Ad hoc Cloud computing

Gary McGilvary, Adam David Barker, Malcolm Atkinson

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This paper presents the first complete, integrated and end-to-end solution for ad hoc cloud computing en- vironments. Ad hoc clouds harvest resources from existing sporadically available, non-exclusive (i.e. primarily used for some other purpose) and unreliable infrastructures. In this paper we discuss the problems ad hoc cloud computing solves and outline our architecture which is based on BOINC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467372862
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2015) - Millenium Broadway Hotel, New York, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20152 Jul 2015


Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2015)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Internet address


  • Cloud computing
  • Ad hoc
  • Virtualization
  • Volunteer computing
  • Reliability


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