Surveill@Home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to conduct end-to-end fine-grained monitoring of web sites. The aim of the project is to deploy a large infrastructure to support thousands of probes monitoring the Internet.
Each probe repeatedly performs a pre-defined set of web transactions on web-sites, accessing each site about 4 times per hour.
The proposed approach allows the team to obtain important results on end-user visible failures and performance statics, from several thousands view points spread throughout the Internet. With the help of the volunteer community the team will achieve this ambitious goal.
The organizers are welcoming BOINC users who want to participate in this initial monitoring effort.
Surveil@Home is a "non-CPU" intensive project. More information is available at http://surveill.dei.uc.pt/surveill/info.php