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Title: Possible work from LHC
Post by: Zed on February 08, 2010, 09:00:52 PM
This is only hearsay but thought it might be worth mentioning .

On ABC radio today there was an interview with a scientist from ANU who is working at the LHC. He said that sometime in the next month the LHC will be up and running but only at 1/2 power due to current equipment not being able to handle the amount of heat generated running at full power. He says it could be up and running for at least 12 months to do limited research until such time as they can do upgrades to cope with the heat,which could take up to another 12 months to complete.

So sometime in the next couple of months we might see some work generated to feast upon.
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: veebee on February 08, 2010, 10:55:38 PM
THAT would be lovely !

my favourite project from day 1 - without a doubt .
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: Mike Mitchell on February 09, 2010, 12:22:16 AM
I hope so. The project was down for a while yesterday, Monday, and came back a while latter. I tend to suspect that that happened a few times. Which may be an indication that someone has already been checking the server.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: Zed on February 26, 2010, 07:54:20 PM
Good news  just received 2 new wu's from the project  :cheer1:

but the sad news is 1 errored out after 5 secs when i tried to see what the screen saver might have been  :boom:

so i guess if you do score a wu don't attempt to view the screen saver  Bashhead
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: Zed on February 27, 2010, 01:53:08 PM
Has any1 else gotten there share of LHC wu's ?

just been through all the wu's i've successfully completed and it seems i managed to get 60 or so but only 40 were validated the rest were deemed redundant or some sort of error  :hbang:

some wu's were completed in seconds but theres 1 that went for 15 or more hrs claiming a miserly 255 creds  :cry2:

Oh well its a start
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: veebee on February 28, 2010, 06:21:55 AM
nope - had none, with 3 computers opened up and begging nicely...

shame too, as it has been my favourite project since day 1.
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: Mike Mitchell on February 28, 2010, 10:23:49 PM
Has any1 else gotten there share of LHC wu's ?

I also got three or so but no credit yet. I'll check and see if they are still pending.

edit: Nope, they have been awarded but my LHC credit hasn't changed.
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: tazzduke on August 25, 2012, 11:50:32 PM
Greetings to one and all

Just for those that aren't aware there is a massive amout of work available at the moment, which is good news for those who are dedicated to crunching this project.

Regards
Tazzduke

Crunching For The Benefit of Humanity :-)
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: chooka03 on April 06, 2017, 07:06:11 PM
Just broadening our topics of conversation on the forum here...... I went to the museum in Brisbane today and saw the LHC exhibition.
It wasn't bad...nothing great either actually. The video they showed really was quite boring actually. Despite paying $15.00 to get in, my wife made a hasty exit after that video. The rest of the exhibit was ok. Great to see some cross sectional areas of the project and explain how the detectors work.
 I don't think it was worth paying to get into though.

http://www.hadroncollider.qm.qld.gov.au/

I just saw they have an "After Dark" exhibition which might have been more entertaining.
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: chooka03 on January 29, 2018, 12:38:16 PM
Do you guys find it hard to get WU's sent to you?

I see there's HEAPS of sixtrack work but no matter how many times I manually update the project in the BOINC manager, no new work is sent.  :thumbdown:
Even if I restart BOINC it doesn't fetch work. Strange. Every other project it's straight away.
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: Daniel on January 29, 2018, 12:58:55 PM
I have the same problem.
When I try to get work, I get the message "No tasks are available for SixTrack".
But when I look a the "Server Status" page it says there are 1135229 unsent tasks for SixTrack.
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: kashi on January 29, 2018, 05:46:37 PM
Tried it myself and yes me too.

Hmm, over 1 million Sixtrack tasks loaded into the server queue.

They've been repeatedly warned of the server upload/download constipation and the obnoxious resend delay this may cause yet they continue to do it.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate." No matter how many times their server gets whupped it seems they just cain't get their mind right, boss.

Ah well, guess everyone can't be perfect and pretty like me. :wink
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: Dingo on January 30, 2018, 11:32:44 AM
I am getting work well sometimes.  They have had a lot of problems uploading and downloading tasks lately.   I just leave LHC@Home open for work and if it comes I crunch it but I only have sixtrack option ticked as I can't seem to get any VirtualBox project application to work consistently.
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: Daniel on January 30, 2018, 07:01:50 PM
I got a big lot of workunits today. :thumbsup:
I set it to "Allow new tasks" earlier today and just a few minutes ago when I checked on it I found it had downloaded 155 tasks.
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: kashi on January 31, 2018, 01:33:02 AM
Wait a minute, it's stopped failing.
Server's working, tasks are sailing
Getting credits, gee that's bettah
Sixpack crunchers kindly disregard this letter!
 
(Apologies to Allan Sherman.)
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: chooka03 on February 01, 2018, 06:36:15 PM
Yes EVENTUALLY they seem to arrive (WU's)
But who can sit around with idle cores waiting! :D
Title: Re: Possible work from LHC
Post by: kashi on February 01, 2018, 11:37:52 PM
Yes, put LHC Sixtrack on Skylake box and noticed it ran out of work once. So attached to WCG with a resource share preference set to zero and it downloads some OET tasks if LHC runs dry. But it only downloads enough OET tasks to fill any cores that are idle. With cache set to 4 days when Sixtrack tasks are available it gets some then. Finishes Sixtrack tasks much quicker than other box though and/or has downloaded more "shorties" so cache is often lowish, currently only 28.

Dual socket box downloaded 480 Sixtrack tasks and has not looked like running out of Sixtrack work since. It tops up now and again and whenever I've looked I've never seen less than 400 Sixtrack tasks in cache (468 right now). Currently have only WCG Help Stop TB also selected on that box with a high resource share and actually just got 4 tasks, the first Help Stop TB tasks it's managed to snag in months.

Edit: Hmm, Skylake uploaded its last Linux Sixtrack task at 4.20 am and hasn't received any since then. At least it's not idle as WCG stepped in automatically to fill the void. Strangely duallie still has 461 Windows tasks in cache. Will try swapping Skylake back to native Windows and see if work availability increases. Haven't had any prolonged upload sticking so at least that's working.