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BOINC Radio #03 - UX Games and Browsers

November 14, 2019

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BOINC Radio #03

UX Games and Browsers 

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 November 1st

UX Games and Browsers

In this episode of BOINC Radio Delta and jringo discuss the new WCG project, Africa Rainfall, the BOINC Contributors Calls, and the three bodies problem that is being solved by using neural networks (and would be perfect for BOINC). Additionally, your hosts pine for another iteration of Bill Nye, Jringo shares an experience from a FOSS conference, Delta explores what games could do for distributed computing, and the quest for a BOINC browser continues.

Oh, and don't forget about your opportunity to earn 30 USD for making BOINC Radio a banner for these posts. PM jringo or Delta on the BOINC Discord if you're interested. And a huge thanks to LBRY.Science for putting up the funds!


Time Subject
3:00 $30 BOINC Radio Banner Bounty
5:05 News
New WCG Project: Africa Rainfall
BOINC Contributors Call
Three Body Problem Using a Neural Net
23:30 Science Communication
30:00 FOSS, UX, and Improving BOINC
37:30 Gaming and Scientific Computing

As mentioned in the first episode, 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

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/