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BOINC Radio #01 - What is BOINC

October 16, 2019

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BOINC Radio #01

What is BOINC?


BOINC Radio is a participatory podcast brought to you by the BOINC community. On it Delta1512 and jringo discuss BOINC, BOINC developments, BOINC projects, the BOINC community and network, and SCIENCE!

The audience is welcome to participate through voice-comms or via the discord text chat.

You can join the BOINC community on the first and third Friday of the month at 5pm EST on the BOINC discord server.

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Recorded on October 4th



 

What is BOINC?

Welcome to the first episode of BOINC Radio! In this recording delta1512 and jringo introduce the show and give a broad overview of BOINC.

As mentioned in the beginning of the show, we're looking for help developing the show. Definitely definitely definitely reach out if you can already or want to learn how to:

  • Host a segment
  • Graphic design
  • Music
  • Production
  • Talk about science
  • Talk about BOINC
  • Tell a story
  • Get involved with the BOINC community
  • Organize
  • Whatever you think we should do

Otherwise, enjoy the show and see you next time!

Time Subject
1:45 About the show
5:20 What is BOINC?
7:55 Why is BOINC?
11:30 How is BOINC?
13:10 Cost savings of BOINC
16:10 Using existing hardware
17:40 Connecting scientists and participants
22:15 BOINC as an open-source product
24:00 A brief history of BOINC
27:00 New unique BOINC project: ithena
28:00 Other unique BOINC project: Radioactive@home
29:30 Other possible sensor projects
30:00 A major drawback to BOINC
33:00 Results from BOINC projects
37:15 What is BOINC? Pt 2


 

What is BOINC?

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is an open-source grid computing infrastructure which provides open access to a global volunteer-based distributed computing network. To date, BOINC has been the driving force behind numerous computationally intensive research programs, such as pulsar identification, the creation of patient specific cancer treatments, the simulation of candidate molecules for next-generation solar panels, along with many others. While BOINC has been used primarily for science and mathematics, it can host data from any open or commercial field so long as the data can be formatted for BOINC’s processes. Examples of projects include tasks on engineering, cryptography, rendering, weather and climate prediction, as well as social, market, and resource analytics. Enigma@home, for example, worked to break remaining WWII messages encrypted by an Enigma machine.

 

Want to Learn More?

Discord: https://discord.gg/wPRafUq
Website: http://boinc.berkeley.edu
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/BOINC/
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/BOINC/