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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 co-located with a meeting of the International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF), which will take place from 14:00 to 18:00 on 17 August. Workshop participants are encouraged to consider attending this as well.


The workshop will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover, Germany. Directions are here.
Warning: The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics has TWO locations, one in Hannover and one in Golm (near Berlin). Do NOT travel to the Golm (near Berlin) location for this meeting, or you'll find yourself a 200km away from where you should be, in Hannover!


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 (~15 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.


18 Aug

  • 9:00 - 13:00 talks
  • 14:00 - 18:00 talks
  • 19:30 workshop dinner (venue TBA)

19 Aug

  • 9:00 - 15:00 Hackfest?
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Presentations of hackfest results
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Discussion


  • Bruce Allen, Max Planck Institute
  • David Anderson, UC Berkeley
  • Uwe Beckert, e.V.
  • Christian Beer, e.V.
  • Oliver Bock, Max Planck Institute
  • Andy Bowery, Oxford
  • Francisco Brasiliero, UFCG
  • Carl Christensen, Stanford
  • David Coss, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Fernando Costa, Univ. of Coimbra
  • Travis Desell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein, Einstein@home volunteer developer
  • Zoltan Farkas, SZTAKI
  • Dario Ferrer, U. of Zaragoza
  • Pablo Fonseca, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • Peter Hanappe, Sony Research
  • Thomas Hilbig, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
  • Evgeny Ivashko, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Peter Kacsuk, SZTAKI
  • Ian Kelley, U. of Cardiff
  • Arnaud Legrand, INRIA
  • Robert Lovas, SZTAKI
  • Bernd Machenschalk, Max Planck Institute
  • Neil Massey Oxford
  • Natalia Nikitina, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Steffen Moeller
  • Kevin Reed, IBM
  • Christian Benjamin Ries, University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld
  • Alejandro Rivero, Ibercivis
  • Francisco Sanz, Ibercivis
  • Ben Segal, CERN
  • Jaspal Subhlok, University of Houston
  • Michael Tarantino, Univ. of Basel
  • Rom Walton, UC Berkeley
  • Simon Wilson, UK Met Office


A list of recommended hotels.

Before and after

Traditionally there is a hike the day after the workshop (i.e., Sat 20 Aug). There may or may not be any trails near Hannover, but we'll do our best.

David Anderson will be in Hannover from Tues 16 Aug to at least Tues 23 Aug, and will be available for additional discussion and/or hacking. Send him email to reserve time.

The IDGF meeting

The tentative program for the IDGF meeting is:

Session 1: IDGF and Desktop Grid Systems
14:00-14:25 P. Kacsuk: Introduction to International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF)
14:25-14:50 R. Lovas: The IDGF Road Map
14:50-15:10 D. Anderson: A Road Map for Volunteer Computing in the U.S.
15:10-15:45 F. Brasileiro: OurGrid and IDGF
15:45- 16:15 Coffee Break

Session 2: Success Stories
16:15 . 16:30 German DG presentation
16:30 . 16:45 Russian DG presentation
16:45 . 17:00 Univ. of Westminster Local DG and its role in IDGF
17:00 . 17:15 IberCivis and IDGF

17:15- 18:00 Panel session

Joint Dinner (self-paid) 

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