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Message 21278 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 18:22:34 UTC

Last January the Arecibo Radio Telescope Observatory of the Cornell University hosted a meeting of scientists connected with the search of pulsars in the electromagnetic spectrum and the gravitational waves spectrum, They both rely on two BOINC Projects, SETI@home with its Astropulse program and Einstein@home. Both run on my PC, whose CPU is an Opteron 1210 running Linux at 1.8 GHz. Evidently the scientists have found a way to check the correctness of calculations done on a variety of CPUs and OS. I hope that CERN may find this encouraging and maybe give us volunteer crunchers some work to do. The quorum is 2 on both projects. SETI exploits also GPUs via CUDA and Einstein has promised us also a CUDA version, with an OpenCL version later, which should run also on ATI boards besides the nVidia boards used by CUDA.
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Message 21282 - Posted: 3 Mar 2009, 3:27:24 UTC

Pardon me if I\'m shocked to see a sudden influx of project input... This is incredibly excellent! I hope that this can be sorted out, with some tweaking on CERN\'s end and some updates to the webpage and forum, and I think the project will pick up and have resolve some of the negative impressions some people have about this project.
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Message 21288 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 4:47:21 UTC

So, I assume that CERN/LHC will have a more active part in the administration of LHC@home itself?
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Message 21289 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 12:15:53 UTC

We wish you every success,Eric
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Message 21290 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 18:59:41 UTC

Wow, I am floored by the influx for information.

Thank you very very much for taking the time to educate us crunchers as to the inner workings of CERN and LHC@HOME.

Are these great students you refer to Alex and Neasan?
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Message 21296 - Posted: 6 Mar 2009, 6:35:09 UTC

I would also love to know how to print the BOINC documentation
in a simple way, without spending a lot of time searching and printing
a bit at a time. I am an old man and I am used to paper but feel I may
have to become much more involved in the BOINC server support.


Sadly, the \"revolution\" has come and there is little thought for those of us that prefer paper because it rarely experiences a BSOD ... and that means that you are stuck printing page by page the on-line documentation sites.

Just one side warning, the documentation rarely tracks the system as-built in that most of the people that work on BOINC know it so well (or think that they do) so the documentation for them is always an afterthought. Sadly, those that might be interested in doing documentation have been driven to the wilds due to a lack of political correctness ...

And, I want to add my thanks to the information you provided. As one that would gladly add capacity to LHC as it is one of the projects that is nearest and dearest to my science interests, it is always nice to hear that there really is work going on in the mists ... :)
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Message 21305 - Posted: 17 Mar 2009, 1:39:35 UTC

Eric,

Great to have you on board!

Please be aware that there are many, many volunteers who do not post at all and the ones that do post tend to be the vocal minority - but all hold very valid views. We are all a very enthusiastic crowd and this is one of the real science projects.

I hope you can get BOINC into the mindset of the powers that be.

Live long and BOINC.

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Message 21307 - Posted: 18 Mar 2009, 15:29:47 UTC - in response to Message 21304.  

Dear All, dont have much news
but <snip>

In the meantime we might reflect
that the WWW was born 20 years
ago at CERN (in spite of management
reluctance?). This anniversary
was celebrated at CERN yesterday
and you can listen to Tim Berners-Lee
at
WWW20th

Eric.


20 years. My, time sure does fly. I remember trying to get people at my former employer to come at look at the server we had set up in our group to handle project documentation. Nobody was interested. Now they can\\\'t seem to do anything that doesn\'t involve a browser.

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Message 21309 - Posted: 20 Mar 2009, 8:27:27 UTC

Does anybody remember Gopher? That was before WWW!
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Message 21353 - Posted: 18 Apr 2009, 2:06:31 UTC

Thank you bigmac



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Message 21361 - Posted: 22 Apr 2009, 22:15:20 UTC

Great to read this, I hope that you can get what you need in terms of help to do this project.

It would be fantastic to see LHC up there with Seti and Rosetta.
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Message 21378 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 18:52:14 UTC

Is there anything we can do from our side to help move things along?
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Message 21384 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 6:02:22 UTC - in response to Message 21380.  
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Is there anything we can do from our side to help move things along?

Well thanks for the offer.
It is really up to CERN to get
this sorted.
One issue is how to do simple graphics
on both Windows and Linux. Just
to display a text message with some values about
turns completed and estimated turns remaining.
Regards. Eric.

Eric,

I'd think we'd all be prepared to live without any graphics if it meant we could crunch some real work sooner rather than later. Graphics is not a priority to most users.
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Message 21387 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 18:19:35 UTC - in response to Message 21384.  


I\'d think we\'d all be prepared to live without any graphics if it meant we could crunch some real work sooner rather than later. Graphics is not a priority to most users.


I for one, second this notion. In spite of LHC notoriously great screen saver, it is still disabled on all my boxes and really should not hold up the release of new code. It\'s like not driving your Ferrari because the radio doesn\'t work. Who wants to listen to music when you can listen to the engine...
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