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Distributed AV1 Video Encoding

Distributed AV1 Video Encoding

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I began working on writing code to encode video files to AV1 in a distributed computing fashion using my private BOINC server. I wrote some PHP code and developed a Windows Forms software that will submit the video files to the distributed computing server so that it can send jobs to connected machines. The encoding software I’m using is rav1e. This software is currently single-threaded, which means that encoding videos will take some time, especially when using…

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I found a prime number! PrimeGrid BOINC project

I found a prime number! PrimeGrid BOINC project

Hi everyone, Today, I got an automated private message in the PrimeGrid BOINC project telling me I found a prime number in their AP27 subproject. The message I got is the following, Here it is in plaintext: (This is an automated message. Replies to this message will not be read.) Dear AP finder, Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique Arithmetic Progression of primes of length 21. This computer is assigned to the…

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Improvements to my Finished BOINC Tasks section in my website and today’s [email protected] rank

Improvements to my Finished BOINC Tasks section in my website and today’s [email protected] rank

Hi everyone, Today afternoon, I worked on setting up a sorting option allowing you to sort my finished BOINC tasks by date and by host, or one of them in the Finished BOINC Tasks section of my website. The result looks like this: You can, for example, select the tasks that’s been processed today, for my AMD Ryzen machine, and you’ll get this: Note that I’m not an expert at HTML or CSS, but I’ve managed to bring this functionality…

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New Gridcoin BOINC Challenge: [email protected] – Installing VirtualBox and configuring the project

New Gridcoin BOINC Challenge: [email protected] – Installing VirtualBox and configuring the project

Hi everyone, Today, a new BOINC challenge for the project [email protected] started. This challenge was issued by Team Gridcoin: I went ahead and added my machines to this project, only to realize I need VirtualBox installed: So in order to crunch tasks for this project, I went to install VirtualBox as well as configure the project. Here I detail you the installation and optional configuration process, which is really simple: Installing VirtualBox 1. First, we go to the VirtualBox Website,…

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BOINC running in the LattePanda – Performance Overview

BOINC running in the LattePanda – Performance Overview

Hi everyone! I made this video showcasing the LattePanda running BOINC. As you can see, it is a fair system to run BOINC, considering that the Intel X5 series overheats and throttles down the processor. It is good to run CPU-only projects as activating the GPU will severily throttle down the system. If you are looking for a $100 computer to run BOINC and earn some Gridcoin, give this board a look. More information can be found at http://lattepanda.com/ I…

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How To Install and Configure BOINC in the PINE 64 Single Board Computer

How To Install and Configure BOINC in the PINE 64 Single Board Computer

Hi everyone! On May 6, 2016 I received in my mail the PINE 64 Single Board Computer I backed up a few months on Kickstarter. My Pledge was for the PINE 64 2GB edition. First thing I did was to download and write the Ubuntu Xenial Longsleep build image to my 16GB MicroSD card (The image is almost 8GB in size). Get the Pine64 builds here: http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Pine_A64_Software_Release Next think I did was to boot up the PINE 64, and the…

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How to Install and use BOINC in the Samsung Galaxy Gear

How to Install and use BOINC in the Samsung Galaxy Gear

Hi everyone, Yesterday I installed BOINC in my Samsung Galaxy Gear device, the original model which came with Android and later was replaced with Tizen. Installing BOINC may be a little tricky, because the Gear doesn’t have Wifi, so we have to do some steps to “trick” the gear into thinking it has internet. Fortunately, the steps are easy, and I’ll give the steps to you below: PLEASE NOTE I am not responsible if you brick your device following these…

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