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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.
  • Gridcoin FAQ: New to Gridcoin? Get started here!
    BOINC is the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, a distributed network for volunteer computing. Essentially it's a way for people to volunteer their time towards various science projects, and it's those projects which are incentivized with GRC by the Gridcoin blockchain. - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • Startup Programming Idea: Decentralised Computing
    Sounds like a closed source version of BOINC? - Source: Reddit / 20 days ago
  • Forget cryptomining, here's how to use your computer to do good in the world. Use your idle computer time for the benefit of all.
    The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) started as a platform for finding aliens. It was built at the University of California at Berkeley to enable the [email protected] program, which allowed volunteers to donate idle computer time to help process radio signals from space to look for possible signs of extraterrestrial life. - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • Recommendations for socially positive projects to use unused resources
    Yesterday I setup the Docker container of Archive-Warrior to archive Reddit before its IPO. This made me go back to older projects like BOINC that I discovered years ago for [email protected] then [email protected] . Unfortunately this seems a bit outdated based on my 5min analysis (having to install VirtualBox within a container in order to run code after already installing their client?). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • I think I Hippy-fied one of my computers..
    It allows you to donate time on your computer for various distributed computing projects. More info here... Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • We Know Almost Nothing About the Omicron Variant
    Not entirely useless! You can throw in with BOINC and possibly help. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Designing a citizen science app! What is most important to you?
    Many BOINC projects ( have gamified mechanics in the form of badges and rankings. Their participants are also rewarded with Gridcoin, which is a cryptocurrency that rewards participation in distributed computing/citizen science projects at no cost to the project admins. Gridcoin can work with any citizen science project that publishes a leaderboard and might be a simple way for you to integrate... - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • It's got a plug on it, it's IT's responsibility.
    Funny story. I'm running BOINC on a Ryzen 9 3900X with a 1660Ti, the system is cranking out so much heat, that my combined energy bill (gas and electric) is actually lower, due to the fact that I have a gas furnace. In Washington State, natural gas is REALLY expensive, but we have some of the cheapest electricity in the nation. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How to monetize a $100,000 server
    I know you said monetise, but if you felt like donating a few spare CPU cycles to a cause aimed to help propel cutting-edge scientific research via distributed computing, BOINC is an option. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Why the negativity toward Bitcoin here?
    The machines are designed to do what humans instruct them to do. They can be used to power a decentralized network of transactions or research the cure for cancer. (Example 1 , Example 2). I find the later provides far more benefit to society and would prefer any excess compute capacity be allocated to these efforts. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago

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