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Message 38687 - Posted: 3 May 2019, 16:01:25 UTC

Dear volunteers,

after a long period of development and testing, we are pleased to announce that we have on BOINC a new major release of SixTrack. The development team made an impressive job to re-factorise the code, porting arrays to dynamic memory allocation, splitting the source code (gathered in few, huge source files) into fortran90 modules, making maintenance easier and deleting a lot of duplicated code and massive arrays - without mentioning countless bug fixes, documentation updates, re-written input parsing, improved build system and test suite.

We have also implemented plenty of new features. Most of them are still available only on the batch system as CERN (e.g. linking to Geant4 or Pythia, running coupled to FLUKA or other external codes, support for ROOT and HDF5), but many of them can be already deployed by BOINC jobs, like on-line aperture checking, electron lenses, generalised RF-multipoles, quadrupole fringe fields, and hashing of files for checks. All these new features will allow us to study new machine configurations and refine results, and we count on your help!

Thanks again for your support, and keep up the good work!

Alessio, for the SixTrack Team
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Message 38688 - Posted: 3 May 2019, 16:20:31 UTC

Congrats!
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Message 38697 - Posted: 4 May 2019, 18:47:27 UTC - in response to Message 38687.  

When will the Mac version be released?

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Message 38698 - Posted: 5 May 2019, 3:43:24 UTC - in response to Message 38687.  

:)
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Message 38704 - Posted: 6 May 2019, 7:37:01 UTC - in response to Message 38697.  

When will the Mac version be released?

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Hello Sjmielh,
they should arrive soon, together with some arm exes - first in sixtracktest, then moved to production to sixtrack.
Thanks for asking and for the support,
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Message 38706 - Posted: 6 May 2019, 9:58:20 UTC
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for when do you plan to send out new tasks (for Windows)?
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Message 38713 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 5:25:36 UTC - in response to Message 38706.  
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for when do you plan to send out new tasks (for Windows)?

we have been pushing out work almost continuously since we published the new SixTrack version. I guess that tasks are being quickly taken as we have to fill the availability of all our supporters (thanks!).
Concerning the app architecture, the BOINC server sends out any app architecture, and windows seems to be the most frequent one
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Message 38726 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 15:16:58 UTC

Is this a first step to gpu client?? :-)
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Message 38727 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 15:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 38726.  

There is not even work even for a CPU, much less a GPU.
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Message 38730 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 15:32:57 UTC - in response to Message 38727.  
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There is not even work even for a CPU, much less a GPU.

Sixtrack server status
Ready to send: 28149
In progress: 250174
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Message 38739 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 21:40:53 UTC

I have 2 old hosts running Win XP. Both of them are receiving new Sixtract 5.02.05 tasks and both of them crash the new tasks immediately.. Hopefully, you are planning to fix the new app. But, if not, I suggest you fix the download server to block systems that cannot run the new app from getting new tasks.

https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/show_host_detail.php?hostid=9631414
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/show_host_detail.php?hostid=9631419
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Message 38745 - Posted: 8 May 2019, 6:03:04 UTC - in response to Message 38739.  

I would consider to move these XP hosts to another operating system, I'm sure you could safely run a Linux Distro or a more modern OS.
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Message 38756 - Posted: 9 May 2019, 15:16:11 UTC - in response to Message 38745.  

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Message 38757 - Posted: 9 May 2019, 17:34:41 UTC - in response to Message 38745.  

Thank you for the suggestion - but I'm not ready to learn a new OS at this time. So, I have set my Win XP hosts to NNT.
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Message 38816 - Posted: 13 May 2019, 16:13:09 UTC - in response to Message 38815.  

we have pushed out exes on sixtracktest for other platforms for testing - eg freeBSD and aarch64
All other app versions have been declared as obsolete, so only the concerned platforms should get tasks.
Let's see if tests will be successful and they will see production :)
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Message 38985 - Posted: 27 May 2019, 16:55:53 UTC - in response to Message 38816.  

Any love for the mac yet?
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