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New Tas + New application version 1.41

Atlas news - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:18
Dear all,

The new task uses a new software version and therefore a new image was created.

Please let us know if you are having any problems with this version.

Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Categories: Atlas news

New task

Atlas news - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:31
Hi All,

We ran out of WUs and it will take some time to get new tasks defined for ATLAS@home.

The new task will be available ASAP.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your support!

Categories: Atlas news

Unexpected downtime

Atlas news - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 16:46
Dear volunteers,

the atlasathome server was unexpectedly reset today, and was then unavailable for few hours. It's up and running again now.

Sorry for inconvenience.

Best regards,
Categories: Atlas news

New AWS BOINC server image available.

News of BOINC - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 21:13
A new BOINC server image for AWS is now available, making it easy to deploy a BOINC server in the Amazon cloud.
Categories: BOINC news

Work/result buffering problem at CERN

Sixtrack news - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:49
We have had a BOINC CERN side buffer problem over the weekend.
It is being investigated and hopefully soon corrected. Eric.
Categories: Sixtrack news

Over 8.000 concurrent WUs : a new record!

Atlas news - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:04
Dear all,

a new record for ATLAS@home,
over 8.000 active WUs !

Thank you to all the volunteers participating in the ATLAS simulation effort!
Categories: Atlas news

Short database intervention Nov 10

Atlas news - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 09:32
Due to database maintenance ATLAS@Home will be unavailable for up to one hour from 6.30 to 7.30 UTC on 10 November. Thanks for your understanding and continued contributions!
Categories: Atlas news

Another short service interruption

Sixtrack news - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 08:51
The LHC@home servers will be down for a short while from 6:30 UTC Tuesday 10th November for a database update.
Categories: Sixtrack news

Server interruption Tuesday morning

vLHCathome news - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 08:48
The LHC@home servers will be down for a short while from 6:30 UTC Tuesday 10th November for a database update.
Categories: vLHCathome news

New application version - 1.40

Atlas news - Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:07
Dear All,

Since we had a validation issue with version 1.39, we downgraded to the previous image.

This version, 1.40, is the same as 1.38.

Thank you!
Categories: Atlas news

New application version - 1.39

Atlas news - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 15:40
Dear All,

In the next hour a new application version for all platforms will be released.

This version will include a new VM image that will support the following improvements:

Multiple Console Support
The image now supports multiple (5) consoles.
They are organized as follows:
tty1: runtime_log ---> This is the job log
tty2: runtime_log.err
tty3: cron.out ---> This is the log of the cron job that starts the job
tty4: cron.err
tty5: top

From the BOINC manager, you should choose the ‘Show VM console’ option (in order to have this option you should install the Virtual Box extension and you have to have remote desktop installed).

To switch between console you should press Alt+F1—>F5

Graphics Support
A Web sever has been configured in the image to support the BOINC graphics function. For now only a default index page is provided that shows a log directory where the logs shown in the consoles can be downloaded.

From the BOINC manager, you should choose the ‘Show graphics’ option.

Your inputs are important,
Please let us know if you are having problems.

Thank you all
Categories: Atlas news

Migrating Theory VMs to 64 bit

vLHCathome news - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 11:20
We are starting the migration from a 32bit to a 64bit VM for our Theory simulations. A beta application is available for volunteers to test - to participate, please check the box "Theory Simulations 64" (inside "Edit vLHCathome preferences"). You also need to accept test applications to get these tasks.

IMPORTANT: Hardware virtualization technology extensions (VT-x for Intel or AMD-V for AMD) need to be enabled in your host CPU as indicated on the page. You can find more information here for Windows and Linux systems: Mac systems are OK.

The "Show VM console" layout is simpler with the new VM - the hot keys used are:
ALT-F1: Boot console (only used while the VM boots)
ALT-F2: System information: top running processes, memory usage, etc.
ALT-F3: Job logging - combined scheduler, stdout, error logs (colour coded)

The "Show graphics" logs are also slightly modified.

Otherwise this new application is similar to the "Theory Simulations" application, but it uses the latest vboxwrapper version; 26178.

We have started drip-feeding new beta tasks with the Theory 64 bit application to validate the app. Then there will be more jobs coming next week.

The team
Categories: vLHCathome news

No WU available : issue with production system

Atlas news - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:41
We are since yesterday experiencing problems with the ATLAS production system.
As a result no WUs are available for ATLAS@home !

We'll keep you informed

Categories: Atlas news

Issue with data transfers, no more WUs available

Atlas news - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:15
Dear all,

The ATLAS data management system used to transfer data is experiencing issues since a couple of days. The consequence is that outputs of WUs processed since a few days cannot be registered, they are buffered.

As a side effect, no additional WUs are created until buffers are cleared.

Categories: Atlas news

Dealing with unpredictable job sizes

News of BOINC - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 22:13
The paper "Subdividing Long-Running, Variable-Length Analyses Into Short, Fixed-Length BOINC Workunits" recently appeared in the Journal of Grid Computing.
Categories: BOINC news

BOINC:FAST2015 conference proceedings available

News of BOINC - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 23:02
The BOINC:FAST 2015 conference was held 14-18 Sept. at the Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences. Slides are available online.
Categories: BOINC news

Welcome SRBase

News of BOINC - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 22:57
SRBase is a mathematical research project trying to solve Sierpinski / Riesel Bases up to 1030.
Categories: BOINC news

CMS simulation beta tasks

vLHCathome news - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:01
As part of the preparations to run more physics simulations on the Virtual LHC@home platform, we have submitted a few work units with the CMS beta application on this project.

If you wish to try one of these, you need to configure your BOINC project preferences to accept beta test applications. Furthermore, you need to ensure that your computer can run 64 bits VMs. (VTX must be enabled.)

If you prefer to stay with Theory simulations only, you can indicate this in your BOINC project preferences for this project.
Categories: vLHCathome news

New task

Atlas news - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:01
Hi All,

We ran out of WUs and it will take some time to get new tasks defined for ATLAS@home.

The new task will be available ASAP.

Thank you for your support!
Categories: Atlas news

BOINC wallpaper

News of BOINC - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:30
A BOINC wallpaper image created by Francois Normandin:

Categories: BOINC news


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