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Message 19816 - Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 18:35:25 UTC

The Large Hadron Collider is entering the final stages of being lowered to a temperature of 1.9 Kelvin (-271C; -456F) - colder than deep space

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7512586.stm

It will then be shut down for the winter, so that the magnets can be "trained" to handle a beam run at seven trillion electron-volts

Looks like lots of work coming up for us here then :)

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Message 19831 - Posted: 27 Jul 2008, 22:21:42 UTC
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Looks like lots of work coming up for us here then :)

Al.


I wouldn't bank on it!
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Message 19860 - Posted: 3 Aug 2008, 16:33:52 UTC

There are some great pictures from LHC

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/the_large_hadron_collider.html
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Message 19861 - Posted: 3 Aug 2008, 20:01:21 UTC - in response to Message 19832.  



They've already said the average BOINCer doesn't have the bandwidth required to transfer the humongous data files that will be generated when the collider is running. Maybe more SixTrack work for us? Or some new app related to training the magnets? If not then why did they update the server software? So we can have a nicer forum to discuss why there's no work? How considerate of them.



The basic Seti work likewise generates large data file but they have managed to figure out how to "chunk" the data out so us lowly peons not running Crays can participate. This just sounds like an lame excuse.

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Message 19879 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 1:56:34 UTC - in response to Message 19864.  

Maybe they just don't want rogue states to have access to the data.



What are they going to do, build their own black hole and suck the whole world into it?
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Message 19891 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 19:00:04 UTC - in response to Message 19880.  

Geez, Tom! If *I* knew what they could do with the data then there would be no reason to build a collider and get the data. Huh?


Point taken. :)
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