[GLLUG] open source grid computing needs help and new student group

Sean O'Malley picasso at madflower.com
Mon Nov 12 08:33:20 EST 2007

Do you realize this meeting conflicts with the thursday GLLUG meeting? :)

I was trying to get some push about 5 years ago at MSU for this type of
project, but I couldn't find much interest as far as new projects go.

It is good to see the idea resurfacing. :)

On Sun, 11 Nov 2007, Jonathan Brier wrote:

> Hi, I'm new to the Linux users group and probably will not be able to make
> any of the meetings, but I wanted to bring to note a few open source things
> that might be of interest to everyone.
> I have started a student group on MSU's campus called "BOINC Researchers"
> which is promoting an open source program for volunteer/grid computing
> leading development out of Berkeley University called B.O.I.N.C. Berkeley
> Open Infrastructure for Network Computing and trying to get it established
> and used at MSU.  It runs under Linux, Windows, Mac, and others.  A few
> projects that run under BOINC that you may have heard of are SETI at home,
> World Community Grid, Einstein at home, Climateprediction.net, and
> Rosetta at home.  We have our kickoff event on November 15, 2007 (see more
> details on our website).  The student group website at www.msu.edu/~boinc
> and contact email for the group is boinc at msu.edu more on BOINC at
> http://boinc.berkeley.edu.
> I also wanted to let you know that this open source initiative funded by the
> National Science Foundation is in need of volunteer programmers.  BOINC
> needs more volunteer programmers! If you're proficient in PHP and MySQL, C++
> and WxWidgets, or C++ system programming, please read about how you can help
> at (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/DevProjects).
> -Jonathan
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