Using BOINC with podman on Fedora
Following the blog post Installing and configuring Folding@Home in Fedora by jorti, I would like to talk of BOINC too.
I'm not a scientist, I only know that BOINC is a distributed computing system where you can donate CPU cycles of you computer to scientific projects. You can join various projects, from astrophysics to biology.
You can find more informations here: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/
On #Fedora you can find the boinc-client as well the boinc-manager in the official repository.
But to speed up configuration, you can use the BOINC Docker image with podman.
podman run -d \ --name boinc \ --net=host \ --pid=host \ -v /home/youruser/rosetta:/var/lib/boinc:Z \ -e BOINC_GUI_RPC_PASSWORD="1234" \ -e BOINC_CMD_LINE_OPTIONS="--allow_remote_gui_rpc" \ boinc/client
Now install the boinc-manager (the GUI) on your host:
sudo dnf install boinc-manager
Then connect to the boinc-client running inside the podman container.
boincmgr --verbose -n localhost -p 1234
If you run the boinc-client on a remote machine, configure the firewall allowing the 31416 TCP port.
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=31416/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Now you can join the Rosetta@Home project.