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This a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to advance Particle and Accelerator Physics. Participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer. By default, you can run the classic LHC@home application Sixtrack, for simulations of accelerator physics, and help researchers at CERN to improve the LHC.

Other LHC@home simulations that utilizes virtualization to run applications for Theory and experiment simulations for ATLAS, CMS and LHCb are also available. In order to run these, you need to install VirtualBox and enable the additional applications in your LHC@home project preferences.

Please visit the LHC@home web site for more documentation, data and instructions. If you have any problem, question or doubt please visit the Message Boards, Questions and Answers and FAQ sections of the project.

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  • This project uses BOINC. If you're already running BOINC, select Add Project. If not, download BOINC.
  • When prompted, select LHC@home from the list of projects, or enter the URL:
  • If you're running a command-line version of BOINC, create an account first.
  • If you have any problems, get help here.

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Joined vLHC on 11 August 2011 England PhD in Neutron Diffraction in 1975 Working in IT since 1982. Specifically IT Service Management and IT...


LHCb application is in production
We are very happy to announce that the LHCb application is out of beta and is now in production mode on LHC@home. Thank you all for your precious contribution.

We are grateful to have you all as part of our project.

Please, refer to the LHCb application forum for any problem or feedback.

Thanks a lot
27 Apr 2017, 7:50:51 UTC · Comment

New file server
We have added a new file server for download/upload to scale better with higher load. If there should be errors with download or upload of tasks, please report on the MBs.

Thanks for contributing to LHC@home!
26 Apr 2017, 14:00:48 UTC · Comment

ATLAS application now in production
The ATLAS application is now in production here on LHC@home, after a period of testing. This marks another milestone for the LHC@home consolidation, and we would like to warmly thank all of you who have contributed to help and tests for the migration!

Please refer to Yeti's checklist for the the ATLAS application and the ATLAS application forum if you need help.
22 Mar 2017, 15:45:58 UTC · Comment

Network interruptions 15th of March
Due to a network upgrade in the CERN computer centre, connections to LHC@home servers will intermittently time out tomorrow Wednesday morning between 4 and 7am UTC.

BOINC clients will retry later as usual, so this should be mostly transparent.
14 Mar 2017, 9:58:26 UTC · Comment

VLHCathome project fully migrated
The former vLHCathome project has now been migrated here and the old vLHCathome project site has been redirected.

The credit has also been migrated as discussed in this thread.

If your BOINC client complains about a wrong project URL, please re-attach to this project, LHC@home.

Thanks again to all who contributed to vLHCathome and to those who contribute here!

-- The team
2 Mar 2017, 8:35:49 UTC · Comment

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