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Extremadurathome.org is a popular science project that tries to encourage citizens, from Extremadura, Spain, to join the great BOINC community. The project promotes science and BOINC by means of ...

Extremadurathome.org is a popular science project that tries to encourage citizens, from Extremadura, Spain, to join the great BOINC community. The project promotes science and BOINC by means of social networks (Facebook, Flickr, Orkut), a public web page (Extremadurathome.org), forums and by giving talks around the Extremadura region. The backbone of Extremadurathome.org is Jarifa, a new open source BOINC's tool that allows institutions to create/manage a desktop grid computing platform based on BOINC resources. Jarifa allows the collaborations from other entities that want to cooperate by donating their BOINC resources/clients and/or volunteers that could be also interested in collaborating with the institution. Jarifa simplifies the management of hundreds of BOINC resources allowing institutions to control any BOINC aspect (BOINC preferences and BOINC projects) from a centralized web page.

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    • Jarifa: supporting the social Extremadurathome.org project ˜ ´ ´ Daniel Lombrana Gonzalez Francisco Fernandez de Vega Extremadurathome.org, Spain April 24, 2009 ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Outline Background 1 Motivation 2 Proposal 3 Jarifa 4 University of Extremadura Extremadurathome.org Conclusions 5 ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Background Computing Resources in Institutions Institutions like Universities have a large number of desktop PCs. These PCs are usually underemployed. However, the computing power is really good (multi-cores, 1GB of RAM, etc.). ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Background Computing Resources in Institutions These resources can be harnessed by means of BOINC. BOINC is a middleware widely used by researchers: 1,154,833 users 2,364,170 PCs 703.040 TeraFLOPS Nevertheless, BOINC is thought and focused around users. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Motivation Standard BOINC Model BOINC relies on users: The users decide with which project they collaborate. The users decide how much of their resources are donated. On the other hand, institutional PCs do not belong to users. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Motivation Standard BOINC Model ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Proposal Resource Based BOINC Model Our proposal is a new model where the institution has the power of choice. In this model, the user is removed from the decision process and the institution decides. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Proposal Resource Based BOINC Model ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Proposal Resource Based BOINC Model An institution, which employs this model, has to be able to do remotely the following tasks: Creation of PC pools. Allocation of BOINC projects to PC pools. Statistics Retrieval. With this goal, a software tool has been created to support the new model: Jarifa. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Proposal BOINC Resource Managing Committee ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Proposal New Resource Based BOINC Model Difficulties Remote PC attaching to BOINC projects. Master-Slave. NAT, Firewalls or Proxy problems. SOLUTION: To employ BOINC’s Account Manager mechanism. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Proposal BOINC’s Account Manager It is an official and well documented protocol. Based on Web RPCs. It uses XML for interchange data. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa The tool ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa The tool: Different Roles ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa The tool: Multilanguage ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa The tool: Multiplatform ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa License ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa The Blog: http://jarifa.unex.es ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa The Wiki: Documentation and Howtos ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Login Screen ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Different Roles ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Hosts ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Host Features ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Pools ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Pool Options ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Projects ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Projects Options ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Users ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Adding Volunteers ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Google Maps Integration ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Google Maps Integration ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Statistics: Total Credit ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Statistics: GFlops ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Who uses Jarifa? Educational Council, Regional Government of Extremadura, Spain. Extremadurathome.org project. International Potato center. Innovation Interligare Institute on Intelligence I4. CES Felipe II, Complutense University of Madrid. Science and Computer Center of Andaluc´a, Spain. ı University of Extremadura, Spain. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Special cases Two of the presented institutions are going to be analyzed: University of Extremadura, Spain; and Extremadurathome.org project. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Infrastructure The server is a virtual machine (Xen) with 1 GB of RAM and 1 core Intel Xeon at 2.0 GHz. The server is also dedicated to other project: Extremadurathome.org. The running OS is a Debian Etch version (LAMP server). ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Numbers 10 Suppliers: Computer and Science Center of Andaluc´a, Spain. ı University of Granada, Spain. Regional Government of Extremadura, Spain. Politechnique University of Valencia, Spain. National University of Distance learning, Spain. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. International Potato Center, Peru. ´ 14 Volunteers. 355 Computers. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Projects ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Engaging Volunteers ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Statistics Two type of statistics can be checked: Jarifa statistics: Total credit and GFLops based on BOINC 1 credit. Official BOINC statistics in BOINC statistics web pages like: 2 BOINCstats.com. The Knights Who Say ’Ni’ stats. etc. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Jarifa Statistics: Total credit for SETI@home ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Jarifa Statistics: Total credit for Einstein@home ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Jarifa Statistics: GFlops for SETI@Home ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Jarifa Statistics: GFlops for Einstein@Home ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura BOINCStats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa University of Extremadura Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org The goal It is a popular science web page. The aim is to make citizens participants of science trough BOINC. The core is a CMS and Jarifa. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org The web page ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Engaging volunteers ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Promoting the project on regional TV and Radio ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Numbers 167 Volunteers. 45 Suppliers: Regional literacy campaign on technology and open source. 427 Computers. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Projects Projects are voted by participants. The most voted projects enter Jarifa. Right now there is an open poll. Two initial projects have been selected: SETI@Home, and Einstein@Home. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Jarifa Statistics: Total credit for SETI@home ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Jarifa Statistics: Total credit for Einstein@home ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Jarifa Statistics: GFlops for SETI@Home ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Jarifa Statistics: GFlops for Einstein@Home ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org BOINCStats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Jarifa Extremadurathome.org Boincstats.com data ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Conclusions Conclusions We have presented a new BOINC Resource based model. The new model replaces the final user for an Institution. We have shown a new tool which enables the model. Two successful projects have been presented. The new tool is an on-going work. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009
    • Conclusions Questions daniellg@unex.es fcofdez@unex.es Icons from Tango Desktop project and Gnome Desktop (Creative Commons & GPL License) Except Facebook logo obtained from Wikimedia and Extremadurathome logo obtained from the project site. ˜ ´ D. Lombrana, F. Fernandez Jarifa and Extremadurathome.org, Asia@home 2009