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Message 1267255 - Posted: 3 Aug 2012, 21:30:22 UTC

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Is it possible to have boinc running on a Raspberry PI?
What performance can I expect?

Michael

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Message 1267564 - Posted: 4 Aug 2012, 16:38:56 UTC

The Pi devices run Linux, so yes you can run boinc on a Pi.

Performance will be not good. But it will crunch. I assume it would be comparable to crunching seti on a smartphone, which is also slow-going.
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Message 1277061 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 13:01:16 UTC - in response to Message 1267255.
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Hello,

Is it possible to have boinc running on a Raspberry PI?
What performance can I expect?

Michael

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I am aware of 2 ports of BOINC to the Pi. One from Carl at QCN which didn't have the manager and another by Ray GTI-R which was 7.0.24 with the manager. I have left a PM for Ray to see if he could make it available.

The 2nd issue you'd run into is the lack of apps. We'd need somebody to port the Linux version of multi-beam and somehow get it to run in the 256mb that the Pi has.

I have ordered one and it says will ship within 13 weeks, so at this rate I might get it for Christmas. Apparently their initial manufacturing run was 10,000 units and they all sold out within an hour.


08-Aug-2012 13:44:38 [---] Benchmark results:
08-Aug-2012 13:44:38 [---] Number of CPUs: 1
08-Aug-2012 13:44:38 [---] 223 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
08-Aug-2012 13:44:38 [---] 930 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
08-Aug-2012 13:44:44 [http://qcn.stanford.edu/sensor/] Master file download succeeded
08-Aug-2012 13:44:49 [http://qcn.stanford.edu/sensor/] Sending scheduler request: Project initialization.
08-Aug-2012 13:44:49 [http://qcn.stanford.edu/sensor/] Requesting new tasks for CPU
08-Aug-2012 13:44:51 [Quake-Catcher Network] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
08-Aug-2012 13:44:51 [Quake-Catcher Network] This project doesn't support computers of type armv6l-unknown-linux-gnueabihf

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Message 1287635 - Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 8:26:11 UTC - in response to Message 1277061.

For what it's worth, I tried this morning to set up SETI@Home on my Raspberry Pi.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install boinc

worked fine. Running the Boinc Manager utility from System Tools worked fine.

The problem is adding projects. The vast majority come up with a message warning that "this project may not have work for your type of computer" and indeed, that proved to be true on a couple that I continued with anyway - including SETI@Home.

So, not good news I'm afraid. Unfortunately I then did

sudo apt-get purge boinc

to remove the unused "detritus". :-(


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Message 1288331 - Posted: 27 Sep 2012, 6:08:17 UTC
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Ah, is it because Seti doesn't have an app for ARM or whatever architecture is running on a PI?

Because there were the guys testing things on smartphone platforms and I'm almost positive they've had have to had a ARM app to do so??

So this may be a case of having to add aftermarket apps, kind of how we add optimized apps and edit an appinfo.xml (if crunch3r/arkayn hadn't made it for you ;-))

[edit, I just added a PI to my 'list', in some time I'll order one, just to get to the bottom of this myself.]
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Message 1293520 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 17:06:56 UTC - in response to Message 1288331.

did you tried before http://nativeboinc.org/
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