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Message 41981 - Posted: 9 Jan 2012, 15:27:58 UTC


There is a growing number of Android phones/devices out there in the
wild, and having a BOINC port for Android (Boincoid) would allow the
BOINC community to tap on this vast computing power.

The idea is for the Boincoid users to switch on the processing at
night, when their Android phone/device is charging and idle.

Please reply to this thread if you pledge to try Boincoid on your
Android phone/device once the port is ready*. You can specify your
phone model and MFLOPS** details if you know them. For more details:

** You can use Linpack for Android or similar benchmarking tools to
calculate your Android phone/gadget's MFLOPS value.

** If you want to help porting BOINC to Android, contact us at
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Message 41982 - Posted: 9 Jan 2012, 15:37:45 UTC - in response to Message 41981.  

This post by a WCG tech, last paragraph, may be of interest.... kind of "not now but we're watching it closely".,30185_offset,120#354845

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Message 42604 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 10:21:56 UTC - in response to Message 41981.  

I'm willing to test, but my phone even doesn't install firefox. So as far as I now no Java support. Or was that flash? Will read that test articel again.

Simvalley SPX-5 or Samsung Ace.

Keep it up,

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Message 47014 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 22:04:31 UTC - in response to Message 41981.  

I pledge

Samsung galaxy ace

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Message 47019 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 23:58:07 UTC

I already fried two phones running BOINC apps on it. They are not designed to dissipate the heat they generate when running CPU intense apps for several hours.

Nor are they a vast resource just because they are so numerous. The fact is they take a long, long time to crunch a task. You pay the price of a new phone and in return receive a paltry number of tasks.

After the first phone fried I got a second, disassembled it and drilled numerous tiny holes (.037" diameter) through the case to help dissipate heat by increasing air flow. Didn't work, phone fried anyway. I think some electrically conductive debris worked its way through the holes I drilled and shorted something inside. I took it apart and cleaned it with compressed air but it's dead.

I would like to see the phone idea work but it hasn't so far for me in spite of 2 tries and now I'm out of ideas.

I'll offer you this deal... I'll take the pledge if you pledge to buy me a new phone when this one fries from overheating. It takes time to fry but they do eventually.

"Windows" -- an American English word, meaning "A real operating system is too hard for me."
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Message 47991 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 7:41:32 UTC

I'm a reporter from Wired, and wanted to learn more about Boincoid for an article. If anyone's interested in speaking with me, please contact me at daniela_hernandez [at] wired [dot] com.

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Message 48361 - Posted: 27 Mar 2013, 12:15:12 UTC

I pledge

Droid RAZR Maxx HD
LG Optimus G
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Motorola Xoom
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
LG Nexus 7
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Message 48394 - Posted: 29 Mar 2013, 17:29:33 UTC

I pledge, vzw galazy nexus. How can I help?
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Message 48458 - Posted: 1 Apr 2013, 23:02:02 UTC
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Nice list, Russell :)


I pledged to run BOINC on anything (ideally everything) in my house long ago. If I can be bothered to run Pentium IIIs and PowerMac (ppc) G4s, I may as well run something modern but beta.

Currently limited to my VZW HTC Droid DNA. It's got a 1,5GHz quad-core and running NativeBOINC 24/7 (plugged in, of course) I barely notice any performance issue...

Example stats...

I highly recommend NativeBOINC as it eliminates about 99% of the guesswork that can go into running a beta app - or in the case of BOINC, anything not yet officially supported. It's even in the app store.

Of course, if you find other platforms easier to use or whatever, go ahead - the credits are the same.

NativeBOINC comes bundled with Android-ported apps for some projects ready to go anyway, which is good for me because I have enough programming projects going at once...

I pledge to get BOINC running on my toaster, Macintosh LC II, and TI-84 graphing calculator within the next year! ;)

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Message 48550 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 17:49:05 UTC

i pledge asus nexus 7 32gb WI-FI

65.783 MFLOPS on multicore process

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Message 49102 - Posted: 14 May 2013, 11:49:14 UTC

i have 5 devices

Galaxy Note 2 ~130mflops multithread
Samsung Galaxy tab 7.7 ~83mflops multithread
2x Samsung Galay tab 10.1 ~88mflops multithread
and an android rk3188 tv stick ~180mflops multithread
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