>BOINC lets you donate your idle computer power to noble scientific causes that you choose
I just attended the first ever east coast BOINC meeting at the very nice University of Delaware. A couple thoughts (and parallels) I got from the meeting I want to share with the Ubuntu community.
- They want more people to start using BOINC (increase market share)
Part of a talk was on getting the support of a major OS vendor or PC manufacturer and having BOINC bundled with it. I was thinking could this ever be included in Ubuntu by default? The following issues I feel would be difficult to address: Security, one more question for the user at install time, and it would take up space (both ram and disk, even if user didn’t want it). Your thoughts?
- They want more women to get involved in donating computing resources
A recent survey they conducted of about 1300 volunteers showed 49 women. Does anyone have any suggestions for them?
Oh, and if you’re computers are currently idling, help them solve their first issue. There are packages in Ubuntu, boinc-client, (does the actual work) and boinc-manager (because you might want a gui). Learn more about it at http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ and attach to a project you like.