1) Message boards : Number crunching : Failed Data Unit Downloads (Message 24233)
Posted 10 Jul 2012 by bill brandt-gasuen
I'm on this same train as well. Numerous download failures. As an example:

Task 4040891

app_version download error: couldn't get input files:
<error_message>permanent HTTP error</error_message>


Just checked and they are failing on winxp 64-bit and win7 64-bit systems also.

bill brandt-gasuen
2) Message boards : Number crunching : wath If mine crunching-work lead to an important discovery? (Message 24048)
Posted 4 Jul 2012 by bill brandt-gasuen
I have just read a preliminary announcement addressing your reference to the Higgs Boson. A fabulous achievement, the culmination of years of theoretical work coupled with tenacious physical experiments. It would be a perfect event if distributed computing efforts associated with the work at LHC played even a small contribution to the discovery. Since the onset of SETI@home it has been my belief that Distributed Computing will one day be recognized as an important milestone in the history of science, a linchpin of scientific method.
Now maybe we can move on to the other 96% of the universe!

bill brandt-gasuen

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