[Exclusive] The Largest Computing Grid BOINC will Build R&D Center in China and Work with Alibaba’s Distributed Computing Service
摘要： Working with Alibaba Cloud reflects BONIC’s intention to take advantage of MARS team’s technology strength on high performance cluster computing.
June 6 (ChainDD) ChainDD exclusively learned BOINC, the largest computing gird in the world, determined to establish a research and development center in China and join in an open source program of Alibaba Cloud MARS project to form technology support for each other.
BOINC’s core development team claims China has outstanding leading advantages in cloud computing. BOINC will strive for expand user base in China and wish to assist more scientific computing projects and cure for cancer projects that requires computation. At present, BOINC has only involved one China-based project--cas@home, in collaboration with Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and Tsinghua University. Working with Alibaba Cloud reflects BONIC’s intention to take advantage of MARS team’s technology strength on high performance cluster computing.
Originated from MaxCompute, MARS is the first new-generation distributed scientific computing engine developed by Alibaba. It breaks the bottleneck in scientific computing and offers scientific computing capability to existing big data platforms. Against this setup, MARS engine allows BONIC to significantly improve computing performance and has opportunities in serving city-based intelligence artificial (AI) computation of cluster computing to avoid too slow data transmission for long-distance in AI computation. By integrating two parties’ technological edges, BONIC can solve problem of large-scale idle serves and sensors in edge computing.
BOINC, with the full name of Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, was founded in 2003. It used to be the earliest and most popular distributed computing network with the broadest user base before Bitcoin came out. BOINC has initiated its infrastructure migration to g blockchain. The project could become the most massive blockchain adoption in 2019 once it goes live.
ChainDD also learned that BONIC’s commercial entity is expected to start equity financing in the mid of this month.