The 10th BOINC Workshop
A workshop on BOINC and volunteer computing will be held 29 Sept - 2 Oct 2014 at the SZTAKI Institute in Budapest, Hungary.
The objective of this workshop is to share information about BOINC and projects using it, through presentations and informal discussions, in an open and friendly atmosphere. The workshop aims to stimulate new developments and activities related to volunteer computing, and to guide the future development of BOINC.
The workshop is for researchers, scientists and developers with significant experience or interest in BOINC. Areas of interest include:
- BOINC on Android
- GPU, multi-thread, VM-based, and Android applications
- Data-intensive applications
- Multi-user projects
- Remote job submission
- Integration with hubs, clouds, grids, and desktop grids
All participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work. Slides will be published on the web, but there will be no papers or proceedings.
The workshop is free but attendance is limited. If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, please contact David Anderson, indicating your areas of interest.
The workshop will be held at
18-22 Victor Hugo St.
Information about transportation and lodging is here: http://www.lpds.sztaki.hu/lpds/contact
The Institute is convenient to public transportation, hotels, and the historic center of Budapest. Many thanks to Peter Kacsuk and Robert Lovas for making the venue available to us.
The workshop will consist of two activities:
- Talks: All participants are encouraged to give a short (20-30 min) talk describing their activities and plans related to volunteer computing. These talks do not have to be polished, or present results. Please send your talk title to David Anderson.
- Hackfest: On the 2nd and 3rd days of the workshop we'll divide into groups, to hack, document, discuss or learn some aspect of BOINC. Please come with ideas.
To allow more time for hackfest projects, we're extending the workshop to 4 days. However, you're welcome to attend only the first 2 or 3 days.
Monday 29 Sept
- 9:30 - 12:00: talks
- Robert Lovas: Introductory remarks
- David Anderson: A Brief History of BOINC
- 13:00 - 15:00: talks
- 15:30 - 17:30: talks
- Peter Hanappe: Power consumption issues
- Christian Beer: The future of Rechenkraft.net e.V.
- Matt Blumberg: Greetings from GridRepublic!
- Valter Cavecchia: TN-Grid & gene@home
- Filip Rydio: Possible Optimizations of Large Recurrent Neural Networks in CUDA
Tuesday 30 Sept
- 9:00 - 12:00: talks
- Andy Bowery: Current progress of CPDN
- Mark McAndrew: Charity Engine
- Peter Kacsuk: Integration of European Grid Infrastructure with BOINC - latest steps and applications
- Robert Lovas: Report on crowd computing related activities from IDGF (2013-2014)
- Nicolas Baldeck: Using BOINC for building the "wikipedia" of real-time weather forecasting
- 13:00 - 15:00: talks
- Ivgeny Ivashko: BOINC:FAST conference: results and plans
- Yuri Gordienko: Trends in computing power used by various BOINC communities
- Nikita Gordienko and Yuri Gordienko: Volunteer Measurements as the next evolution stage of BOINC
- Arnaud Legrand: modeling volunteer data archival
- 15:30 - 16:30: talks
- Arnaud Legrand and Wenjing Wu: job replication in CAS@home
- Thomas Mielke: Techniques for Rapidly Integrating, Computing, and Analyzing Scientific Models with Heterogenous Grid Systems
- 16:30 - 17:30: discussion of volunteer computing and BOINC
Wednesday 1 Oct
- 9:00 - 17:00: plan hackfest projects; hackfest
Thursday 2 Oct
- 9:00 - 17:00: hackfest
Possible post-workshop activities
- Pálinka and Sausage Festival (3-5 Oct)
- Hospital in the Rock Museum
- Memento Park
- Liszt Museum
Possible hackfest topics
- Discuss how we can use Jenkins (automated build/test system) to improve stability of BOINC server code. Develop a framework for unit and end-to-end tests.
- Can we use xdelta3 to increase the efficiency of updating large files (e.g. VM images)?
- Improve the tools for diagnosing failures of Android apps.
- Tutorial on porting apps to Android.
- Tutorial on deploying VM apps.
- Improve diagnostic tools for VM apps.
- Discuss how to reduce client impact; e.g. figure out how to suspend computing while a movie is playing.
- Brainstorm on the Android GUI.
- Another try at OpenAuth and LDAP authentication.
- Another try at using Twitter Bootstrap.
- Conduct an energy-measurement experiment.
- Claus Adams, Cheil/Samsung
- Bruce Allen, Max Planck Institute
- Gregor Almassy, Cheil/Samsung
- David Anderson, UC Berkeley
- Tomi Asp, CERN
- Nicolas Baldeck, Open Meteo Foundation
- Christian Beer, Rechenkraft.net (RNA World)
- Matt Blumberg, GridRepublic
- Claire Adam Bourdarios, LAL (Orsay)
- Andy Bowery, Oxford
- Valter Cavecchia, CNR-IMEM, TN-Grid
- Joachim Fritzsch, TU Dresden
- Francisco Sanz García, Ibercivis
- Yuri Gordienko, NAS Ukraine
- Nikita Gordienko, NAS Ukraine
- Peter Hanappe, Sony
- Evgeny Ivashko, Karelian Resarch Centre RAS
- Peter Jones, CERN
- Jozsef Kovacs, SZTAKI
- Arnaud Legrand, INRIA
- Robert Lovas, SZTAKI
- Attila Marosii, SZTAKI
- Mark McAndrew, Charity Engine
- Thomas Mielke, MindModeling@Home
- Jonathan Miller, Oxford
- Phillip Ogunfojuri, Cheil/Samsung
- Filip Rydio, Asteroids@home
- Rytis Slatkevicius, GridRepublic
- Adam Visegradi, SZTAKI
- David Wallom, Oxford
- Rom Walton, UC Berkeley
- Wenjing Wu, IHEP
- Andrei Zinchenko, National Academy of Science of Ukraine