The distributedDataMining project

distributedDataMining (dDM) is a scientific computing project that provides the computational power of internet-connected computers to its scientific partners in order to perform research in the various fields of Simulation, Data Analysis and Machine Learning. Since 2008, the project uses the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC), which is an open source framework for the distribution of research related tasks to a large number of participating computers. The dDM project became available to the public in March 2010. As head of the project, Nico Schlitter takes responsibility for project management, cooperation management and the content published on the project website.

Our project's goal is to allow our research partners to make use of the enormous processing power of personal computers around the world. Thereby, the computational power spent by the dDM members is used to support the research of our scientific partners. Currently, we are facing research challenges in the area of Time Series Analysis and Biological Data Analysis. A former subproject was dealing with Social Network Analysis.

During the last week, 159 project members spent 16,386 hours computational power on their 421 computers. If you are willing to support our research too, please refer to our rules and posting guidelines and participate in the dDM project. We would like to thank all current and future project members for their generous support and contribution to our achievements.