We introduce the idea of volunteer computing games– that is, casual games which are implementations of distributed algorithms. Volunteer computing (VC) is a form of distributed computing which seeks to harness the computational power of individuals from around the world for free. Although the numbers and types of VC projects has grown significantly over the… (More)
Online casual games can be used to significantly enhance the productivity of volunteer computing. We call games which perform volunteer computing <i>volunteer computing games.</i> We introduce <i>Wildfire Wally</i>, a volunteer computing game capable of solving the maximum clique problem.