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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

Short downtime

Atlas news - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 08:57
Dear volunteers,

there will be a short intervention of ATLAS@Home this morning, of about 1 hour, due to the upgrade of the shared filesystem.

Best regards,
Andrej
Categories: Atlas news

New application version - 1.46

Atlas news - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:11
Dear All,

This new application version is the same as 1.44.
We had an issue with the latest task (some jobs were failing), that was the reason of version 1.45 (with more VM memory).
In version 1.45 the image memory was increased, yesterday we found the real reason of the failing jobs.
We reverse the version since there was no need to have more memory and larger image.

Thank you!
Efrat
Categories: Atlas news

Short server interruption 9-Feb.

Sixtrack news - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:27
Our LHC@home servers will be down for a short while from 8UTC 9-Feb. due to a disk server intervention. (Intervention postponed 1 week.)
Categories: Sixtrack news

Short server interruption 9-Feb.

vLHCathome news - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:26
Our LHC@home servers will be down for a short while Tuesday 9th in the morning for an upgrade of an underlying disk server. (Intervention postponed 1 week.)
Categories: vLHCathome news

WCG presentation at SXSW, March 13

News of BOINC - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:50
IBM WCG will give a presentation "Clean Water Through Crowdsourcing and Nanotech" on March 13 at the SXSW event in Austin, TX.
Categories: BOINC news

New application version - 1.45

Atlas news - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:41
Dear all,

The new version will be available soon.

In this version:
---> Updated job XML.
---> Image with slightly more memory.

Thank you,
Efrat
Categories: Atlas news

New logo

Atlas news - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:17
You may notice a slight change to our logo on the ATLAS@Home pages. This new version was created by Chilean, and is a welcome improvement on the previous version. Thanks very much Chilean!
Categories: Atlas news

BOINC 7.6.22 for Windows

News of BOINC - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 17:54
Re-released to include VirtualBox 5.0.12
Categories: BOINC news

New record! more than 10.000 concurrently running WUs

Atlas news - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:10
Dear all,

Today ATLAS@home reached a new record of 10.000 running WUs!!!!

Please have a look at the announcement on the public site : http://atlasphysathome.web.cern.ch/content/atlashome-project-news

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers participating to the ATLAS simulation effort!
Categories: Atlas news

Latest software versions to use

vLHCathome news - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:11
Following our recent upgrade of vboxwrapper for all apps to the latest v26178, we can now recommend everyone to use VirtualBox version 5.0.10 or 5.0.12 (with their respective extension packs) together with Berkeley's latest recommended BOINC version 7.6.22 from http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php.

No known bugs exist with these choices.

The team
Categories: vLHCathome news
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