V. S. Ivashko, E. E. Ivashko Volunteer Computing Projects in Citizen Science: Dynamics and Statistics
V. S. Ivashko, E. E. Ivashko Volunteer Computing Projects in Citizen Science: Dynamics and Statistics

The rapid development of computing technology, along with the growth of the speed and availability of the Internet, provides new opportunities in the development of digital transformation technologies. One such technology is distributed volunteer computing as a form of "citizen science". Volunteer computing is a way of solving computationally intensive tasks using many computers of volunteers united in a common network. The BOINC software platform has been the de facto standard for organizing volunteer computing for more than twenty years and is used in various fields of science, both within the framework of fundamental scientific projects and applied ones. The article presents an analysis of the dynamics of the number and structure of volunteer computing projects, the shareof fundamental and applied projects, the number of volunteer and the role of the Russian community. The study aims to analyze current trends in the development of volunteer computing.


distributed Computing, Volunteer Computing, Desktop Grid, Citizen Science, BOINC.

PP. 11-22.

DOI 10.14357/20718632240102 


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