1) Message boards : LHC@home Science : About the science (Message 46061)
Posted 14 Jan 2022 by gfair
All those links are dead. Can someone provide a description about the science that is running on our home computers? Any description what exactly the calculations are needed for?

I'm having trouble convincing new ppl to join the @home effort.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Major Problems with ATLAS Simulation 1.01 (Message 36585)
Posted 29 Aug 2018 by gfair
I have observed this issue on multiple machines. All running up-to-date windows 10 pro 64-bit and the latest Virtual box.
The remaining time estimator is wildly not accurate. (estimation around: 1 hour and 20mins, actual around 12 hours) Which causes the following problems:
1) Too many work units will be downloaded to the machine.
2) Jobs are not completed in time (mainly for the next reason)
3) After about 5mins I will consistently get "Postponed: VM job is unmanageable, restarting later" on my 8 core jobs (ATLAS Simulation 1.01 (vbox64_mt_mcore_atlas))
It doesn't restart later by itself. I have to close out boinc and reopen it before it tries again. In practice I get about 5mins of calculations every time I start up my computer.
So jobs are completed wildly late if I don't noticed and abort them after they have missed their deadline.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Checklist Version 3 for Atlas@Home (and other VM-based Projects) on your PC (Message 29513)
Posted 21 Mar 2017 by gfair
@Yeti, one thing to add. If your windows machine has docker installed it will break virtual box.

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