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Short interruptions Tuesday

Sixtrack news - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:05
There will be a couple of short server outages while our BOINC service pass to fail-over nodes today, Tuesday 16th of January. Similar interruptions will happen next week, as we carry out security updates on our computing infrastructure.
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File upload issues

Sixtrack news - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:25
Our NFS storage backend got saturated and hence uploads are failing intermittently.

The underlying cause is an issue with file deletion, we are trying to resolve that.

Sorry for the trouble and thanks for your patience with transfers to LHC@home.
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Increased file server capacity

Sixtrack news - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:05
Since Tuesday evening, we have had intermittent issues with upload failures due to a combination of a large number of new hosts running BOINC that co-incidentally joined at the same time as larger ATLAS tasks had been introduced. Our file server capacity has been increased and backlog tasks waiting for upload should upload again soon. (Please refer to the ATLAS application and Number crunching forums for more details.)
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Missing accounts

Sixtrack news - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:46
Due to a too aggressive spam-cleaning campaign (our fault), we have accidentally deleted some valid accounts on Monday. We have restored a backup copy of the BOINC database, and will recover the missing account data.

If you get a message "missing account key" from your BOINC client, you may be affected. We expect that we can fix this later today, once we have verified the data sets. Hence there is no need to register again.

My apologies for this mishap.
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BOINC server update Thursday

Sixtrack news - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:07
We will upgrade the LHC@home web servers to the new BOINC server code with the "Bootstrap" theme on Thursday 7 December. The new style and layout can already be seen on the LHC@home development project..

During the intervention, from 09 UTC on Thursday, there may be intermittent availability of the LHC@home servers, so BOINC clients may back off and try to upload data later.
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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!
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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!
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