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BOINC: a system for public-resource computing and storage
  • David P. Anderson
  • Computer Science
  • Fifth IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid…
  • 8 November 2004
The goals of BOINC are described, the design issues that were confronted, and the solutions to these problems are described. Expand
SETI@home: an experiment in public-resource computing
Millions of computer owners worldwide contribute computer time to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, performing the largest computation ever.
The Computational and Storage Potential of Volunteer Computing
It is shown that volunteer computing can support applications that are significantly more data-intensive, or have larger memory and storage requirements, than those in current projects. Expand
Dusting for science: motivation and participation of digital citizen science volunteers
Volunteers at Stardust@home a digital citizen science project, in which volunteers classify online images from NASA's Stardust spacecraft, find that collective and intrinsic motivations are the most salient motivational factors, whereas reward motives seem to be less relevant. Expand
High-performance task distribution for volunteer computing
Measurements of the CPU time and disk I/O used by a BOINC server are presented, and it is shown that a server consisting of a single inexpensive computer can distribute on the order of 8.8 million tasks per day. Expand
Cost-benefit analysis of Cloud Computing versus desktop grids
This work compares and contrast the performance and monetary cost-benefits of clouds for desktop grid applications, ranging in computational size and storage and examines performance measurements and monetary expenses of real desktop grids and the Amazon elastic compute cloud. Expand
A file system for continuous media
This work uses simulation to compare different design choices in the Continuous Media File System, CMFS, and addresses several interrelated design issues; real-time semantics fo sessions, disk layout, an acceptance test for new sessions, and disk scheduling policy. Expand
Scientists@Home: What Drives the Quantity and Quality of Online Citizen Science Participation?
Findings from a longitudinal empirical study in three different citizen science projects reveal that quantity of contribution is determined by collective motives, norm-oriented motives, reputation, and intrinsic motives, and contribution quality is positively affected only by collective motive and reputation. Expand
Discovering Statistical Models of Availability in Large Distributed Systems: An Empirical Study of SETI@home
This paper describes an effective method for discovering subsets of hosts whose availability have similar statistical properties and can be modeled with similar probability distributions and shows that these methods and models are critical for the design of stochastic scheduling algorithms across large systems where host availability is uncertain. Expand
Public Computing: Reconnecting People to Science
The majority of the world’s computing power is no longer in supercomputer centers and institutional machine rooms. Instead, it is now distributed in the hundreds of millions of personal computers allExpand