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SixTrack News - May 2017

vLHCathome news - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:43
The SixTrack team would like to thank all the teams who took part in the 2017 pentathlon hosted by SETI.Germany:
https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/
where LHC@Home was chosen for the swimming discipline. The pentathlon gave us the possibility of carrying out a vast simulation campaign, with lots of new results generated that we are now analysing. While the LHC experiments send volunteers tasks where data collected by the LHC detectors has to be analysed or Monte Carlo codes for data generation, SixTrack work units probe the dynamics of LHC beams; hence, your computers are running a live model of the LHC in order to explore its potential without actually using real LHC machine time, precious to physics.

Your contribution to our analyses is essential. For instance, we reached ~2.5 MWUs processed in total, with a peak slightly above 400kWUs processed at the same time, and >50TFLOPs, during the entire two weeks of the pentathlon. The pentathlon was also the occasion to verify recent improvements to our software infrastructure. After this valuable experience, we are now concentrating our energies on updating the executables with brand new functionality, extending the range of studies and of supported systems. This implies an even increased dependence on your valuable support.

Thanks a lot to all people involved! We count on your help and committment to science and to LHC@home to pursue the new challenges of beam dynamics which lie ahead.
Categories: vLHCathome news

SixTrack News - May 2017

Sixtrack news - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:43
The SixTrack team would like to thank all the teams who took part in the 2017 pentathlon hosted by SETI.Germany:
https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/
where LHC@Home was chosen for the swimming discipline. The pentathlon gave us the possibility of carrying out a vast simulation campaign, with lots of new results generated that we are now analysing. While the LHC experiments send volunteers tasks where data collected by the LHC detectors has to be analysed or Monte Carlo codes for data generation, SixTrack work units probe the dynamics of LHC beams; hence, your computers are running a live model of the LHC in order to explore its potential without actually using real LHC machine time, precious to physics.

Your contribution to our analyses is essential. For instance, we reached ~2.5 MWUs processed in total, with a peak slightly above 400kWUs processed at the same time, and >50TFLOPs, during the entire two weeks of the pentathlon. The pentathlon was also the occasion to verify recent improvements to our software infrastructure. After this valuable experience, we are now concentrating our energies on updating the executables with brand new functionality, extending the range of studies and of supported systems. This implies an even increased dependence on your valuable support.

Thanks a lot to all people involved! We count on your help and committment to science and to LHC@home to pursue the new challenges of beam dynamics which lie ahead.
Categories: Sixtrack news

LHCb application is in production

vLHCathome news - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 09:50
We are very happy to announce that the LHCb application is out of beta and is now in production mode on LHC@home. Thank you all for your precious contribution.

We are grateful to have you all as part of our project.

Please, refer to the LHCb application forum for any problem or feedback.

Thanks a lot
Cinzia
Categories: vLHCathome news

LHCb application is in production

Sixtrack news - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 09:50
We are very happy to announce that the LHCb application is out of beta and is now in production mode on LHC@home. Thank you all for your precious contribution.

We are grateful to have you all as part of our project.

Please, refer to the LHCb application forum for any problem or feedback.

Thanks a lot
Cinzia
Categories: Sixtrack news

New file server

vLHCathome news - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 16:00
We have added a new file server for download/upload to scale better with higher load. If there should be errors with download or upload of tasks, please report on the MBs.

Thanks for contributing to LHC@home!
Categories: vLHCathome news

New file server

Sixtrack news - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 16:00
We have added a new file server for download/upload to scale better with higher load. If there should be errors with download or upload of tasks, please report on the MBs.

Thanks for contributing to LHC@home!
Categories: Sixtrack news

No more ATLAS tasks, credit will be transferred to LHC soon

Atlas news - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:59
Hi all,

There are no more tasks left to run on ATLAS@Home, please disconnect from the project and join LHC@Home. The credit will be moved to LHC soon - due to various people on holiday around Easter it will probably happen in 1-2 weeks from now.

Thanks again for all your contributions to ATLAS@Home and please continue on LHC@Home!
Categories: Atlas news

All remaining ATLAS tasks will be cancelled on Friday 7 April

Atlas news - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:43
We are happy to see that many of you have moved over to LHC@Home. There are still a few remaining tasks left over here on ATLAS@Home, and in order to complete the move to LHC we plan to cancel all these tasks on Friday 7 April. If you are still running some ATLAS tasks please try to complete them by then so that you can get the credit.

After we have cancelled all the tasks we can proceed to move the credit over to LHC.
Categories: Atlas news

ATLAS application now in production

vLHCathome news - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:45
The ATLAS application is now in production here on LHC@home, after a period of testing. This marks another milestone for the LHC@home consolidation, and we would like to warmly thank all of you who have contributed to help and tests for the migration!

Please refer to Yeti's checklist for the the ATLAS application and the ATLAS application forum if you need help.
Categories: vLHCathome news

ATLAS application now in production

Sixtrack news - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:45
The ATLAS application is now in production here on LHC@home, after a period of testing. This marks another milestone for the LHC@home consolidation, and we would like to warmly thank all of you who have contributed to help and tests for the migration!

Please refer to Yeti's checklist for the the ATLAS application and the ATLAS application forum if you need help.
Categories: Sixtrack news

ATLAS/LHC consolidation is ready

Atlas news - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:00
Hi all,

After several months of extensive testing, we are now ready to complete the move to LHC@Home! The ATLAS app is now out of beta so we encourage you to start crunching ATLAS tasks on LHC. We do not plan to submit any more tasks to ATLAS@Home.

As stated earlier, credit will not be lost! We will move all the credit accumulated here to LHC@Home once all the remaining tasks are finished. To make this easier it would be very helpful if your email address you register with is the same on both projects, since this is the only way to match the accounts on each project.

In the LHC project preferences you can select which apps to run, so if you want to only run ATLAS then check the ATLAS box only.

There is an updated version of Yeti's checklist available, so please check this if you experience problems. There is also a dedicated message board for ATLAS.

Thank you for your crunching on ATLAS@Home over the years and we look forward to continued crunching on LHC!
Categories: Atlas news

Network interruptions 15th of March

vLHCathome news - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:58
Due to a network upgrade in the CERN computer centre, connections to LHC@home servers will intermittently time out tomorrow Wednesday morning between 4 and 7am UTC.

BOINC clients will retry later as usual, so this should be mostly transparent.
Categories: vLHCathome news

Network interruptions 15th of March

Sixtrack news - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:58
Due to a network upgrade in the CERN computer centre, connections to LHC@home servers will intermittently time out tomorrow Wednesday morning between 4 and 7am UTC.

BOINC clients will retry later as usual, so this should be mostly transparent.
Categories: Sixtrack news

VLHCathome project fully migrated

vLHCathome news - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 09:35
The former vLHCathome project has now been migrated here and the old vLHCathome project site has been redirected.

The credit has also been migrated as discussed in this thread.

If your BOINC client complains about a wrong project URL, please re-attach to this project, LHC@home.

Thanks again to all who contributed to vLHCathome and to those who contribute here!

-- The team
Categories: vLHCathome news

VLHCathome project fully migrated

Sixtrack news - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 09:35
The former vLHCathome project has now been migrated here and the old vLHCathome project site has been redirected.

The credit has also been migrated as discussed in this thread.

If your BOINC client complains about a wrong project URL, please re-attach to this project, LHC@home.

Thanks again to all who contributed to vLHCathome and to those who contribute here!

-- The team
Categories: Sixtrack news

BOINC story in Nature Index

News of BOINC - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:41
A story in Nature Index discusses volunteer computing.
Categories: BOINC news

Draining the CMS job queue

vLHCathome news - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:57
Because of an upgrade to the WMAgent server, we need to drain the CMS job queue. So, I'm not submitting any more batches at present and we should start running out over the weekend. If you see that you are not getting any CMS jobs (not tasks...) please set No New Jobs or stop BOINC.
I expect that the intervention will take place Monday morning, and hopefully we'll have new jobs again later that day.
Categories: vLHCathome news

Draining the CMS job queue

Sixtrack news - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:57
Because of an upgrade to the WMAgent server, we need to drain the CMS job queue. So, I'm not submitting any more batches at present and we should start running out over the weekend. If you see that you are not getting any CMS jobs (not tasks...) please set No New Jobs or stop BOINC.
I expect that the intervention will take place Monday morning, and hopefully we'll have new jobs again later that day.
Categories: Sixtrack news
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