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Possible systems failures

Sixtrack news - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
We seem to be in the early stages of a system failure for several sub-projects. The proxy server has flatlined and my running jobs monitor is dipping alarmingly. Please check if you are getting tasks flagged as computing failures, and set No New Tasks if so.
[Edit] On closer inspection, it may just be the CMS app. [/Edit]
Obviously I'll apologise if this is a false alarm, but it's the wrong time of day to expect a prompt response from the CERN admins.
Categories: Sixtrack news

New SixTrack exes

Sixtrack news - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 18:40
Dear all,

After testing them as the sixtracktest app, we have just pushed out executables to the sixtrack app. For the moment, we have exes only targeted for the main OSs, i.e. Windows, Linux, and the brand new one for MacOS. We are still finalising the definition of the plan classes with the sixtracktest app for targeting Android, freeBSD, and Arm CPUs - e.g. see
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=4296&postid=32169#32169

Thanks a lot for your contribution and ... happy crunching!
Alessio, for the sixtrack team
Categories: Sixtrack news

Welcome Acoustics@home

News of BOINC - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:05
Acoustics@home studies underwater acoustics. It is sponsored by V.I. Ilichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Federal University, Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory, A.A. Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, and Dorodnicyn Computing Centre.
Categories: BOINC news

Client version 7.8.2 released

News of BOINC - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:02
Version 7.8.2 of the BOINC client has been released for Windows and Mac OS X.
Categories: BOINC news

Project management changes proposed

News of BOINC - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 00:24
In July 2017 a committee was formed to propose improvements to the BOINC project. Two draft documents are now available for discussion and review: development workflow and governance model. Please give feedback by replying to this thread or posting to the boinc_dev email list.
Categories: BOINC news

CSF sponsors crunching challenge for WCG

News of BOINC - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 22:12
The Crunchers sans Frontieres team is sponsoring the "THOR crunching challenge" from 18 Sept to 5 Nov 2017, to benefit IBM World Community Grid.
Categories: BOINC news

Testers needed

News of BOINC - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 22:07
BOINC needs volunteers to help test new versions of the client software. If you're interested, please visit the Alpha test site and read the instructions. Thanks!
Categories: BOINC news

New Japanese site

News of BOINC - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:46
BOINC@TOKYO is a new Japanese-language site promoting BOINC and some of the major projects.
Categories: BOINC news

Deadline change for ATLAS jobs

Sixtrack news - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:42
Due to the tight deadline of the ATLAS tasks, we change to deadline of ATLAS jobs from 2 weeks to 1 week. The ATLAS job takes about 3-4 CPU hours to finish on a moderate CPU (2.5GFLOPS).
Categories: Sixtrack news

New ATLAS app version released for Linux hosts

vLHCathome news - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:04
We released a new version of the ATLAS app today, 2.41 for the x86_64-pc-linux-gnu platform.
The new features of this version include:
1. It requires the host OS to be either Scentific Linux 6 or Cent OS 7.
2. It require CVMFS and Singularity instead of Virtualbox to run the ATLAS jobs.
3. It is more efficient, as the avoidance of using Virtualbox.
Currently, this version is set to beta version.

For people who want to try it out,we provide a script to install everything including CVMFS, singularity here,
http://atlasathome.cern.ch/boinc_conf/install_cvmfs_sin.sh

Try it if you are interested!
Categories: vLHCathome news

New ATLAS app version released for Linux hosts

Sixtrack news - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:04
We released a new version of the ATLAS app today, 2.41 for the x86_64-pc-linux-gnu platform.
The new features of this version include:
1. It requires the host OS to be either Scentific Linux 6 or Cent OS 7.
2. It require CVMFS and Singularity instead of Virtualbox to run the ATLAS jobs.
3. It is more efficient, as the avoidance of using Virtualbox.
Currently, this version is set to beta version.

For people who want to try it out,we provide a script to install everything including CVMFS, singularity here,
http://atlasathome.cern.ch/boinc_conf/install_cvmfs_sin.sh

Try it if you are interested!
Categories: Sixtrack news

CMS Weekend problem

vLHCathome news - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 06:31
Warning: The WMAgent which controls CMS jobs appears to have a failed component very recently. Queue seems to be exhausted. Please set No New Tasks or change to a backup app while I try to raise someone at CERN to fix it. This could be a problem given that this is expected to be the heaviest weekend of the year for holiday travel in Europe...
Categories: vLHCathome news

CMS Weekend problem

Sixtrack news - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 06:31
Warning: The WMAgent which controls CMS jobs appears to have a failed component very recently. Queue seems to be exhausted. Please set No New Tasks or change to a backup app while I try to raise someone at CERN to fix it. This could be a problem given that this is expected to be the heaviest weekend of the year for holiday travel in Europe...
Categories: Sixtrack news

Optimising distribution of SixTrack tasks

vLHCathome news - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:44
Dear Volunteers,

we are trying to improve the distribution of SixTrack tasks. If your host could process more tasks but during the project update you don't receive any, can you let us know and send us your client logging report? Please continue the thread "SixTrack Tasks NOT being distributed" opened by Eric here:
http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/forum_thread.php?id=4324
so that we can collect all the issues in only one place. In this way, we could try to better tune parameters controlling the distribution of tasks on the server side.

At the same time, we apologize for the loss of credits following the accidental deletion of lines in the main DB - please see message:
http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/forum_thread.php?id=4362&postid=31563#31563
As you can see, task distribution is progressing regularly since the beginning of the week

Thanks in advance for your precious cooperation,
Alessio and Riccardo, for the SixTrack team
Categories: vLHCathome news

Optimising distribution of SixTrack tasks

Sixtrack news - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:44
Dear Volunteers,

we are trying to improve the distribution of SixTrack tasks. If your host could process more tasks but during the project update you don't receive any, can you let us know and send us your client logging report? Please continue the thread "SixTrack Tasks NOT being distributed" opened by Eric here:
http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/forum_thread.php?id=4324
so that we can collect all the issues in only one place. In this way, we could try to better tune parameters controlling the distribution of tasks on the server side.

At the same time, we apologize for the loss of credits following the accidental deletion of lines in the main DB - please see message:
http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/forum_thread.php?id=4362&postid=31563#31563
As you can see, task distribution is progressing regularly since the beginning of the week

Thanks in advance for your precious cooperation,
Alessio and Riccardo, for the SixTrack team
Categories: Sixtrack news

Aborted Work Units

vLHCathome news - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:26
After deleting many really old results from 2013 until March 2017 (was meant to
be December 2016) it seems many Tasks have been aborted. A full analysis
and report will be posted. No action required by volunteers. Eric.
Categories: vLHCathome news

Aborted Work Units

Sixtrack news - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:26
After deleting many really old results from 2013 until March 2017 (was meant to
be December 2016) it seems many Tasks have been aborted. A full analysis
and report will be posted. No action required by volunteers. Eric.
Categories: Sixtrack news

CMS Jobs working again

vLHCathome news - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 19:16
It's been a few hours now since the Data Bridge appears to have been fixed and jobs are staging out normally. You can resume running CMS tasks at your will.
Categories: vLHCathome news

CMS Jobs working again

Sixtrack news - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 19:16
It's been a few hours now since the Data Bridge appears to have been fixed and jobs are staging out normally. You can resume running CMS tasks at your will.
Categories: Sixtrack news

CMS@Home -- please set No New Tasks and perhaps temporarily run another project

vLHCathome news - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 23:37
There is a problem staging-out CMS@Home jobs to the Data Bridge. Until we find the cause, please set your CMS crunchers to No New Tasks, or temporarily move them to another app or project.
Sorry for the trouble, unfortunately it's beyond my capability to resolve.
Categories: vLHCathome news

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