BOINC - donate your processor cycles

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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BOINC - donate your processor cycles

#1 Post by Tritonio » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:33 pm

I recently made BOINC v6.10.18 Portable. This should be considered a beta version but I don't see any bugs and I've tested it for a few days on three different computers so I think it's, at least, worth a try.

You can run form a USB stick adn carry your porojects with you but it is a good idea to finish projects on the same CPU and not move them to different architectures. BOINC writtes to the registry but the portable launcher handles that perfectly and stores your registry settings to a dat file. It also handles nicely local registry settings, backing them up before putting the portable settings on their place.

It's a zip file so you simply extract it somewhere and run "BOINC Portable.exe".

I will monitor this thread for comments as well as comments on the related posts on my blog here.

You can directly download it from here.

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Re: BOINC Portable

#2 Post by webfork » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:28 pm

PortableApps recently got into the BOINC effort https://portableapps.com/news/2020-04-1 ... 5-released

Some recommendations / caveats:
  • This may cost more than a little electricity to run. These programs will make your computer run hotter and sometimes louder -- if it's cold where you are, that might be just fine, but other places can tax your air conditioning systems.
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  • Some machines don't like running at full speed. They may not have adequate cooling or will be less stable when running at full speed. At least initially, I therefore recommend running the program with a reduced overall CPU usage (Set Options - Computing Preferences - Use at most to 20%). Then, increase this value by +20 steps over the course of days or weeks.
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  • The program takes up a lot of space by default and can zap your battery. In the same menu as the step above, make certain that "Suspend when computer is on battery" is checked (was by default in my tests) and "Use no more than" is low enough to not cause problems.
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  • Avoid 32-bit or virtualized environments. Almost all of these programs see a drastic performance increase by running 64-bit systems and outside of virtualization like VMware or VirtualBox
NOTE: I did try to join their Rosetta effort to work on Covid but it appeared to be offline as of 2020-04-11.
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Re: BOINC Portable

#3 Post by JohnTHaller » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:20 am

We also released Folding @ home last week, which has COVID-19 work units as well: https://portableapps.com/news/2020-04-0 ... 1-released
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Re: BOINC Portable

#4 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:30 am

JohnTHaller wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:20 am
We also released Folding @ home
Great news, thanks

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