Is BOINC available for Mac OS X?

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  • Download the installer.
  • If your browser has not already done so, expand the zip archive by double-clicking on it in the Finder.
  • Double-click on the BOINC Installer application to run the installer, then follow the prompts.
  • Close the installer when it is finished. This will automatically launch the BOINC Manager.
  • If you want BOINC to be your screen saver, open System Preferences from the Apple menu. Select Desktop & Screen Saver and select BOINCSaver.
  • The default location for data directory of BOINC is /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data. You may want to exclude this folder from Time Machine backup system to prevent increase of backup data size.

Several tools for Mac OS X are available to:

  • Automatically run BOINC as a daemon or system service at boot time.
  • Improve security for stand-alone clients.
  • Prevent BOINC Manager from launching automatically when selected users log in.