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BOINC: Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing

Posted on September 12, 2012

How to get it work without a GUI...

Arch Linux

  1. Install BOINC:
$ pacman -S boinc-nox
  1. Register on a selected project site.
  2. Get into the boinc working directory:
$ cd /var/lib/boinc/
  1. Start the boinc service:
$ systemctl start boinc
  1. Get the account weak key, project URL and execute:
$ boinccmd --project_attach PROJECT_URL WEAK_KEY

for each of the selected projects.

  1. Running:
$ boinccmd --get_state

should provide computation statistics.


Gentoo Linux

  1. Install BOINC:
$ emerge sci-misc/boinc
  1. Register on a selected project site.
  2. As an example, the SETI@home project was selected.
$ /etc/init.d/boinc start
$ /etc/init.d/boinc attach
 * If you cant find your account key just try to obtain it by using:
 *     boinccmd --passwd PASSWORD_FROM_GUI_RPC_AUTH --lookup_account URL EMAIL PASSWORD
   Enter the Project URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu
   Enter your Account Key: 0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef
 * boinc: Attaching to project ...

NOTICE: If you change your password, your weak account key changes, and your previous weak account key becomes invalid.


BOINC Statistics

Tags: #Arch Linux #Gentoo Linux #BOINC #SETI

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