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Message 31309 - Posted: 6 Jul 2017, 18:26:38 UTC

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Message 31310 - Posted: 6 Jul 2017, 21:35:17 UTC - in response to Message 31309.  

Very interesting, but I see no mention of a BOINC contribution. It is hard enough to figure out what we are doing here.
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Message 31314 - Posted: 7 Jul 2017, 9:23:05 UTC - in response to Message 31310.  
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Very interesting, but I see no mention of a BOINC contribution. It is hard enough to figure out what we are doing here.

We are simulating.
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Message 31320 - Posted: 7 Jul 2017, 20:26:00 UTC - in response to Message 31314.  

Very well, but how much information can you get by simulation? Obviously, you can't do the whole experiment, or there would be no need for a large machine. But you get something. Can you help illuminate what that something is?
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Message 31330 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 13:07:13 UTC - in response to Message 31320.  

Well as far is SixTrack is concerned we are simulating the LHC accelerator, not an experiment.
We are actually simulating the next upgrade to a High Luminosity version.
(The accuracy of results from previous years have been confirmed in
actual operation.) You do remind me that we are still missing references
on the LHC@home Web pages where there should be several papers acknowledging your
contributions.

The experiments are I believe simulating events used to produce statistics for comparison with actual data from the LHC.

Very well, but how much information can you get by simulation? Obviously, you can't do the whole experiment, or there would be no need for a large machine. But you get something. Can you help illuminate what that something is?

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Message 31335 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 20:38:38 UTC - in response to Message 31330.  

Thank you, that is interesting and motivating. I am not at a level to understand a detailed explanation, but that much at least is useful to know, along with anything else that you think might be appropriate.
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