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BOINC is an open-source software platform for computing using volunteered resources

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about BOINC and what they use it for.
  • Do you let your homelab turned on when not home?
    BOINC is a way to volunteer your spare compute power to science. There's a ton of interesting projects from mapping the galaxy to finding targets for cancer drugs. Homelab even has BOINC teams you can join. - Source: Reddit / 2 days ago
  • YSK: You can contribute your computer's spare processing power to COVID research, no computer science degree required
    BOINC projects are great because you can participate in multiple projects at once through a single program. BOINC is based out of the University California (Berkeley). - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • Sunday Daily Thread: What's everyone working on this week?
    Currently working on a tool to help optimize BOINC crunching. BOINC is a way to contribute your spare CPU cycles to scientific research projects similar to [email protected] I'm almost at the end of a many-month sprint on this tool, very excited to be releasing it soon :). - Source: Reddit / 25 days ago
  • What is everyone doing with their rigs now that the profitability is so low?
    Crunch for science. Map asteroids, develop new meds, finds pulsars, fold proteins. Https://boinc.berkeley.edu If wanted, you can earn Gridcoin for running BOINC or folding at home. Help distributive computing. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Can someone explain to me how we have pics of the Milky Way galaxy if we’ve never been outside of it?
    BOINC itself is an open source project developed by the University of Californiain Berkely. It stands for "Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing". - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • [TOMT] [Apps] Programs you can run while your PC is not in use to contribute to charity (?)
    BOINC has dozens of projects to choose from ranging from medical research to astrophysics to math and yes even Minecraft. I've been using it for years. World Community Grid is probably the biggest project. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Total run time: 1,368 years 246 days -- World Community Grid Homelab team stats for Sunday, 12/11/2022
    Check it out, there are a bunch of really cool project you can help. https://boinc.berkeley.edu. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • What would you do with 100 computers that are just sitting around?
    If there is a philanthropic option in https://boinc.berkeley.edu that interests you, then consider that. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • [email protected] type model for training Stable Diffusion?
    The software you are thinking of is called BOINC. It is what [email protected] runs on to do distributed compute. You would have to port it to do model training and aggregate models https://boinc.berkeley.edu/. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • The Golden Age of GPU Mining is Upon Us: Distributed AI
    Right now you can donate gpu to helping science project via BOINC. There are currently 30 projects. https://boinc.berkeley.edu There was one AI project that recently went into hibernation. Https://www.mlcathome.org A lot of work to be done, I’ve been crunching for about 10 years, it’s a great hobby. If you are into crypto, Gridcoin incentivizes crunching BOINC projects. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago

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