Evolutionary Algorithms on Volunteer Computing Platforms: The MilkyWay@Home Project

@inproceedings{Cole2010EvolutionaryAO,
  title={Evolutionary Algorithms on Volunteer Computing Platforms: The MilkyWay@Home Project},
  author={Nathan Cole and Travis J. Desell and Daniel Lombra{\~n}a Gonzalez and Francisco Fern{\'a}ndez de Vega and Malik Magdon-Ismail and Heidi Jo Newberg and Boleslaw K. Szymanski and Carlos A. Varela},
  booktitle={Parallel and Distributed Computational Intelligence},
  year={2010}
}
Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) require large scale computing resources when tackling real world problems. Such computational requirement is derived from inherently complex fitness evaluation functions, large numbers of individuals per generation, and the number of iterations required by EAs to converge to a satisfactory solution. Therefore, any source of computing power can significantly benefit researchers using evolutionary algorithms. We present the use of volunteer computing (VC) as a… CONTINUE READING
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