What is Volunteer Computing and why do it?
What is Volunteer Computing and why do it?

What is Volunteer Computing and why do it?

Volunteer computing (VC) is the use of consumer digital devices, such as desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones, for high-throughput scientific computing. Device owners participate in VC by installing a program that downloads and executes jobs from servers operated by science projects. You can read a paper by one of the most known developers for volunteer computing platforms here. - https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10723-019-09497-9.pdf


How to run [email protected] in a sand boxed virtual machine under Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise to fight COVID-19

8 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Coleslaw

Microsoft recently came up with a Power Shell script to launch a sand boxed virtual machine using Hyper-V that downloads and installs [email protected] However, their script attaches you to their team and does not use a passkey. Anyone running their scri...

How to install a Gridcoin wallet and get it ready to claim Distributed Computing rewards

24 Mar 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Coleslaw

Gridcoin is in the process of Whitelisting all BOINC teams to allow them to earn Gridcoin rewards. [H]ard|OCP has been whitelisted (though WCG has not yet been due to the team name being different there) so make sure to join our team. You can search...

[email protected] Now More Powerful Than World's Top 7 Supercomputers, Combined

22 Mar 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Coleslaw

Propelled by average enthusiasts in their shared quest to defeat COVID-19, the [email protected] network is now pushing out 470 PetaFLOPS of raw compute power. To put that in perspective, that's twice as fast as Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer,...

How you can help scientists fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and earn some FLDC doing it.

18 Mar 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Coleslaw

Stanford University houses a long standing distributed computing project known as [email protected] Recently it has begun aiding scientists with the Coronavirus. The community outpooring has been significant. So significant, that their project servers ar...

Another option for you to help fight the Coronavirus using your PC via [email protected]

27 Feb 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Coleslaw

We need your help! [email protected] is joining researchers around the world working to better understand the 2019 Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to accelerate the open science effort to develop new life-saving therapies. By downloading [email protected], you can do...

Scientists create atomic-scale map of coronavirus’ deadly weapon, pointing out a path to fighting it

25 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Coleslaw

I previously posted here about a way users could help in the fight against the Corona Virus using their computers. We don't have good news. We have GREAT news!  Thank you to all [email protected] volunteers for your contributions to help accurately model importan...

Wanna help fight the Corona virus? You can with your PC by doing this

17 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Coleslaw

If you are concerned about the recent Corona virus breakout and would like to help out more than just shoveling money at a non-profit, here is a great opportunity to help. You can run a piece of software on your computer called BOINC which stands for...

How to setup up a BiblePay wallet and PoDC 2.0

11 Feb 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Coleslaw

I have a few videos aiding in the process of setting up BiblePay. If you find the videos helpful, please subscribe, like, and share as it does help out a lot. The first video is a simple wallet install.   This second video walks you through the proc...

Earn BiblePay by supporting World Community Grid on your PC or Android device

22 Jan 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Coleslaw

For those that would like their computing resources to go towards something positive and useful rather than just generating heat, you may want to consider supporting humanitarian research through the World Community Grid. In the process, you can earn...

Earn Obyte by supporting World Community Grid on your PC or Android device

22 Jan 2020 2 minute read 7 comments Coleslaw

For those that would like their computing resources to go towards something positive and useful rather than just generating heat, you may want to consider supporting humanitarian research through the World Community Grid. In the process, you can earn...