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Message 48019 - Posted: 18 Apr 2023, 19:30:35 UTC

Hi all,

After many years at CERN I am moving on to a new job, so I will no longer be in charge of the ATLAS part of LHC@Home. It has been an great experience working on this project and I would like to thank you all for helping to produce extremely useful physics results for the ATLAS experiment. I would also like to thank the many people who give help and support on this forum even though ATLAS is one of the more challenging BOINC apps to run.

Someone else will take over from me soon (the hiring process is on-going) to develop things further but in the meantime there should continue to be a steady stream of tasks available. I also hope to continue crunching for ATLAS as a "normal" volunteer.

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David

PS Quick advert for my new employer :) https://proton.me/
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Message 48020 - Posted: 18 Apr 2023, 19:39:00 UTC - in response to Message 48019.  

Many thanks and all the best for your new job.
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Message 48023 - Posted: 19 Apr 2023, 5:14:01 UTC - in response to Message 48020.  

Many thanks and all the best for your new job.
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Message 48024 - Posted: 19 Apr 2023, 8:16:14 UTC - in response to Message 48023.  

Many thanks and all the best for your new job.
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Message 48025 - Posted: 19 Apr 2023, 9:17:00 UTC - in response to Message 48019.  


I also hope to continue crunching for ATLAS as a "normal" volunteer.


This is a good news for us to see you in the future as a part of us volunteers again.
David, thank you so much for your time and knowledge for us.
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Message 48036 - Posted: 25 Apr 2023, 7:26:41 UTC - in response to Message 48019.  

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Message 48037 - Posted: 25 Apr 2023, 11:46:33 UTC - in response to Message 48019.  

Hi all,

After many years at CERN I am moving on to a new job, so I will no longer be in charge of the ATLAS part of LHC@Home. It has been an great experience working on this project and I would like to thank you all for helping to produce extremely useful physics results for the ATLAS experiment. I would also like to thank the many people who give help and support on this forum even though ATLAS is one of the more challenging BOINC apps to run.

Someone else will take over from me soon (the hiring process is on-going) to develop things further but in the meantime there should continue to be a steady stream of tasks available. I also hope to continue crunching for ATLAS as a "normal" volunteer.

Best regards,
David

PS Quick advert for my new employer :) https://proton.me/


Thanks David, always was good working with you and talking over the years and hope you are moving on to what you will enjoy and be what you want to be doing.
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Message 49135 - Posted: 3 Jan 2024, 21:34:28 UTC

Where is replacement and when will they be here?
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Message 49176 - Posted: 12 Jan 2024, 21:59:21 UTC
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It seems there was no replacement, on the LHCdev forum, computezrmle recently posted that

Since David Cameron left CERN there's no BOINC development for ATLAS.

The tasks you get are created by an automatic loop and contain just a few test events.
Once the queue is empty the same tasks are created again.
Even if a task returns valid results those are not used in a scientific matter.

Decide yourself whether it makes sense to run ATLAS -dev until CERN officially resumes development here.

Someone asked if this was also valid for LHC prod (here) but no answer so far.
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Message 49181 - Posted: 13 Jan 2024, 22:35:39 UTC - in response to Message 49176.  

Given the sporadic nature and different characteristics of each batch, I'm hopeful that the prod jobs are released by human for actual science. Would be good to confirm for sure.
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Message 50010 - Posted: 22 Apr 2024, 9:41:17 UTC

Do we have any confirmation if Atlas tasks on LHC main project (here) are doing anything useful from a scientific perspective ?
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Message 50011 - Posted: 22 Apr 2024, 10:43:29 UTC - in response to Message 50010.  

Timedifference between Theory and Discovery of HiggsBoson was 100 Year.
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Message 50012 - Posted: 22 Apr 2024, 10:47:26 UTC - in response to Message 50010.  

You don't see an empty ATLAS queue here, do you?
That means scientists submit work to LHC@home.
Lots of work as can be seen here:
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/atlas_job.php

The details of the campaigns are usually not explained here.
So, guess they don't submit work just for fun.
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Message 50015 - Posted: 22 Apr 2024, 19:33:58 UTC

Toujours aussi charmant ce mec... faudrait penser à enlever le parapluie du fion.

Translation : thanks a lot for this nicely explained information.
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