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2010-02-08 09:56:56

As far as I can see, it hasn't been mentioned here before... there is a portable Version of BOINC: http://code.google.com/p/boincportable/

It integrates into the portableapps.com-suite and as far as I can judge (10 minutes after installation) works just nice.
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2010-02-08 15:17:31

Ok, after having it crunching a while, I noticed not everything is fine: WCG works great, but Enigma@home runs up to sometime 50, 75 or even 95% and then restarts the WU I tried removing and re-downloading the wrapper an the app, but didn't help.
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2010-02-09 02:14:58

I suppose that would work just fine if you were using the same computer over and over, but I think you'll run into problems using different computers. Not only do some projects use different applications for different processors, but the output generated may vary just enough, so as to invalidate the task or cause errors. What kinds of computers are you using BOINC portable on?

The error you report with Enigma is a known bug that shouldn't have an effect on the result produced. Check your WUs on the project website after a couple are completed to look for errors.
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2010-02-09 08:28:15

noderaser wrote:
I suppose that would work just fine if you were using the same computer over and over


That is the case. I only want to use it to crunch on my office PC where I don't have admin rights to install software. Using portableapps works just fine.


noderaser wrote:
The error you report with Enigma is a known bug that shouldn't have an effect on the result produced. Check your WUs on the project website after a couple are completed to look for errors.


Yup, meanwhile I saw that there is that bug which only affects the progressbar. But (at least in my case, I don't know if everybody has this effct) it also fetches new WUs like every 3 minutes. Queue grows longer and longer... Anyway, I've postet that to the project forum and I will see.
I assume that it's an Enigma-bug, so: portable BOINC works nicely.
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2010-02-10 06:36:45

i'm boinc portable user, as long as you use it on the same PC, i think thats no problem,
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