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vLHC Theory Application 64bit upgrade (soon)

vLHCathome news - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 15:53
We plan to put the new Theory 64bit Application into production on June 6th. It has been tested for some time on our vLHC-dev site, and we think it is bug free. Please note the following important changes:

As it is a 64bit application, you must have VT-x / AMD-V acceleration enabled:
- To check this, in your VirtualBox Manager select "Settings -> System -> Acceleration" and make sure that "Enable VT-x/AMD-V" is activated. Also make sure another hypervisor isn't installed or running like KVM or Hyper-V.

For volunteers with 32bit hardware, the legacy 32bit Theory Application will be retained for a while:
- (subject to CoPilot continuing to run on a best-effort basis, as our CoPilot support person has just left CERN).

The CoPilot job scheduler system has been replaced by Condor:
- This enables us to unify both Theory and the LHC experiment applications going forward. (Condor is already implemented in the CMS Application here).

More details will follow next Monday when the upgrade will take place.

The team
Categories: vLHCathome news

Congratulations to T4T volunteer Igor !!!

vLHCathome news - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:13
The Test4Theory project announces that volunteer cruncher "Igor" has just passed 1 MILLION JOBS and 100 GIGA EVENTS.

A million thanks to you, Igor !!!

The T4T team.
Categories: vLHCathome news

WCG launches Zika drug search

News of BOINC - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:09
IBM World Community Grid has launched an application that searches for drugs to combat the Zika virus.
Categories: BOINC news

ATLAS@Home in CERN Bulletin

Atlas news - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:34
ATLAS@Home features in this week's CERN Bulletin (CERN's internal bi-weekly newspaper):

http://cds.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulletin/2016/20/News%20Articles/2151943?ln=en

Here you can read about the achievements of ATLAS@Home as well as related LHC@Home projects. Happy reading!
Categories: Atlas news

Job output problems

vLHCathome news - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:33
Since 4pm yesterday, half of our job outputs are being blocked from returning to the MCPlots server. We are working to fix this problem and believe the outputs will be recovered correctly when it is solved.

The team
Categories: vLHCathome news

Ageless: a decade of moderation

News of BOINC - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:27
As of today, Jorden van der Elst (AKA Ageless) has been moderating the BOINC message boards for 10 years! He's maintained order on the boards and has conveyed important posts to BOINC developers. We at BOINC are profoundly grateful for his dedicated and excellent work.
Categories: BOINC news

MCplots machine reconfiguring

vLHCathome news - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:42
Just got this message from Anton for all volunteers:

sorry for not letting you know in advance - I started the migration of mcplots machines to openstack service and pause jobs processing to speed up the migration. The copilot input queue have enough jobs to keep T4T busy for several days and output queue will be processed once the migration is finished - nothing will be lost. I think the migration will be finished in 1-2 days.

Cheers,
Anton
Categories: vLHCathome news

Server software update

vLHCathome news - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 14:30
We will update the BOINC server software for vLHCathome this afternoon to bring it to the same level as for our development project.

The server will be down for an hour or so. Thanks for your understanding and collaboration.
Categories: vLHCathome news

Disk Space Exceeded

Sixtrack news - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 07:15
I am sorry we have submitted some "bad" WUs.
They are using too much disk space.
Please delete any WUS with names like
wjt-18-L1-trc......
wjt-15-L1-trc.......
Apologies.
Categories: Sixtrack news

The project reaches ONE BILLION total credits this weekend !!

vLHCathome news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:57
The vLHCathome (T4T) project will reach ONE BILLION total credits this weekend !!

http://www.teamocuk.co.uk/sprojectcred.php?p=T4T

Thanks to all our Test4Theory volunteers since 2011 - and a special thanks to Maeax for pointing out this amazing statistic in time for us to report it to everyone.

The team
Categories: vLHCathome news

Server daemons temporarily stopped

Sixtrack news - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:36
Due to a problem with an underlying disk server, the BOINC daemons are temporarily shut down until the disk volume is back.

https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/view-outage.do?from=CSP-Service-Status-Board&n=OTG0028941
Categories: Sixtrack news

Can we beat the ATLAS record?

Atlas news - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:02
Hi all,

Next week (starting 22 Feb) our ATLAS colleagues in the US will get their hands on 100,000 CPU cores from Amazon EC2 for a few days to run ATLAS simulation. In combination with this we are going to push all the other ATLAS resources we have in order to break the record of concurrent simulation tasks running. Can you guys spread the word around to get people to contribute a bit more to ATLAS@Home next week?

You can see the number of tasks running per site for the last month on this page: http://atlasathome.cern.ch/atlas_job.php (ATLAS@Home is "BOINC"). Thanks in advance for your help!
Categories: Atlas news
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