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Phaseout of legacy site: lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack

Sixtrack news - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:50
LHC@home has been consolidated and uses SSL for communication as mentioned in this thread last year.

Some BOINC clients are still connecting to the old lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack address, that will be phased out soon.

If this is the case for you, please re-attach the project to the current LHC@home URL presented in the BOINC manager. (http://lhcathome.cern.ch will redirect your BOINC client to https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome )

For those who are still running an old BOINC 6 client, please upgrade to BOINC 7.2 or later. (The current BOINC client releases are 7.6.33 or 7.8.)

Many thanks for your contributions to LHC@home!
Categories: Sixtrack news

Phaseout of legacy site: lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack

Sixtrack news - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:50
LHC@home has been consolidated and uses SSL for communication as mentioned in this thread last year.

Some BOINC clients are still connecting to the old lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack address, that will be phased out soon.

If this is the case for you, please re-attach the project to the current LHC@home URL presented in the BOINC manager. (http://lhcathome.cern.ch will redirect your BOINC client to https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome )

For those who are still running an old BOINC 6 client, please upgrade to BOINC 7.2 or later. (The current BOINC client releases are 7.6.33 or 7.8.)

Many thanks for your contributions to LHC@home!
Categories: Sixtrack news

CMS jobs unavailable Weds 27th September

Sixtrack news - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:23
An upgrade to the CMS@Home workflow management system (WMAgent) is planned for tomorrow (Wed Sep 27th). This needs the current batch of jobs to be stopped so that the queue is empty. I plan to do this about 0700-0800 UTC on Wednesday.
To avoid "error while computing" task failures and the resulting back-off of your daily quotas, we suggest you set all your CMS machines to No New Tasks at least 12 hours beforehand to allow current tasks to time out in the normal way. You can stop BOINC once all your tasks are finished, if you wish.
Exactly how long the intervention will take is unclear, and there will be a delay of up to an hour to get a new batch of jobs queued afterwards. I will post here when jobs are available again, hopefully before the end of the day European time.
Categories: Sixtrack news

CMS jobs unavailable Weds 27th September

Sixtrack news - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:23
An upgrade to the CMS@Home workflow management system (WMAgent) is planned for tomorrow (Wed Sep 27th). This needs the current batch of jobs to be stopped so that the queue is empty. I plan to do this about 0700-0800 UTC on Wednesday.
To avoid "error while computing" task failures and the resulting back-off of your daily quotas, we suggest you set all your CMS machines to No New Tasks at least 12 hours beforehand to allow current tasks to time out in the normal way. You can stop BOINC once all your tasks are finished, if you wish.
Exactly how long the intervention will take is unclear, and there will be a delay of up to an hour to get a new batch of jobs queued afterwards. I will post here when jobs are available again, hopefully before the end of the day European time.
Categories: Sixtrack news

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

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

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

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

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,


Try it if you are interested!
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

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

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