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BOINC for Mac

Donate your idle computer time to research.

Free
In English
Version 7.20.2
3.1
Based on 7 user rates

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 7.20.2

  • client: fix bug in work fetch logic for case of zero resource share and zero work buf.
  • client: if bandwidth limit is removed (up or down), remove limit from active transfers.
  • Manager: Fix switch skin when manager is not connected

BOINC for Mac

Free
In English
Version 7.20.2
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3.1

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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.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 11 2021
7.16.19
1.0
Sep 11 2021
1.0
Version: 7.16.19
kend-1
kend-1
Oct 15 2019
1.0
Oct 15 2019
1.0
Version: null
tjekov37
tjekov37
Mar 1 2014
3.0
Mar 1 2014
3.0
Version: null
rene-sloot
rene-sloot
Aug 18 2012
4.5
Aug 18 2012
4.5
Version: null
Penguirl
Penguirl
May 19 2011
4.5
May 19 2011
4.5
Version: null
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
May 25 2009
5.0
May 25 2009
5.0
Version: null
Surfspirit
Surfspirit
Apr 8 2009
3.0
Apr 8 2009
3.0
Version: null