Rjextfuvma
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Using Raspberry Pi for Folding @ Home?

Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:33 pm

So I bought a Raspberry Pi in January and have not really put it to much use, but I am considering using it for scientific application (such as devoting it towards folding proteins via Folding at Home.) Is this a feasible option? I was reading a topic on another forum where a similar question was asked but a user posited that because of it using an ARM-based processor it would not work very well.

Let me know what you think...

jimallyn
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Re: Using Raspberry Pi for Folding @ Home?

Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:10 pm

It will be slow on compute-hungry applications, but it can be done:

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/bo ... spberry-pi
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Rjextfuvma
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Re: Using Raspberry Pi for Folding @ Home?

Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:13 pm

Thank you very much for providing that link! :D

asandford
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Re: Using Raspberry Pi for Folding @ Home?

Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:08 pm

Does BIONC use the GPU at all?

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