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BOINC
BOINC
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BOINC free download for Mac

BOINC

Version 7.16.21

Donate your idle computer time to research.

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BOINC overview

BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to science projects like SETI@home, Climateprediction.net, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid, and many others.

After installing BOINC on your computer, you can connect it to as many of these projects as you like. Use the idle time on your computer to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research. It's safe, secure, and easy.

What’s new in version 7.16.21

Updated on Apr 07 2022

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Information

License

Free

Size

14.8 MB

Developer’s website

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/

Downloads

28803

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 11 2021
7.16.19
1.0
Sep 11 2021
1.0
Version: 7.16.19
Much as I appreciate the point and purpose of BOINC, I can't forgive it screwing with MY PERMISSIONS! How the frack did it get permissions for files higher than mine as administrator? When I noticed that crap happening, I banished it from my Macs. Hopefully, it was just one nasty version of BOINC that did the dastardly deed. But I'm not going test to find out. *Use At Your Own Risk*
kend-1
kend-1
Oct 15 2019
7.16.3
1.0
Oct 15 2019
1.0
Version: 7.16.3
Alas, functioned perfectly in macOS prior to Catalina (v 10.15) but now: No functione. Alas, my favorite screen saver is unusable until suitable software correction[s] [is,are] accomplished.
kend-1
kend-1
Jul 20 2019
7.14.2
1.0
Jul 20 2019
1.0
Version: 7.14.2
Seems rather unstable running under macOS Mojave v. 10.14.5. Worked fine for a while, then refused to run with an error indication at every attempt. The attendant suggestion to re-install did not help. I'll keep trying, with variations of associated file deletion...
Tony-Aguila
Tony-Aguila
Nov 22 2017
7.8.4
0.0
Nov 22 2017
0.0
Version: 7.8.4
V 7.8.4 works with macOS 10.13.2 beta (17C79a). However, diagnostic report logs report tons of crashes, averaging about 100 daily. I want to report this to the Berkeley website but can’t find a support page to file the report. I may have to disable the screensaver for now until they come up with an updated version.
Tony-Aguila
Tony-Aguila
Sep 15 2017
7.8.2
0.0
Sep 15 2017
0.0
Version: 7.8.2
Version 7.8.2 doesn’t work with High Sierra beta (17A362a) either. BOINC stopped working on my Mac Pro ever since the upgrade to macOS 10.13 beta. I was hoping that the latest beta of High Sierra, being the (final?) GM candidate, would now work.
tjekov37
tjekov37
Mar 1 2014
7.2.42
3.0
Mar 1 2014
3.0
Version: 7.2.42
Mi iMac is with Mavericks 10.9.2 , with CPU i5 -4cores x 2,7 GHz, 8Gb RAM x1600. When i used BOINC my CPU up to 60 grad .C. I'm afraid, that when it's constantly it will damage my CPU !!!!!
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Nov 27 2013
7.2.33
5.0
Nov 27 2013
5.0
Version: 7.2.33
I'm happy to donate unused processor cycles to a worthwhile cause (well, let's pretend SETI is worthwhile). But I am not at all happy to donate space on my Dock to Boinc! Every time I upgrade I have to us a utility such as Dockless to get rid of its Dock icon, and I shouldn't have to do this. The Boinc people ought to know that's it's just plain rude to do this, when a menu icon would do just as well.
bbw7
bbw7
Apr 10 2012
7.0.25
0.0
Apr 10 2012
0.0
Version: 7.0.25
I have a couple of possibly stupid questions regarding both this software and the concept in general: 1) Is this mainly meant for computers left on continuously? I have a laptop which I turn off when I am done with it and not going to use it for an extended time. Will this software and or some similar program work in this case? I.e does the scientific number crunching code know when to stop if the computer is shut down? 2) Just how much CPU and RAM is generally used by this or other such programs? Will my fan be spinning up and/or will I notice some sluggishness in my computer when I start using it again? Couldn't find anything on these topics at the SETI site (or wherever I looked, I forget).
Springheelmac
Springheelmac
Apr 2 2012
6.12.35
0.0
Apr 2 2012
0.0
Version: 6.12.35
Found a handy alternative menubar for Boinc and thought I'd pass along the link: 'brotherbard.com/boinc'
Winet
Winet
Sep 23 2011
6.12.35
0.0
Sep 23 2011
0.0
Version: 6.12.35
Boinc projects is since days not reachable. Is it dead?
Penguirl
Penguirl
Sep 3 2011
6.12.35
4.5
Sep 3 2011
4.5
Version: 6.12.35
I'm sticking with 6.10.58 for the time being because all of the 6.12.* versions I tried were not able to keep crunching all the time.
alas!
alas!
Jun 14 2011
6.12.33
0.0
Jun 14 2011
0.0
Version: 6.12.33
So,If I turn over my computer's idle time for "scientific research" how can I be assured that my computer won't be used for nefarious purposes or messed with in some way? Anyone at the other end could compromise my security, no? or do a number on my machines OS. Well, if they were willing to pay me $25 an hour(and not a penny less) to use my computer's idle time I just might go for this program.
Penguirl
Penguirl
May 26 2011
6.12.27
4.5
May 26 2011
4.5
Version: 6.12.27
Ran into a glitch with 6.12.26 that caused running BOINC as a service to be flaky. Don't know if 6.12.27 fixes this issue or not, I reverted back to 6.10.58. If you aren't running BOINC as a service (if you don't know that means you are not) this won't be an issue for you.
Penguirl
Penguirl
May 19 2011
6.12.26
4.5
May 19 2011
4.5
Version: 6.12.26
Gotta say, I like the appearance of the new version. It looks like they've changed fonts, rearranged the columns, and added a Notices tab. There isn't a lot that the user can do to customize the UI but then there isn't much need to. It would be nice if we could access the location settings (home, school, work, and default) from BOINCManager though.
anonymous-elephant-2404
anonymous-elephant-2404
May 1 2011
6.10.58
0.0
May 1 2011
0.0
Version: 6.10.58
No prevent from sleeping feature? Really?
Laurent54
Laurent54
Mar 6 2010
6.10.36
0.0
Mar 6 2010
0.0
Version: 6.10.36
Network communication don't work for me come back to .21 Network work. Thank(s
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Dec 24 2009
6.10.21
5.0
Dec 24 2009
5.0
Version: 6.10.21
On my new four-core iMac BOINC sees eight processors, wow, I'm impressed. But in its Messages it reports "no usable GPU's found." Why? The GPU in my computer is certified as Open CL-eligible by Apple, so shouldn't it be available to BOINC? If anybody can explain this, please let me know what's going on.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Dec 7 2009
6.10.21
4.5
Dec 7 2009
4.5
Version: 6.10.21
6.10.21 is running fine on my 2.0 GHz DP G5, 10.4.11 sounds as if you have some other issue at work. The previous version, 6.10.17, would occasionally throw an error message saying I, the admin and only user, didn't have permission to run BOINC Manager but so far I have not encountered this in the current version.
Tupring
Tupring
Dec 5 2009
6.10.21
0.0
Dec 5 2009
0.0
Version: 6.10.21
BOINC will no longer launch for me. Just hangs "Application Not Responding" on my G4 and my G5. Both have Tiger and Leopard installed and won't work anymore on either Mac or OS. No version has worked now for several months. I have tried reinstalling several times and also tried removing the settings folder to no avail. I am clueless at to why this no longer works on either Mac.
Springheelmac
Springheelmac
Nov 1 2009
6.10.17
0.0
Nov 1 2009
0.0
Version: 6.10.17
Screensaver aspect is now much improved. If a particular project does not have a screensaver attached to it, instead of the usual, "Screensaver not supported with this project" you will get a breakdown of all the projects you are involved with and your stats. It fades in and out with each currently running project.
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