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The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC)

BOINC is an open source middleware system for volunteer and grid computing.
It was originally developed to support the SETI@home project before it became
useful as a platform for other distributed applications in areas as diverse as
mathematics, medicine, molecular biology, climatology, and astrophysics. The
intent of BOINC is to make it possible for researchers to tap into the
enormous processing power of personal computers around the world.

Use the idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to cure diseases,
study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific
research. It's safe, secure, and easy.


(1) BOINC needs a static library for wxGTK3, compile with

STATIC=yes ./wxGTK3.SlackBuild

(2) Edit DATADIR in the script or run

DATADIR="/home/<user>/.boinc_data" ./boinc.Slackbuild

to set the data directory in your user's home and build the package.

(3) If you do not wish to build the boincmgr GUI,

BOINCMGR=no ./boinc.SlackBuild

then you do not need to install the dependencies (webp, webkit, wxGTK3).

After installation

After installation you need to join a BOINC project:

You can then connect the BOINC to the project of your choice. You can
also use:
to set up, organize, and track multiple projects.

To start the BOINC GUI, run:
boincmgr --clientdir=/usr/bin --datadir="/home/<user>/.boinc_data"

This requires: webkitgtk, wxGTK3, libwebp

Maintained by: Edward W. Koenig
Keywords: science,education,distributed,computing
ChangeLog: boinc


Source Downloads:
boinc-client_release-7.14-7.14.2.tar.gz (9200c1cbd0bead753fbee06e0ef0368a)

Download SlackBuild:
boinc.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 14.2

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