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Boinc on Arch Linux

Boinc on Arch Linux

I’ve already talked about how to install Boinc on Linux Mint, today I wanted to try and get it running on an Arch installation. I’m opting for a headless install and using boinc view to configure the server remotely. A good place to start is the Arch Linux wiki article and my previous post. pacman -S boinc-nox usermod -a -G boinc $(whoami) systemctl start boinc.service Open the “/var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg” file and make note of the generated password. vim /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg Now we need…

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Boinc on Linux Mint

Boinc on Linux Mint

First of all what is BOINC? Boinc is an acronym for “Berkeley Open-Infrastructure for Network Computing”. A broad term, but what it boils down to is a program that launches when the computer is idle. When it starts it uses these lost CPU cycles to execute jobs. These jobs are usually big calculations that if one would try them on a single computer would take decades to complete. There are a wide variety of projects you can join, some well know are…

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