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BOINC Radio is a participatory podcast hosted on the BOINC Network Discord server. This means you, listener, help guide the direction of each episode!
Every Friday at 4pm EST your friendly hosts bring topics for everyone to discuss. Topics can range from BOINC, science, and distributed computing news to network theory to interesting anecdotes.
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Recorded on January 31st
Viruses, Bacteria, and ASICs
This week we discuss virus and bacteria projects such as WCG's microbiome and stop TB projects. We also discuss the pros and cons of ASIC machines on BOINC.
What is BOINC?
The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is an open-source grid computing infrastructure which provides open access to a global volunteer-based distributed computing network. To date, BOINC has been the driving force behind numerous computationally intensive research programs, such as pulsar identification, the creation of patient specific cancer treatments, the simulation of candidate molecules for next-generation solar panels, along with many others. While BOINC has been used primarily for science and mathematics, it can host data from any open or commercial field so long as the data can be formatted for BOINC’s processes. Examples of projects include tasks on engineering, cryptography, rendering, weather and climate prediction, as well as social, market, and resource analytics. [email protected], for example, worked to break remaining WWII messages encrypted by an Enigma machine.