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Message 37087 - Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | 12:40:08 UTC
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NVM...I think I've got it.




I want to run cpu-only tasks on an ubuntu box on Amazon.

I've already got a running machine with boinc installed but I'm not a linux guy....at all.

what are the specific boinccmds to attach to gpugrid and only gpugrid, to run cpu-only tasks?

Thanks for helping a linux noob.

Ken

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Message 37088 - Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | 13:16:04 UTC

Hi Ken,

Assuming that you are using an Ubuntu server operating system, BOINC can be controlled using the boinccmd tool. Here is a link for the parameters.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Boinccmd_tool

To execute the commands in Ubuntu, navigate to the folder where the boinccmd executable is located then enter the commands into the terminal like

./boinccmd --lookup_account http://www.gpugrid.net email password


This command will give you your account key. The next command is

./boinccmd --project_attach accountkey http://www.gpugrid.net

If you installed BOINC using the Ubuntu installer, you might need to put a sudo in front of the commands to get permissions to run it.

As long as you do not have any GPU's attached to your AWS machine, it won't even try to download any GPU tasks.

Hopefully that will be enough to get you started. If you need more detailed instructions, let me know and I will be glad to help.

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Message 37099 - Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | 20:40:06 UTC - in response to Message 37088.

thanks.

this got me started.

Ken

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