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MarkJ
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Message 45466 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 12:26:17 UTC
Last modified: 27 Aug 2012, 12:26:47 UTC

For those that don't know what a Rasberry Pi is, its basically a small (credit card sized) computer based around an ARM processor. They run Linux. The emphasis is on being cheap and they cost about $35. They were originally aimed at the UK educational market but are being used for all sorts of other things now. You can find out more about them here

It seems there are now two ports of BOINC on the Rasberry Pi. Carl from QCN had a version without the manager and Ray GTI-R over at Asteroids has 7.0.24 running with the manager.

QCN were going to do an app, and Asteroids have promised to look into compiling an app.
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Message 45601 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 10:54:02 UTC
Last modified: 9 Sep 2012, 10:55:57 UTC

I got my Pi this week. After updating it, it managed to bring down BOINC 7.0.27 from the repo. BOINC will run on it quite happily, however it doesn't have a lot of free memory (about 70mb), so getting apps running on it might prove difficult.

When I get some free time I will see if I can grab the source to SETI Multibeam and compile it. The Pi come preloaded with GCC 4.6.
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Message 45603 - Posted: 9 Sep 2012, 12:58:01 UTC - in response to Message 45601.

When I get some free time I will see if I can grab the source to SETI Multibeam and compile it. The Pi come preloaded with GCC 4.6.

There's the AKv8 sources too, i wonder if that's a step too far,

Claggy

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