1) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Six Track Future (Message 24367)
Posted 15 Jul 2012 by Rapture
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I am curious. What do you see in the future regarding Six Track? I am very interested in this subject.
2) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Communication to LHC@home (SixTrack) volunteers (Message 23759)
Posted 2 Dec 2011 by Rapture
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Thanks for the update and the hard work CERN is doing! Glad to be able to help and willing to be here for years to come!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : SixTrack and LHC@home status (Message 23200)
Posted 22 Sep 2011 by Rapture
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Thanks for the update! Your work is well appreciated. I love this project and glad to see it is back on track! :)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Status of LHC@home (Message 23067)
Posted 17 Sep 2011 by Rapture
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Thanks keeping us up to date regularly! I am very pleased with the way things are going here since the move. Looking forward to the future with bigger results.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Status of LHC@home (Message 22896)
Posted 5 Sep 2011 by Rapture
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Thanks for the update! There has been much confusion regarding what the two projects do. I recently reattached to LHC 1.0 and am looking forward to new work after long droughts of no work.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Status of LHC@home (Message 22838)
Posted 6 Aug 2011 by Rapture
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That is good to know. I have been thinking about joining LHC@home 2.0 but am not sure. I have read the message board about other people\'s installation experiences with Virtual Box but they are having problems with it.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Status of LHC@home (Message 22835)
Posted 5 Aug 2011 by Rapture
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With today\'s announcement, will LHC@home project disappear? And if so, when? This looks like the beginning of the end.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation error (Message 21972)
Posted 5 Mar 2010 by Rapture
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Two workunits received today but were not completed due to error reported by file upload server: nbytes missing or negative.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Two announcements (Message 21949)
Posted 5 Mar 2010 by Rapture
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What does this mean for volunteers who have been waiting a long time for new work? The announcement is not clear on this point.
10) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Is the LHC already obsolete? (Message 20916)
Posted 9 Jan 2009 by Rapture
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After reading the article, the LHC will
continue to be needed. The alternate collision
method will complement, not replace the LHC.
In fact, CERN is planning to upgrade the LHC
over the next several years. This means that
the physicists still believe in the strong
potential of this project.
11) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Collider Repairs (Message 20787)
Posted 18 Nov 2008 by Rapture
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Fixing the world\'s largest atom smasher will cost at least $21 million and may take until early summer, its operator said Monday. An electrical failure shut down the Large Hadron Collider on Sept. 19, nine days after the $10 billion machine started up with great fanfare.

The European Organization for Nuclear Research recently said that the repairs would be completed by May or early June. Spokesman James Gillies said the organization know as CERN is now estimating the restart will be at the end of June or later. The organization has blamed the shutdown on the failure of a single, badly soldered electrical connection.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Is it possible to inform us.. (Message 20776)
Posted 16 Nov 2008 by Rapture
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I do not use an RSS feed. Instead, I suggest you place any batch of new workunits on hold and let them out gradually so that most volunteers can receive it.

By the way, please update this project\'s website especially the message board. It needs a new look!
13) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Science Illustrated (Message 19553)
Posted 27 Apr 2008 by Rapture
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The third issue (May/June 2008) of this new magazine has an article about LHC and the new computing grid developed to process the huge amounts of data when LHC goes live this summer.

The focus of the article is on the new computing grid as well as the historical development of distributed computing.

This new magazine has a website but there are no current or archived articles to read.
14) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Official start up date for the LHC? (Message 19439)
Posted 14 Apr 2008 by Rapture
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The tentative start date of the LHC is next month. However, in recent years, this date has slipped repeatedly due to technical challenges.

When the LHC does go online, I expect it will revolutionize physics especially with regards to the nature of matter.
15) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Project plans after LHC goes online? (Message 19340)
Posted 10 Apr 2008 by Rapture
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Perhaps this is too early to say. Can you tell us what this project plans to do with LHC@home after LHC goes online in May?

All I know is that you are hoping to bring in different workunits dealing with different simulations such as Garfield and Atlas.

I am aware that your plans are dependent on what the LHC will do while it is running online as well as being offline for maintenance.
16) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Project plans after LHC goes online? (Message 19339)
Posted 10 Apr 2008 by Rapture
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Perhaps this is too early to say. Can you tell us what this project plans to do with LHC@home after LHC goes online in May?

All I know is that you are hoping to bring in different workunits dealing with different simulations such as Garfield and Atlas.

I am aware that your plans are dependent on what the LHC will do while it is running online as well as being offline for maintenance.
17) Message boards : LHC@home Science : LHC Update (Message 19136)
Posted 1 Mar 2008 by Rapture
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Engineers on Friday fitted the last major piece into what they say will be the world's largest scientific instrument — a nuclear particle accelerator in a 17-mile tunnel under the Swiss-French border.

The wheel-shaped piece of equipment, with a diameter of about 30 feet, was lowered down a 330-foot shaft and fitted with other equipment known as detectors in an underground room the size of a cathedral.

"It's exciting but at the same time there is a feeling of relief," said Robert Aymar, director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, as he watched.

The startup date for the Large Hadron Collider, eagerly awaited by scientists planning to use it for studying the makeup of matter and the universe, has not been set. Aymar said the $2 billion project, under construction since 2003, appeared to be on target for completion by this summer.

"For such a huge, complex enterprise, difficulties are there," Aymar, a French scientist, told The Associated Press in an interview at CERN, as the organization is known from its French acronym.

The wheel installed Friday contains a cluster of tightly packed detector chambers made up mostly of either copper or aluminum. Their function is to trace the particles that come off protons when they collide at the speed of light.

"When the wheels were shipped from where they were assembled at CERN, I had butterflies in my stomach," Frank Taylor, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "In fact, I mentioned to somebody it was valium in the morning and, if successful, champagne in the afternoon. Now I've just gone to coffee."

He said hard work remains for his team, which must connect the rest of the detector to the wheel that was assembled from precision parts made in several countries.

When everything is assembled — and some smaller pieces still need to be put in place — scientists will lower the temperature section by section to near absolute zero — colder than outer space.

That will enable them to use superconducting magnets to guide the streams of particles around the tunnel. The plan is to steer packets of particles aimed in opposite directions so that they collide.

The collider is replacing a less-powerful model that was removed from the tunnel in 2000.

The lab's 20 European member countries, as well as observer states like the United States and Japan, contribute to CERN's annual budget of about $940 million.

Thousands of scientists from 80 countries are planning projects on the new collider, which became a main focus for world research into the nature of matter and the origins of the universe after the U.S. Congress in 1993 halted construction on the proposed Superconducting Super Collider in Texas.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy 2008 (Message 18775)
Posted 1 Jan 2008 by Rapture
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The starting date of the LHC has been repeatedly delayed during the last few years due to technical challenges. AS I recall, the latest tentative date is scheduled for April. I think this info is found on the project website under news. But I would not be surprised if there are more delays.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy 2008 (Message 18773)
Posted 1 Jan 2008 by Rapture
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I expect this year will bring this project alot more work for us to crunch! Since the LHC will go online this coming April, I also expect more work will be submitted. Hopefully, by the end of this new year, this project will be running full time without any downtime. Only time will tell but I am hopeful.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : New Work Units Suggestion (Message 18652)
Posted 2 Dec 2007 by Rapture
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Since this project has been out of work for three weeks so far, I suggest that you post on the project home page all future pending work that will come our way soon so that we will be ready! It would be nice to know when future work is coming so we do not get bored or sleepy here! I suggest 24 to 48 hours of notice would be sufficient time.


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