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Title: Integrating BOINC with Microsoft Excel: A case study
Authors: Zhang, J
Mustafee, N
Saville, J
Taylor, S J E
Keywords: BOINC;Excel;Public Resource Computing;Desktop Grids
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Proceedings of the 29th Information Technology Interfaces Conference, Dubrovnik, June 2007. pp. 733-738
Abstract: The convergence of conventional Grid computing with public resource computing (PRC) offers potential benefits in the enterprise setting. For this work we took the popular PRC toolkit BOINC and used it to execute a previously monolithic Microsoft Excel financial model across several commodity computers. Our experience indicates that speedup approaching linear may be realised for certain scenarios, and that this approach offers a viable route to leveraging idle desktop PCs in the enterprise.
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Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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