BOINC monitoring with Netdata

What is BOINC?

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is an open-source middleware system for volunteer computing (a type of distributed computing). Developed originally to support SETI@home, it became the platform for many other applications in areas as diverse as medicine, molecular biology, mathematics, linguistics, climatology, environmental science, and astrophysics, among others. The purpose of BOINC is to enable researchers to utilize processing resources of personal computers and other devices around the world.

Monitoring BOINC with Netdata

The prerequisites for monitoring BOINC with Netdata are to have BOINC and Netdata installed on your system.

Netdata auto discovers hundreds of services, and for those it doesn’t turning on manual discovery is a one line configuration. For more information on configuring Netdata for BOINC monitoring please read the collector documentation.

You should now see the BOINC section on the Overview tab in Netdata Cloud already populated with charts about all the metrics you care about.

Netdata has a public demo space (no login required) where you can explore different monitoring use-cases and get a feel for Netdata.

What BOINC metrics are important to monitor - and why?



Sched states

Process states

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