2018 BOINC Workshop
Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG
BOINC (the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) is an open-source software platform for volunteer distributed computing. BOINC enables researchers to carry out massive computing projects by using computing cycles donated by members of the public. BOINC is used by Climateprediction.net, SETI@Home, Rosetta@Home, Einstein@Home, and many other successful projects.
This workshop is one of an annual series which this time will concentrate on showcaseing the research enabled by BOINC, as well as the roadmap for the future development of BOINC. The workshop should be of interest to researchers interested in using BOINC for their own work, as well as projects already using BOINC, and members of the open-source community carrying out BOINC development. This workshop brings the entire community together to create an exciting focus event for the whole community;
Day 1 - Research results from projects
How have we been using BOINC to produce cutting edge research?
A series of longer presentations from leading projects detailing their key research results as well as slots for shorter presentations from up and coming projects to describe first outputs or other research domain results of relevence.
Day 2 - Technology
The future development roadmap and key component development.
Presentations on core project development roadmap as well as presentations from contributiors of individual advances that may be project specific but could be of use to the wider community.
Day 3 - Hackfest
Unconference steered hands-on development day
Day 4 - Strategy Discussion
Bringing the community together with free discussion and debate on working together for the betterment of BOINC.
The workshop will take place at Oxford e-Research Centre, details of how to find the Centre are available here.
Organising committee; David Wallom(Chair), Bruce Allen, David Anderson, Andy Bowery and Marius Millea.
If you need to stay in Oxford while you attend the workshop, there is a wide variety of accommodation at a selection of different price-points. A selection is provided below;