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Belgian Grid Computing Network

Contributing to BOINC based projects and the World Grid Community!

Why not donate your unused computer time to a world wide computer grid and possibly find the cure for a disease, discover a new elementary particle or identify a yet unknown pulsar?

Some of us are dedicating processor power to grid computing networks such as SETI@home, Rosetta@home, Milkyway@home, LHC@home and Einstein@home, or the World Grid Community project. All these projects have in common that they are based on the BOINC platform.

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is an open source middleware system for volunteer and grid computing. It was originally developed to support the SETI@home project before it became useful as a platform for other distributed applications in areas as diverse as mathematics, medicine, molecular biology, climatology, and astrophysics. The intent of BOINC is to make it possible for researchers to tap into the enormous processing power of personal computers around the world.

BOINC has been developed by a team based at the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley led by David Anderson, who also leads SETI@home. As a high performance distributed computing platform, BOINC has about 451,260 active computers (hosts) worldwide processing on average 5.612 petaFLOPS as of June 2011. BOINC is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Source: Wikipedia)

Quite some time agon, I chose to created a BOINC wide team, the Belgian Grid Computing Network, and anybody is welcome to join the group and contribute some CPU cycles to the different global challenges addressed by the many BOINC based projects.

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