Join

2. Select projects

You must select at least one project before you can continue

3. Installation

1. Locate BOINC

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2. Install

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3. Login to BOINC

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4. Start contributing

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You have downloaded the Windows software. Download for other platforms.

What next?

3. Installation

You're almost a volunteer. Just follow these steps to begin

1. Locate BOINC

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2. Launch BOINC Manager

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3. Select project

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4. Congratulations

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You have downloaded the Mac OS software. Download for other platforms.

What next?

3. Installation

2. Launch app

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3. Start contributing

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You have downloaded the Android software. Download for other platforms.

What next?

3. Installation

We currently don’t support donating computing power from iOS devices.
(Not on iOS? Click here).

Look out for an email on how to contribute with your Windows, Mac, Linux or Android devices instead!

What next?

3. Installation

We recommend installing the BOINC client directly from the Ubuntu/Debian repositories.

1. In a terminal window run the following command:

sudo apt-get install boinc-client boinc-manager

2. Start the BOINC Manager:

boincmgr -d /var/lib/boinc-client

3. When BOINC Manager opens, select World Community Grid from the list of BOINC projects then connect to World Community Grid by entering your log in credentials.

4. On completion of these steps, you should see a screen confirming that you have successfully signed up to World Community Grid.


You have downloaded the Linux Ubuntu/Debian software. Download for other platforms.

What next?

3. Installation

We recommend installing the BOINC client directly from the Red Hat repositories.

1. In a terminal window, run the following command:

sudo yum install boinc-client boinc-manager

2. If you can’t find the BOINC libraries, follow these steps to enable additional repositories. If you are an IBM employee:

  • Go to Computer -> More Applications -> Open Client Welcome Center -> Applications
  • Click on “Additional Software Repositories”
  • Click on “Enable”

3. Set the BOINC client to automatically start after you restart your computer:

sudo chkconfig --level 345 boinc-client on

4. Open the BOINC client:

sudo /sbin/service boinc-client start

5. Add your Linux user to the BOINC group to allow the BOINC Manager to communicate with the BOINC client

sudo usermod -a -G boinc $USER

6. Allow your terminal to pick up the privileges of the new group:

exec su $USER

7. In the same terminal window, start the BOINC Manager:

boincmgr -d /var/lib/boinc

8. When BOINC Manager opens, select World Community Grid from the list of BOINC projects then connect to World Community Grid by entering your log in credentials.

9. When these steps are completed, you should see a screen to confirm that you’ve been successfully signed up to World Community Grid.


You have downloaded the Linux Fedora software. Download for another platform.

What next?

3. Installation





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