Help getting a new Boinc Server/Project

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ccollins

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Message 89688 - Posted: 18 Jan 2019, 22:34:36 UTC

Hello,

I am a software developer at Institute for Disease Modeling (idmod.org). Our institute performs statistical and computational models to simulate disease in hopes of eradication and control of infectious diseases like Malaria, Polio, etc. I am looking into starting a new Boinc Server and Project so our researchers have access to additional computational resources. I have some questions I would like some help with before going to far down the path.

So first, we have some data that is private. Is it possible to run a boinc project where some of the boinc jobs would have semi-private data the computer running the job would not be able to easily see? For example, we could have incidence data for disease in specific geographics locations. It is important for us to model as close as we can to existing data like this but there are privacy concerns with that obviously.

Also, can someone point me to the best getting started guide on running our own Project server?
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Vitalii Koshura

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Message 89762 - Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 11:18:46 UTC - in response to Message 89688.  
Last modified: 23 Jan 2019, 11:19:08 UTC

Hello,

I think this page will be a good start point: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProjectMain
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boboviz
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Message 89764 - Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 16:44:47 UTC - in response to Message 89688.  

Also, can someone point me to the best getting started guide on running our own Project server?


You can try a ready-to-go server in your private network to see if it is feasible for your project
VmServer

I don't think you can, for example, cryptate your data
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Jim1348

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Message 89765 - Posted: 23 Jan 2019, 16:52:39 UTC - in response to Message 89688.  
Last modified: 23 Jan 2019, 16:55:03 UTC

Also, can someone point me to the best getting started guide on running our own Project server?

I really know nothing about this, but I do know that Marius created this server to be easy to set up for Docker applications, whatever they are.
https://github.com/marius311/boinc-server-docker/blob/master/docs/cookbook.md

(But I do think that Docker allows you to use certain permissions that you would not otherwise be able to, so maybe it is of some use for your security.)
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