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Generic BOINC Application Client (GBAC) is released

EDGI is happy to announce that from now on desktop grid clients can be used as virtualized resources (like cloud resources) using VirtualBox technology. SZTAKI developed the Generic BOINC Application Client (GBAC) that enables to run practically any parameter sweep applications without porting into BOINC and without generating the various types of executable versions (like Windows, linux, etc.) of the application. This tremendously eases the use of BOINC DG for running parameter sweep applications. A BOINC DG can be considered as a volunteer cloud as written in the paper:

A. Marosi, J. Kovacs and P. Kacsuk: Towards a volunteer cloud system, Future Generation Computer Systems, on-line first: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167739X12000660
 
BOINC can also be considered as generic pilot job execution system based on the GBAC solution. The GBAC application can be downloaded from sourceforge.