[seek-dev] BOINC

Chad Berkley berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
Mon Nov 28 09:24:46 PST 2005

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.


-------- 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 
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 
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 
and 30% studying protein folding, design and docking (Rosetta at home:

You can run SETI at home 100% of the time if you want. But we strongly 
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 
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:

Thanks again for your participation in SETI at home.

The SETI at home Team

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