[kepler-dev] BOINC

Wibke Sudholt wibke at oci.unizh.ch
Tue Nov 29 03:02:21 PST 2005


A collaborator of our group, Michele Taufer at University of Texas at El
Paso (http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/mtaufer),
has worked with BOINC (on integrations with computational chemistry/biology
codes). She might be able to share her experience.

Hope this helps,


Dr. Wibke Sudholt
Institute of Organic Chemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Phone: +41 44 635 4222
Email: wibke at oci.unizh.ch
Web: http://www.baldridge.unizh.ch/~wibke/

On 28.11.2005 18:24 Uhr, "Chad Berkley" <berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu> wrote:

> Has anyone heard of BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure
> for Network Computing)?  I just got this email from the SETIATHOME
> project.  It looks like maybe we could use BOINC for distributed
> computing for kepler.
> chad
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: SETI at home News
> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 07:53:04 -0800 (PST)
> From: SETI Web <setiweb at ssl.berkeley.edu>
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> SETI at home completes the switch to BOINC
> ----------------------------------------------------
> SETI at home has completed its transition to BOINC (Berkeley Open
> Infrastructure
> for Network Computing). BOINC, developed at U.C. Berkeley, is a
> framework for
> volunteer computing projects like SETI at home.
> Switching your computer to the new "SETI at home/BOINC" is easy. Visit
> http://setiathome.berkeley.edu for instructions. We'll be shutting down the
> "SETI at home Classic" project on December 15. The workunit totals of users and
> teams will be frozen at that point, and the final totals will be
> available on
> the web.
> Scientists at other universities are using BOINC to create volunteer
> computing
> projects in areas like molecular biology, high-energy physics, and climate
> change study. See http://boinc.berkeley.edu for more information. BOINC lets
> you donate computer time to multiple causes, divided up however you
> want. For
> example, your PC could spend 40% of its time searching for extraterrestrial
> life (SETI at home), 30% studying climate change
> (http://climateprediction.net),
> and 30% studying protein folding, design and docking (Rosetta at home:
> http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/).
> You can run SETI at home 100% of the time if you want. But we strongly
> encourage
> you to participate in other projects. Doing so ensures that when
> SETI at home is
> down or has no work, your computer stays busy helping other researchers.
> Support SETI at home
> ----------------------------------------------------
> SETI at home is increasingly reliant on individual donations. Without the
> support
> of individuals like you the project will not be able to continue. We
> urge all
> SETI at home participants to make a yearly donation to keep the project going:
> http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donate.php
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Thanks again for your participation in SETI at home.
> The SETI at home Team
> http://setiathome.berkeley.edu
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