BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing)

BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing)is a software platform for distributed computing using volunteer computer resources.

A paper about BOINC‘s design goals is here: HTML | PDF.

Many different projects can use http://boinc.berkeley.edu/
. Projects are independent; each one operates its own servers and databases. However, projects can share resources in the following sense: Participants install a core client program which in turn downloads and executes project-specific application programs. Participants control which projects they participate in, and how their resources are divided among these projects. When a project is down or has no work, the resources of its participants are divided among the other projects in which the participants are registered.

Uma nova plataforma de divis?o de tempo de processamento criada pelo departamento de informatica da universidade de berkeley, que nos habituou ? grande qualidade com o desenvolvimento dos sistemas BSD (Berkeley System Development). Esta plataforma foi criada a pensar no projecto Seti@Home sediado nesta mesma universidade mas que est? j? a ser adoptado por outros projectos sendo o Predictor@Home o primeiro outsider a arriscar este novo m?todo.
Eu pessoalmente j? estou a utilizar h? algum tempo, com estes dois projectos em simult?neo e parece-me estar a funcionar sem problemas excepto algumas pequenas falhas de liga??o aos “Schedulers” mas que penso que sejam problemas dos projectos e n?o da plataforma em si.

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