21) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Is Everything Made of Mini Black Holes? (Message 21392)
Posted 26 May 2009 by Profile dr_mabuse
On PhysOrg I was just struck by a very fascinating headline:


In trying to understand how gravity behaves on the quantum scale, physicists have developed a model that has an interesting implication: mini black holes could be everywhere, and all particles might be made of various forms of black holes.

The scientists, Donald Coyne from UC Santa Cruz (now deceased) and D. C. Cheng from the Almaden Research Center near San Jose, are cautious about the idea, but say that it\'s worth investigating with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other high energy physics experiments. Cruz and Cheng have presented their idea in a study posted on arxiv.org, \"A Scenario for Strong Gravity in Particle Physics: An alternative mechanism for black holes to appear at accelerator experiments.\"

The full article can be downloaded at
but this is just heavy to read.
The basic ideas are just simple. I like them more than the string theories even if they are compatible.
This LHC could be a real wonder machine.

Greetings from Germany
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Exceeding maxium disk space. (Message 21252)
Posted 25 Feb 2009 by Profile dr_mabuse
Ihave the same problem with my last 3 runs under Windows XP Pro SP3 with BOINC 6.4.5. Never had this problem before, even not on climateprediction what takes much more disk space.
24.02.2009 17:56:11|lhcathome|Starting w1_lhc_t1__3__s__64.31_59.32__8_9__5__60_1_sixvf_boinc361_3
24.02.2009 17:56:11|lhcathome|Starting task w1_lhc_t1__3__s__64.31_59.32__8_9__5__60_1_sixvf_boinc361_3 using sixtrack version 467
24.02.2009 18:22:32|lhcathome|Aborting task w1_lhc_t1__3__s__64.31_59.32__8_9__5__60_1_sixvf_boinc361_3: exceeded disk limit: 38.99MB > 28.61MB
24.02.2009 19:17:11|lhcathome|Starting w1_lhc_t1__10__s__64.31_59.32__9_10__5__60_1_sixvf_boinc926_2
24.02.2009 19:17:11|lhcathome|Starting task w1_lhc_t1__10__s__64.31_59.32__9_10__5__60_1_sixvf_boinc926_2 using sixtrack version 467
24.02.2009 18:22:32|lhcathome|Aborting task w1_lhc_t1__3__s__64.31_59.32__8_9__5__60_1_sixvf_boinc361_3: exceeded disk limit: 38.99MB > 28.61MB
So what could nI do ? Is it the new Sixtrack or is it the new BOINC version ?
Thanks for quick help
23) Message boards : Number crunching : work , but not for my host (Message 20517)
Posted 25 Sep 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse
What a childish staement, my little Bouncer !
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Hackers claim there’s a black hole in the atom smashers’ computer network (Message 20330)
Posted 14 Sep 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse
Just found on The Times Homepage:
\\\'Hackers have broken into one of the computer networks of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

A group calling itself the Greek Security Team left a rogue webpage describing the technicians responsible for computer security at the giant atom smasher as “schoolkids” — but reassuring scientists that they did not want to disrupt the experiment.\\\'

Does this touch LHC@home ?
25) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 5.10.x?? (Message 20036)
Posted 8 Sep 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse
In my case, I simply closed the running BOINC manager program, and executed the downloaded installer for version 5.10.45. This didn\\\'t wipe out any of the work units I had. I suppose that any finished work units should be reported first, but both the pending and the running WU\\\'s continued smoothly and without problems on a Vista and XP machine here.

I hope this helps.


No, it doesn\\\'t. I have WUs from climateprediction.net which will finish in the beginning of 2009. Could you explain us or give a hint to another expert what is the problem with the BOINC 6 version ? And has the last message I got \\\'Redundant result - Cancelled by server\\\' anything to do with this incompatibility ?
Thanks for further help.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 5.10.x?? (Message 20034)
Posted 8 Sep 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse

If you want to use 6.2, make sure you\\\'re not asking for work from LHC@home. If you want to crunch for LHC, for now, you must be on 5.10

This is unbelievable ! I had calculated already some WUs up to 3.Sept. using the newest BOINC Version. So where could I get the old version from ? With the last upgrade the directories for all my other BOINC projects were shifted. Is there any de-installation routine which will shift them back to where BOINC 5.10 will expect them ?

My last WUs were:
\'Redundant result - Cancelled by server\'.
Is that the sign of using the wrong BOINC ?
Who is able to correct this towabohu ?
thanks for help
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Please note: this project rarely has work (Message 19890)
Posted 9 Aug 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse
What's new about GARFIELD ?
Will there be simulation jobs ?
28) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Super Large Hadron Collider (Message 19824)
Posted 24 Jul 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse
Sorry but the linkjs [1] to [4] are not expandable in this forum representation. Please include them as full text. They seem to be very interesting proposals.
Greetings from Germany
29) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Garrett Lisi article in New Yorker, July 21, 2008 issue (Message 19812)
Posted 19 Jul 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse
Even if I understand only a small part of it this theory smells like truth for its incredible elegance and simplicity. I have never read such a convincing step. The idea to express Einsteins General Relativity fields in spinor representation is revolutionary and also that this finds place in a beasic representation of E8. It seems to be much more understandable than any string complications.
Remember how revolutionary Einstein was to combine Maxwells 10 equations of elecrtodynamics in just 2 equations. This impressed me very much during my studies of theoretical physics.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : How often does LHC shut down? (Message 19528)
Posted 24 Apr 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse
and if there are no new apps in the pipeline, won't the project close?

What's about GARFIELD ? Is it coming to be distributed work for BOINC ?
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Oldest molding/untouched credit awards (Message 19063)
Posted 23 Feb 2008 by Profile dr_mabuse
Hi, I have some WUs from 2006 in my account list. The eldest is Result Id 7279200, work unit #1412032, sent back 18 Jun 2006 granted 37.58 credits.

My eldest pending credit WU is #1628709, Result Id 8421894, returned 12 Feb 2007, claimed credit 0,00 after 1.63sec CPU time.
32) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Just want to be sure this project is sending out tasks. (Message 18758)
Posted 22 Dec 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
you'll always have work (unless the other projects are SIMAP....

SIMAP is now running continuously. Each batchrun brings a lot more of similarities and since more then 1 month there is a continuous workflow.
So this is an autocatalytic knowledge generating process.
Just try and look here:
There are the tasks currently in process displayed.

33) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Just want to be sure this project is sending out tasks. (Message 18748)
Posted 21 Dec 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
Just look here:
this project rarely has work !
It is very senseful to have other projects on the line like Einstein@home, climateprediction.net, FightAids@home or QMC@home.
An overwiev how often and how many work units were sent out is found here:

Hope this helps
34) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (Message 18641)
Posted 27 Nov 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
The open source documentary "Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement"

This file is no more available on the server. It was uploaded 2001. Please give a new location to download it.
35) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Glad to help, at last! (Message 18286)
Posted 18 Oct 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
So I've upped my share on BOINC to give LHC priority, when it has work to do.

Good luck everyone.

Happy Crunching !
If there is no more work to do here please remember Einstein@home (http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/),
QMC@home (http://qah.uni-muenster.de/) and
FightAids@home (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/projects_showcase/viewFaahResearch.do).
Greetings from Germany
Dr.Mabuse the Gambler
36) Message boards : Number crunching : work units?? (Message 18060)
Posted 12 Oct 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
We are releasing a Press Release today to officially Launch the LHC@HOME move to the UK. So we might expect some new users to turn up over the weekend! Please be nice to them ;-)

So that they have a fighting chance of getting a job to process we changed some of the settings including the daily quota.

I think thats a very good idea. To have 2 WU a day is more comfortable for me than getting 10 at once and then no more for 6 months.
Currently there is computing power needed at SIMAP: http://boinc.bio.wzw.tum.de/boincsimap/

as well as FightAIDS@home:

and Einstein@Home:

So who has idle machines could be very useful contributing to these projects.
Hope this helps
37) Message boards : Cafe LHC : 5 separate ufo's caught on nasa shuttle video (Message 18007)
Posted 10 Oct 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Crashed - we need LHC@home Alpha (Message 17451)
Posted 20 Jul 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
This WU crashed, when I tried to maximize the graphics window in Windows XP. It said something like "Cannot create new surface. This program will exit." or something like that.

This problem is well known and I have had it earlier. I have it too with the graphics of climateprediction.net.

Seems to be a BOINC problem on reservoing enough intermediate RAM storage for big screens. I had not tested it with a smaller screen resolution of 640*480 but I would like to have someone to test it.
Happy crunching !
J. from germany
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't Access Work Units (Message 17450)
Posted 20 Jul 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
Got 6 WU. The first one crashed when I switched on the graphics and clicked to full sreen mode. This is a known problem but it seems to be continued.

Happy crunching !
J. from Germany
40) Message boards : Number crunching : LHCSTATS by bluenorthernsoftware doesn't work any more (Message 17337)
Posted 12 Jul 2007 by Profile dr_mabuse
Hi friends,
I could open http://bluenorthernsoftware.com/scarecrow/lhcstats/

but it seems that the new distributed workunits are not regisered in it.

Is that a point that will be fixed in the next months or is this just a question of some days ?
Jochen from Germany

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