Checkout Pi Lab's BOINC Node progress.
Here are the basic steps that I used to setup Rosetta@home on the BOINC node.
Flash image to SD card
The easiest way to do this is to use balenaEtcher. It is super simple and they have great instructions.
SSH into the Pi
The default password is
ubuntu. You will be prompted to change it.
Make sure everything is up to date
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Install the BOINC Client
sudo apt-get install boinc-client
Get Account Key
boinccmd --lookup_account boinccmd --lookup_account https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta <your_email> <your_password>
Attach the BOINC Client program to your Rosetta@home account
boinccmd --project_attach https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta <your_account_key>
That's it. You should now be up and running!
Consider joining the Fold for Covid team.
Note: There is a simpler setup available at Fold for Covid. I decided to go with this setup since I am very familiar with Ubuntu.
Do more with BOINC:
Check your tasks:
sudo apt-get install boinctui
This will give you a nice text interface for BOINC.
Configure BOINC Client:
sudo nano /var/lib/boinc-client/cc_config.xml
Note: If you make changes to the configuration be sure to run the following command. Configuration options can be found here.
I have upgraded the BOINC Node to a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (4GB).
I have decided to shutdown the BOINC Node. It had not been getting tasks in quite some time. I have re-purposed it into a new more powerful Pi-hole setup. Check it out here.