EVGA

Hot!Crunching on Raspberry Pi's

Author
devlin85
SSC Member
  • Total Posts : 580
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2014/04/15 20:39:00
  • Location: Florida
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 1
2018/03/17 10:49:49 (permalink)
If you have one of these things lying around you might want to put it to use. I first tried running BOINC on Raspian Linux but after some investigation there are very little projects available. Even if I installed a different distro I would still run into the same issue. Basically Einstein, Asteroids, and SETI are the only main projects fully functional. There's a few more but the compatibility of linux arm processing just isn't viewed as important to most projects. But there is an abundance of arm processing for the android, basically everything. 
 
You can download Lineage OS for android, KonstaKANG made his own build compatible with the raspberry PI here http://konstakang.com/devices/rpi3/CM14.1/
 
It is a 64-bit build meant for the newer Pi3B and Pi3B+ boards but the builder states if you want to run 32-bit for an older Pi model "You need to remove device_tree=bcm2710-rpi-3-b.dtb (or change it to device_tree=bcm2709-rpi-2-b.dtb) from boot/config.txt"
 
Just burn the image to a sd card and slap it into the Pi. Lineage Android auto installs on the SD and boots, the image only takes up 4 GB after the install (2GB+ free in system), so you don't need a huge card. There is no google play installed (you can install if you want) but you can just allow untrusted sources in settings and go download the BOINC apk (I got mine here: https://www.apk4fun.com/link/1443/a/). Install it and add the projects you want, there is an option for using an account manager like BAM but it kept getting stuck for me, so I just added mine manually. Currently I have BOINC running on SkyNet (POGS) and it's finishing a task about every 6 hours, running 4 at a time it's set to do 16 tasks a day.
 
Round about calculations and in my current project I'm looking at 550,000 points a year, that's not bad for a $35 board!
 
You can check out the stats on POGS or BAM
post edited by devlin85 - 2018/03/17 11:10:49

"Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. This is central to its success. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don’t conform to our preconceptions." -Carl Sagan
 
My EVGA Affiliate Code: 50OAGU54AO
#1

9 Replies Related Threads

    bcavnaugh
    The Crunchinator
    • Total Posts : 37442
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2012/09/18 17:31:18
    • Location: USA Affiliate E5L3CTGE12 Associate 9E88QK5L7811G3H
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 268
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2018/03/17 10:54:11 (permalink)
    I was running GoofyxGrid@Home NCI never did try GoofyxGrid@Home CPU though.
    GoofyxGrid@Home NCI started taking up to or around 90% of my Network bandwidth so no loner run that Project.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/03/17 10:55:49


    #2
    devlin85
    SSC Member
    • Total Posts : 580
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2014/04/15 20:39:00
    • Location: Florida
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 1
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2018/03/17 10:59:37 (permalink)
    That looks like a very strange project  

    "Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. This is central to its success. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don’t conform to our preconceptions." -Carl Sagan
     
    My EVGA Affiliate Code: 50OAGU54AO
    #3
    Opolis
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 2484
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/03/25 18:49:16
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 7
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2018/03/18 08:22:45 (permalink)
    I've crunching on my Pi3 for a long time now.  Asteroids and Universe are good points wise too.  I did over a million points in universe last year on it.  Added a heatsink and a little fan on the processor.

     
    #4
    bcavnaugh
    The Crunchinator
    • Total Posts : 37442
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2012/09/18 17:31:18
    • Location: USA Affiliate E5L3CTGE12 Associate 9E88QK5L7811G3H
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 268
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2018/03/18 12:30:38 (permalink)
    Opolis
    I've crunching on my Pi3 for a long time now.  Asteroids and Universe are good points wise too.  I did over a million points in universe last year on it.  Added a heatsink and a little fan on the processor.


    Please Post a Photo and what parts you used, I would like to do the same on mine.


    #5
    Opolis
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 2484
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/03/25 18:49:16
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 7
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2018/03/18 19:10:55 (permalink)
    I have this case and leave the lid off.  (case came with the CanaKit starter pack).
    Heatsinks came with the kit as well.
    Creative use of zip ties to attach this fan over the top where the lid would be (powered from GPIO header pins).
     
    Just for the novelty factor I got a 314gb WD Pi Hard Drive for storage.
     
    Standard Raspian build with BOINC installed.
     
    The Canakit power supply is good enough to power the hard drive and RPi3 + fan.
    post edited by Opolis - 2018/03/18 19:14:00

     
    #6
    Ranmacanada
    SSC Member
    • Total Posts : 923
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2011/09/22 10:44:47
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 2
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2018/03/28 20:26:43 (permalink)
    I wonder how well this would run on my S905X box.

     

    Asus X79 Sabertooth
    Xeon E5-2670 
    Fold for the CURE!
    EVGA 1080 FTW
    MSI 1080 Gaming X
    EVGA 1080Ti Hybrid

    #7
    ashokkumarn2
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 1
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2019/07/15 23:40:45
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 0
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2019/07/15 23:42:16 (permalink)
    This is a nice blog to watch out for and we provided information on   make sure you can check it out and keep on visiting and please share our blog.

    This is a nice blog to watch out for and we provided information on
    make sure you can check it out and keep on visiting and please share our blog.
    #8
    bcavnaugh
    The Crunchinator
    • Total Posts : 37442
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2012/09/18 17:31:18
    • Location: USA Affiliate E5L3CTGE12 Associate 9E88QK5L7811G3H
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 268
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2019/07/16 08:40:40 (permalink)
    ashokkumarn2
    This is a nice blog to watch out for and we provided information on   make sure you can check it out and keep on visiting and please share our blog.

    Welcome to the Forum
    You will need to leave off the http:// or https:// from your link to post here on the forum until you have 11 or more posts.


    #9
    Opolis
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 2484
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/03/25 18:49:16
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 7
    Re: Crunching on Raspberry Pi's 2019/07/16 20:20:07 (permalink)
    This thread reminded me that my Pi3 finally succumbed to the stresses of constant crunching.  It served well for a couple years.  Eyeing the new Pi 4 to play around with some BOINC again and as an HTPC.

     
    #10
    Jump to:
  • Back to Mobile