Creating a preconfigured BOINC server in the Amazon cloud in five minutes

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Daniel Monroe

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Message 65479 - Posted: 18 Nov 2015, 1:15:16 UTC

We need beta testers to try out these new instructions for creating a preconfigured BOINC server in the Amazon cloud in five minutes.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CloudServer
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Message 65558 - Posted: 23 Nov 2015, 1:33:03 UTC - in response to Message 65479.  

We need beta testers to try out these new instructions for creating a preconfigured BOINC server in the Amazon cloud in five minutes.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CloudServer


Cool idea, I will try to take a look.

Just to mention since its related, but I built a Docker application which runs a BOINC server (see here). This is in fact how we currently run Cosmology@Home. It's in the category of "making running a server easier", and also you can run Docker on AWS, so in fact its doubly related!

A quick glance looks like what you've done is based on a VM. Would you be interested in collaborating to make it use Docker instead? Then setting up the server can happen in 5 min on the cloud or on a local computer, or even go from one to the other.
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Message 66312 - Posted: 21 Dec 2015, 4:26:35 UTC - in response to Message 65558.  

What is the value added compared to EC2?
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Message 66337 - Posted: 21 Dec 2015, 20:15:47 UTC

So, the step search for “BOINCServerTemplate” in the instructions now return No AMIs found matching your filter criteria. Searching for BOINC, on the other hand, returns a Linux BOINC - ami-0c24bd3c and a WindowsBOINC - ami-dc25bcec. Are these latter ones the replacements for the former original one, or totally unrelated?

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Message 66338 - Posted: 21 Dec 2015, 20:40:42 UTC

I tried to follow the steps pointed at by https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CloudServer using the Linux BOINC - ami-0c24bd3c image, but they start breaking at Paste the Public IP nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn (once it appears) into a web browser, and it should say “Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page”. Instead of that, I tried using Connect from the AWS Management Console which results in a Java SSH console (which means Edge or Chrome on Windows doesn't work, but IE would, given the lack of Java support in the former two), but then the step su boincadm fails. After that, I gave up and closed down shop...

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Message 68317 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 23:10:09 UTC

I have the exact same problem as mr Tuna...

Some help please?

The procedure on this:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CloudServer

seems outdated already!
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Message 68319 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 23:48:45 UTC

I've emailed Daniel, we'll see if he answers.
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