1) Message boards : Number crunching : VM Applications Errors (Message 43154)
Posted 1 Aug 2020 by crashtech
The main objective of LHC@home is to help the scientists...

True, and if you believe that, then a helpful post would better serve that end, instead of scolding volunteers for having what you subjectively consider to be improper motivation. I've been having problems with two of my Linux hosts, which error out even when tasked with only two Theory tasks at a time across an 8C/16T CPU with 32GB RAM. So it's not always an overutilization problem. Also keep in mind that although you may have some sort of problem with contest participation, many of us who find fun and satisfaction with such things also return from time to time to fulfill personal long-term goals with projects like this, which certainly helps advance the science. I can't speak for the other volunteers, but I spend hundreds of dollars a month donating hardware and electricity to various projects. Again, I would think that if one really believes that helping the science is paramount, scolding participants cannot be an optimal way to achieve that goal.
2) Message boards : News : Thanks for supporting SixTrack at LHC@Home and updates (Message 34152)
Posted 29 Jan 2018 by crashtech
Many of us still retain GPUs like the Radeon HD 7970 that has 1/4 DP performance. I would be willing to bet there is a significant amount of untapped potential out there, check the volume of Milkyway@Home results for an idea, that project uses DP.
3) Message boards : News : Thanks for supporting SixTrack at LHC@Home and updates (Message 34108)
Posted 26 Jan 2018 by crashtech
I'd like to extend my gratitude also, not only for the tacit consideration of our efforts, but for making the language accessible to people like me, who don't know much about particle physics. It's nice to get an overview of what the calculations are trying to achieve. Thank you!
4) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : Inconclusive, valid/invalid results (Message 31049)
Posted 25 Jun 2017 by crashtech
Hi, I have not seen any Sixtrack validations since 24 Jun 2017, 23:25:52 UTC. Currently my account lists 432 tasks as validation pending.

My top three machines that should have validations are: 10486289, 10480054, 10486369.

Other members of my team (TeAm Anandtech) are reporting similar difficulties. I hope it is okay to post about this here.

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