Thursday, May 13, 2010

BOINC - Open-source software for volunteer computing and grid computing

BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to science projects like SETI@home,, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid, and many others. Currently more than 500,000 computers are linked and BIONIC is delivering 5 PetaFlops of Computin Hours! Amazing.

Gentoo, Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian are supported. For more information on installation on Linux, you can read the BIONIC wiki. Installing BOINC
For Fedora, do the following
Install the package using yum
yum install boinc-client boinc-manager

Start the service
service bionic-client start

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