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There are two modes in which you can use BOINC. The first one is fancier and colorful, while the second one is simpler but gives much more information. This program runs in your regular Windows program window and offers a few drop-down menus in the upper left corner as well as six tabs just underneath them. By clicking on each of them you can get information about the project you participate in, read notices, take a look at your projects, see how far you have gone in each one of them and more.
BOINC has been designed to do everything automatically for you so very little intervention on your side is required. Once you install it, the project manager will automatically find tasks for you and will start executing them right on the spot. You are given the freedom to stop and start tasks but if you stop one, another one will immediately start executing. In addition your processor will execute as many tasks in parallel as possible, which depends on the number of CPU cores you have. Thus a dual-core chip will execute two tasks at once, while a quad-core processor will work on four of them at the same time. Once a task is finished it will automatically get uploaded to the server of the project and you will get a new task.
BOINC is a great way of using your idle computer time and help science advance. It is a free application that is completely dependable and offers a number of options that include numerous and interesting projects to take part in, team participation, an overview of modern PCs taking part in projects and more. Finally, you can even make a ground-breaking discovery that will put you in the news. How does this sound?
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