 13th IBM announced that World Community Grid will receive half of the winnings from a man vs. machine contest on the Jeopardy! game show, to air February 14, 15 and 16, 2011.

2010-12-07: FightAIDS@home online lecture

A lecture by Dr Alex Perryman of The Scripps Research Institute discusses FightAIDS@home, a subproject of IBM World Community Grid.

2010-11-27: Android app for BOINC available

As reported on the BOINC Message boards: "I just published AndroBOINC on Android Market. It is BOINC Manager for Android phones - it can remotely control several BOINC clients, similar as default BOINC Manager. You can find it on Market from phone, just search for "androboinc" or simply "boinc"."

2010-10-21: Sony to bundle BOINC with new VIAO computers

Sony Electronics today announced that its VAIO computers now come equipped with BOINC software that users can opt to run. Once activated, the software connects with IBM World Community Grid, supporting a variety of humanitarian research.

2010-10-21: Sony to bundle BOINC with new VAIO computers

Sony Electronics today announced that its VAIO computers now come equipped with BOINC software that users can opt to run. Once activated, the software connects with IBM World Community Grid, supporting a variety of humanitarian research.

2010-10-21: Sony Assists Researchers Worldwide With Humanitarian Research Projects

Read the press release here

2010-09-22: BOINC Project Server Upgraded

A new server is in place, and should improve the performance of BOINC web site, wikis, and translation system.

2010-09-22: New BOINC project server

Over the last few days we have been experiencing a website overload, luckily we have a new replacement server available.

2010-09-21: Article in TechNewsDaily

Check out 8 Cool Science Projects That Can Run Right on Your Home Computer , an article on volunteer computing in TechNewsDaily.

2010-09-18: BoincLite: a thin BOINC client library

Sony Computer Science Laboratory has released BoincLite, an LGPL library that allows any C application to act as a simple BOINC client - possibly useful in mobile devices and game consoles.

2010-09-16: Orbit@home enters production mode

Orbit@home, which monitors and studies near-Earth asteroids, is now in production mode with real data, and seeks volunteers to handle its 300K jobs per week.

2010-09-07: BOINC helps recover stolen laptop

A stolen laptop has been found with the help of BOINC.

2010-09-07: New project: CAS@home

Welcome to CAS@home, a new project from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) which seeks to encourage and assist scientists in China to adopt the technologies of volunteer computing and volunteer thinking for their research.

2010-09-07: New project: eOn

Welcome to the eOn project from the University of Texas at Austin, which studies the dynamic simulation of physical and chemical processes over a time scale which is much longer than can be reached with traditional molecular dynamics.

2010-09-07: BOINC workshop proceedings

The 6th annual BOINC workshop took place last week in London. Powerpoint slides from many of the talks are available here.

2010-09-07: BOINC: Tu Tambien Puedes

Check out Computación distribuida BOINC, tu tambien puedes, an article on BOINC in Trucoteca.com, a Spanish website about video games.

2010-08-24: Primaboinca launched; PS3 app available

A new project, Primaboinca, seeks participants. The project, from Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, studies prime numbers. It offers applications for Windows, Linux, and the Sony Playstation 3 running Linux.

2010-08-18: Online discussion about citizen science

Join an online discussion about citizen science and the Einstein@Home project hosted by Public Radio International.

2010-08-14: Einstein@Home pulsar discovery

The recent discovery of a new pulsar by Einstein@Home is described in an article in Science and on the National Science Foundation web site.

2010-08-10: Nature News article on citizen science

An article in Nature News discusses recent trends and progress in citizen science, including volunteer computing.

2010-08-10: Citizen Cyberscience Summit tickets available

Tickets for the Citizen Cyberscience Summit in London (2-3 Sept.) can now be booked online at www.citizencyberscience.net/summit

2010-07-22: 6th BOINC Workshop

The 6th BOINC Workshop will be held 31 Aug - 1 Sept. in London.

2010-07-07: London Citizen Cyberscience Summit

The London Citizen Cyberscience Summit on September 2-3 will be a chance for scientists and citizens to learn about the latest breakthroughs in citizen cyberscience. The event will feature speakers from a number of BOINC projects.

2010-07-06: GPU example apps available

Sample BOINC applications for NVIDIA/CUDA, NVIDIO/OpenCL, and ATI Stream OpenCL, together with instructions for building on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, are now available. Thanks to Tuan Le for developing these.

2010-06-30: Campus Party kick-off event streaming video

A speech (in Spanish) launching the Campus Party / Rosetta@home campaign will broadcast by streaming video on Thursday 1 July at 19:00 GMT-5 (Channel 5).

2010-06-29: CPDN scientist wins award

Myles Allen, director of Climateprediction.net, has won the 2010 Appleton Prize, which rewards distinguished research in environmental, earth or atmospheric physics.

2010-06-16: Campus Party Colombia to boost Rosetta@home

Campus Party Colombia plans a promotion of Rosetta@home. (Spanish, English)

2010-05-31: Video on MalariaControl.net

Check out a video on the use of volunteer computing to fight malaria (2 minutes, available in Spanish and English).

2010-05-25: New version of BoincTasks available

A new version of BoincTasks, with multi-language support, is available. BoincTasks is a GUI application for Windows that lets you monitor and control up to 300 BOINC clients from a single window.

2010-05-24: BOINC 6.10.56 released

The next version of BOINC is now ready for public use. Check the release notes and version history for details.

2010-05-24: BOINC project name service

New or experimental BOINC-based projects without a domain name can now get a name of the form http://myproject.boincproject.com/. Thanks to Willy de Zutter of BOINCStats.com for offering this service.

2010-05-24: BOINC simulator released at Univ. of Delaware

EmBOINC, a simulator for studying scheduling policies in large volunteer computing projects, is available for use by researchers.

2010-05-17: AQUA@home deploys first OpenCL application on BOINC

Congratulations to the AQUA@home project, which has deployed the first OpenCL application on BOINC. OpenCL is a new programming system for GPUs and multicore CPUs.

2010-05-11: Interview on www.seti.cl (Spanish)

David Anderson, director of BOINC and SETI@home, is interviewed on www.seti.cl (in Spanish).

2010-05-11: German WW II message cracked by Enigma@home

The Enigma@Home project has decrypted one of 22 previously unbroken German Army messages encrypted with the Enigma machine.

2010-04-29: BOINC 6.10.43/44 withdrawn

Due to a bug in .43/.44, the currently stable BOINC client has been rolled back to 6.10.18. The bug in question only affects volunteers using GPUs that do not have enough GPU RAM to execute their desired project applications. This bug is fixed in 6.10.46 or newer.

2010-04-21: Article in Fast Company

Fast Company magazine has an article on IBM World Community Grid.

2010-04-08: BOINC web site now available in Finnish

A Finnish translation of the BOINC web site is now available, thanks to Sami Nordlund.

2010-04-05: BOINC 6.10.43/44 released

A new version of the client software is available for download

2010-03-31: New BOINC/Ubuntu ISO image available

Version 1.2 of Dotsch/UX, an ISO-format Ubuntu image with the 6.10.17 client, for USB, diskless, and CD-ROM install, is available for download.

2010-03-29: Support for Mac OS 10.6.3

Mac users, if you upgrade to OS 10.6.3, 2 issues may arise: The upgrade may delete your login item for BOINC Manager. If this happens, BOINC will not launch automatically when you log in or restart your Mac. Just run the BOINC installer again to fix this. If you are running CUDA tasks, you must upgrade to version 3.0 of the CUDA drivers, which you can download here.

2010-03-18: Article on volunteer computing

Check out Volunteer Computing Needs You, an article in Computer Power User magazine.

2010-03-17: Article on Einstein@OSG

An article in iSGTW discusses the use of Grid resources by Einstein@home.

2010-03-16: QCN article

An article about Quake Catcher Network recently appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

2010-03-11: BOINC 6.10.37 released for Windows

Revision history can be found here

2010-03-09: Almere Desktop Grid event

The 3rd AlmereGrid Grid Experience workshop, and the EDGeS@Home launch event, will take place March 29/30, 2010 in Almere, The Netherlands.

2010-03-08: Italian citizen science site

Check out Calcolo Distribuito, an Italian-language web site about volunteer computing and other public-participation science.

2010-03-05: New project: QuantumFIRE alpha

QuantumFIRE alpha is a test project for QuantumFIRE, which will be dedicated to research into Quantum Foundations and Solid State Physics. The project is based at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

2010-03-05: BOINC 6.10.36 released for Windows and Mac

Revision history can be found here

2010-03-02: German BOINC glossary released

The crunchers@freiburg team has released a German glossary of BOINC terms.

2010-02-19: Boinc.NET released

Boinc.NET, a 3rd-party BOINC GUI for Windows based on .NET 3.5, has been released. It lets you manage multiple clients from one place.

2010-02-11: Motivation study published

An study of cybervolunteer motivation by Viola Krebs has been published in FirstMonday.org, a journal devoted to Internet studies.

2010-01-13: BOINC supports GPU computing on Mac OS X

GPU-based volunteer computing is now available on the Macintosh! Mac owners with NVIDIA GPUs can run GPU-enabled applications from Einstein@home and Collatz Conjecture. You'll need the latest development version of BOINC (6.10.28) and NVIDIA's CUDA driver.

2010-01-07: P-GRADE Portal supports BOINC

The P-GRADE Grid Portal developed by the SZTAKI Institute in Hungary now supports BOINC as a computational back end.

2009-11-27: BOINC news November 27, 2009

An article on
volunteer computing appeared today in the Argentine newspaper La Nacion.

2009-11-27: An article on volunteer computing appeared today in the Argentine newspaper La Nacion.

An article on volunteer computing appeared today in the Argentine newspaper La Nacion.

2009-10-30: BOINC news October 30, 2009

Version 6.10 of the BOINC client software has been released for general use. Download it here.

2009-10-30: The Fifth BOINC Workshop was held Oct

The Fifth BOINC Workshop was held Oct. 22-23 in Barcelona. There were 35 attendees and 21 excellent talks; many of the presentation slides and discussion notes are online.

2009-10-30: Version 6.10 of the BOINC client software has been released for general use

Version 6.10 of the BOINC client software has been released for general use. Download it here.

2009-10-28: BOINC news October 28, 2009

The Windows versions of 6.6.41 have been recalled
due to a version mismatch with recent Microsoft updates.
Please use the 6.6.38 version until 6.10 is released.

2009-10-28: The Windows versions of 6.6.41 have been recalled due to a version mismatch with recent Microsoft updates. Please use the 6.6.38 version until 6.10 is released.

The Windows versions of 6.6.41 have been recalled due to a version mismatch with recent Microsoft updates. Please use the 6.6.38 version until 6.10 is released.

2009-10-21: BOINC news October 21, 2009

An article in the Wall Street Journal
discusses the use of volunteer computing in medical research.

2009-10-21: An article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the use of volunteer computing in medical research.

An article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the use of volunteer computing in medical research.

2009-10-12: BOINC news October 12, 2009

Welcome to NFS@home,
a new project from California State University Fullerton.
NFS@Home uses volunteer computing to do the lattice sieving step in the Number Field Sieve factorization of large integers.

2009-10-12: Welcome to NFS@home, a new project from California State University Fullerton. NFS@Home uses volunteer computing to do the lattice sieving step in the Number Field Sieve factorization of large integ

Welcome to NFS@home, a new project from California State University Fullerton. NFS@Home uses volunteer computing to do the lattice sieving step in the Number Field Sieve factorization of large integers.

2009-10-04: BOINC news October 4, 2009

BoincTasks, a new visual interface to BOINC, has been released for Windows. BoincTasks lets you manage a single computer locally, or all your computers remotely.

2009-10-04: BoincTasks, a new visual interface to BOINC, has been released for Windows

BoincTasks, a new visual interface to BOINC, has been released for Windows. BoincTasks lets you manage a single computer locally, or all your computers remotely.

2009-10-01: BOINC news October 1, 2009

An article
in the NY Times describes a project using BOINC
to simulate the development of life at the molecular level.

2009-10-01: An article in the NY Times describes a project using BOINC to simulate the development of life at the molecular level.

An article in the NY Times describes a project using BOINC to simulate the development of life at the molecular level.

2009-09-21: BOINC news September 21, 2009

The Brazilian TV networks Globonews and Futura recently broadcast
a report on IBM World Community Grid (in Portuguese).

2009-09-21: The Brazilian TV networks Globonews and Futura recently broadcast a report on IBM World Community Grid (i

The Brazilian TV networks Globonews and Futura recently broadcast a report on IBM World Community Grid (in Portuguese).

2009-09-04: An article in PCWorld, 12 Worthy Causes Seek Your Spare PC Cycles, describes BOINC and 12 projects that use it.

An article in PCWorld, 12 Worthy Causes Seek Your Spare PC Cycles, describes BOINC and 12 projects that use it.

2009-09-03: Facebook users: check out the BOINC Milestones app.

Facebook users: check out the BOINC Milestones app.

2009-08-24: UNITAR, UNIGE and CERN have agreed to collaborate on a Citizen Cyberscience Centre which, among other things, will promote volunteer computing.

UNITAR, UNIGE and CERN have agreed to collaborate on a Citizen Cyberscience Centre which, among other things, will promote volunteer computing.

2009-08-19: The EDGeS project is offering a tutorial on using BOINC for desktop grid computing on 20 Sept 2009 in Barcelona.

The EDGeS project is offering a tutorial on using BOINC for desktop grid computing on 20 Sept 2009 in Barcelona.

2009-08-18: Check out an article in The Sydney Morning Herald about volunteer computing in Australia.

Check out an article in The Sydney Morning Herald about volunteer computing in Australia.

2009-08-03: Intel (in partnership with GridRepublic and BOINC) announces Progress Thru Processors, a Facebook application that makes participating in BOINC simpler and more sociable.

Intel (in partnership with GridRepublic and BOINC) announces Progress Thru Processors, a Facebook application that makes participating in BOINC simpler and more sociable.

2009-07-30: Videos of the talks at the recent Asia@home workshop in Taiwan are now online.

Videos of the talks at the recent Asia@home workshop in Taiwan are now online.

2009-07-20: Listen to a Podcast of an interview with David Anderson on RCE.

Listen to a Podcast of an interview with David Anderson on RCE.

2009-07-15: The Consejeria de Educacion, Spain, is using Jarifa to harness the power of 12,000 PCs

The Consejeria de Educacion, Spain, is using Jarifa to harness the power of 12,000 PCs.

2009-07-12: The First Pangalactic BOINC Workshop was held at CERN, bringing together people from ClimatePrediction.net, Einstein@home, CERN, and BOINC.

The First Pangalactic BOINC Workshop was held at CERN, bringing together people from ClimatePrediction.net, Einstein@home, CERN, and BOINC.

2009-06-23: Read an article about Docking@Home in Newswise Science News.

Read an article about Docking@Home in Newswise Science News.

2009-06-10: Check out BOINC! How your computer can benefit all of mankind, a story in the online Dish Magazine.

Check out BOINC! How your computer can benefit all of mankind, a story in the online Dish Magazine.

2009-06-05: ICVolunteers is conducting an online poll to study motivation in volunteer computing. Volunteers are encouraged to complete

ICVolunteers is conducting an online poll to study motivation in volunteer computing. Volunteers are encouraged to complete this poll.

2009-06-01: Mac users: check out BOINCMenubar 2, an alternative to the BOINC Manager for Mac OS X.

Mac users: check out BOINCMenubar 2, an alternative to the BOINC Manager for Mac OS X.

2009-05-17: Check out Citizen Scientists, a podcast by the 365 Days of Astronomy project.

Check out Citizen Scientists, a podcast by the 365 Days of Astronomy project.

2009-05-14: Planet BOINC is a new RSS feed that combines many different sources of news about BOINC and volunteer computing.

Planet BOINC is a new RSS feed that combines many different sources of news about BOINC and volunteer computing.

2009-05-14: Francois Grey talks about citizen cyber-science at TEDx Warwick.

Francois Grey talks about citizen cyber-science at TEDx Warwick.

2009-05-13: See a video (in Spanish with English subtitles) about Extremadura@home and volunteer computing.

See a video (in Spanish with English subtitles) about Extremadura@home and volunteer computing.

2009-05-12: An article in EMBO reports discusses citizen cyber-science.

An article in EMBO reports discusses citizen cyber-science.

2009-05-01: Simon Lin of Academia Sinica discusses volunteer computing (and thinking) in Asia on a Podcast on BBC World Service.

Simon Lin of Academia Sinica discusses volunteer computing (and thinking) in Asia on a Podcast on BBC World Service.

2009-04-29: Francois Grey discusses Citizen Cyberscience (and BOINC) in The CERN Courier.

Francois Grey discusses Citizen Cyberscience (and BOINC) in The CERN Courier.

2009-04-29: An article in Cornell's Chronicle Online discusses a new application in Einstein@home that searches for pulsars in binary s

An article in Cornell's Chronicle Online discusses a new application in Einstein@home that searches for pulsars in binary star systems.

2009-04-21: A workshop on volunteer computing with BOINC was held in Taipei on 16-17 April. Lecture outlines and slides are available online.

A workshop on volunteer computing with BOINC was held in Taipei on 16-17 April. Lecture outlines and slides are available online.

2009-04-09: BOINC 6.6 has been released to public for Windows and MacOS X

BOINC 6.6 has been released to public for Windows and MacOS X. Please visit the download page and upgrade today.

2009-04-06: Check out a new French-language web site about volunteer computing.

Check out a new French-language web site about volunteer computing.

2009-03-30: VTU@home, a project from the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, is now listed on the Choose Projects page. VTU@home serves Lithuanian

VTU@home, a project from the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, is now listed on the Choose Projects page. VTU@home serves Lithuanian scientists. It is currently studying the automated testing of complex software systems.

2009-03-18: Volunteer computing goes East - a story on upcoming events in Taiwan and Beijing - appears in International Science Grid This Week.

Volunteer computing goes East - a story on upcoming events in Taiwan and Beijing - appears in International Science Grid This Week.

2009-03-09: A new add-on for Windows, BOINCcalculator, shows details (trickles, credit, timesteps, checkpoints) of runn

A new add-on for Windows, BOINCcalculator, shows details (trickles, credit, timesteps, checkpoints) of running CPDN jobs.

2009-03-09: Cosmology@Home, a project from the University of Illinois whose goal is to search for the model that best describes our Universe, is now listed on the [url=http://boinc.berkeley.edu/choose_projects.p

Cosmology@Home, a project from the University of Illinois whose goal is to search for the model that best describes our Universe, is now listed on the Choose Projects page.

2009-03-05: BOINC was the subject of a 40-minute radio program (in Polish) on Tok FM (click on 'O sile polaczonych komputerow').

BOINC was the subject of a 40-minute radio program (in Polish) on Tok FM (click on 'O sile polaczonych komputerow').

2009-03-03: We have released BOINC 6.4.7 for Windows

We have released BOINC 6.4.7 for Windows. This release contains a screensaver fix as well as updates to LibCurl(7.19.4) and OpenSSL(0.9.8j) for some recently published security advisories.

2009-03-01: United BOINC now offers signature images containing the latest news from your choice of projects.

United BOINC now offers signature images containing the latest news from your choice of projects.

2009-02-27: We have rolled back to 6.4.5 for our latest stable version until 6.4.7 can be built

We have rolled back to 6.4.5 for our latest stable version until 6.4.7 can be built. Something happened to 6.4.6 on our mirrors.

2009-02-17: A new add-on program for Windows, TThrottle, throttles CPU usage to keep its temperature below a limit you select.

A new add-on program for Windows, TThrottle, throttles CPU usage to keep its temperature below a limit you select.

2009-02-13: A workshop on volunteer computing will take place 16-17 April 2009 at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, in conjunction with the International Symposium on Grid Computing.

A workshop on volunteer computing will take place 16-17 April 2009 at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, in conjunction with the International Symposium on Grid Computing.

2009-02-03: Congratulations to SETIBR, the Brazilian team which, across several BOINC-based projects, has achieved the levels of 100K average credit and 50M total credit.

Congratulations to SETIBR, the Brazilian team which, across several BOINC-based projects, has achieved the levels of 100K average credit and 50M total credit.

2009-01-29: Scientists: it's easier than ever to create a BOINC project - you don't even need a server! Instead, you can use the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud, with a virtual machine image creat

Scientists: it's easier than ever to create a BOINC project - you don't even need a server! Instead, you can use the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud, with a virtual machine image created by Derrick Kondo of INRIA.

2009-01-28: Extremadura@home is a new kind of account manager in which the choice of projects is a group decision

Extremadura@home is a new kind of account manager in which the choice of projects is a group decision. It's targeted at Spanish computer owners but is open to everyone.

2009-01-27: Dotsch/UX is an ISO-format Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu Linux, with the 6.2.15 BOINC client pre-installed. It lets you easily install and boot from a USB stick, hard disk and fro

Dotsch/UX is an ISO-format Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu Linux, with the 6.2.15 BOINC client pre-installed. It lets you easily install and boot from a USB stick, hard disk and from diskless clients, and it also has some interfaces to set up the diskless server and the clients automatically. Download info is here.

2009-01-22: A paper about Quake-Catcher Network appeared in Seismological Research Letters, Jan/Feb 2009.

A paper about Quake-Catcher Network appeared in Seismological Research Letters, Jan/Feb 2009.

2009-01-20: A paper about BOINC, "Celebrating Diversity in Volunteer Computing", has won a Best Paper award at the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

A paper about BOINC, "Celebrating Diversity in Volunteer Computing", has won a Best Paper award at the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

2009-01-14: The Docking@home project has a spiffy new web site, and welcomes new volunteers.

The Docking@home project has a spiffy new web site, and welcomes new volunteers.

2008-12-22: An article about AQUA@home appeared in today's New York Times online.

An article about AQUA@home appeared in today's New York Times online.

2008-12-17: A press release from NVIDIA announcing BOINC's GPU support is available in English, Spanish, and [url=http://www.imim.es/noticies/view

A press release from NVIDIA announcing BOINC's GPU support is available in English, Spanish, and Catalan.

2008-12-17: BOINC now supports computing using NVIDIA GPUs. Two projects currently have GPU-enabled applications: GPUgrid.net and SETI@home. If your compute

BOINC now supports computing using NVIDIA GPUs. Two projects currently have GPU-enabled applications: GPUgrid.net and SETI@home. If your computer has a recent NVIDIA GPU, you can compute 2X to 10X faster than with your CPU alone.

2008-12-16: Version 6.4 of the BOINC client software has been released. This is the recommended version for Windows and Linux

Version 6.4 of the BOINC client software has been released. This is the recommended version for Windows and Linux. Upgrade now.

2008-12-10: AQUA@home is now open to volunteers

AQUA@home is now open to volunteers. AQUA (Adiabatic QUantum Algorithms) is a research project, based at D-Wave Systems, Inc., whose goal is to predict the performance of superconducting adiabatic quantum computers on a variety of hard problems arising in fields ranging from materials science to machine learning.

2008-12-08: IBM World Community Grid and Harvard launch an application to study a new type of photovoltaic solar cells.

IBM World Community Grid and Harvard launch an application to study a new type of photovoltaic solar cells.

2008-12-01: Wikipedia'a featured article for today is about Rosetta@home.

Wikipedia'a featured article for today is about Rosetta@home.

2008-11-29: Rechenkraft.net is petitioning the German government to use non-security sensitive institutional computers to assist scientific research.

Rechenkraft.net is petitioning the German government to use non-security sensitive institutional computers to assist scientific research.

2008-11-29: Check out BOINC.Italy, a new Italian BOINC portal.

Check out BOINC.Italy, a new Italian BOINC portal.

2008-11-20: See a video celebrating the fourth anniversary of IBM World Community Grid.

See a video celebrating the fourth anniversary of IBM World Community Grid.

2008-11-20: Jarifa, a system for organizational grid computing using BOINC, has a new name, logo, and domain.

Jarifa, a system for organizational grid computing using BOINC, has a new name, logo, and domain.

2008-11-07: On 27-28 November 2008, AlmereGrid and EDGeS will organise a two-day Desktop Grid workshop in Almere, The Netherlands.

On 27-28 November 2008, AlmereGrid and EDGeS will organise a two-day Desktop Grid workshop in Almere, The Netherlands.

2008-10-17: Read Reaching for the Exa-scale with volunteer computing in International Science Grid This Week.

Read Reaching for the Exa-scale with volunteer computing in International Science Grid This Week.

2008-09-30: An article on the recent BOINC workshop in Grenoble appeared in International Science Grid This Week.

An article on the recent BOINC workshop in Grenoble appeared in International Science Grid This Week.

2008-09-29: An article on PS3grid.net project, which does scientific computing on Sony Playstations, appeared recently in Science.

An article on PS3grid.net project, which does scientific computing on Sony Playstations, appeared recently in Science.

2008-09-27: See an open letter to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

See an open letter to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

2008-09-25: Read an article about Quake Catcher Network in Economist.com.

Read an article about Quake Catcher Network in Economist.com.

2008-09-25: Ibercivis, a joint project of several Spanish universities and research institutes, is now open to the public. Sign up and support Spanish research.

Ibercivis, a joint project of several Spanish universities and research institutes, is now open to the public. Sign up and support Spanish research.

2008-09-20: Welcome back to Docking@Home, a project at the University of Delaware that studies protein-ligand interactions (and BOINC itself).

Welcome back to Docking@Home, a project at the University of Delaware that studies protein-ligand interactions (and BOINC itself).

2008-09-15: OGM (Organizational Grid Manager) has been released by the University of Extremadura. OGM is a system for grid computing on organizational resources using BOINC.

OGM (Organizational Grid Manager) has been released by the University of Extremadura. OGM is a system for grid computing on organizational resources using BOINC.

2008-09-04: BOINC is featured on the University of Delaware news site.

BOINC is featured on the University of Delaware news site.

2008-09-04: The talks and tutorials from the upcoming BOINC Workshop (Sept 10-12) will be broadcast live on the Web.

The talks and tutorials from the upcoming BOINC Workshop (Sept 10-12) will be broadcast live on the Web.

2008-08-26: Welcome to the NQueens@home project, from the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, which seeks to find the solutions to the N Queens problem for values of 26 and greater.

Welcome to the NQueens@home project, from the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, which seeks to find the solutions to the N Queens problem for values of 26 and greater.

2008-08-19: LinkedIn users: join a BOINC Users group.

LinkedIn users: join a BOINC Users group.

2008-07-30: BOINC 6.2 is now the recommended version for all platforms

BOINC 6.2 is now the recommended version for all platforms. Upgrade now.

2008-07-29: The Quake Catcher Network detected today's magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Los Angeles within 7 seconds.

The Quake Catcher Network detected today's magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Los Angeles within 7 seconds.

2008-07-24: The First East Coast BOINC Meeting will take place August 29 2008 at the University of Delaware.

The First East Coast BOINC Meeting will take place August 29 2008 at the University of Delaware.

2008-07-17: GPU computing has arrived to BOINC! The GPUGRID.net project from the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) uses CUDA-capable NVIDIA chips to create an infrastructure for biomolecular simulations.

GPU computing has arrived to BOINC! The GPUGRID.net project from the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) uses CUDA-capable NVIDIA chips to create an infrastructure for biomolecular simulations. (Currently available for Linux64; other platforms to follow soon. To participate, follow the instructions on the web site).

2008-07-10: BOINC-logo merchandise (T-shirts, mouse pads) is now available.

BOINC-logo merchandise (T-shirts, mouse pads) is now available.

2008-07-09: New add-on software: phpBOINCer, a PHP script to display BOINC stats on a webpage, and store or retrieve these stats to a mySQL database.

New add-on software: phpBOINCer, a PHP script to display BOINC stats on a webpage, and store or retrieve these stats to a mySQL database.

2008-06-16: 3-D versions of the BOINC logo are now available; thanks to John from Ireland for creating these.

3-D versions of the BOINC logo are now available; thanks to John from Ireland for creating these.

2008-06-02: BOINCstats and BAM! are now available in Brazilian Portuguese and Turkish.

BOINCstats and BAM! are now available in Brazilian Portuguese and Turkish.

2008-05-31: The Orbit@home project from the Planetary Science Institute is open for public beta test. Orbit@home focuses on celestial mechanics, Their first scientific application, Surve

The Orbit@home project from the Planetary Science Institute is open for public beta test. Orbit@home focuses on celestial mechanics, Their first scientific application, SurveySimulator, simulates the performance of astronomical surveys searching for Near Earth Objects (NEOs) such as asteroids and comets.

2008-05-18: The source code for BOINCoid (a port of BOINC to Java and to Google's Android platform, by computer scientists from Technion) has been released on Sourceforge.net.

The source code for BOINCoid (a port of BOINC to Java and to Google's Android platform, by computer scientists from Technion) has been released on Sourceforge.net.

2008-05-09: The BOINC FAQ Service is now available in Spanish and French (as well as English, German, and Dutch).

The BOINC FAQ Service is now available in Spanish and French (as well as English, German, and Dutch).

2008-05-09: BOINC volunteer Werner Klein is interviewed in Sternengucker.org (German).

BOINC volunteer Werner Klein is interviewed in Sternengucker.org (German).

2008-05-07: CASP8 starts soon

CASP8, a competition for protein structure prediction, starts soon. Rechenkraft.net is sponsoring a team credit-race to support POEM@home, one of the CASP participants. Results will be reported at Planet BOINC.

2008-05-06: Alpha testing of BOINC software is done by volunteers. Many thanks to this month's top testers.

Alpha testing of BOINC software is done by volunteers. Many thanks to this month's top testers.

2008-05-05: Version 3.0 of Boinc LCS (a free PHP script for monitoring remote BOINC clients) has been released.

Version 3.0 of Boinc LCS (a free PHP script for monitoring remote BOINC clients) has been released.

2008-04-20: The BOINC user documentation has been moved from Trac to Mediawiki, which provides better navigation and editing interfaces. Please help us fix the remaining broken links.

The BOINC user documentation has been moved from Trac to Mediawiki, which provides better navigation and editing interfaces. Please help us fix the remaining broken links.

2008-04-07: Congratulations to NEZ, whose contribution to BOINC-based projects recently exceeded 10 TeraFLOPS. This would (and should) ran

Congratulations to NEZ, whose contribution to BOINC-based projects recently exceeded 10 TeraFLOPS. This would (and should) rank 136th on the Top 500 Supercomputer list.

2008-03-31: The BOINC client software is now available for Fedora 7 and higher from official repositories. To install it, just type yum install boinc-client boinc-manager as root. Thanks to Milos Jakubicek, with help from Eric Myers and Debarshi Ray.

The BOINC client software is now available for Fedora 7 and higher from official repositories. To install it, just type yum install boinc-client boinc-manager as root. Thanks to Milos Jakubicek, with help from Eric Myers and Debarshi Ray.

2008-03-28: Read about a new BOINC-based project, Quake Catcher Network, in Wired and [url=http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080326/full/

Read about a new BOINC-based project, Quake Catcher Network, in Wired and Nature News.

2008-03-20: Watch an excellent talk by CERN's Francois Grey, From distributed computing to distributed thinking.

Watch an excellent talk by CERN's Francois Grey, From distributed computing to distributed thinking.

2008-03-05: Read Volunteer Computing and the Search for Big Answers, an article about BOINC and volunteer computing on LinuxInsider.com.

Read Volunteer Computing and the Search for Big Answers, an article about BOINC and volunteer computing on LinuxInsider.com.

2008-02-27: Scientific progress goes BOINC! Read about the Scientific publications of BOINC-based projects.

Scientific progress goes BOINC! Read about the Scientific publications of BOINC-based projects.

2008-02-12: Where is BOINC headed? Marcin Cieslak's vision: BOINC on JXTA.

Where is BOINC headed? Marcin Cieslak's vision: BOINC on JXTA.

2008-02-11: Bulgarian BOINC users: find forums and information in your language at BOINC Bulgaria.

Bulgarian BOINC users: find forums and information in your language at BOINC Bulgaria.

2008-02-07: Proteins@Home has resumed operations

Proteins@Home has resumed operations. Check out their paper on computational protein design in the Journal of Computational Chemistry.

2008-01-31: The TSP project is featured in International Science Grid This Week: Traveling salesman meets distributed computing.

The TSP project is featured in International Science Grid This Week: Traveling salesman meets distributed computing.

2008-01-31: BOINC has broken the PetaFLOP barrier! According to BOINCStats, 106 million units of credit were granted yesterday, which translates to 1.06 PetaFLOP/sec. Congratulations to all projects and participants.

BOINC has broken the PetaFLOP barrier! According to BOINCStats, 106 million units of credit were granted yesterday, which translates to 1.06 PetaFLOP/sec. Congratulations to all projects and participants.

2008-01-24: A paper describing results of the Quantum Monte Carlo at Home project recently appeared in the [url=http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jpcafh/asap/abs/jp077592t.html]Journal of Physical Chemistry A (JPCA)[

A paper describing results of the Quantum Monte Carlo at Home project recently appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A (JPCA).

2008-01-15: A new article from the Planetary Society: [url=http://www.planetary.org/programs/projects/setiathome/setiathome_20080115.html]From SETI@home to Hominid Fossils: Citizen Cyberscience Reshapes Research Landscape[/ur

A new article from the Planetary Society: From SETI@home to Hominid Fossils: Citizen Cyberscience Reshapes Research Landscape.

2008-01-14: The cross-project statistics site All Project Stats.com has many improvements and new features, include credit-based signature images for users

The cross-project statistics site All Project Stats.com has many improvements and new features, include credit-based signature images for users and teams.

2008-01-10: A new competition for BOINC teams, Formula BOINC, is based on their position with projects (as in Formula 1 racing) rather than overall credit. This rewards teams that are diversified across

A new competition for BOINC teams, Formula BOINC, is based on their position with projects (as in Formula 1 racing) rather than overall credit. This rewards teams that are diversified across many projects.

2007-12-26: A story in the Chicago Tribune, "Bit by bit, home computers aid science", highlights [url=http://www.cosmologyathome.org/]Cosmology@

A story in the Chicago Tribune, "Bit by bit, home computers aid science", highlights Cosmology@home.

2007-12-18: The Lattice Project, based at the University of Maryland Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, is now open to volunteers. Lattice runs several applications, and supplies computing pow

The Lattice Project, based at the University of Maryland Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, is now open to volunteers. Lattice runs several applications, and supplies computing power to a number of Life Sciences researchers. Current areas of study include evolutionary relationships based on DNA sequence data; bacterial, plasmid, and virus protein sequences; and biological diversity in nature reserves.

2007-12-05: The TSP (Traveling Salesman Problem) project is using BOINC to find the shortest path between the capitals of the lower 48 states.

The TSP (Traveling Salesman Problem) project is using BOINC to find the shortest path between the capitals of the lower 48 states.

2007-12-05: Watch a YouTube video about the science behind Rosetta@home.

Watch a YouTube video about the science behind Rosetta@home.

2007-12-03: This web site, and the BOINC-Wide Teams site, will be down for about 18 hours starting at 3 PM PST, Dec 6.

This web site, and the BOINC-Wide Teams site, will be down for about 18 hours starting at 3 PM PST, Dec 6.

2007-11-28: Live in Washington DC? Get together with other BOINC users via Meetup (or create a Meetup in your own city).

Live in Washington DC? Get together with other BOINC users via Meetup (or create a Meetup in your own city).

2007-11-16: Leiden Classical allows students (and the public) to submit particle-system simulation jobs, and is thus a resource for both education and research. The job-submission system used by Leiden Classical is n

Leiden Classical allows students (and the public) to submit particle-system simulation jobs, and is thus a resource for both education and research. The job-submission system used by Leiden Classical is now included in the BOINC source code distribution.

2007-11-02: BOINC needs more volunteer programmers! If you're proficient in PHP and MySQL, C++ and WxWidgets, or C++ system programming, please read about how you can help.

BOINC needs more volunteer programmers! If you're proficient in PHP and MySQL, C++ and WxWidgets, or C++ system programming, please read about how you can help.

2007-10-22: The BOINC-based BBC Climate Change Experiment has won the prestigious Prix Europa award in the Internet category.

The BOINC-based BBC Climate Change Experiment has won the prestigious Prix Europa award in the Internet category.

2007-10-21: Conmunix has released version 3.0 beta of Boinc LCS (Live Client State), a PHP script that allows you to monitor the current state and other information from each of your BOINC clients.

Conmunix has released version 3.0 beta of Boinc LCS (Live Client State), a PHP script that allows you to monitor the current state and other information from each of your BOINC clients.

2007-10-18: BOINC user John Koulouris has written The Big BOINC! Projects and Chronology Page, a brief history of BOINC.

BOINC user John Koulouris has written The Big BOINC! Projects and Chronology Page, a brief history of BOINC.

2007-10-17: Congratulations to the UK BOINC Team, which today became the first UK-specific team to pass the 100 million combined credits mark.

Congratulations to the UK BOINC Team, which today became the first UK-specific team to pass the 100 million combined credits mark.

2007-10-17: An article in Nature, The shape of protein structures to come, discusses the goals and progress of the Rosetta@home project from the

An article in Nature, The shape of protein structures to come, discusses the goals and progress of the Rosetta@home project from the University of Washington.

2007-10-12: LHC@home has moved from CERN to the University of London. Read about it here.

LHC@home has moved from CERN to the University of London. Read about it here.

2007-10-04: The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant, NSF award #OCI-0721124, to the BOINC project. This will support our development efforts through August 2010.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant, NSF award #OCI-0721124, to the BOINC project. This will support our development efforts through August 2010.

2007-09-26: The Third Pan-Galactic BOINC Workshop took place 5-6 Sept

The Third Pan-Galactic BOINC Workshop took place 5-6 Sept. in Geneva. The proceedings, including talk slides and notes from the breakout sessions, are here.

2007-09-25: Check out the SHA-1 Collision Search Graz project, which is based at the Graz University of Technology and does research in cryptography.

Check out the SHA-1 Collision Search Graz project, which is based at the Graz University of Technology and does research in cryptography.

2007-09-24: Team founders: you can now make your team BOINC-wide, meaning that it will be created on all current and future BOINC projects.

Team founders: you can now make your team BOINC-wide, meaning that it will be created on all current and future BOINC projects.

2007-09-24: A one-day session on BOINC will be presented at the Advanced Computing and GRID technologies for Research school in Hanoi, November 5-16, 2007.

A one-day session on BOINC will be presented at the Advanced Computing and GRID technologies for Research school in Hanoi, November 5-16, 2007.

2007-09-21: A paper about scheduling in BOINC will appear in the 3rd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing

A paper about scheduling in BOINC will appear in the 3rd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing. Banagalore, India, December 10-13 2007.

2007-09-07: The new BOINC logo is now available in a variety of formats and resolutions.

The new BOINC logo is now available in a variety of formats and resolutions.

2007-08-17: World Community Grid has announced that it is migrating fully to BOINC. Welcome to all WCG participants!

World Community Grid has announced that it is migrating fully to BOINC. Welcome to all WCG participants!

2007-07-25: BOINC finally has a new logo! Many thanks Michal Krakowiak, the graphic designer who created it. The logo (and icons based on it) will soon appear on the BOINC client software as well as the web site.

BOINC finally has a new logo! Many thanks Michal Krakowiak, the graphic designer who created it. The logo (and icons based on it) will soon appear on the BOINC client software as well as the web site.

2007-07-23: The Africa@home workshop on volunteer computing with BOINC, sponsored by the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN), was held recently at the African Institut

The Africa@home workshop on volunteer computing with BOINC, sponsored by the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN), was held recently at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Muizenberg, South Africa.

2007-07-20: Team leaders: check out the BOINC Team Leaders Forum, a place to chat and discuss team-building on BOINC projects.

Team leaders: check out the BOINC Team Leaders Forum, a place to chat and discuss team-building on BOINC projects.

2007-07-20: A newly-launched project, Eternity2.net, offers a chance to compute for a share of a US$2,000,000 prize.

A newly-launched project, Eternity2.net, offers a chance to compute for a share of a US$2,000,000 prize.

2007-07-16: BOINC is now the preferred client software at World Community Grid.

BOINC is now the preferred client software at World Community Grid.

2007-07-16: If you use the Yahoo! Widget Engine, check out version 1.1 of the BOINC Server Status widget.

If you use the Yahoo! Widget Engine, check out version 1.1 of the BOINC Server Status widget.

2007-07-12: Leiden Classical is using BOINC for education - it provides a high-performance computing resource for students of Theoretical Chemistry at Le

Leiden Classical is using BOINC for education - it provides a high-performance computing resource for students of Theoretical Chemistry at Leiden University.

2007-07-10: A growing number of 'skins' for the BOINC simple GUI are available from crunching-family.at.

A growing number of 'skins' for the BOINC simple GUI are available from crunching-family.at. Here's an example.

2007-07-06: Welcome to a new web site with cross-project BOINC statistics: Team Starfire World BOINC Stats 'N Stones.

Welcome to a new web site with cross-project BOINC statistics: Team Starfire World BOINC Stats 'N Stones.

2007-07-05: Windows users: version 2.0 of nBOiNC, an add-on application for viewing your up-to-the-minute credit totals, has been released.

Windows users: version 2.0 of nBOiNC, an add-on application for viewing your up-to-the-minute credit totals, has been released.

2007-07-04: Docking@home is moving from Texas to Delaware

Docking@home is moving from Texas to Delaware. Volunteers should detach from the project; you will be emailed when the project is alive in Delaware.

2007-07-02: Read Volunteer computing: Grid or not Grid? on International Science Grid This Week.

Read Volunteer computing: Grid or not Grid? on International Science Grid This Week.

2007-07-02: Amir Alexander of The Planetary Society talks about SETI, distributed computing, and space exploration in an interview by Mike of BOINC UK.

Amir Alexander of The Planetary Society talks about SETI, distributed computing, and space exploration in an interview by Mike of BOINC UK.

2007-06-28: Linux users: if you use bash, check out a cool script that provides command completion in both boinc_cmd and boinc_client (thanks to Frank S

Linux users: if you use bash, check out a cool script that provides command completion in both boinc_cmd and boinc_client (thanks to Frank S. Thomas).

2007-06-27: Help increase volunteer computing power - publicize BOINC by writing to computer magazines.

Help increase volunteer computing power - publicize BOINC by writing to computer magazines.

2007-06-26: There's a great new statistics site, BOINC All Project Stats. It has lists of the top users and teams, recent changes in rankings, graphs showing history and breakdown by project, and many other

There's a great new statistics site, BOINC All Project Stats. It has lists of the top users and teams, recent changes in rankings, graphs showing history and breakdown by project, and many other features. You can also see the stats and rankings of an individual volunteer or team across all BOINC projects. Thanks to Markus Tervooren for putting this together!

2007-06-26: There are reports that version 5.10.8 of the BOINC client software causes a problem on Windows XP Pro in which the desktop becomes empty. If you see this, please uninstall 5.10.8 and install version 5.8.16.

There are reports that version 5.10.8 of the BOINC client software causes a problem on Windows XP Pro in which the desktop becomes empty. If you see this, please uninstall 5.10.8 and install version 5.8.16.

2007-06-03: BOINCstats and BAM! are now viewable in Finnish (http://fi.boincstats.com)

BOINCstats and BAM! are now viewable in Finnish (http://fi.boincstats.com).

2007-05-31: Sony Playstation 3 owners: researchers at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park have launched PS3GRID, a BOINC-based project whose application (molecular dynamics simulations) runs on the PS3's Cell

Sony Playstation 3 owners: researchers at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park have launched PS3GRID, a BOINC-based project whose application (molecular dynamics simulations) runs on the PS3's Cell processor, on Linux.

2007-05-29: Check out a video promoting BOINC on YouTube.[/url]

Check out a video promoting BOINC on YouTube.[/url]

2007-05-28: A Flash guide to using BOINC with IBM World Community Grid is available in Czech and English.

A Flash guide to using BOINC with IBM World Community Grid is available in Czech and English.

2007-05-14: The 3rd Pan-Galactic BOINC Workshop will be held 5-6 September 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The 3rd Pan-Galactic BOINC Workshop will be held 5-6 September 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.

2007-05-09: The BOINC Virtual Server - a VMWare virtual machine preconfigured with BOINC and all prerequisite software - is now available. This greatly simplifies the task of creating a BOINC pro

The BOINC Virtual Server - a VMWare virtual machine preconfigured with BOINC and all prerequisite software - is now available. This greatly simplifies the task of creating a BOINC projects. Thanks to Christian Beer for creating this.

2007-05-08: As of about May 1, BOINC projects have had over one million volunteers.

As of about May 1, BOINC projects have had over one million volunteers.

2007-05-06: An excellent article on BOINC and the projects using it appeared today in the Catalan newspaper AVUI. It is available in PDF (pages one and [url=http://media.avui.cat/pdf/07/

An excellent article on BOINC and the projects using it appeared today in the Catalan newspaper AVUI. It is available in PDF (pages one and two) and also as a web page. Thanks to Dr. Jordi Portell i de Mora for telling us about it.

2007-05-06: BOINCstats and BAM! are now available in 15 languages. As of today, they are now viewable in Swedish ( http://se.boincstats.com).

BOINCstats and BAM! are now available in 15 languages. As of today, they are now viewable in Swedish ( http://se.boincstats.com).

2007-05-03: The source code behind BOINC Combined Stats is now available via Subversion

The source code behind BOINC Combined Stats is now available via Subversion. This may be helpful for other statistics site developers.

2007-04-24: GridRepublic announces a significant upgrade to their web site, including improved registration workflow and better integration with IBM World Community Grid (including WCG sub-project registration).

GridRepublic announces a significant upgrade to their web site, including improved registration workflow and better integration with IBM World Community Grid (including WCG sub-project registration).

2007-04-23: BOINCstats and BAM! are now available in the Czech language (http://cz.boincstats.com). Thanks to Zelvuska for the translation.

BOINCstats and BAM! are now available in the Czech language (http://cz.boincstats.com). Thanks to Zelvuska for the translation.

2007-04-23: Krystof Dolezal's Flash-based BOINC tutorials are now available in English and Slovak, as well as Czech.

Krystof Dolezal's Flash-based BOINC tutorials are now available in English and Slovak, as well as Czech.

2007-04-17: Desktopgrid.hu has been created by the Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZATAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). It provides information (and software downloads) for using BOINC for

Desktopgrid.hu has been created by the Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZATAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). It provides information (and software downloads) for using BOINC for desktop Grid computing.

2007-04-16: BOINC is now using Trac, an integrated software project management system. In particular: 1) the BOINC source code repository now uses Subversion; 2) the BOINC bug database has been moved to Trac;

BOINC is now using Trac, an integrated software project management system. In particular: 1) the BOINC source code repository now uses Subversion; 2) the BOINC bug database has been moved to Trac; 3) documentation will be moved to a Wiki. See the BOINC/Trac page.

2007-04-11: The BBC documentary 'Meltdown', which highlights Climateprediction.net, has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts academy

The BBC documentary 'Meltdown', which highlights Climateprediction.net, has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts academy award.

2007-04-04: Dr

Dr. Anderson gave the keynote talk, Volunteer Computing: Planting the Flag, at the PCGrid 2007 workshop, held at the IPDPS conference in Long Beach on March 30.

2007-03-29: If you can read Czech, czech out some excellent Flash-based BOINC tutorials.

If you can read Czech, czech out some excellent Flash-based BOINC tutorials.

2007-03-23: Africa@home (with support from the Geneva International Academic Network) is sponsoring an intensive one-week workshop on volunteer computing for qualified African students, to be held at

Africa@home (with support from the Geneva International Academic Network) is sponsoring an intensive one-week workshop on volunteer computing for qualified African students, to be held at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Muizenberg, South Africa, 16-22 July 2007.

2007-03-09: Don't use them for postage, but check out the BOINC stamps created by Myster65 and Rebirther.

Don't use them for postage, but check out the BOINC stamps created by Myster65 and Rebirther.

2007-03-06: The article Idle Cycles - building distributed applications with BOINC Seil appears in the Oct 2006 issue of [url=http://www.linux-magazine.com/issue/71]Linux Magaz

The article Idle Cycles - building distributed applications with BOINC Seil appears in the Oct 2006 issue of Linux Magazine. In it, author Marc Seil provides a detailed description of how to set up a BOINC project.

2007-03-01: With BOINCpe you can run a dedicated BOINC machine using a RAM disk, starting from only 256 MB of total RAM. This lets you operate a BOINC farm more energy-efficiently or to use machines without h

With BOINCpe you can run a dedicated BOINC machine using a RAM disk, starting from only 256 MB of total RAM. This lets you operate a BOINC farm more energy-efficiently or to use machines without hard disk drives for BOINC.

2007-02-28: The BOINC web server recently underwent a hardware and software upgrade

The BOINC web server recently underwent a hardware and software upgrade. Certain projects and pages may still be offline as we continue to configure the new system.

2007-02-08: Marc Seil gave a talk on setting up a BOINC server at the recent LinuxDays conference in Luxembourg. His slides are here.

Marc Seil gave a talk on setting up a BOINC server at the recent LinuxDays conference in Luxembourg. His slides are here.

2007-02-05: GridRepublic has been selected as a finalist for the Web Awards at the 2007 SXSW Interactive Festival

GridRepublic has been selected as a finalist for the Web Awards at the 2007 SXSW Interactive Festival. Please click here to cast your vote for them at the SXSW website.

2007-02-03: The documentation on Creating BOINC Projects is now available as one big PDF file.

The documentation on Creating BOINC Projects is now available as one big PDF file.

2007-01-24: The BOINC FAQ Service answers many questions about using BOINC. It is available in English, German, and Dutch.

The BOINC FAQ Service answers many questions about using BOINC. It is available in English, German, and Dutch.

2007-01-19: Check out a TV news segment and a web site about the results of the recently-completed BBC Climate Change Experiment. On January 2

Check out a TV news segment and a web site about the results of the recently-completed BBC Climate Change Experiment. On January 21 BBC aired a documentary on the results of this project; an excerpt is here.

2007-01-18: The paper "Reporting@Home: Delivering Dynamic Graphical Feedback to Participants in Community Computing Projects" describes how Rosetta@home delivers per

The paper "Reporting@Home: Delivering Dynamic Graphical Feedback to Participants in Community Computing Projects" describes how Rosetta@home delivers personalized graphical progress reports to its volunteers.

2007-01-17: On Sunday 21 Jan

On Sunday 21 Jan. at 8pm BBC 1 will broadcast Climate Change: Britain Under Threat. This will include results from the BBC and CPDN experiments, and an interview with CPDN staff. In addition, results should appear on the BBC Climate Change website.

2007-01-17: Linux users: check out KBoincMgr, a replacement for the BOINC Manager. KBoincMgr can manage multiple BOINC clients, and has other features too numerous to mention.

Linux users: check out KBoincMgr, a replacement for the BOINC Manager. KBoincMgr can manage multiple BOINC clients, and has other features too numerous to mention.

2007-01-07: The ABC@home project, based at Leiden University in Holland, is now open. ABC@home is studying the ABC conjecture

The ABC@home project, based at Leiden University in Holland, is now open. ABC@home is studying the ABC conjecture, a major open problem in mathematics.

2007-01-06: MySpace users: check out the BOINC on MySpace group.

MySpace users: check out the BOINC on MySpace group.

2006-12-29: A paper about BOINC client scheduling

A paper about BOINC client scheduling will appear in the Workshop on Large-Scale, Volatile Desktop Grids held in conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), March 30, 2007, Long Beach.

2006-12-28: The Proteins@Home project is now open

The Proteins@Home project is now open. Proteins@Home is a large-scale protein structure prediction project, and is based at the École Polytechnique in Paris.

2006-12-21: Some AOL users are unable to attach to some projects. A work-around for this problem is described here.

Some AOL users are unable to attach to some projects. A work-around for this problem is described here.

2006-12-08: Olaf Bornack of Team BOINC@Halle/Saale has supplied [url=http://boinc.berkeley.edu/http://boinc.berkeley.edu/

Olaf Bornack of Team BOINC@Halle/Saale has supplied stencils for creating skins for the new BOINC GUI. These have been used to make skins with BOINCcast, BOINC@Halle/Saale, and BOINCmas! themes.

2006-12-06: Linux users: check out the new BOINCTail add-on.

Linux users: check out the new BOINCTail add-on.

2006-12-04: A recent article in the Bulletin of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, A Cast of Thousands, discusses the [url=http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/]Rosetta@home project and its a

A recent article in the Bulletin of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, A Cast of Thousands, discusses the [url=http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/]Rosetta@home project and its army of dedicated volunteers.

2006-12-04: It hasn't been released yet, but already several skins are available for BOINC Manager version 5.8 (currently under test as version 5.7.x). Check out Crunching Family Skin Downloads.

It hasn't been released yet, but already several skins are available for BOINC Manager version 5.8 (currently under test as version 5.7.x). Check out Crunching Family Skin Downloads.

2006-12-04: BOINC's new Online Help system lets you get help from volunteers by talking with them using Skype. Volunteers speak several languages.

BOINC's new Online Help system lets you get help from volunteers by talking with them using Skype. Volunteers speak several languages.

2006-11-27: Jean-Michel Penasse of L'Alliance Francophone has create a web site, www.myboinc.com, showing the User of the Day of all BOINC projects going back to October 8 2006

Jean-Michel Penasse of L'Alliance Francophone has create a web site, www.myboinc.com, showing the User of the Day of all BOINC projects going back to October 8 2006. Check it out!

2006-11-23: Docking@home participants: the project is unreachable because of a campus-wide network connection failure at Univ

Docking@home participants: the project is unreachable because of a campus-wide network connection failure at Univ. of Texas - El Paso. Please check back periodically.

2006-11-15: BOINCstats is now available in Spanish. Thanks to Miquel Pericas for the translation. BOINCstats in Spanish can be visited at http://es.boincstats.com.

BOINCstats is now available in Spanish. Thanks to Miquel Pericas for the translation. BOINCstats in Spanish can be visited at http://es.boincstats.com.

2006-11-07: Check out new add-on software: the SETI@home Toolbar for Firefox and IE on Windows (SETI@home-specific), and [url=http://

Check out new add-on software: the SETI@home Toolbar for Firefox and IE on Windows (SETI@home-specific), and Boinctray, a system tray application for Linux.

2006-11-07: We are preparing to release client software with a new GUI that is simpler, smaller, and more graphical than the current BOINC manager. Projects can supply their own graphics (icons, application-specific slideshows) for use in this GUI;

We are preparing to release client software with a new GUI that is simpler, smaller, and more graphical than the current BOINC manager. Projects can supply their own graphics (icons, application-specific slideshows) for use in this GUI; see instructions for how to do this. In addition, the GUI itself is skinnable; a skin consists of an XML file and a collection of images.

2006-10-17: Issue 3 of bunc (BOINC UK newsletter) is now online, with articles on a wide range of topics.

Issue 3 of bunc (BOINC UK newsletter) is now online, with articles on a wide range of topics.

2006-10-09: Interested in getting a one-CPU-month job finished in five minutes? BOINC can potentially help you do this, but some work is needed.

Interested in getting a one-CPU-month job finished in five minutes? BOINC can potentially help you do this, but some work is needed.

2006-10-08: Versions of BOINC (and some applications) are now available for Solaris (x86, i686, SPARC), Linux (Alpha, SPARC), FreeBSD (x86, Alpha) and HPUX (including the BOINC Manager) from [url=http://www.lb.shuttle.de/apastron/boincDown.sh

Versions of BOINC (and some applications) are now available for Solaris (x86, i686, SPARC), Linux (Alpha, SPARC), FreeBSD (x86, Alpha) and HPUX (including the BOINC Manager) from www.lb.shuttle.de.

2006-10-04: Eric Korpela and David Anderson were interviewed today by Mike O'Connell of BOINC UK. Many topics were covered, including the question of credit and optimized clients. Download a recording of the conversation (MP3, 13.5 MB) from [url=

Eric Korpela and David Anderson were interviewed today by Mike O'Connell of BOINC UK. Many topics were covered, including the question of credit and optimized clients. Download a recording of the conversation (MP3, 13.5 MB) from BOINC UK or a mirror at Berkeley.

2006-09-26: The 2nd Annual Pangalactic BOINC Workshop was held in Geneva on 20-21 September. Read the online workshop proceedings.

The 2nd Annual Pangalactic BOINC Workshop was held in Geneva on 20-21 September. Read the online workshop proceedings.

2006-09-11: UW-Madison CAE, the first BOINC user to top the 1 TERAFLOPS barrier, now has surpassed 2 TERAFLOPS

UW-Madison CAE, the first BOINC user to top the 1 TERAFLOPS barrier, now has surpassed 2 TERAFLOPS. Congratulations!

2006-09-02: The Spinhenge project has moved into public beta test, and is accepting new participant accounts.

The Spinhenge project has moved into public beta test, and is accepting new participant accounts.

2006-08-24: GridRepublic, a BOINC account manager, recently moved into beta test. It was written up by CNET.

GridRepublic, a BOINC account manager, recently moved into beta test. It was written up by CNET.

2006-08-20: BOINC and SETI@home are featured in an article in Asahi-shinbun, one of the most popular newspapers in Japan.

BOINC and SETI@home are featured in an article in Asahi-shinbun, one of the most popular newspapers in Japan.

2006-08-16: New documents discuss using BOINC for Desktop Grid Computing and for creating Virtual Campus Supercomputing Centers.

New documents discuss using BOINC for Desktop Grid Computing and for creating Virtual Campus Supercomputing Centers.

2006-08-15: A BBC Radio program on 'Citizen Science' - including a segment on volunteer computing and BOINC - will air tomorrow, 16 Aug 2006, 9 PM British Time. It will also be available [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/citizenscience.shtml]

A BBC Radio program on 'Citizen Science' - including a segment on volunteer computing and BOINC - will air tomorrow, 16 Aug 2006, 9 PM British Time. It will also be available online.

2006-08-14: Participants with preferences for different venues (home, school, work) can now view these side-by-side in a multi-column format. Also, preference values are now checked for validity. Thanks to Christian Beer for the PHP programming behin

Participants with preferences for different venues (home, school, work) can now view these side-by-side in a multi-column format. Also, preference values are now checked for validity. Thanks to Christian Beer for the PHP programming behind these improvements.

2006-08-11: An article about Quantum Monte Carlo at Home appeared 03.08.2006 in the German newspaper WAZ.

An article about Quantum Monte Carlo at Home appeared 03.08.2006 in the German newspaper WAZ.

2006-08-03: A recent update of McAfee security software on Windows causes BOINC 5.4.9 to not work (details). We have released a new version, 5.4.11, that fixes the problem and works with the latest McAfee software.

A recent update of McAfee security software on Windows causes BOINC 5.4.9 to not work (details). We have released a new version, 5.4.11, that fixes the problem and works with the latest McAfee software.

2006-08-02: The 2nd Pan-Galactic BOINC Workshop will be held 20-21 September at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Anyone actively involved with BOINC is encouraged to attend.

The 2nd Pan-Galactic BOINC Workshop will be held 20-21 September at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Anyone actively involved with BOINC is encouraged to attend.

2006-07-26: Chess960@home is open for testers. This project studies a game that is like classical chess except that the initial configuration of pieces is chosen randomly from among 960 possibilities.

Chess960@home is open for testers. This project studies a game that is like classical chess except that the initial configuration of pieces is chosen randomly from among 960 possibilities.

2006-07-25: Welcome to three new BOINC-based projects. Two are mathematical: Riesel Sieve looks for prime numbers of the form k2n-1, and Rectilinear Crossing Number

Welcome to three new BOINC-based projects. Two are mathematical: Riesel Sieve looks for prime numbers of the form k2n-1, and Rectilinear Crossing Number studies a problem in computational geometry. The third, Spinhenge@home, studies molecular magnets and controlled nanoscale magnetism, which may have applications in medicine and biotechnology.

2006-07-22: BOINC user survey: due to a bug in our software, answers to the question 'Which are the most important factors when you decide whether to participate in a BOINC project?' were not recorded correctly. Please [url=poll.php]fill out the survey f

BOINC user survey: due to a bug in our software, answers to the question 'Which are the most important factors when you decide whether to participate in a BOINC project?' were not recorded correctly. Please fill out the survey form again. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2006-07-21: The BOINC survey is now available in Japanese. If you'd like to translate it to another language, please contact us.

The BOINC survey is now available in Japanese. If you'd like to translate it to another language, please contact us.

2006-07-13: Articles in Nature, The Economist and [url=http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=16636]W

Articles in Nature, The Economist and WebWire describe Africa@home, an initiative that supports African humanitarian causes. Their first BOINC-based project, malariacontrol.net, studies malaria epidemiology. Africa@home is a collaboration of the Swiss Tropical Institute, CERN, and a group of universities (three of them from Africa).

2006-07-13: We are conducting an online survey of BOINC participants. Please fill out the survey form - your responses will help us improve BOINC and the projects that use it

We are conducting an online survey of BOINC participants. Please fill out the survey form - your responses will help us improve BOINC and the projects that use it.

2006-07-07: The TANPAKU project, based at the Tokyo University of Science, is open for participation. TANPAKU (from the Japanese word tanpaku-shitsu, meaning 'protein') studies protein structure a

The TANPAKU project, based at the Tokyo University of Science, is open for participation. TANPAKU (from the Japanese word tanpaku-shitsu, meaning 'protein') studies protein structure and function using a novel method called Brownian Dynamics.

2006-06-30: Want to deploy BOINC quickly and easily on a Windows network? Read The Lazy Slug's Guide to easy deployment and maintenance of BOINC on your network.

Want to deploy BOINC quickly and easily on a Windows network? Read The Lazy Slug's Guide to easy deployment and maintenance of BOINC on your network.

2006-06-29: A paper about BOINC's API and runtime system will appear in the SC06 conference.

A paper about BOINC's API and runtime system will appear in the SC06 conference.

2006-06-28: A new Secure BOINC Client for the Macintosh is available for testing. This version limits BOINC applications' access to your system and data, thus protecting your computer from accide

A new Secure BOINC Client for the Macintosh is available for testing. This version limits BOINC applications' access to your system and data, thus protecting your computer from accidental or malicious damage or data theft.

2006-06-22: Pav Lucistnik has developed boinc_curses, a Unix console-based program (like 'top') to monitor and control BOINC.

Pav Lucistnik has developed boinc_curses, a Unix console-based program (like 'top') to monitor and control BOINC.

2006-06-21: BOINCstats and the BAM! account manager are now available in Japanese.

BOINCstats and the BAM! account manager are now available in Japanese.

2006-06-15: BOINC's CPU scheduler has become smarter: it now waits until an application has checkpointed to preempt it and remove it from memory. This can save significant CPU time, especially on multiprocessors. Technical details are [url=sched.php]

BOINC's CPU scheduler has become smarter: it now waits until an application has checkpointed to preempt it and remove it from memory. This can save significant CPU time, especially on multiprocessors. Technical details are here. The new scheduler is in the development version of BOINC, and will appear in the 5.6 release. Volunteer developer John McLeod VII was the driving force behind the new scheduler.

2006-06-14: We have added preliminary support for legacy applications that do not use the BOINC API (e.g

We have added preliminary support for legacy applications that do not use the BOINC API (e.g. because their source code is not available). This feature will work with the next version (5.6) of the BOINC client software.

2006-06-10: The BOINC UK Newsletter Circular (bunc) has released its June 2006 edition, featuring an interview with David Anderson.

The BOINC UK Newsletter Circular (bunc) has released its June 2006 edition, featuring an interview with David Anderson.

2006-06-07: Windows users: if BOINC applications are repeatedly crashing on your computer, it's possibly that you need to upgrade to the latest version of DirectX.

Windows users: if BOINC applications are repeatedly crashing on your computer, it's possibly that you need to upgrade to the latest version of DirectX.

2006-05-31: Recent newspaper articles on BOINC and Rosetta@home: Worldwide, 690,000 help computer effort and [url=http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_WA_Resear

Recent newspaper articles on BOINC and Rosetta@home: Worldwide, 690,000 help computer effort and Medical researcher taps the power of home computing.

2006-05-30: The BOINCStats Account Manager (BAM!) is now available for use. BAM! provides 'one-stop shopping' for finding and attaching to BOINC project; see the news item of May 11. Thanks to Willy de Zutter

The BOINCStats Account Manager (BAM!) is now available for use. BAM! provides 'one-stop shopping' for finding and attaching to BOINC project; see the news item of May 11. Thanks to Willy de Zutter for developing BAM!.

2006-05-25: BOINC has added preliminary support for 'low-latency' computing; e.g

BOINC has added preliminary support for 'low-latency' computing; e.g. delay bounds of minutes rather than days. This requires having clients contact the server frequently; we've added a mechanism that lets the server specify the connection interval. This will be available in the next release (5.6) of the client software. Projects that are interested in using this mechanism should contact us.

2006-05-17: The costs of electricity, both monetary and environmental, are high. Be aware of the energy considerations associated with BOINC and volunteer computing.

The costs of electricity, both monetary and environmental, are high. Be aware of the energy considerations associated with BOINC and volunteer computing.

2006-05-11: Version 5.4 of the BOINC client software has been released. This version lets you use account managers - special web sites that let you browse BOINC projects, attach/detach, change resource share and setti

Version 5.4 of the BOINC client software has been released. This version lets you use account managers - special web sites that let you browse BOINC projects, attach/detach, change resource share and settings, all with point-and-click simplicity. Account managers are also great if you have several computers - you make changes on the web site, and they take effect on all of your computers. A couple of excellent account managers are nearly ready for use; stay tuned for details.

2006-05-09: The first-ever BOINC birthday cake appeared at the 7th SETI@home-Catalonia Meeting (and 1st BOINC-Catalonia Meeting), held in Girona last April 22nd. Also: [url=http://www.boinc.cat]BOINC.cat[

The first-ever BOINC birthday cake appeared at the 7th SETI@home-Catalonia Meeting (and 1st BOINC-Catalonia Meeting), held in Girona last April 22nd. Also: BOINC.cat, a BOINC site in Catalan, has recently opened.

2006-04-30: The latest German BOINCcast discusses ClimatePrediction.net; earlier BOINCcasts cover SIMAP, LHC@home, and uFluids.

The latest German BOINCcast discusses ClimatePrediction.net; earlier BOINCcasts cover SIMAP, LHC@home, and uFluids.

2006-04-14: The CERN Courier's Computer Newsletter features an article on BOINC activities at CERN.

The CERN Courier's Computer Newsletter features an article on BOINC activities at CERN.

2006-04-13: We have developed an example application, together with project files and Makefiles for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The application demonstrates how to do checkpoint/restart and graphics. Projects can use this as a framewo

We have developed an example application, together with project files and Makefiles for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The application demonstrates how to do checkpoint/restart and graphics. Projects can use this as a framework for building their own applications.

2006-04-13: According to various statistics sites, over one million computers have now contributed processing power to BOINC projects. We're currently achieving a sustained processing rate of over 400 TeraFLOPS - the world's most

According to various statistics sites, over one million computers have now contributed processing power to BOINC projects. We're currently achieving a sustained processing rate of over 400 TeraFLOPS - the world's most powerful supercomputer by a wide margin. Congratulations and thanks to everyone!

2006-04-06: Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, BOINC is now officially part of the Debian Linux distribution. Packages for the BOINC [url=http://packages.debian.org/boinc-client]core client[/u

Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, BOINC is now officially part of the Debian Linux distribution. Packages for the BOINC core client and Manager are available for 13 different platforms (alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, kfreebsd-i386, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc).

2006-04-04: Windows users: new versions of Intellipoint and [url=http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/

Windows users: new versions of Intellipoint and Intellitype are available from Microsoft. Upgrading to these may fix problems with the BOINC screensaver.

2006-04-03: BOINCstats.com is one of several excellent web sites showing BOINC statistics. It's available in a number of languages, now including Chinese.

BOINCstats.com is one of several excellent web sites showing BOINC statistics. It's available in a number of languages, now including Chinese.

2006-03-15: The Seasonal Attribution Project, a spin-off of Climateprediction.net, seeks to determine the extent to which extreme weather events are attributable to human-induced climate change. Its application

The Seasonal Attribution Project, a spin-off of Climateprediction.net, seeks to determine the extent to which extreme weather events are attributable to human-induced climate change. Its application is a high-resolution simulation of the world's climate, and is recommended only for computers with at least 1 GB of RAM, and a 2.4GHz Pentium or faster processor.

2006-03-05: Tony/Knightrider/Chuggybus has created BOINC coinage. See the large and small versions. The Latin text means 'Berkeley open and shared resources'.

Tony/Knightrider/Chuggybus has created BOINC coinage. See the large and small versions. The Latin text means 'Berkeley open and shared resources'.

2006-03-03: Quantum Monte Carlo at Home announces the public release of the first chemistry BOINC project.

Quantum Monte Carlo at Home announces the public release of the first chemistry BOINC project. This project, based at the University of Münster in Germany, studies the structure and reactivity of molecules using Quantum Chemistry, whose vastly complex equations require huge amounts of computing power.

2006-02-24: A significant step has been made towards integrating BOINC and Grid software: beginning with Condor version 6.7.17, Condor can be configured to run BOINC when it has no other work to perform. This capability is described in [url=http://ww

A significant step has been made towards integrating BOINC and Grid software: beginning with Condor version 6.7.17, Condor can be configured to run BOINC when it has no other work to perform. This capability is described in the Condor manual.

2006-02-22: BOINC announces its support for the Macintosh/Intel platform.

BOINC announces its support for the Macintosh/Intel platform.

2006-02-19: BOINCcast is the first German Podcast about BOINC. Weekly episodes of 5 minutes length will explain Distributed Computing and the Goals of BOINC to the German public, and will present and explain th

BOINCcast is the first German Podcast about BOINC. Weekly episodes of 5 minutes length will explain Distributed Computing and the Goals of BOINC to the German public, and will present and explain the projects that use BOINC.

2006-02-15: View a video clip about the BBC Climate Change Experiment.

View a video clip about the BBC Climate Change Experiment.

2006-02-14: BOINC and Climateprediction.net have joined forces with the BBC to launch a new experiment -- a full simulation of climate change from 1920 to 2080. The experiment is described on a BBC television documentary Meltdown (BBC-4, F

BOINC and Climateprediction.net have joined forces with the BBC to launch a new experiment -- a full simulation of climate change from 1920 to 2080. The experiment is described on a BBC television documentary Meltdown (BBC-4, February 20th, for UK BOINCers). Simplified client software is available at bbc.co.uk/climatechange. Experienced BOINCers can attach to http://bbc.cpdn.org (check out the new graphics!). Be warned that a 160-year climate simulation is a long workunit even by Climateprediction.net's extravagant standards. But if you have a fast machine and are prepared to give us first call on your CPU, just for the next couple of months, then you could see your results in a second BBC television programme scheduled for May.

2006-02-08: The SZTAKI Desktop Grid is now in production. The project, based at the MTA-SZTAKI Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems in Budapest, Hungary, is attempting to find all the generalized

The SZTAKI Desktop Grid is now in production. The project, based at the MTA-SZTAKI Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems in Budapest, Hungary, is attempting to find all the generalized binary number systems (bases are matrices and digits are vectors) up to dimension 11.

2006-02-06: The Similarity Matrix of Proteins (SIMAP) project is now in production. SIMAP, based at the Technical University of Munich, uses volunteer computers to calculate similarities between proteins

The Similarity Matrix of Proteins (SIMAP) project is now in production. SIMAP, based at the Technical University of Munich, uses volunteer computers to calculate similarities between proteins. It provides a public database of the resulting data, which plays a key role in many bioinformatics research projects. SIMAP is the first German BOINC-based project.

2005-12-15: A story about SETI@home's transition to BOINC appears in the Nature web site.

A story about SETI@home's transition to BOINC appears in the Nature web site.

2005-12-12: A new paper, The Computational and Storage Potential of Volunteer Computing, explores the limits of BOINC-based projects.

A new paper, The Computational and Storage Potential of Volunteer Computing, explores the limits of BOINC-based projects.

2005-12-09: BOINC has a job opening for an experienced programmer (C++/Python/PHP/SQL/HTML). For more information go to http://jobs.berkeley.edu/. The job is number 003496, and is listed under Information Technol

BOINC has a job opening for an experienced programmer (C++/Python/PHP/SQL/HTML). For more information go to http://jobs.berkeley.edu/. The job is number 003496, and is listed under Information Technology.

2005-11-29: We have created a new email list, boinc_announce@ssl.berkeley.edu, for announcements of new versions of BOINC client software.

We have created a new email list, boinc_announce@ssl.berkeley.edu, for announcements of new versions of BOINC client software.

2005-11-27: Check out A BOINC seminar by Juan Antonio Lopez Perez of CERN, presented at CIEMAT in Madrid, November 2005. Also available in a [url=https://uimon.cern.ch

Check out A BOINC seminar by Juan Antonio Lopez Perez of CERN, presented at CIEMAT in Madrid, November 2005. Also available in a print version.

2005-11-15: Aggregate credit data (user and host credit data summed over all BOINC projects) is now available in XML format. This data can be used for applications (like the 'Featured participant' above) that reflect overall

Aggregate credit data (user and host credit data summed over all BOINC projects) is now available in XML format. This data can be used for applications (like the 'Featured participant' above) that reflect overall contribution to BOINC project.

2005-11-01: IBM's World Community Grid has launched a BOINC-based project (currenly Linux only).

IBM's World Community Grid has launched a BOINC-based project (currenly Linux only).

2005-10-28: David Anderson talks about BOINC and volunteer computing in a podcast at www.enterpriseleadership.org.

David Anderson talks about BOINC and volunteer computing in a podcast at www.enterpriseleadership.org.

2005-10-20: Version 5.2.2 of the BOINC client software has been released. It includes a simpler registration procedure, security enhancements, and numerous other improvements.

Version 5.2.2 of the BOINC client software has been released. It includes a simpler registration procedure, security enhancements, and numerous other improvements.

2005-09-25: [url=http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/]Rosetta@home, a BOINC-based project at the University of Washington, has launched and is seeking participants. Its goal is "..

[url=http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/]Rosetta@home, a BOINC-based project at the University of Washington, has launched and is seeking participants. Its goal is "... to develop methods that accurately predict and design protein structures and complexes, an endeavor that may ultimately help researchers develop cures for human diseases."

2005-09-23: High-Performance Task Distribution for Volunteer Computing, a paper about BOINC server performance, will appear in the e-Science 2005 conference in December.

High-Performance Task Distribution for Volunteer Computing, a paper about BOINC server performance, will appear in the e-Science 2005 conference in December.

2005-09-06: Searching for Gravity @ Home[/url], an article about Einstein@home and BOINC, appears in the September 2005 issue of IEEE's The Institute.

Searching for Gravity @ Home[/url], an article about Einstein@home and BOINC, appears in the September 2005 issue of IEEE's The Institute.

2005-08-29: A conversation with David Anderson in ACM Queue Magazine.

A conversation with David Anderson in ACM Queue Magazine.

2005-08-14: We are redesigning BOINC to use a user-supplied identifier and password instead of a system-supplied random key for identifying an account. Comments on the design are welcome.

We are redesigning BOINC to use a user-supplied identifier and password instead of a system-supplied random key for identifying an account. Comments on the design are welcome.

2005-08-09: BOINC is transitioning to use libcurl for HTTP operations. This will allow BOINC to use HTTPS (secure HTTP) for scheduler requests and file transfers.

BOINC is transitioning to use libcurl for HTTP operations. This will allow BOINC to use HTTPS (secure HTTP) for scheduler requests and file transfers.

2005-08-03: Non-open-source code (RSAEuro and GLUT) has been removed from BOINC. OpenSSL's crypto library is used for encryption.

Non-open-source code (RSAEuro and GLUT) has been removed from BOINC. OpenSSL's crypto library is used for encryption.

2005-07-25: A group of students from Cornell have written Distributing Science, a very nice article about BOINC and some of the projects using it.

A group of students from Cornell have written Distributing Science, a very nice article about BOINC and some of the projects using it.

2005-07-24: A paper by Jakob Pedersen and Christian Søttrup discusses the interoperation of the Grid and BOINC.

A paper by Jakob Pedersen and Christian Søttrup discusses the interoperation of the Grid and BOINC.

2005-07-24: A paper by Jakob Pedersen and Christian S&#248;ttrup discusses the interoperation of the Grid and BOINC.

A paper by Jakob Pedersen and Christian Søttrup discusses the interoperation of the Grid and BOINC.

2005-06-25: BOINC statistics sites continue to evolve. Check out Every Earthly Hour, developed by Hydnum Repandum

BOINC statistics sites continue to evolve. Check out Every Earthly Hour, developed by Hydnum Repandum

2005-06-24: We have added new API calls that allow applications to do their own CPU benchmarking, or directly report their floating-point operation count. This will give more accurate credit numbers

We have added new API calls that allow applications to do their own CPU benchmarking, or directly report their floating-point operation count. This will give more accurate credit numbers for applications that are optimized for specific architectures or that use non-CPU computing resources such as GPUs.

2005-06-24: We've added two mechanisms that give better estimates of result completion time (and thus better scheduling and fewer missed deadlines): 1) we track the 'CPU efficiency': the average fraction of CPU time that BOINC apps receive while they

We've added two mechanisms that give better estimates of result completion time (and thus better scheduling and fewer missed deadlines): 1) we track the 'CPU efficiency': the average fraction of CPU time that BOINC apps receive while they're running (this can be less than one on systems that run compute-intensive tasks other than BOINC); 2) we dynamically maintain a per-project upper bound on the ratio of actual CPU time to predicted CPU time.

2005-06-24: We've improved and simplified the CPU scheduling and work-fetch policies, using a detailed simulation of BOINC's weighted round-robin scheduling. When the simulator predicts that a deadline will be missed, the client switches to earliest-dead

We've improved and simplified the CPU scheduling and work-fetch policies, using a detailed simulation of BOINC's weighted round-robin scheduling. When the simulator predicts that a deadline will be missed, the client switches to earliest-deadline-first scheduling. When the simulator predicts that fetching additional work will cause a deadline to be missed, it suspends work fetch.

2005-06-24: Account management system are web sites that let participants sign up for multiple projects with just a few clicks (and no account keys). The BOINC manager (development version) now lets you select, ch

Account management system are web sites that let participants sign up for multiple projects with just a few clicks (and no account keys). The BOINC manager (development version) now lets you select, change, or get updated account info from an account manager.

2005-06-24: BOINC now works in Windows 'service' mode on computers with dialup connections and the 'confirm before connect' preference set. The connection confirmation and setup process has been moved to the BOINC manager, which (unlike a service) is

BOINC now works in Windows 'service' mode on computers with dialup connections and the 'confirm before connect' preference set. The connection confirmation and setup process has been moved to the BOINC manager, which (unlike a service) is able to do GUI activities.

2005-06-16: Climateprediction.net is featured in an article in the journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Climateprediction.net is featured in an article in the journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

2005-06-03: Two Wiki-based BOINC informational sites have been launched recently: The Unofficial BOINC Wiki (in English) and Deutsche BOINC FAQ (in German). Because these sites ar

Two Wiki-based BOINC informational sites have been launched recently: The Unofficial BOINC Wiki (in English) and Deutsche BOINC FAQ (in German). Because these sites are Wikis, participants can add and modify content.

2005-05-31: BOINC is featured in The Berkeley Science Review.

BOINC is featured in The Berkeley Science Review.

2005-05-14: Eric Myers and Charlie Fenton have written excellent documents on how to compile BOINC and BOINC applications on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Eric Myers and Charlie Fenton have written excellent documents on how to compile BOINC and BOINC applications on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

2005-05-11: BOINC and BOINC-based projects are discussed in the article 'Grassroots Computing' in the May 6 2005 issue of Science magazine.

BOINC and BOINC-based projects are discussed in the article 'Grassroots Computing' in the May 6 2005 issue of Science magazine.

2005-05-10: We finally have an installer and GUI for Mac OS X! It is available as a development version, and will become the standard version soon.

We finally have an installer and GUI for Mac OS X! It is available as a development version, and will become the standard version soon.

2005-05-10: Many BOINC applications have interactive graphics (e.g

Many BOINC applications have interactive graphics (e.g. you can zoom in/out using the mouse). For apps that use the latest BOINC API, you can interact even when in screensaver mode - just hold down the control key.

2005-05-10: As the number of BOINC-based projects has increased, a problem has emerged - if a computer is attached to lots of projects, it may have trouble finishing work in time. We are revising the BOINC client's [url=sched.php]CPU scheduling and w

As the number of BOINC-based projects has increased, a problem has emerged - if a computer is attached to lots of projects, it may have trouble finishing work in time. We are revising the BOINC client's CPU scheduling and work-fetch policies to address this issue.

2005-05-10: LHC@home is a BOINC-based project being used to simulate the orbits of particles in CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Read about it in the CERN Bulletin.

LHC@home is a BOINC-based project being used to simulate the orbits of particles in CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Read about it in the CERN Bulletin.

2005-04-11: Volunteers have ported SETI@home and BOINC to a variety of platforms, including Solaris/x86-64, Linux/x86-64, Linux/PPC, HP-UX, and FreeBSD.

Volunteers have ported SETI@home and BOINC to a variety of platforms, including Solaris/x86-64, Linux/x86-64, Linux/PPC, HP-UX, and FreeBSD.

2005-03-08: We released the BOINC Menubar, a user-friendly client software version for Macintosh OS X. It can be installed and run through a GUI interface - no Unix commands. We also released the Windows installer announced in the January 1 2005

We released the BOINC Menubar, a user-friendly client software version for Macintosh OS X. It can be installed and run through a GUI interface - no Unix commands. We also released the Windows installer announced in the January 1 2005 news item. Both are available on the Download page.

2005-02-19: The Einstein@home project was officially launched this morning. BOINC users are encouraged to participate in this project, which searches for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data

The Einstein@home project was officially launched this morning. BOINC users are encouraged to participate in this project, which searches for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors.

2005-02-17: We've added a framework for web-site translations (both BOINC-supplied and project-specific parts). We are adding support for account management systems that simplif

We've added a framework for web-site translations (both BOINC-supplied and project-specific parts). We are adding support for account management systems that simplify participation in multiple projects. Security enhancement: all application files are digitally signed.

2005-01-20: BOINC source code is now distributed under the Lesser GNU Public License (LPGL).

BOINC source code is now distributed under the Lesser GNU Public License (LPGL).

2005-01-19: BOINC-based projects projects now have 80,721 participants in 188 countries. Based on current credit statistics, together they supply 106 TeraFLOPS of computing power - far more

BOINC-based projects projects now have 80,721 participants in 188 countries. Based on current credit statistics, together they supply 106 TeraFLOPS of computing power - far more than any conventional supercomputer.

2005-01-18: BOINC's message board system supports moderation.

BOINC's message board system supports moderation.

2005-01-10: With help from the Einstein@home group, we have refined BOINC's locality scheduling mechanism, It can now interact with project-specific programs that generate work on demand, and that maintain a 'working set

With help from the Einstein@home group, we have refined BOINC's locality scheduling mechanism, It can now interact with project-specific programs that generate work on demand, and that maintain a 'working set' of data files for which work is distributed.

2005-01-01: The Windows version of BOINC can now be configured to run when a particular user is logged in, to run when any user is logged in, or run all the time (as a service) even when no users are logged in.

The Windows version of BOINC can now be configured to run when a particular user is logged in, to run when any user is logged in, or run all the time (as a service) even when no users are logged in.

2004-12-10: With considerable help from the Einstein@home group, we have application graphics working on all platforms, including Linux. To handle hosts without graphics libraries, we have developed a new architecture in which

With considerable help from the Einstein@home group, we have application graphics working on all platforms, including Linux. To handle hosts without graphics libraries, we have developed a new architecture in which graphics code resides in a dynamically loaded library.

2004-12-06: Added prioritization to work distribution.

Added prioritization to work distribution.

2004-12-03: We have created a new email list, boinc_cvs@ssl.berkeley.edu. A summary of each CVS checkin to the BOINC source tree will be posted to this list.

We have created a new email list, boinc_cvs@ssl.berkeley.edu. A summary of each CVS checkin to the BOINC source tree will be posted to this list.

2004-12-02: A technical paper about BOINC is here. This paper appeared in the 5th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing, November 8, 2004, Pittsburgh, USA.

A technical paper about BOINC is here. This paper appeared in the 5th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing, November 8, 2004, Pittsburgh, USA.

2004-11-21: We have developed a GUI for the core client. It's similar to the old Windows GUI but is implemented using wxWidgets so it runs on all platforms. It offers new features such as the ability to suspen

We have developed a GUI for the core client. It's similar to the old Windows GUI but is implemented using wxWidgets so it runs on all platforms. It offers new features such as the ability to suspend/resume projects and results, and project-specific web links. It uses a socket-based GUI RPC mechanism, which makes it possible to develop other GUIs, including ones that control many hosts.

2004-11-21: We have developed a new Windows installer that lets you run BOINC as a service, and that is compatible with the Microsoft MSI framework.

We have developed a new Windows installer that lets you run BOINC as a service, and that is compatible with the Microsoft MSI framework.

2004-11-21: A new utility, db_purge, allows projects to flush old entries from the result and workunit tables, so that these tables have a bounded size.

A new utility, db_purge, allows projects to flush old entries from the result and workunit tables, so that these tables have a bounded size.

2004-11-21: The application graphics framework now works on all platforms, including Mac OS X.

The application graphics framework now works on all platforms, including Mac OS X.

2004-11-21: The message-board system now supports self-moderation (i.e., 'ignore lists').

The message-board system now supports self-moderation (i.e., 'ignore lists').

2004-11-21: BOINC servers can now use read-only database replicas for increased throughput.

BOINC servers can now use read-only database replicas for increased throughput.

2004-09-21: XML Schemas for the statistics data exported by BOINC projects is here, and graphical representations are here.

XML Schemas for the statistics data exported by BOINC projects is here, and graphical representations are here.

2004-09-14: We have created an email list, boinc_opt@ssl.berkeley.edu, for people interested in porting and optimizing BOINC applications. Sign up here.

We have created an email list, boinc_opt@ssl.berkeley.edu, for people interested in porting and optimizing BOINC applications. Sign up here.

2004-09-11: We are working on a new type of work distribution, called Locality scheduling, that sends work to hosts that already have the needed files.

We are working on a new type of work distribution, called Locality scheduling, that sends work to hosts that already have the needed files.

2004-09-06: The Lattice project from the University of Maryland is developing a Grid system that integrates Globus, BOINC, and several other software components.

The Lattice project from the University of Maryland is developing a Grid system that integrates Globus, BOINC, and several other software components.

2004-09-01: The new project LHC@home announces its first beta test, initially restricted to 1000 users. Please sign up at lhcathome.cern.ch.

The new project LHC@home announces its first beta test, initially restricted to 1000 users. Please sign up at lhcathome.cern.ch.

2004-08-26: The Climateprediction.net project is now open to the public.

The Climateprediction.net project is now open to the public.

2004-08-06: Users can choose whether applications should quit or suspend when they're not executing.

Users can choose whether applications should quit or suspend when they're not executing.

2004-08-05: The core client now checks whether disk usage exceeds user-specified limits, and if so it deletes projects files in a way that respects project resource shares.

The core client now checks whether disk usage exceeds user-specified limits, and if so it deletes projects files in a way that respects project resource shares.

2004-08-05: Large BOINC projects (like SETI@home) were getting on the order of a million files in upload/download directories. This caused OS performance problems. We fixed this by providing a two-level directory hierarchy for upload/download directo

Large BOINC projects (like SETI@home) were getting on the order of a million files in upload/download directories. This caused OS performance problems. We fixed this by providing a two-level directory hierarchy for upload/download directories.

2004-08-03: The Climateprediction.net project recently held an Open Day, describing its status and its plans to use BOINC.

The Climateprediction.net project recently held an Open Day, describing its status and its plans to use BOINC.

2004-07-09: We have added a mechanism that allows projects to upload and download 'persistent files'. This is the first step to using participant hosts for storage as well as computation, possibly creating the world's largest storage server.

We have added a mechanism that allows projects to upload and download 'persistent files'. This is the first step to using participant hosts for storage as well as computation, possibly creating the world's largest storage server.

2004-07-09: We made the core/app interface more flexible and general, providing better support for applications that consist of separate controller, worker, and graphics programs. We also added mechanisms that prevent multiple applications from runni

We made the core/app interface more flexible and general, providing better support for applications that consist of separate controller, worker, and graphics programs. We also added mechanisms that prevent multiple applications from running in the same slot, and that cause applications to exit if the core client dies.

2004-07-09: We changed the SQL queries used by the performance-critical server components, such as the transitioner and feeder, to boost maximum server throughput.

We changed the SQL queries used by the performance-critical server components, such as the transitioner and feeder, to boost maximum server throughput.

2004-07-09: The core client now does preemptive scheduling of results. It time-slices between results, maintaining the approximate project resource shares. The work-fetch policy has also been modified; a single 'connection frequency' parameter replac

The core client now does preemptive scheduling of results. It time-slices between results, maintaining the approximate project resource shares. The work-fetch policy has also been modified; a single 'connection frequency' parameter replaces the min/max buffer parameter, and the policy matches the requirements of the CPU-scheduling policy.

2004-06-20: The statistics export mechanism has been redesigned to give projects more control over what they export; e.g

The statistics export mechanism has been redesigned to give projects more control over what they export; e.g. they can shift the burden of sorting to statistics web sites.

2004-06-16: New features: support for multi-program applications. Daily result quota per host. Applications can supply a static graphic (for screensaver) without writing code. Improved support for FORTRAN. Support for GUI RPCs in Windows client.

New features: support for multi-program applications. Daily result quota per host. Applications can supply a static graphic (for screensaver) without writing code. Improved support for FORTRAN. Support for GUI RPCs in Windows client. Option for allowing GUI RPCs from non-local hosts. Check for keyboard/mouse input in Unix. Support for name/password authentication for HTTP proxies.

2004-05-31: BOINC news is available as an RSS feed; see Community and Resources.

BOINC news is available as an RSS feed; see Community and Resources.

2004-05-19: CPU benchmarking (and credit) are now based on the Dhrystone and Whetstone benchmarks. Memory bandwidth is no longer measured.

CPU benchmarking (and credit) are now based on the Dhrystone and Whetstone benchmarks. Memory bandwidth is no longer measured.

2004-05-18: Source code is now available directly via CVS. Improved Unix signal handling. Support app versions, workunits and results with lots of files (changed XML fields from 4KB to 64KB). Added [url=homogeneous_redundancy.php]homogeneo

Source code is now available directly via CVS. Improved Unix signal handling. Support app versions, workunits and results with lots of files (changed XML fields from 4KB to 64KB). Added homogeneous redundancy mechanism.

2004-05-02: General preferences are now propagated from client to server, but only to accounts with the same email address as where the preferences originated.

General preferences are now propagated from client to server, but only to accounts with the same email address as where the preferences originated.

2004-04-20: Added cross-project identification system. Added support for caching of PHP web pages, and restored leaderboard pages.

Added cross-project identification system. Added support for caching of PHP web pages, and restored leaderboard pages.

2004-04-12: Recent fixes and features: trickle messages for long-running work units; benchmarking for hyperthreaded CPUs; don't propagate preferences from hosts to projects; check for file existence before running app

Recent fixes and features: trickle messages for long-running work units; benchmarking for hyperthreaded CPUs; don't propagate preferences from hosts to projects; check for file existence before running apps; SOCKS proxy support; separate suspend/resume for network activity; fix race conditions in server; add file compression code. See checkin_notes for details.

2004-03-16: An unauthorized BOINC graphic.

An unauthorized BOINC graphic.

2004-02-11: BOINC is being used at the Scripps Research Institute to run a distributed version of CHARMM (a program for macromolecular simulations).

BOINC is being used at the Scripps Research Institute to run a distributed version of CHARMM (a program for macromolecular simulations).

2004-02-01: BOINC now has an anonymous platform mechanism which 1) allows computers of any type to participate in a BOINC project, and 2) allows participants to run only software they have compiled the

BOINC now has an anonymous platform mechanism which 1) allows computers of any type to participate in a BOINC project, and 2) allows participants to run only software they have compiled themselves, should they so desire.

2004-01-22: The BOINC core client now provides a set of RPCs allowing separate GUIs to be developed.

The BOINC core client now provides a set of RPCs allowing separate GUIs to be developed.

2003-11-26: The CVS repository of BOINC code (including web pages) is now visible through a web-based interface. This may be useful for people maintaining web-site translations.

The CVS repository of BOINC code (including web pages) is now visible through a web-based interface. This may be useful for people maintaining web-site translations.

2003-11-26: A paper about the goals of BOINC was presented at a recent conference.

A paper about the goals of BOINC was presented at a recent conference.

2003-11-25: The beta test project is accepting new users. CPU time measurement accuracy improved. Scheduler respects disk usage limits. Web site can issue cookies.

The beta test project is accepting new users. CPU time measurement accuracy improved. Scheduler respects disk usage limits. Web site can issue cookies.

2003-11-05: The graphics of running application are updated whenever preferences are changed. The scheduler now issues only as many results as will fit in the allotted amount of disk space.

The graphics of running application are updated whenever preferences are changed. The scheduler now issues only as many results as will fit in the allotted amount of disk space.

2003-10-30: New minor versions of the core client and beta-test apps have been released. XML statistics data for the beta test is available; it's intended for graphical or tabular representation.

New minor versions of the core client and beta-test apps have been released. XML statistics data for the beta test is available; it's intended for graphical or tabular representation.

2003-10-18: A SETI@home application has been added to the beta test. The scheduling server detect results that can't be sent to any hosts, and flags them. HTTP 404 errors on downloads are treated as unrecoverable. Graphics can be limited by frame rate or percent of

A SETI@home application has been added to the beta test. The scheduling server detect results that can't be sent to any hosts, and flags them. HTTP 404 errors on downloads are treated as unrecoverable. Graphics can be limited by frame rate or percent of CPU. Don't send two results from the same workunit to a single user. Added JPEG support to application graphics. Added "confirm before accept executable" mechanism.

2003-09-11: BOINC is discussed in an article by Joan Oleck in the New York TImes.

BOINC is discussed in an article by Joan Oleck in the New York TImes.

2003-09-04: We've released BOINC version 2.0. All BOINC components must be upgraded to major version 2. We've upgraded the Astropulse server to 2.01 and released [url=http://setiboinc.ssl.Berkeley.edu/ap/download.php]BOI

We've released BOINC version 2.0. All BOINC components must be upgraded to major version 2. We've upgraded the Astropulse server to 2.01 and released BOINC core client 2.01. This was due to an architecture and protocol change in specifying resource estimates and limits.

2003-09-01: BOINC server tools are now Python-based

BOINC server tools are now Python-based. A database back-end API allows quick development of data-manipulation utilities.

2003-08-15: We rewrote parts of the scheduling server architecture to make operations more flexible and efficient. The timeout_check daemon has been replaced by a more general transitioner daemon.

We rewrote parts of the scheduling server architecture to make operations more flexible and efficient. The timeout_check daemon has been replaced by a more general transitioner daemon.

2003-07-25: We've added two new web-site features for BOINC projects: user profiles and message boards. These are visible on the beta-test web site.

We've added two new web-site features for BOINC projects: user profiles and message boards. These are visible on the beta-test web site.

2003-07-23: The BOINC source code is available again, under a new public license. Version 1.05 incorporates bug fixes and new features, including the ability to add your own graphics to the screensaver. The beta test has been

The BOINC source code is available again, under a new public license. Version 1.05 incorporates bug fixes and new features, including the ability to add your own graphics to the screensaver. The beta test has been resumed, and the scheduling server and database have been moved to a new machine.

2003-06-10: XML based statistics for the Astropulse beta test are available.

XML based statistics for the Astropulse beta test are available.

2003-05-30: No big news to report, but thanks to the beta test we've fixed a number of bugs, involving runaway applications, too-large output files, screensaver behavior, and mechanisms for quitting and resetting projects.

No big news to report, but thanks to the beta test we've fixed a number of bugs, involving runaway applications, too-large output files, screensaver behavior, and mechanisms for quitting and resetting projects.

2003-04-29: We have created a second project, allowing beta testers to experiment with dividing their resources between multiple projects.

We have created a second project, allowing beta testers to experiment with dividing their resources between multiple projects.

2003-04-23: We have resumed the BOINC beta test.

We have resumed the BOINC beta test.

2003-04-09: we are suspending the BOINC beta test

Due to a legal issue, we are suspending the BOINC beta test, and we have requested that BOINC source code no longer be available at Sourceforge.net. We hope to resolve this issue soon.

2003-03-31: We are preparing a BOINC-based version of SETI@home

We are preparing a BOINC-based version of SETI@home. See a preview of the graphics.

2003-03-25: Non-English language.ini files are available

Non-English language.ini files are available. Preferences include time-of-day restrictions. Core client and applications communicate via shared memory and signals rather than files, reducing disk traffic.

2003-03-19: New account parameters and preferences

New account parameters and preferences: URL, limit number of processors, frequency of writes to disk, whether to show your computers on the web.

2003-03-04: Participants can have separate preferences (such as network and disk usage limits) for computers at home, work, and school.

Participants can have separate preferences (such as network and disk usage limits) for computers at home, work, and school.

2003-02-25: Participants can limit their upstream and downstream network bandwidth.

Participants can limit their upstream and downstream network bandwidth.

2003-02-22: Participants can control the parameters (color, transparency, timing) of the Astropulse graphics.

Participants can control the parameters (color, transparency, timing) of the Astropulse graphics.

2003-02-19: New feature: secure, verified email address update.

New feature: secure, verified email address update.

2003-01-29: A screenshot of the BOINC client

A screenshot of the BOINC client running AstroPulse, our first test application.

2002-12-10: We have started a beta test of BOINC

We have started a beta test of BOINC using the Astropulse application. Many bugs have been found and fixed.

2002-08-24: BOINC is under development

BOINC is under development. The basic features are working on UNIX platforms. We plan to release the first public application of BOINC later this year.