1) Message boards : News : Thanks for supporting SixTrack at LHC@Home and updates (Message 34076)
Posted 25 Jan 2018 by noderaser
I'm very glad to hear that the relationship between the LHC personnel and the volunteer crunchers has improved to this level, where we are regularly updated on the project's status and kept in the loop about how our work is assisting yours. It seems like it was not very long ago, when this was not the case. I hope that this can continue, and that everyone is able to make contributions (even small ones) to the science. I anticipate sticking around with LHC as one of my go-to projects to keep my humble fleet of computers processing away, for the foreseeable future.
2) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Comcast 1 Terabyte data cap to be the end of distributed networking. (Message 32619)
Posted 4 Oct 2017 by noderaser
Yikes, it's been a few years since I had to use a metered internet connection at home; I never used 1 TB but that was five years ago! Have no idea how much I use these days.

Yes, Internet access generally boil down to two options in most areas; either the phone company, or the cable company. And, there are only two or three companies in each category that get most of the business across the entire nation. In some smaller areas, you may only have one "option" for a hard-line service provider.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : VirtualBox Task Priority (Message 28881)
Posted 15 Feb 2017 by noderaser
Can the vBox tasks make use of multiple cores, or is there even any benefit?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : VirtualBox Task Priority (Message 28862)
Posted 14 Feb 2017 by noderaser
I guess I should have noted that I was looking at these stalled tasks using BoincTasks, which apparently can't handle the messages from BOINC Manager with Vbox. BoincTasks just says "Waiting to run", but when I checked another host from BOINC Manager directly, I got the message "Postponed: VM Hypervisor failed to enter an online state in a timely fashion".

Manually installing the latest version of vBox (5.1.14) and restarting BOINC Manager, the tasks started running normally. I don't have one that has completed yet, but so far everything looks good!

Thanks for the pointers!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : VirtualBox Task Priority (Message 28847)
Posted 13 Feb 2017 by noderaser
I have VirtualBox up and running on my host, but none of my tasks seem to be completed on time; they are either completed after the deadline and dropped from the tasks page, or aborted by the server--can't really tell. But, whenever I have a vbox task, it only runs when there are no other tasks available to work on, even if they should be running as "high priority" because it's nearing or over the deadline.

However, this only seems to occur with vbox tasks; SixTrack tasks run just the same as any other project. Any pointers as to what I should be looking into, to get the vbox tasks to run normally?
6) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : MacOS executable (Message 28624)
Posted 23 Jan 2017 by noderaser
I'm getting them on my iMac with 10.8.5, though the validation is only about 50/50 at this point:

7) Message boards : News : LHC@home consolidation (Message 27836)
Posted 4 Nov 2016 by noderaser
Sixtrack doesn't need VirtualBox... If you look at the applications page, the VirtualBox applications have (vbox64) noted on the end of the version.
8) Message boards : News : LHC@home consolidation (Message 27830)
Posted 21 Oct 2016 by noderaser
I think it would make sense to have them all under one roof, like WCG or the Citizen Science Grid. I would be happy to help CERN/LHC's other BOINC endeavors, but really don't want to add "another" project. You'd probably gain a few additional users as well, ones like me who don't have accounts at all the projects already.
9) Message boards : News : LHC@home consolidation (Message 27828)
Posted 20 Oct 2016 by noderaser
What is meant by "consolidation"? Are you going to merge the other LHC projects like ATLAS and Beauty with SixTrack?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to log in using password (Message 27676)
Posted 22 Jan 2016 by noderaser
Did you try changing your password?
11) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Xmas 2015 and the year to come (Message 27670)
Posted 12 Jan 2016 by noderaser
I would also like to see any new endeavors added to the existing project, there are already too many LHC projects to keep track of! In fact, I would be in favor of them being consolidated, perhaps like the University of North Dakota did with its "Citizen Science Grid" and the old projects, Wildlife@Home,
SubsetSum@Home, and DNA@Home.
12) Message boards : LHC@home Science : can you help me ? (Message 21327)
Posted 31 Mar 2009 by noderaser
Simply put, this message means that LHC@Home doesn\'t have anything for your computer to do. Right now, you are not along in getting this message. This project only gets short bursts of work, so you shouldn\'t make it your only BOINC project.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : lhcathome.cern.ch blacklisting IP addresses? (Message 21322)
Posted 28 Mar 2009 by noderaser
With the short bursts of work here, there\'s no way to guarantee that everyone will get some. Your hosts\' work queue scheduler requests might be such that they aren\'t asking for new work from LHC when it is available.
14) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Earth Hour (Message 21315)
Posted 23 Mar 2009 by noderaser
Or, even more helpful, turn off your BOINC computers for an hour!

(Waiting for all the painful screams!)
15) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Whatever happened to LHC@home....apologies and thanks. (Message 21288)
Posted 5 Mar 2009 by noderaser
So, I assume that CERN/LHC will have a more active part in the administration of LHC@home itself?
16) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Whatever happened to LHC@home....apologies and thanks. (Message 21282)
Posted 3 Mar 2009 by noderaser
Pardon me if I\'m shocked to see a sudden influx of project input... This is incredibly excellent! I hope that this can be sorted out, with some tweaking on CERN\'s end and some updates to the webpage and forum, and I think the project will pick up and have resolve some of the negative impressions some people have about this project.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Unusual Boinc Error (Message 21281)
Posted 3 Mar 2009 by noderaser
Have you tried resetting the project?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Exceeding maxium disk space. (Message 21280)
Posted 3 Mar 2009 by noderaser
Dear volunteers,
the problem of exceeding disk space comes from an error I have made in the job submission w1_lhc_t1 study.
I was asking for storing too much output and this was going beyond the defined limit of 26.81 MB.
The problem appeared not for all jobs submitted due to the specific physics case.
I have re-submitted the same cases with modified outputs to stay inside the limit that\\\'s why they have finished successfully in a second try.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Thanks for your CPUs I hope to make a good use of them.

Who is this? Actually someone at CERN/LHC? If so, please stop by every now and then! Having interaction with the people who get the data our computers crunch makes the masses very happy, and might attract new users or increase your resource share. To be honest, I\'ve been thinking about dropping this project from my repertoire because of the lack of input from admins, devs and scientists.

Side note: If there has been involvement and I\'ve been to stupid/distracted to notice, perhaps using the \"Project administrator/developer/scientist\" tags would help. I\'ve seen them in other project forums, although I\'m not sure if they are included in the version of BOINC that you\'re running. IIRC, Naesan has them but no one else.
19) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Can\'t connect!!! (Message 21279)
Posted 3 Mar 2009 by noderaser
What project manager are you using?

You\'re not missing a whole lot; no work right now, and it usually comes in short bursts every now and then.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Source code? porting, run as annonnymous? (Message 21208)
Posted 20 Feb 2009 by noderaser
Overclocked and malfunctioning processors are why the quorum and validation are in place on BOINC projects. IIRC, there is also a policy that limits the amount of work that goes to hosts that frequently return errored WUs, although settings like that may vary from project to project.

There hasn\'t been work from here in a while anyway, so perhaps your porting efforts would be better vested in another project? You should also take a look around, as there are some who specialize in BOINC porting, so you aren\'t wasting your effort--assuming you\'re planning on sharing your ported software.

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