1) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Beyond Einstein webcast (Message 11458)
Posted 24 Nov 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Giving the date - 1st December - in the original post wouldn't have been a bad idea, either!


Thanks for the heads-up. {Had to convert times to downunder eastern daylight savings time, bookmark the page and fire up the scheduler}

regards
Robert Laughlin
2) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Today's news, Black Hole's don't Exist. (Message 11457)
Posted 24 Nov 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Says a few blogs, and nature magazine.

http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050328/full/050328-8.html



I'd be very interested in reading the story but the link takes you to a subscriber area. Apparently you have to be a member to read it.

ALH


Oh well, the link worked back in April.


Apparently the non-subscriber link fell into a non-existant black hole ....

regards
Robert Laughlin
3) Message boards : Number crunching : new work eta? (Message 11443)
Posted 22 Nov 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Another small study (150000 jobs) was run last week, but people grab the stuff so fast that it never really showed. The last few results of that run returned yesterday late afternoon. I have been asking the physicist what is planned for the future, but no news yet.


Maybe a break for the end of year??

regards
Robert Laughlin
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Uh oh, manager no longer controls client :( (Message 11361)
Posted 15 Nov 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Re: "Remote control not allowed."

This was found using search of "remote" on boinc wiki site.


regards
Robert Laughlin
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Newbie Questions - Boinc 5.2.2 (Message 11129)
Posted 29 Oct 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
No problems at all; up and running again. It took about 15 minutes to find and read instructions, and then perform them. E@H started straight up (screensaver working too); waiting for next batch of LHC@H to become available. Article is well written and easy to follow.

regards
Robert Laughlin

Well ... boinc screensaver was working. Went away for 1/2 hour and returned to see my notebook screen being driven at a very high vertical sync rate - too fast for the video card. Back to "Blank" screensaver.

regards
Robert
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Newbie Questions - Boinc 5.2.2 (Message 11122)
Posted 29 Oct 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
No problems at all; up and running again. It took about 15 minutes to find and read instructions, and then perform them. E@H started straight up (screensaver working too); waiting for next batch of LHC@H to become available. Article is well written and easy to follow.

regards
Robert Laughlin
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Newbie Questions - Boinc 5.2.2 (Message 11120)
Posted 29 Oct 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Thanks Paul, I will try the WIKI approach.

Regards
Robert Laughlin
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Newbie Questions - Boinc 5.2.2 (Message 11095)
Posted 28 Oct 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Sorry to burden with these questions, can't find simple answers anywhere.
1. Is there any advantage to this project (or E@H) in upgrading Boinc Manager from v4.45 to v5.2.2 ?
2. If so, do I need to select "No New Work", wait for WU's to end and then upgrade? Or can I upgrade on the run?
Thanks in advance

regards
Robert Laughlin
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Host corruption (Message 11000)
Posted 26 Oct 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Also corrupted
http://lhcathome.cern.ch/show_host_detail.php?hostid=53076


Last contact : 26 Oct 2005 3:45:31 UTC


CPU type 0
1
Number of CPUs 0
Operating System 2715162027.62646
1000000000
Memory 0 MB
Cache 0 KB
Swap space 511.48 MB
Total disk space 0 GB
Free Disk Space 1.22 GB
Measured floating point speed 0 million ops/sec
Measured integer speed 0 million ops/sec
Average upload rate Unknown
Average download rate Unknown


Boinc v4.45

regards
Robert Laughlin

10) Message boards : Number crunching : only 10 k WU's left (Message 10635)
Posted 8 Oct 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
<blockquote>WOW they went fast ...</blockquote>

I hope the LHC team have enough time to "digest" results of the last batch of WU's before they feel pressured to release the next ones.

regards
Robert Laughlin
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Whats in a name .... (Message 10590)
Posted 5 Oct 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Sorry for the late reply; work interferes with my life too much (lol). Thankyou all for your replies and detective work - now it all makes sense.

regards
Robert Laughlin
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Whats in a name .... (Message 10374)
Posted 22 Sep 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
wjun4B_v6s4hhpac_mqx__9__64.2914_59.3077__6_8__6__10_1_sixvf_boinc12302_1 is the unit I am currently processing.
What does the unit name signify? (this question could have been asked before, but I haven't found it in the forum. sorry if its a repeat)

Thanks in advance.

regards
Robert Laughlin
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending Credit (Message 10364)
Posted 22 Sep 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
I have 5 or 6 WU's pending credit, and my only thought is "are they usable to the project?".

Personally, I would prefer a simpler credit system ~ 1 point for usable WU results, 0 points for anything else. I can live with the fact that I dont own a farm of the fastest number-crunchers in existence; so long as I am contributing in a positive way to the project, I'm happy.

I understand the Boinc method of levelling granted credit on the basis of machine configuration, and time utilised on the project, to encourage participants. But the scientific value MUST override all concerns, after all, why else were these projects started.

regards
Robert Laughlin
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Why just half the credit than the others in one result? (Message 10306)
Posted 20 Sep 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
<blockquote><blockquote>Don't forget that most AV packages also have a process running to try to stop in memory activity. I am not sure if Norton AV was causing my CPDN crashes as I have never uninstalled it to check ... hmmm, if/when I get time I guess I will have to try to remember to do that ... OS-X is pretty robust so the risk should be low I suppose ...</blockquote>

My solution, do not use AV.

Do not visit unknown websites. Do not use IE. Do not download software using filesharing utilities. Use webmail instead of a client.

I check for viruses every 6 months or so (a quick install of Norton usually does the trick). I haven't had a virus since I got rid of my Amiga 1200 (>6 years ago).

Just be careful out there1</blockquote>

I thought Norton's WAS a virus .... (slows computer, creates unpredictable behaviour, crashes computer).
15) Message boards : Cafe LHC : news from orbit@home (Message 10066)
Posted 11 Sep 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
<blockquote>"So please be patient, and remember: this could also be a good reason to try Linux! As the knoppix website says: from zero to Linux in 5 minutes..."</blockquote>

Thankyou for the timely information, and good luck with your coding. As for linux, if I had a spare computer I would try; I run too many windows apps to dual boot this machine. So I will patiently wait for the windows version and for registration to reopen.

regards
Robert
16) Message boards : LHC@home Science : re:4th STATUS REPORT FOR THE USERS OF LHC@home (Message 10064)
Posted 11 Sep 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Thankyou for the info. Suspected the instabilities were detrimental to the running process, but had no idea they were also so destuctive.

regards
Robert
17) Message boards : Cafe LHC : news from orbit@home (Message 10025)
Posted 10 Sep 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
<blockquote>September 9, 2005
First application now available, for the i686-pc-linux-gnu platform only. We are generating WUs, and of course we are noticing a lot of problems, as expected. Please report any problem, using the forums.
</blockquote>

I notice the Create Account page has the following message "Account Creation is Disabled
Sorry, this project has disabled the creation of new accounts. We plan to enable again account creation during the beta testing, probably in November 2005. Thank you for your interest in supporting orbit@home, we hope you will join us then."

Will there be a Windows version available then? If so, will I be able to sign up in advance for that, either beta testing client or full application?

regards
Robert

18) Message boards : LHC@home Science : re:4th STATUS REPORT FOR THE USERS OF LHC@home (Message 10024)
Posted 10 Sep 2005 by Robert Laughlin
Post:
Quote: A small percentage of WU's terminate very rapidly in the case where the particles are lost due to beam instability - which is very interesting for us if not for the donor's credit - sorry!

The credits don't worry me, I was unsure of whether those low credit WU's were of value to your project - thanks for the report. Out of curiosity, why do the beam instabilities interest you?

regards
Robert



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