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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.

The SixTrack team at the LHC@Home desk for the CERN open days

12 Sep 2019
Dear volunteers, thanks to those who have filled in the doodle we circulated last week: https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=...

Article on nanoHUB@Home

12 Sep 2019
Check out an article about nanoHUB@home, a BOINC project providing computing power to nanoscience researchers around the world.

BOINC: the planet-sized computer

09 Sep 2019
Check out The 42 Question Answered By Planet-Sized Computer, an article about math research using BOINC.

The SixTrack team welcomes the LHC@Home volunteers at the CERN open days

02 Sep 2019
Dear volunteers, following Nils's post on the MBs: https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=5129&postid=39763#39763 the...

CERN Open Days in 2 weeks!

30 Aug 2019
During the CERN Open Days 2019, we will have a small LHC@home stand as part of the IT activities in building 504 near the Data Centre. LHC@home...

Many queued tasks - server status page erratic

21 Aug 2019
Due to the very high number of queued Sixtrack tasks, we have enabled 4 load-balanced scheduler/feeder servers to handle the demand. (Our bottleneck...

THOR Challenge 2019

15 Aug 2019
CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES is sponsoring THOR Challenge 2019, a team crunching competition to benefit IBM World Community Grid. It will take place...

CMS@Home disruption, Monday 22nd July

17 Jul 2019
I've had the following notice from CERN/CMS IT: >> following the hypervisor reboot campaign, as announced by CERN IT here: https://cern....

Native ATLAS and Theory applications require a CVMFS configuration update

05 Jul 2019
Volunteers running ATLAS native and/or Theory native are kindly asked to update their local CVMFS configuration. Please see the following post for...

Server downtime

26 Jun 2019
Our BOINC servers were unavailable from 13:45 to 15:30 CET this afternoon due to a problem with a shared storage cluster. This explains possible...

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...