Originally Posted by Ithanul
I been curious about this. Can the Pi 3s BOINC? Been planning to get one to mess around with and learn some coding with.
Though, I plan to buy a 2P system and install on the bench I have now. Got enough radiators, may setup it up with quick disconnects.
Supposedly they can. Finding actual guides and information is difficult though, because so many of the boinc forums they're all "oh, just check this master thread".... A thread that has eight bajillion pages, and no links in the OP. My biggest "problem" is that by comparison, there aren't that many projects that truly nab my attention that support RPi (well, okay, there's Einstein@Home, and then maybe Universe@Home and SETI@Home). Versus things like the ODroid's, where on some projects you can get a million points (or more) in a month if you have 8-10 devices, and Android support is more widespread (Einstein@Home, GPUGrid, Rosetta@Home, and World Community Grid all come to mind pretty quickly for projects I've run a decent amount in the past, and three of them mesh with my main "pursuits" that I want to get whatever computational power I have on tap)...
Or, in short, I love the idea of getting say 10 Raspberry Pi's and maybe even 15 of the ODroid XU4's, but while they have that insane amount of power efficiency going, I have this nagging feeling that it would be "easier" to "sneak" 3x 2P setups into the place. The crazed one that likes to tweak and mess around with things in the back of my mind sure loves the idea of 25 miniature devices cranking out a reasonably decent amount of research, especially since we could just put them in the bedroom (or even on my "old" desk - I'm swapping my main rig back to the Obutto R3volution so the desk hubby and I built back in March is looking slightly bare, for the moment anyways), and doubly so because even with all those small devices going they wouldn't take up that much power (they take up what, 4W of power when fully loaded?)
We'll see though, because finding results (or even people who've stuck with it long term) seems to be difficult.
Originally Posted by SuperSluether
I think so. I have the Raspberry Pi 2, and it can run a (very) few projects. The only difference that would cause a problem is that the Pi 3 has an Arm8 processor instead of Arm7, but I'm not sure if that matters or not.
ATM, Einstein doesn't work properly on Raspbian because of a bug in ca-certificates. It was fixed in Debian, but hasn't gotten pushed to Raspbian last I checked.
Interesting to know.