Tag: volunteer computing
The latest volunteer supercomputing grid, Charity Engine, has a new twist on how to make the world a better place.
Building on ideas from grid computing, Dr. Salvatore Distefano and Dr. Antonio Puliafito discuss the concept of volunteer computing via Cloud@Home. This could be a way for implementing ubiquitous and pervasive computing as many computational devices and systems can be engaged simultaneously for performing ordinary activities, and may not necessarily be aware that they are doing so.
IBM’s World Community Grid donates computer time to clean water projects; China’s Tianhe-1 supercomputer is installed and running at the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin; and Myricom announces new leadership. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
The open source software platform behind SETI@home and dozens of other volunteer computing projects.