BOINC Workshop proposed for early 2017!
David Anderson has proposed a 2017 BOINC workshop! Who's interested in going?
Mailinglist where David Anderson announced this event: http://lists.ssl.berkeley.edu/mailman/private/boinc_projects/2016-October/011859.html (Post your replied to that thread)
There were no BOINC workshops in 2015 or 2016 because of my budget crisis.
But now I have some travel funds again, and there's some interesting BOINC-related work going on:
- Use of Docker on both server and client
- Integration with Condor
- Projects at nanoHub and TACC
- Issues related to community governance
- And lots more.
So I propose that we have a BOINC workshop in 2017, with a format similar to the last few:
- Short talks
When? Matt Blumberg feels that our usual time (late Aug, Sept) is inconvenient because of vacations and semesters starting, plus we should meet sooner than that.
How about something in the April/May range? If you have preferences let me know.
Where? Europe is the logical place.
If anyone has the possibility of offering a venue let me know.
The requirements are:
A meeting room for ~50 with projector and wifi, for 4 days.
Cities that have cheap flights and hotels are preferred, as are cities with large mountains nearby.
All SBD gained as a result of this post will be donated towards a mutual BOINC 2017 Workshop fund (still to be fully arranged).
Not sure what BOINC is?
BOINC is an open-source volunteer oriented computing grid that combines the processing power of all individual users for the purposes of scientific research. It's free, and harnesses the unused clock cycles from processors and graphics cards to attempt to cure cancer/aids/ebola/malaria, map the milkyway, crack enigma codes, etc..