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News from the forums

Here is the news from the Forums -    the latest news and live discussions taking place on the LHC@home BOINC site.

See Project Message Forums on the right to access the Message Boards and all News for each LHC@home application directly.

CMS@Home up again

12 Feb 2020
OK, jobs are available again. Sorry for the long delay. Remember, I'm only the front-man for a larger crew, so any downstream delays percolate up...

2020 BOINC Workshop

11 Feb 2020
The 2020 BOINC Workshop will take place 7-10 September 2020 in Marburg, Germany.

CMS@Home accidentally shut down -- Please set No New Tasks

10 Feb 2020
We need to upgrade the CMS@Home WMAgent before Thursday, so I tried to set the workflows to drain down. Unfortunately, I misunderstood the batch...

Server outage - uploads failing

23 Jan 2020
Due to a network problem in the CERN computer centre early Thursday morning, our BOINC servers have lost access to a storage cluster. Hence uploads...

BOINC paper published

17 Jan 2020
A paper about BOINC has been published in the Journal of Grid Computing.

View credit stats on Apple devices

31 Dec 2019
A new app for iOS and watchOS lets you view your BOINC credit statistics from Apple devices. It's open source, and you can help develop it.

BOINC roadmap / wish list

05 Dec 2019
Read a discussion of possible long-term directions for BOINC development.

The BOINC out-of-box experience for scientists

05 Dec 2019
Read a proposal for improving the out-of-box experience for scientists interested in using BOINC.

CMS@Home disruption this week

27 Nov 2019
It appears that a database intervention at CERN went badly, leaving our data tables empty and us not being able to submit new CMS@Home jobs. Advice...

Database intervention Monday morning

22 Nov 2019
LHC@home and associated BOINC services will be unavailable for about 1 hour on Monday 25th of November due to a database storage intervention....

CMS job shortage Wednesday 13th November

11 Nov 2019
CMS IT will be installing a new version of WMAgent on Wednesday. This will impact job availability for the duration of the intervention. We might...