Portable BOINC version?

Message boards : Questions and problems : Portable BOINC version?
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
-horn-

Send message
Joined: 10 Jun 09
Posts: 18
Germany
Message 25326 - Posted: 10 Jun 2009, 15:12:41 UTC
Last modified: 10 Jun 2009, 15:13:20 UTC

hi,

is there a version that doesn't need to be installed?
I would like to use such a version, like a portable version, so I can use it anywhere I want, where admins normaly don't allow to install any software. :)

greets, Andreas
ID: 25326 · Report as offensive
Profile Jord
Volunteer tester
Help desk expert
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Aug 05
Posts: 14732
Netherlands
Message 25328 - Posted: 10 Jun 2009, 18:27:52 UTC - in response to Message 25326.  

May I point out http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Usage_rules

Run BOINC only on authorized computers

Run BOINC only on computers that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission. Some companies and schools have policies that prohibit using their computers for BOINC-based projects.

ID: 25328 · Report as offensive
-horn-

Send message
Joined: 10 Jun 09
Posts: 18
Germany
Message 25381 - Posted: 12 Jun 2009, 18:04:28 UTC - in response to Message 25328.  

hi,

that's clear, but it would still be nice to have a portbale version without a need to install.

sometimes, I have to switch my laptops (work laptops) but I just want to have one instance running. so I wouldn't have to in-and deinstall versions back and forth.

greets, Andreas
ID: 25381 · Report as offensive
Profile Jord
Volunteer tester
Help desk expert
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Aug 05
Posts: 14732
Netherlands
Message 25384 - Posted: 12 Jun 2009, 18:39:38 UTC - in response to Message 25381.  

Move your BOINC Data directory onto a USB stick. Uninstall BOINC from the one laptop, install BOINC on the next laptop. Move the BOINC Data directory back.

That's about the only good work-around. Else don't run much work, then you can run your queue dry before installing BOINC on the next machine.

By the way, uninstalling BOINC won't clean it out completely, remnants will always stay behind. Use this FAQ for the clean-up steps. Although you will need to be an administrator on the laptop to do so.
ID: 25384 · Report as offensive
Nicolas

Send message
Joined: 19 Jan 07
Posts: 1179
Argentina
Message 25445 - Posted: 15 Jun 2009, 2:50:01 UTC - in response to Message 25381.  

that's clear, but it would still be nice to have a portbale version without a need to install.

sometimes, I have to switch my laptops (work laptops) but I just want to have one instance running. so I wouldn't have to in-and deinstall versions back and forth.

In a few projects, if halfway in the computation you move the data directory to a computer with different hardware (especially from Intel to AMD or viceversa) and resume processing from there, you will cause invalid results.

ID: 25445 · Report as offensive

Message boards : Questions and problems : Portable BOINC version?

Copyright © 2021 University of California. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.