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The 7th BOINC Workshop

A workshop on BOINC and volunteer computing will be held 18-19 August 2011 in Hannover, Germany.

The objective of this workshop is to share information about BOINC and projects using it, through short presentations and informal discussions, in a relaxed, 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:

  • GPU and multi-thread applications; CUDA and OpenCL
  • Virtual machines as application container
  • Multi-user projects
  • Remote job submission
  • Integration with hubs, clouds, grids, and desktop grids
  • OpenID

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 will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover, Germany.


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.


All participants are encouraged to give a short (~20 min) talk describing their work with BOINC. Please send your talk title to David Anderson.


  • Bruce Allen, Max Planck Institute
  • David Anderson, UC Berkeley
  • Uwe Beckert, e.V.
  • Christian Beer, e.V.
  • Oliver Bock, Max Planck Institute
  • Francisco Brasiliero
  • David Coss, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Fernando Costa, Univ. of Coimbra
  • Travis Desell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dario Ferrer, U. of Zaragoza
  • Pablo Fonseca, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • Thomas Hilbig, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
  • Evgeny Ivashko, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Ian Kelley, U. of Cardiff
  • Bernd Machenschalk, Max Planck Institute
  • Natalia Nikitina, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Steffen Moeller
  • Christian Benjamin Ries, University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld
  • Alejandro Rivero, Ibercivis
  • Francisco Sanz, Ibercivis
  • Ben Segal, CERN
  • Jaspal Subhlok, University of Houston
  • Rom Walton, UC Berkeley


The 2nd day of the workshop will be a "hackfest", in which we divide into groups and try to get something working, write code, or write documentation. Possible hackfest goals include:

  • Bring BOINC up to speed on Ubuntu
    • One-click installation
    • Client started at boot time
    • Screensaver
  • Create a "cookbook" for deploying virtual machine apps
  • Create a "cookbook" for deploying OpenCL apps
  • Features related to multi-user projects, bag-of-task scheduling, and remote job submission
  • BOINC on Android

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