Library - Volunteer Computing
Also called peer-to-peer computing, global computing or community computing, it uses computers offered by the general public on a voluntary basis to do complex scientific computing. The most commonly used technologies for such sharing is called BOINC (http://boinc.berkeley.edu). It is currently being used in particular in molecular biology, medicine, climate studies, high energy physics, and environmental sciences.
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The view of a programmer/volunteer
The AIMS Workshop on Volunteer Computing took place from 16 to 22 July 2007 at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, South Africa (a suburb of Cape Town). More...