Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that the LinuxServer team recently published two docker images to help scientists with COVID-19 research.
The images are for [email protected] and BOINC, both of which distribute compute jobs to the machines of users from all over the world in order to crowd-source scientif1c research related computations. They are both currently prioritizing COVID-19 related research such as "predicting the atomic-scale structure of an important coronavirus prote1n (spike)" and "understanding how it binds to the ACE2 receptor required for viral entry into cells".
We also just published docker addons so you can easily install them on your LibreELEC devices to help out.
That's right, you can help out COVID-19 researchers by donating your unused cpu cycles.
Here's a blog article we published about the images: COVID-19: How it's affected us, and how you can help
Here's some LibreELEC specific info on the images:
Both addons are avaliable through the Linuxserver.io repo. Go to addons, install from repository, Libreelec addons, Addon repository and install the Linuxserver.io repo.
Then go to addons, install from repository, Linuxserver.io addons, services and you can find Boinc and [email protected]
When you install either addon, it will first download and unpack the docker images, which can take some time. Be patient. You can watch the logs via the following commands
Fairly heavy image, because the app has no webserver, instead we run guacamole to display the gui app in a browser. Once installed, you can access it at http://libreelecIP:8088
Switch to Advanced view in the menu, because some settings windows aren't displayed properly in the simple view.
Add the [email protected] project for COVID-19 research.
Works on x86_64, arm and aarch64. But not all projects support arm and aarch64
Lighter image, as it has its own webserver. Once up, you can visit its relatively simplistic webgui at http://libreelecIP:7396
For more fine grained control, you can access it remotely from another machine that has FAHControl installed. The default port for that is 36330 and there is no password auth.
Unfortunately, [email protected] is x86_64 only
Now, get folding!!