Journal of Grid Computing | 2019

BOINC: A Platform for Volunteer Computing



“Volunteer computing” is the use of consumer digital devices for high-throughput scientific computing. It can provide large computing capacity at low cost, but presents challenges due to device heterogeneity, unreliability, and churn. BOINC, a widely-used open-source middleware system for volunteer computing, addresses these challenges. We describe BOINC’s features, architecture, implementation, and algorithms.

Volume 18
Pages 99-122
DOI 10.1007/s10723-019-09497-9
Language English
Journal Journal of Grid Computing

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