What is BOINC@TACC?
It is a project based on the Volunteer Computing (VC) model. It helps TACC/XSEDE researchers in running applications from a wide range of scientific domains (such as, aerospace engineering, computational biology, and earthquake engineering) on the laptops, desktops, tablets, or cloud-based Virtual Machines (VMs) owned by volunteers.
How can volunteers help?
Volunteers can help scientific research by signing up for the BOINC@TACC project and allowing it to run applications on their computers and VMs. They may also need to download the required software from this website. To volunteer, join BOINC@TACC after reading the project policies.
How do researchers benefit?
This project helps the
in supplementing the compute-cycles available through their TACC/XSEDE allocations. With BOINC@TACC, researchers can run small high-throughput computing jobs that involve small amounts of data transfer and processing without spending their active allocations. For details on using the BOINC@TACC infrastructure, click here.
How is BOINC@TACC implemented?
It leverages the
middleware and extends it to support the job submissions from supercomputers, uses the VMs in the cloud, and automatically creates Docker images of the source-code written in selected languages. The project source code is available on Github.