I’d be up for forming a birmingham.io group (as long as no one objects to me using my spare CPU cycles for SETI)
Sorry @stevejalim, you’re going to have to fill in the gaps for me. What’s BONIC?
Well, of course I could have just googled it, but I was trying to gently nudge you into writing a more informative post
In any case, a birmingham.io group would be cool - I have at least 2 Pis that I could add to it.
I’m up for it, I used to run it a lot some years ago, mainly for SETI@Home. I fell out with it a bit when for some reason it would have required installing Virtual Box, not sure why that was now
The link \o/ : https://boinc.berkeley.edu/
I’d never heard of this. It sounds interesting and worthy.
How does a group work? What are the benefits? I’m questioning why. I’m just ignorant and can’t be arsed to wade through the docs right now
@auxbuss Realistically, there’s not much to be gained from a group beyond collective bragging rights and the undeniable human instinct to ‘gain more points’ (for completing work units).
Have just set up the Birmingham.io SETI group - it’s open to all.
SETI@home is my current use of spare CPU and solar power, but if people want to get into Folding@Home and other challenge, please do make a group and add a link here
Who is cowgomoo, then?
that be me
It’s only taken 22 months or so, but I’ve finally joined the team and installed BOINC.
Only, I’m not sure if I’ve done it right. I’ve followed these instructions, but when I run the command to see which tasks are running, nothing comes up.
Looks like it is working https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=10631165
I think this also confirms that:
pi@helium:~ $ boinccmd --get_tasks ======== Tasks ======== 1) ----------- name: 16fe07aa.20476.22518.104.22.168.vlar_0 WU name: 16fe07aa.20476.22522.214.171.124.vlar project URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ report deadline: Thu Feb 22 11:59:28 2018 ready to report: no got server ack: no final CPU time: 0.000000 state: downloaded scheduler state: scheduled exit_status: 0 signal: 0 suspended via GUI: no active_task_state: EXECUTING app version num: 806 checkpoint CPU time: 186347.400000 current CPU time: 186395.900000 fraction done: 0.456895 swap size: 36 MB working set size: 35 MB estimated CPU time remaining: 223100.438407
The Pi I’m running this on has an LED matrix on it, which would be cool if I could scroll across the current progress - but that’s a little advanced for me right now.
I used to run Setu@home on my PC waaaay back in the late 90’s/2000’s. Back when I think my first unit took about 65hrs to do. And my parents wouldn’t let me leave the PC on when I was at school.
I could sit and watch that FFT visualisation all day long.