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Free Freeware
University of California at Berkeley
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jul 30, 2018
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BOINC Review

Fernando Ortega
Uses the idle processor time of your PC to solve problems
A review of BOINC by Fernando Ortega

BOINC is an application that runs on your PC which can use idle CPU time to help solve problems at the University of California at Berkeley.

By donating your unused processing power to the university, you can take part in helping solve worldwide problems like global climate change, curing diseases and other types of scientific research.

The BOINC Manager module can help you keep track of all of the projects which you have taken part in and also allows you to communicate with other users of the program.

In addition to the above, you can also use BOINC to choose which types of projects you would like to donate your spare CPU processing power to. You can also use BOINC Manager to decide on when CPU power can be used.

The main advantage of using programs like BOINC are the ability to allow a university to distribute processing power among a network of volunteers and BOINC Manager provides all of the tools which allow you to pick and choose where to send your spare processing power.

BOINC is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from educational software without restrictions. BOINC 7.12.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This CPU usage diagnostics software is filed under:
  • BOINC Download
  • Freeware Educational Software
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Major release: BOINC 7.12
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this CPU usage diagnostics software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from University of California at Berkeley.

BOINC has been picked by our editors as very good.
BOINC has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested BOINC 7.12.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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