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Server maintenance today

Atlas news - 14 hours 25 min ago
Dear volunteers,

we are migrating part of server infrastructure today, which will take few hours. In the meantime there might be a lack of workunits to send and the boinc server will be unavailable for an hour or so. We will let you know when the maintenance is over.
Categories: Atlas news

Status Result Differences 29th March, 2015

Sixtrack news - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 18:30
Please have a look at my lates post to:
Number Crunching/Host messing up tons of results. Eric.
Categories: Sixtrack news

BOINC 7.4.42 released to the public

News of BOINC - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:42
Thanks for the heads-up Rom :)
Categories: BOINC news

Vboxwrapper upgrade to latest version v261.57 (all systems)

vLHCathome news - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:02
We have just upgraded to vboxwrapper v261.57 for all BOINC T4T clients (Windows, Linux and Mac).

Please let us know if any problems occur, preferably by posting to this News thread.

When all this is running well, it will allow us finally to lift the restriction to VirtualBox version 4.3.12 that we have had to live with since last summer, particularly for Windows clients. We will make a separate announcement when this is decided.

The T4T team
Categories: vLHCathome news

Change in disk space needed

Atlas news - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:37
Dear all,

This morning we have reduced the disk space needed to run the simulation.

The updated disk space is 4.5GB.

Thanks!
Categories: Atlas news

5000 concurrent running jobs - milestone !

Atlas news - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:55
Dear all,

We would like to share with you the exciting news of reaching a significant milestone of more than 5000 concurrent running jobs!

Thank each one of you for her/his contribution!

ATLAS@home team.
Categories: Atlas news

Vboxwrapper upgrade to latest version v261.55 (Windows only)

vLHCathome news - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:37
We have just upgraded to vboxwrapper v261.55 for BOINC T4T clients running Windows.

Please let us know if any problems occur, preferably by posting to this News thread.

We will upgrade vboxwrapper for Linux and MacOSX clients later.

When all this is running well, it will allow us finally to lift the restriction to VirtualBox version 4.3.12 that we have had to live with since last summer, particularly for Windows clients. We will make a separate announcement when this is decided.

The T4T team
Categories: vLHCathome news

Short interruption for server change

vLHCathome news - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:36
The project will be rehosted on a different server on Wednesday afternoon 25/2 3pm CET. This intervention will lead to a short downtime of the project, BOINC clients should reconnect automatically once up again.
Categories: vLHCathome news

Localization efforts migrated to Transifex

News of BOINC - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 21:32
BOINC's localization efforts have been migrated to Transifex's localization website.

BOINC Translation System (BTS) website is being shutdown.

You can see the new site here:
https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/boinc/
Categories: BOINC news

BOINC 7.4.36 released to the public

News of BOINC - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:29
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Categories: BOINC news

Server Intervention 10-Feb-2014

Sixtrack news - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:17
There will be a short server interruption on Tuesday 10-Feb-2014 from 14:00-15:00 CET for a hardware upgrade.
Categories: Sixtrack news

Screen saver

Atlas news - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 16:06
Dear all,

to answer some questions raised several times.

We are working on a new version of the software that will allow volunteers having access to information about the executing WUs.

One of the feature will be do have a screensaver and/or page displaying events as they are produced. A preview of a typical view of event is attached. There are still issues with the various type of operating system used by volunteers and it might require a few more time of debugging unfortunately.

We would be very interested to know which informations volunteers would like to be displayed or having access to. Your inputs are more than welcome.

Regards

https://atlasphysathome.web.cern.ch/content/looking-your-events
Categories: Atlas news

Welcome Gerasim@Home

News of BOINC - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:57
A warmed welcome to Gerasim@Home :)
Thanks for the news David !
Categories: BOINC news

Welcome Citizen Science Grid

News of BOINC - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:57
A warmed welcome to Citizen Science Grid :)
Thanks for the news David !
Categories: BOINC news

Migrating to GitHub

News of BOINC - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 03:07
BOINC is migrating project management functions (bug database, project documentation, source code) to GitHub.

Trac will be switched to read-only mode.

See: http://github.com/BOINC/boinc
Categories: BOINC news

Uploads failing

Sixtrack news - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:27
Apologies; disk full problem. Cleaning up and hoping to return to normal shortly. Thanks for all the messages. Eric.
Categories: Sixtrack news

Issues with a bad payload definition in the past few days

Atlas news - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:15
Dear volunteers,

in the past few days, most of you have been experiencing difficulties with the massive WU failures. This was caused by one task with 20k WUs, which was badly defined and 80% of the WUs failed. We did not spot this immediately due to a lacking functionality of our monitoring system which still needs to be adapted to BOINC workloads. The corresponding task was aborted yesterday, so the things should be back to normal. In addition, all of us have been traveling and we did not have much time to follow the message boards. We have now assigned a dedicated person who will track the issues, so we hope for a much better response time in the future.

Apologies for the issues you have been experiencing lately, and thank you for your patience and efforts to help us.
Categories: Atlas news

New campaign starting

Atlas news - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 03:53
Hello,

a new campaign has just been released, a large variety of WUs are being created.

Thank you for contributing to ATLAS simulation!
Categories: Atlas news

No new WU available

Atlas news - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 09:27
We currently have a shortage of WU to put into ATLAS@home which we hope will be resolved in the next day or two.
Categories: Atlas news

News, December, 2014.

Sixtrack news - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:03
Well not much news really. The project is ticking over and we have processed a tremendous amount of work in 2014. Right now we are trying to move the project to a new CERN IT infrastructure so there may be a few hiccups in January (CERN is closed for two weeks, but systems are up and running). We are still using executables from May and I still don't have a valid MacOS executable :-( , no heartbeat so something is really wrong. Haven't found an explication for the "no permission/cannot acceess" problems on Windows but the overall error rate is about 1.5% which seems to be "normal". We have also had problems with the w- WUs which produced a lot of output, now under control. However running with a smaller number of pairs ro reduce volume of output seems to give problems with validation. Working on this. A New Year, so I shall try and make a big effort to get moving forward as we have been pretty well stuck for 9 months; after ten years I am a bit disappointed at the lack of progress. However, as usual, we must maintain the service as top priority. I have also noted increased interest from the experiments in using volunteer computing and this may impact lhcahomeclassic...... Anyway, LHC is heading steadily to restart in the Spring, and we shall continue studying the High Luminosity upgrade. Many thanks for your patience and understanding and continued valued support. A Very Happy New Year. Eric.
Categories: Sixtrack news