1) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : Sixtrack BOINC application on track to be ported to GPUs? (Message 46206)
Posted 9 Feb 2022 by Dataman
Post:
... and now SQUID. That is a lot to ask of volunteer crunchers.
Set up once, runs for months...
More to the point, you don't even need to start worrying about Squid until after you've been through the VirtualBox/CVMFS palaver at least once (to create useful traffic for a Squid to cache), and then only for the larger scale crunchers.
If Sixtrack becomes as painful to get running as, say, Atlas, then surely this will be a big turn-off when trying to encourage new, casual volunteers to join the project.

+1
2) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : Sixtrack BOINC application on track to be ported to GPUs? (Message 46203)
Posted 9 Feb 2022 by Dataman
Post:
But the big selling point of Sixtrack as a BOINC project is precisely that it Just Works, without all the shenanigans of VirtualBox or CVMFS or whatever...


+1

... and now SQUID. That is a lot to ask of volunteer crunchers.
3) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : More Work (Message 46128)
Posted 30 Jan 2022 by Dataman
Post:
O' be joyful. Thanks for the work! :)
4) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : More Work (Message 46119)
Posted 28 Jan 2022 by Dataman
Post:
Sixtrack work has always been sporadic. There have been a few staff changes but also a few batches of work recently. Frederik gives some detail of the changes and future plans in this post

Thanks. Yes, I know as I have been crunching here ... forever. The operative word in my post was "soon". Guess Frederik is in Winter hibernation. :)

Cheers
5) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : More Work (Message 46116)
Posted 27 Jan 2022 by Dataman
Post:
Are there more sixtrack wu's coming soon or should I "abandon all hope"? lol

Cheers
6) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : Sixtrack BOINC application on track to be ported to GPUs? (Message 45677)
Posted 13 Nov 2021 by Dataman
Post:
Indeed, I work at CERN on the LHC. I'm Alessio's successor (in being the link between the beams and IT departments concerning BOINC).
Also, as until last year I was the main user of BOINC, you've probably been crunching my jobs :-)


Thanks for your recent posts. They have answered many questions I have had about Sixtrack.
7) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : where are the tasks? (Message 43746)
Posted 29 Nov 2020 by Dataman
Post:
I wonder what is the use of Science United.

None! It has been and remains a dismal failure. Now the redesigned BOINC main page almost forces a new participants to join through Science United.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/
8) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : Tasks available / tasks not available (Message 42931)
Posted 30 Jun 2020 by Dataman
Post:
No more sixtrack?



©2022 CERN