1) Questions and Answers : Wish list : I wish... to run my own ion optical simulations on LHC@home (Message 21507)
Posted 20 Sep 2009 by Profile R CALLAHAN
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Are there any programs that simulate the LHC that I could run on my laptop? Something I could download with variables that the user plugs in, mass,speed,temp, material, etc.

Maybe get started on this project a few months early, or just for the science involved? I bet there would be a few others interested in seeing something similar to the video LHC shows. Re: what they expect to see right before we begin the next universe. I'd love to see a "mini black hole", maybe there was something to the Beatles's Yellow Submarine scene when the vacuum sucks itself up. Like "ouroboros"? I don't know how to spell it, sorry. Just too lazy to look it up or spell-check, it is like 4 am here in steamy FL, USA. As a writer I'm used to dribbling on and just deleting 99% of what I do.. (I'm leaving an open for some smart retort)

The whole project is just so fantastic. Like nothing else. I can't wait to see the results. It does fascinate.
2) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Particle Collider Application (Message 21467)
Posted 8 Aug 2009 by Profile R CALLAHAN
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I would like to have a 3-D Application that shows the LHC in operation with schematics, part names and functions so as to simulate the machine at work. Does anyone know of such a program? There must be one at the LHC? That way I may show students from the 16-116 age group how it works along with a hypothesis and expected or, unexpected results. That way I will be able to recruit more interest in the project. The persons who dole out the grants are influenced by spouses/friends who are influenced by students of their own. Even their children. That is how a great deal of influence flows. Maybe we can increase funding for Science of all disciplines, LHC, NASA, etc. It would be a cool Program to run/watch. TO GENERATE MORE RESEARCH WE NEED MORE FUNDING. Any ideas?
3) Questions and Answers : Wish list : WE, THE VOLUNTEER DATA ENGINEERS ... (Message 17791)
Posted 4 Sep 2007 by Profile R CALLAHAN
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I ENJOY THE IDEA THAT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MONUMENTOUS AND CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE.

I HOPE TO BE PRIVY TO THE RESULTS, WHAT NEW ELEMENTS OF NATURE ARE REVEALED WHEN THIS BAD-BOY IS FIRED UP !

MAYBE ONE OF US LHC VOLUNTEERS WILL HAVE PROCESSED THAT FINAL WU WHICH MAKES THIS WORK PERFECTLY.

I WANT TO BE LIVING WHEN A GRAND UNIFIED THEORY IS FINALLY PROVED SO, SEND SOME WORK OUT.
4) Questions and Answers : Wish list : USER OF THE DAY ! (Message 17741)
Posted 6 Aug 2007 by Profile R CALLAHAN
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CALLAHAN, OF TEAM "RYANELLA", HAS BEEN AWARDED NOT USER OF THE DAY, BUT VOLUNTEER LHC DATA ENGINEER OF THE DAY! THE REASON: I - I MEAN HE, TIED UP THE TELEPHONE LINE REQUESTING MORE WORK- SINCE FALL OF 2007! WELL TODAY HE WRESTLED APPX. 40 MINUTES OF WORK THROUGH SHEER STICK-TO-IT-IVNESS ! HAVING BUT A FEW SECONDS TO SPEAK WITH ME EARLIER HE STATED THAT HE WAS "WORKING AT A FEVERISH PACE TO GET THE RESULTANT "WU'S" BACK TO LHC SO HE COULD GET BACK TO WORK POLISHING THE FINAL DRAFT OF HIS "GRAND UNIFIED THEORY".
WE WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK TEAM RYANELLA !
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : HOW ABOUT AN UPDATE, IS THERE ANYONE IN CHARGE ? (Message 17321)
Posted 10 Jul 2007 by Profile R CALLAHAN
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I RUN LHC WITH 7 OTHER PROJECTS, I HAD A POST DELETED AS "OBSCENE" ? DO THEY MEAN MY GRAND UNIFIED THEORY IN THEIR VIEW IS OBSCENE, I DID NOT USE ANY PROFANITY OR EVEN A DOUBLE-ENTENDRE.
WHAT WAS WRONG ?
I LIKE TO TYPE SIDEWAYS WITH TWO FINGERS, SO ITS EASIER TO KEEP THE "CAP-LOCK" ON.
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : HOW ABOUT AN UPDATE, IS THERE ANYONE IN CHARGE ? (Message 17320)
Posted 10 Jul 2007 by Profile R CALLAHAN
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I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ANY WORK FOR A YEAR OR SO. NO WONDER YOUR HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE HARDWARE (i.e. Magnets too hot)
UPDATE/INFORM THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN THE PROJECT !
IM SURE YOU CAN SEND SOMETHING OUT...


Since you obviously haven't read the sticky thread in the number crunching forum, I'll paste it here:

This is a project that only requires occasional resources. When major new sets of runs have been planned we have been told in the past, and I expect we will be told again. Minor sets of runs are submitted as and when a question arises unexpectedly. If you stay on this project, expect to go for months at a time with no work. This is considered normal on this project, so do not expect explanations to be posted of why this happens.

This project is not suitable as a stand-alone BOINC project, by which I mean as a project that is the only BOINC project you are running at all, or the only project running on a particular machine. Too often there would be no work, and you would be better off powering your machine down. Anyone here wanting a stand-alone project would save themselves, and other users, and the project team, a lot of grief by going elsewhere. I am not being nasty by saying this -- you deserve to contribute where you will be happy, and that will never be here. We all wish you all the very best in finding a project that suits your needs.

This project is very suitable as a project to run in combination with another project. If you want to run as much LHC as possible, give LHC around 90% of the resources, and whenever work is available then LHC will be the dominant project in your machine. When LHC work is not available then the other project will run.

Be assured that when work is available, the results are needed. If you remain connected to this project you *are* doing something of value: you are donating a standby computer platform to the beam physics people so that they can come back and re-check their results at any time without having to set up a whole new project to do so.

If you do decide to stay, you need to pick another project, and the reality is that the BOINC stats will show that you will be doing a lot more work for that other project than for LHC (see my stats for example below). Two projects I'd suggest are Rosetta or CPDN.

Rosetta has a nifty scheme where you can adjust the run length of work units even after they start. Runing in parallel with LHC you'd ask for work to run for 1 day in the normal case where there is no work here. As soon as you notice LHC has work you'd cut Rosetta down to run its work for only 1 hour at a time. To do this you just visit the Rosetta website, change a setting, then ask the BOINC client to update Rosetta on all your machines. Running Rosetta workunits will then stop at the next checkpoint, and any queued Rosetta work work will not take long to get through. Don't for get to set Rosetta back to 1 day when the LHC work is all gone!

CPDN is good as its work units are so long that they will hardly notice when they are interrupted for a few days by LHC. It is a good choice if you have a modern machine and want to run "hands off".

Or, of course, any project where the science grabs your fancy is a good one to support, as you will be doing something that you personally value even when there is no work here. And of course, you can always pick more than one other project - BOINC works well with any number of projects on the go at once.

River~~


p.s. make sure your CAPS lock is off when before you type & post

7) Questions and Answers : Windows : HOW ABOUT AN UPDATE, IS THERE ANYONE IN CHARGE ? (Message 17297)
Posted 8 Jul 2007 by Profile R CALLAHAN
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I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ANY WORK FOR A YEAR OR SO. NO WONDER YOUR HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE HARDWARE (i.e. Magnets too hot)
UPDATE/INFORM THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN THE PROJECT !
IM SURE YOU CAN SEND SOMETHING OUT...



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