Category: Main Networking & Communication BOINC 7.x (64-bit)


Version 7, 64-bit

Application Details:

Version: 7.x (64-bit)
License: Open Source
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.33

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Free Download Version 7.2.33 (64-bit) Free Download Version 7.0.64 (64-bit) Free Download Version 7.2.42 (64-bit) Free Download Version 7.4.36 (64-bit)

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Fresh install.
  • Upgrade (7.0.64 --> 7.4.36)
  • CPU details correctly identified.
  • Proxy detected from environment.
  • 2x SETI@Home Beta WU completed (7.0.64) (failing validation on all platforms).
  • 2x SETI@Home Beta WU completed (7.4.36) (failing validation on all platforms).
  • 2x SETI@Home WU completed (7.4.36).
  • Einstein@Home WU completed and validated (7.4.36).
  • Uninstall, though it claims to be upgrading.

What does not

  • SETI@Home graphics, though probably due to X over SSH session.
  • Priority (niceness) not set.
  • boincmgr takes far too long to connect.
  • Telling the installer to print the license agreement doesn't do anything at all (see 32-bit for how this differs).
  • Service install.
  • Need to use wine64 uninstaller instead of just wine uninstaller.


What was not tested

  • SIMAP (project temporarily unavailable).
  • GPU crunching (no GPGPU available).
  • Attaching to project manager.
  • Virtualbox.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Upgrading 32-bit to 64-bit simply installs both versions. I don't know if this happens in Windows too. Tested running X over SSH. No overrides. BOINC 7.0.64 & 7.4.36 SETI@home v7 7.00 windows_intelx86 Gravitational Wave search S6Bucket Follow-up #1 (einstein_S6BucketFU1UB_1.06_windows_intelx86__SSE2.exe)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20151.7.33Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 27 20131.7.6Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
26549 Add support for setting processor priority (niceness) NEW View
32334 Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express 2005: Connection window is too narrow NEW View
35250 BOINC service install fails (user accounts created by NetUserAdd need to be persistent across sessions) NEW View
37833 BOINC uninstaller claims to be upgrading NEW View
37835 Uninstaller never lists 64-bit applications CLOSED DUPLICATE View
37856 Multiple installers fail due to 32-bit custom actions erroneously executed in 64-bit MSI process (packages needs to be processed as 32-bit by default, with relegation to 32-bit server) CLOSED FIXED View
37859 BOINC 6.x/7.x take a long time to "start" when launched from boincmgr CLOSED FIXED View
37861 BOINC detects incomplete GPU details CLOSED FIXED View
43694 Huge lag in BOINC Manager caused by wine-gecko UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

BOINC is available for your platform

BOINC is available for a wide array of platforms, and a lot of platforms are supported by the projects. You are probably better off asking a project to support your platform than using Wine to translate Windows calls.

It should be possible to use a native BOINC and run a Windows executable with Wine if absolutely necessary.

Test results for BOINC are still welcome as they help developers with Wine.