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How to Install BOINC on Ubuntu Server 16.04


Installing BOINC on Ubuntu Server 16.04 is easy and this tutorial will show you how.

Before installing new software it’s a good idea to make sure the OS has all the latest security updates installed. Run the following commands to update the system:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

Since we are running BOINC on a server we will just install the BOINC client by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install boinc-client -y

BOINC should now be installed and you can check by running the following command:

boinc --version

The BOINC daemon should now be running and will start when the operating system boots.

You are now ready to attach your projects and start crunching.