Join Docking@Home: Getting Started Guide (Step 1 of 3)

Start Docking! Joining Docking@Home is extremely easy - it takes just 3 steps, which we will walk you through.

  1. Download the software (BOINC) <- You Are Here
  2. Join the Docking@Home Project
  3. Set Your Preferences

What is BOINC?


BOINC is free, open-source software developed by the University of California used for volunteer and distributed computing. It’s safe, secure, and easy. It uses the idle time on your computer to do mathematical and scientific calculations. The calculations go toward goals like discovering extra-terrestrial life or in the case of Docking@Home, curing diseases like HIV. You can decide exactly how much and how often BOINC uses your computer.

Step 1 - Download the software (BOINC)

Note for Linux users: Installing is slightly more complicated. The BOINC website provides an in-depth guide .

  1. Go to the BOINC download page - the page will automatically give you the right installer for your operating system.
  2. Save and run the BOINC installer
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions

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BOINC Download Page

> Goto Step 2 - Join the Docking@Home Project

Having Trouble?

If you’ve encountered an issue or have any questions regarding Docking@Home or BOINC, there are several places to look for answers:

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