Increasing GP Computing Power for Free via Desktop GRID Computing and Virtualization

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  1. Daniel Lombraña González, Francisco Fernández Vega, Leonardo Trujillo, Gustavo Olague, Lourdes Araujo, Pedro Castillo, Juan Julián Merelo and Ken Sharman. Increasing GP Computing Power for Free via Desktop GRID Computing and Virtualization. In Proceedings of the 2009 17th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing. 2009, 419–423. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Gonzalez:2009:IGC:1548888.1549737,
    	author = "Gonz\'{a}lez, Daniel Lombra\~{n}a and Vega, Francisco Fern\'{a}ndez de and Trujillo, Leonardo and Olague, Gustavo and Araujo, Lourdes and Castillo, Pedro and Merelo, Juan Juli\'{a}n and Sharman, Ken",
    	title = "Increasing GP Computing Power for Free via Desktop GRID Computing and Virtualization",
    	booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2009 17th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing",
    	series = "PDP '09",
    	year = 2009,
    	isbn = "978-0-7695-3544-9",
    	pages = "419--423",
    	numpages = 5,
    	url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PDP.2009.25",
    	doi = "10.1109/PDP.2009.25",
    	acmid = 1549737,
    	publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
    	address = "Washington, DC, USA",
    	keywords = "genetic programming, desktop grid computing, boinc, virtualization"
    }
    
Abstract

This paper presents how it is possible to increase the genetic programming (GP) computing power (CP) for free, via volunteer computing (VC), using the well known framework BOINC plus a new ``virtualization'' layer which adds all the benefits from the virtualization paradigm. Two different experiments, employing a standard GP tool and a complex GP system, are performed -with distributed PCs over several cities- to show the free achieved CP by means of VC, without the necessity of modifying or adapting the original GP source code. The methodology can be easily extended to evolutionary algorithms (EAs).

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Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing, 2009 17th Euromicro International Conference on
Pages 419-423
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Date of conference
18-20 February 2009
ISSN
1066-6192
ISBN
978-3-540-78761-7
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