A must-have app for anyone who wants to donate their idle computer resources towards scientific research
Not stability working! please update (mint 18.1 serena)
Top, pour aider la science
I have a strong dislike for windows (thats a given), nevertheless, I prefer BOINC on windows currently. Only big thing that continues to be a hangup is the graphic support. BOINC works fine, dont get me wrong, the cosmetic side is lacking.
I have used BOINC in Windows (gag) for a few years and now that I "wised up" and "RAN" from Micro
Participating in distributed computing projects is so much fun with this tool!
Getting involved in science and help to find answers for the medicinic problems with other peoples around the world!
Very good software! 4 years of computing. This is my little donation to the sicence.
BOINC is great. I crunch mainly for WCG. Also, while BOINC won't start on startup, the science applications do.
does the job reliably
Great way to get involved with Citizen Science. Don't worry about it being a resource hog, you can easily configure it to use as few or as many as you want.
Been calculating for years now!
I have struggled to get BOINC to work in the past, but on Mint-14/Cinnamon at least it runs. It doesn't start automatically when the computer is idle though. Download and install 7.0.28 which does.
I use it on an old netbook and pc, just letting it run 24/7. Love the concept.
Разум когда-нибудь победит.
Electric consumption is not a great problem , first because you can consider it as a donation to science , second because the differences between a cpu in idle and one at 100% is not so great to impact on the bill so much , the only power consumption more than normal you will have is if you decide to let the pc on only to work on boinc in these moments when normally you would have shut it down. The projects are on a various range of human utility , you can choose one only or a group of your interest , all over an utility that must be default on every pc in the world , one of the few really worth using a pc.
Hello, I am helping with the maintenance of the BOINC Debian package. I have no idea if Mint provides a BOINC package of its own or if it is falling back on something we provide. The Debian and Ubuntu folks collaborate closely on the BOINC packaging, which is very rewarding. Especially now for all those NVidia and OpenCL libraries to run stuff on graphics cards that are named differently across distributions it would be great to hear back about the compatibility of our newer packages like that of 7.0.24 with the Mint environment. WorldCommunityGrid, Einstein@Home and Rosetta are my pet projects. Many thanks for your contributions, keep going.
Excellent idea, but resources will be eaten easily. So we will give it a 4x instead of a 5x. Excellent that it can use the CUDA GPU's, nice!
Good, but not all the projects are worth and increased electicity consumption and a faster aging of a computer.