Fighting COVID-19 with Odroids

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Fighting COVID-19 with Odroids

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I want to run Folding@Home, a distributed computer app that does math on Covid-19 and other diseases. They have been around for 20 years.
https://foldingathome.org/2020/03/10/covid19-update/

I'll buy one of these devices to do this, but I need some help. I would like to run Ubuntu, but does the hardkernel version have all the libraries, and drivers need to run folding@home? And would it be possible to run Kodi too? I want to leave the device powered on 24/7/365.

So which device, how much memory will I need.

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Post by o_lampe »

When I try to install the fahcontrol_7.5.1-1_all.deb version I get a list of 28 missing packages. Not very encouraging...
I'd try it on a fresh boot-device or make a backup of the existing installation, just in case...

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I haven't seen arm64 packages from them. Maybe the android version might work...

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Post by ejolson »

Rosetta at home has 64-bit ARM jobs that are also being used for protein folding to fight the coronavirus.

https://boinc.bakerlab.org/
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Post by elatllat »

22 days ago I mentioned this in the a H2 thread
viewtopic.php?p=284722#p284722
but this thread is not in a SBC specific place in the forum so unless you specifically mention what architecture/SBC and OS is in use it's hard to help.

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Post by Bengone1 »

I am running the BOINC app on my N2+ on Android...FYI, if you let it rip at 100% CPU you WILL need a fan on it. I would recommend running lower percentages if you don't have a fan or want it to do other things. It is keeping up with a Samsung S10e just fine.

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