BOINC
BOINC
7.16.14

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BOINC free download for Mac

BOINC for Mac7.16.14

02 December 2020

Donate your idle computer time to research.

What is BOINC for Mac

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.

Although BOINC supports 64-bit Intel project applications on OS X 10.5.0 and above, the only part of the BOINC client package built as a 64-bit executable is the screensaver coordinator for OS X 10.6.x and later. The BOINC libraries also include a 64-bit build so that they can be linked with 64-bit project applications.

What's new in BOINC

Version 7.16.14:
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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.
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