Social volunteer computing

Adam McMahon, Victor Milenkovic

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

While both volunteer computing and social networks have proved successful, the merging of these two models is a new field: Social Volunteer Computing. A Social Volunteer Computing system utilizes the relationships within a social network to determine how computational resources flow towards tasks that need to be completed, and the results of these computations are added back into the social network as content. Such a system will provide scientists and artists a new facility to obtain computational resources and disseminate their work. RenderWeb 2.0, a prototype Social Volunteer Computing system, is introduced that allows animations created in Blender to be distributed and rendered within Facebook.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2010 - The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Pages268-273
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

Publication series

NameWMSCI 2010 - The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Volume3

Other

Other14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period6/29/107/2/10

Keywords

  • Graphics
  • Social Networks
  • Volunteer Computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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    McMahon, A., & Milenkovic, V. (2010). Social volunteer computing. In WMSCI 2010 - The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings (pp. 268-273). (WMSCI 2010 - The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings; Vol. 3).