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Message 42054 - Posted: 6 Apr 2020, 2:24:50 UTC

All three machines are sitting here idle. One machine was performing a mixture of six-track and Asomething (I forget) while the other two seem to only get six-track tasks. They have been idle for more than 24 hours now but it seems there are tons of tasks awaiting execution on the servers.

What gives?
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Message 42058 - Posted: 6 Apr 2020, 6:22:20 UTC - in response to Message 42054.  

SixTrack is out of (fresh) work for a few days.
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https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/server_status.php
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Message 42349 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 10:47:34 UTC - in response to Message 42058.  

SixTrack is out of (fresh) work for a few days.
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https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/server_status.php


A few? It's out of work 90% of the time. Only one of my computers can do virtualbox, the others are having to resort to doing other projects as they can only do sixtrack :-(

Is sixtrack a small project which doesn't actually have much work to do or is there a technical problem?
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Message 42354 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 12:03:23 UTC - in response to Message 42349.  

The most Cern-IT people are in Homeoffice.
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Message 42356 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 13:14:52 UTC - in response to Message 42354.  

The most Cern-IT people are in Homeoffice.


Sixtrack was pretty scarce even before the virus.
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Message 42357 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 13:32:52 UTC - in response to Message 42356.  

Sixtrack was pretty scarce even before the virus.

SixTrack is doing science, e.g. to sort out bad parameter sets that would crash the LHC in future runs.
They don't waste volunteer's resources just to keep a few cores busy.
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Message 42358 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 13:41:49 UTC - in response to Message 42357.  

Sixtrack was pretty scarce even before the virus.

SixTrack is doing science, e.g. to sort out bad parameter sets that would crash the LHC in future runs.
They don't waste volunteer's resources just to keep a few cores busy.


Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining. I appreciate some of the science is on our machines and some isn't. I was just wondering what they were up to.
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