21) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Whatever happened to LHC@home....apologies and thanks. (Message 21904)
Posted 28 Feb 2010 by Warped
STOP PRESS; running some test jobs, very short,
production work to follow. Windows only. Hopefully
a Linux executable next week....More news on Sunday
when I return to Geneva. Eric.

Amazing! My first two tasks in nearly a year! Sadly, they each lasted less than 15 seconds.

I trust the news will be about work for the Linux executable (and windoze for that matter), not just about the application.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't get work (Message 21521)
Posted 30 Sep 2009 by Warped
The LHC has its own Grid and has tested it with fake data. Just see the CERN Courier of September. I don\'t think it will feed its precious data to LHC@home, when it gets some. This is a totally unrelated effort and depends on the work and good will of a few people, not the thousands employed by LHC.

Yes, indeed. It is a pity that we cannot get a small slice of the action:

23) Questions and Answers : Windows : At Work, No Connection (Message 21382)
Posted 19 May 2009 by Warped
Hello Matthew

I note (as at the time of writing) that you have a total credit of 102 and RAC of 3. How did you earn these?

To continue, and assuming the one computer on your profile is in fact not the one you are trying to connect, does the work machine connect to any other BOINC projects?

Apart from preventing malicious attacks, viruses etc, firewalls are there to prevent unauthorised use. Do you have the necessary permission to run BOINC from work? If so, then contact the network administrator to assist. It will be nigh on impossible for us to sort it out.

Please be aware that LHC@home has had a very lean run of late and it seems the prospects for the project are bleak. See this post:

24) Message boards : Cafe LHC : A longer delay for the Large Hadron Collider (Message 20843)
Posted 1 Dec 2008 by Warped
Thanks for the heads-up. Doesn\'t look good for the finite life of the collider. It will be a whole year behind.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Is it possible to inform us.. (Message 20824)
Posted 25 Nov 2008 by Warped
I\\\\\\\'ve meant the difficulty to finish such a big work unit. 1400 hours are some 60 days of non stop working. It might be good to have some backup system on that. :)

For interest, do not select a GIMPS workunit of more than 100M digits. For a Core 2 CPU @ 2400 MHz working 24 hours/day on an exponent near 332,193,000 (100,000,058 decimal digits), the L-L time estimate is 5 years, 84 days. (Slacking-off to 23 hours/day would delay completion by another 83 days). All that for one workunit, without any room for a minor glitch or you start again!
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Is it possible to inform us.. (Message 20822)
Posted 25 Nov 2008 by Warped
People, just a quick reminder. The goal here is to do science and help progress. Or at least it should be, IMHO. Not win a race of who gets the most numbers crunched.

If you want to face BOINC as a challenge, may I suggest climateprediction.net and it\\\\\\\'s 1400+ hours work units.

Whilst I agree that the science is the most important aspect, I do not understand your last point. The climateprediction models are amongst the least generous with credits and the science behind them is about the most accessible of all the BOINC projects.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Is it possible to inform us.. (Message 20791)
Posted 21 Nov 2008 by Warped
Is it possible for this project to inform us when a new batch of work units will be available? A number of other projects have X number of work units available and when they are all taken by members of the project management then posts a possible date that a new batch may be available. This will aid many members who do not like to have a project constantly pinging a web site for weeks and months at a time just to get a few work units.

The Similarity Matrix of Proteins (SIMAP) project uses this method.

Please be informed - there are work units available!
28) Message boards : Cafe LHC : My MiniCity Part 2 (Message 20623)
Posted 5 Oct 2008 by Warped
I have started a new message with the links enabled.

To improve lhc@home, you only have to give the following links to your friends or post them in your blog. Each different click will improve lhc@home!

Increase population: http://lhchome.myminicity.com
Increase industry: http://lhchome.myminicity.com/ind
Improve the transport network: http://lhchome.myminicity.com/tra
Increase security: http://lhchome.myminicity.com/sec
Improve environment: http://lhchome.myminicity.com/env
Increase business: http://lhchome.myminicity.com/com

One action per person and day.
29) Message boards : Cafe LHC : What a mess !!! (Message 20620)
Posted 5 Oct 2008 by Warped
I had the same experience and lost a couple of fairly advanced CPDN models!

Oh well, the world financial crisis can also be described as a mess, so we are not alone!
30) Questions and Answers : Windows : WUs on servers task list but not on BOINC client (Message 20413)
Posted 18 Sep 2008 by Warped
I have no tasks for crunching, but on the server in the task list are a lot of WUs which are new and status IN PROGRESS. Why?

I am using the new 6.2.18 BOINC client on Vista 64-Bit, but BOINC is the 32-Bit version, because some projects does not work properly on 64-Bit.

When I check the messages after refreshing LHC@home project I have the message: Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. requesting 210213 seconds of work, reporting 0 complete tasks. Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks.

What can I do?

Thanks for helping!

The WUs \\\"Results in progress\\\" have already been assigned to participants and are being worked on. It is the \\\"Results ready to send\\\" which indicates the work available to send out. See the Server status page http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/server_status.php

Please also see http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=2261
31) Questions and Answers : Windows : Server Error (Message 20190)
Posted 11 Sep 2008 by Warped
The answer is here:

See also the top right of the home page - there is no work at present.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Please note: this project rarely has work (Message 19772)
Posted 6 Jul 2008 by Warped
New work available - I can't believe it!
33) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Still some time for this project? (Message 19771)
Posted 6 Jul 2008 by Warped
Indeed. It looks like there may be some hope for this project. Let's see if the Grid system allows for some crunching by us mere mortals.
34) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Greetings! I'm new to LHC (Message 19760)
Posted 2 Jul 2008 by Warped
Howzit from South Africa.
35) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Hei~!Look at the following massage,the disaster seems have an order (Message 19692)
Posted 29 May 2008 by Warped
You'll find it's not a "massage" either.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Holy cow, WU avalanche!!! (Message 19045)
Posted 21 Feb 2008 by Warped
Hopefully this will revive interest in the project until the official start-up which I understand to be scheduled for June.
37) Questions and Answers : Windows : No Work (Message 18754)
Posted 21 Dec 2007 by Warped
Thanks Ray

Firstly, the other threads are so old, it seems difficult to believe that nothing has changed.

Secondly, I get snippets from comments on various posts on some of the boards about constant, large amounts of work to crunch being made available in 2008. Is this indeed true?

Finally, I cannot accept that a project with such a high profile has so little work for the BOINC community on a consistent basis. I gave up on it two years ago and have returned to find that nothing much has changed, yet the LHC itself is mentioned in various popular science sources.

Some sort of "sticky" news item in the home page of this site about the plans and expected timeline would be appreciated.
38) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Just want to be sure this project is sending out tasks. (Message 18752)
Posted 21 Dec 2007 by Warped
Thanks, Dr.Mabuse.

An interesting source.

I misssed the flow of work in October, having given up on this project about two years ago. I understand that the plans are to have many more tasks available for processing in 2008, but there is little to confirm this.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : the Problem with Boinc (Message 9558)
Posted 22 Aug 2005 by Warped
Try CPDN at:


There should be enough to keep you going for the best part of a year on only one work unit.

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