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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.

BOINC@TACC article

26 Jun 2019
Check out For the Love of Science, a new article about the BOINC@TACC project at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

BOINC web server failure

26 Jun 2019
The machine hosting the BOINC web site, and Science United, failed last Friday, just after everyone had left for the weekend. Fortunately we were...

killing extremely long SixTrack tasks

18 Jun 2019
Dear all, we had to kill ~10k WUs named: w-c*_job*__s__62.31_60.32__*__7__*_sixvf_boinc* due to a mismatch between the requested disk space and...

Using a local proxy to reduce network traffic for CMS

07 Jun 2019
Thanks to computezrmle, with additional work from Laurence and a couple of CMS experts (and my adding one line to the site-local-config file) there...

new exes for SixTrack 5.02.05

04 Jun 2019
Dear volunteers, we are pleased to announce the release to production (SixTrack app) of new exes for the current pro version (v5.02.05). We have...

2019 BOINC Pentathlon is over - a big thank you from the SixTrack team!

20 May 2019
Dear volunteers, the 2019 pentathlon is over, and we would like to thank all the participants for having crunched our tasks! We saw the BOINC CPU...

BOINC Pentathlon - Sixtrack sprint

15 May 2019
We are very grateful to have been chosen for the BOINC Pentathlon of SETI Germany over the next days. For this, the Sixtrack team has submitted a...

CMS -- Please set "no new tasks"

14 May 2019
Hi to all CMS-ers. We need to drain the job queue so that a new version of the WMAgent can be installed. Can you please set No New Tasks so that...

BOINC workshop agenda update

13 May 2019
The agenda for the upcoming BOINC workshop has been updated. View the agenda.

Database problems

13 May 2019
We are having database problems and have to schedule an intevention at 3:30pm UTC. More information to follow.

Native Theory Application (TheoryN) Released

13 May 2019
The Native Theory Application for Linux has moved out of Beta status and is now generally available. It is similar to the Native ATLAS application in...

new SixTrack version 5.02.05 released on BOINC for production

03 May 2019
Dear volunteers, after a long period of development and testing, we are pleased to announce that we have on BOINC a new major release of SixTrack...

Problem writing CMS job results; please avoid CMS tasks until we find the reason

18 Apr 2019
Since some time last night CMS jobs appear to have problems writing results to CERN storage (DataBridge). It's not affecting BOINC tasks as far as I...

CMS jobs

23 Mar 2019
The batch I submitted last night is now showing on the monitor, so you can resume tasks at will.

Warning: possible shortage of CMS jobs - set No New Tasks as a precaution

23 Mar 2019
There was an intervention (i.e. upgrade) yesterday afternoon[1] on the cmsweb-testbed system we use to submit CMS workflows that left things a bit...