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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 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...

Server upgrade

30 Sep 2019
Following a couple of weeks of tests in the LHC@home development project, we are upgrading our production server cluster to BOINC server release 1.2...

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...