Programme Programme

I. Theory
1. Posypkin M. General Introduction (20 min)
2. Terstyansky  G. Volunteer Computing Supports Individual Researchers and Research Teams (30 min)
3. Ivashko E. Introduction to BOINC (30 min)
4. Zaikin O. BOINC Projects Promotion – SAT@home Experience (20 min)
Coffee break (20 min)
II. Hands-on training  (2 h.) Tutors – Khrapov, Posypkin.


Zaikin O. (ISDCT SB RAS), 
Ivashko E. (KRC RAS),
Terstyansky G. (University of Westminster), 
Posypkin M. (ISA RAS), 
Khrapov N. (ISA RAS)

Additional Information

Recently, we notice the wide spreading of grid system of personal computers, so called  Desktop Grids. Such systems use free resources of personal home and office computers to compute various scientific projects. Modern Desktop Grids enable consolidation of the huge computational capacity: projects SETI@HOME, FOLDING@HOME demonstrate real performance measured by hundreds of TeraFlops. It worth noting that these projects utilize existing resources, thereby reducing the cost of a distributed environment. Desktop Grids lead in terms of price/performance and environmental issues ("Green Technologies").

Attention will be paid to the rapid creation of applications using the wrappers technology (GenWrapper, BoincWrapper, GBAC) and the integration of service-grid systems and
Desktop Grids. The practical ("hands-on") part of the tutorial will be based on BOINC platform. During the master class each participant will first connect the test machine to an existing specially created volunteer computing project, in order to see how BOINC works. 

In the next stage of the training, the participant will have the opportunity to try herself as an administrator of BOINC-server, will deploy and run a distributed application within a small, locally organized BOINC computing infrastructure.