What is "BOINC Central" project ?

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Message 112942 - Posted: 16 Oct 2023, 12:30:23 UTC

There is now a "BOINC Central" project in the project list that can be added from the Boinc manager, what can it be ?
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Message 112943 - Posted: 16 Oct 2023, 12:37:58 UTC

It's meant to be a wrapper to enable (small) projects to run without a BOINC server, but appears to few, if any, projects actually doing anything.
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Message 112971 - Posted: 22 Oct 2023, 9:38:53 UTC
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So there is a direct link to boinc sporadic apps ?

(+ here also)

But is is strange though : does it mean we would not attach to a dedicated project but to this "boinc central" stuff ? and therefore not be able to choose what we want to do ??
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Message 112972 - Posted: 22 Oct 2023, 16:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 112971.  

So there is a direct link to boinc sporadic apps ?

(+ here also)

But is is strange though : does it mean we would not attach to a dedicated project but to this "boinc central" stuff ? and therefore not be able to choose what we want to do ??


Within the project choose which app(s) you want to run.
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Message 112977 - Posted: 23 Oct 2023, 10:02:30 UTC - in response to Message 112971.  

does it mean we would not attach to a dedicated project but to this "boinc central" stuff ? and therefore not be able to choose what we want to do ??

BOINC Central is just another BOINC project. You can attach to it and any other project you choose.
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Message 112991 - Posted: 25 Oct 2023, 17:34:46 UTC

Oh ok I get it : a meta-project "to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them" :)

I actually realize the existence of https://boinc.berkeley.edu/central/ !

With plenty of recents apps for all OS !

But nothing to crunch for indeed...

So nothing to do with "sporadic apps".

Thanks !
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