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The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a middle-ware system for volunteer computing. The goal of this project is to harness the idle CPU cycles of desktop machines for running scientific applications.

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BOINC User Handbook

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Volunteer Computing

BOINC Infrastructure

The client

Building the client

The server

Getting the source code

Software prerequisites

Building on GNU/Linux

Building BOINC examples

Porting scientific applications to BOINC