Install Boost library

Boost provides free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries.

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Unzip the boost library in some directory say

unzip boost_1_53_0.zip

Move it to /usr/local so that everyone can use it

sudo mv boost_1_53_0 /usr/local/

To use boost from code inlucde whatever code you want to use

#include <boost/some.hpp>

All the libs are in boost sub directory

No compilation is required to use it as such

In case you want to install via rpm , then you can download it from 

http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=boost

Also search for boost-devel rpm as you need it for header files