metapackage for the BOINC client and the manager
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The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a software platform for distributed computing: several initiatives of various scientific disciplines all compete for the idle time of desktop computers. The developers' web site at the University of Berkeley serves as a common portal to the otherwise independently run projects.

This package depends both on the BOINC core client program that is required to participate in any project that uses BOINC, and the BOINC Manager, a graphical monitor and control utility for the BOINC core client.
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FinixFighter 2 years ago

Very interesting software!

root3r 5 years ago

A must-have app for anyone who wants to donate their idle computer resources towards scientific research

alper_034 6 years ago

Not stability working! please update (mint 18.1 serena)

cmoi 6 years ago

Top, pour aider la science

balcobulls 7 years ago

I have a strong dislike for windows (thats a given), nevertheless, I prefer BOINC on windows currently. Only big thing that continues to be a hangup is the graphic support. BOINC works fine, dont get me wrong, the cosmetic side is lacking.

draco1 8 years ago

I have used BOINC in Windows (gag) for a few years and now that I "wised up" and "RAN" from Micro, I was hoping to use this again. GREAT software!

Yacy 9 years ago

Participating in distributed computing projects is so much fun with this tool!

playforvoices 9 years ago

Getting involved in science and help to find answers for the medicinic problems with other peoples around the world!

twisted87 9 years ago

Very good software! 4 years of computing. This is my little donation to the sicence.

rildolho 9 years ago

Muito bom!

Falconet 10 years ago

BOINC is great. I crunch mainly for WCG. Also, while BOINC won't start on startup, the science applications do.

zapbuzz 10 years ago

does the job reliably

ChiefPoints 10 years ago

Great way to get involved with Citizen Science. Don't worry about it being a resource hog, you can easily configure it to use as few or as many as you want.

jmt95 10 years ago

Been calculating for years now!

ChrisOfBristol 10 years ago

I have struggled to get BOINC to work in the past, but on Mint-14/Cinnamon at least it runs. It doesn't start automatically when the computer is idle though. Download and install 7.0.28 which does.

acerayl 10 years ago

I use it on an old netbook and pc, just letting it run 24/7. Love the concept.

ttttrrrr 10 years ago

Разум когда-нибудь победит.

ari_1 11 years ago

Electric consumption is not a great problem , first because you can consider it as a donation to science , second because the differences between a cpu in idle and one at 100% is not so great to impact on the bill so much , the only power consumption more than normal you will have is if you decide to let the pc on only to work on boinc in these moments when normally you would have shut it down. The projects are on a various range of human utility , you can choose one only or a group of your interest , all over an utility that must be default on every pc in the world , one of the few really worth using a pc.

moeller 11 years ago

Hello, I am helping with the maintenance of the BOINC Debian package. I have no idea if Mint provides a BOINC package of its own or if it is falling back on something we provide. The Debian and Ubuntu folks collaborate closely on the BOINC packaging, which is very rewarding. Especially now for all those NVidia and OpenCL libraries to run stuff on graphics cards that are named differently across distributions it would be great to hear back about the compatibility of our newer packages like that of 7.0.24 with the Mint environment. WorldCommunityGrid, Einstein@Home and Rosetta are my pet projects. Many thanks for your contributions, keep going.

nzc3 11 years ago

Excellent idea, but resources will be eaten easily. So we will give it a 4x instead of a 5x. Excellent that it can use the CUDA GPU's, nice!