Introduction Introduction

Desktop Grids are an important addition to the eScience infrastructure. Desktop Grids can be volunteer Desktop Grids, collecting computer capacity from tens-of-thousands of PCs at home, or local Desktop Grids consisting of otherwise unused machines inside a university or institute. International Desktop Grid Federation brings together various Desktop Grid technologies, such as BOINC, OurGrid, XtremWeb, Condor and IDGF communities such as SZTAKI Desktop Grid, and Rechenkraft.

The 8th IDGF Workshop will be held August 17, 2011, 14:00 - 18:00 in Hannover, Germany it will be co-located with the 7th BOINC Workshop on 18-19 August 2011 in Hannover, Germany, since one of the most important technologies supported by IDGF is BOINC.

The main goal of the 8th IDGF Workshop is to introduce the Road Map of the European Chapter of the International Desktop Grid Federation. The Road Map aims to provide insight in the power of Desktop Grid computing, what it can do for eScience. The workshop will concentrate on supporting scientists in the academic world, researchers and engineers in industry, and will present methods for involving citizens actively in Desktop Grids.

Targeted audience

The workshop will provide a platform for scientific users, Desktop Grid operators, system administrators and application developers to exchange experiences.

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