Are we talking BOINC or something else? My BOINC version is 5.8.11.
Ok, i see. Is that updated automatically or how do i do that?
Sometimes there is a beta version of the application which you may like to test. Then you have to do the installation manually - but that will be described on the project web page.
The BOINC client software has to be installed (and upgraded) by yourself...
Am i the only one having problem with the Alpha stage of Cosmology@Home? It just says 0.000% all the time. Am i the only one...?
Now that sounds great. I am really, really dissapointed with the current WUs. I have two comp. and one of them i don't use that much as the other one, and i have huge problems doing the S5R2 WUs in time. I guess i'm not the only one, because i would say i use both comp. pretty much, and the one i use least is probably used more than quite many other people...
But the new S5R3 WUs 'only' take 100.000 seconds... thats ok, and the WUs get finished within the 2 week deadline.
And an other Info from E@H:
UdoOct 2, 2007
The S5 science run, whose goal was to accumulate one year of triple-coincident data at LIGO design sensitivity, officially ended at 00:00 UTC October 1, 2007. This completes the data-taking stage of a project which was officially begun in 1992 by Kip Thorne, Ron Drever, and Rainer Weiss. LIGO will now undergo two planned upgrades to improve sensitivity. The first of these upgrades (Enhanced LIGO) will be followed by the S6 science run, anticipated for 2009. Einstein@Home is now busy searching the S5 data set. The Einstein@Home S4 postprocessing and analysis are largely complete and under review by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. We hope to provide updates about these results before the end of this year.
Yeah, it seems that i can make the new one in time without big problems. But now we only have two weeks to complete them - how much did we have before on the S5R2?
But after many complaints the deadline was adjusted on a variable basis... the 'shorter' units remained with a 2 week deadline, the longer ones got a 3 week deadline.
I think S5R3 has only 'shorter' WUs with a 2 week deadline. I don't know, if longer WUs in S5R3 would have a 3 week deadline...
But all in all i don't see why they have such a rush getting them done. They could wait three months or more. Their only wait would be after reach run. But they would get more processors and get the job done earlier anyways.
Well, they have tons lying around now anyways. They have all of the WUs in the database before the processing actually stars. The work doesn't go slower, the results just come in later, that's all.
I have seen new projects that failed because of an overloaded DB.
I thought all the WUs already were in the database. But yes, that's true. However, i know it isn't free of charge, but if they expanded the amount of servers they could get more users running their applications and thereby get a little more work done. So i hope they are planning on getting more servers for all the work, which hopefully give us longer processing times though the new search has improved the processing times greatly.
I've joined the BAUT team for Rosetta, Seti, ClimatePrediction, and LHC. For some reason my LHC isn't working. It says that communications are defered. Can anyone help me?
Welcome to the team, Paradox244!
LHC@Home currently has no work available, which is why you are getting the Deferring Communication message. They haven't had many work units in a while. This is most likely because LHC@Home was created to help build the LHC, which is now completed, but not up and running. They are currently testing it out to be sure it operates correctly. As far as I know, they will keep LHC@Home going though, analyzing the data recorded. So basically, there is no work right now and probably won't be any for a good while, but when the LHC is up and running, I am sure there will be plenty of work units.
LHC@home has some in small periods at a time. Right now my comp. is ending a LHC WU and i have had some for some time, but this could be the last one for quite some time.
Ah. Thanks. So it will eventually be used to deal with the data that the LHC will eventually be producing?
Exactly. And this is probably even more fun than building the accelerator itself.
I hope we find some nifty new particles. That would be divine
Yeah, who doesn't. But i've heard the really big day is in may.
Great, thx for the schedule. What does the different numbers stand for: 12, 23, 34, aso.
7 TeV, what is the record for accelerators btw?
Um... I hate to admit this... but I like shiny things and pretty pictures. My kids years ago were much excited by looking for ET using Seti@Home. In those days the thing was a screen saver as well as a processor. The display was reeel purdy. Once I got a candidate spike and it stood out like the eifel tower... the kids and I were delighted.
For one reason or another (actually initially a hard drive crash) I never got it going again. When I tried it recently I found that it was much more efficient, much more usable by the researchers, shared with other projects, all sorts of great sciency things.... but crap as far as purdy pictures go.
A few other things now conspire against it.... the current computer has a noisy fan that surges up and down in speed according to the microspikes in temperature on the cpu.. (a silly example of over-control). With carbon footprints etc we dont like leaving stuff on that isnt neccessary. Unless its pretty and exciting it will be a hard sell to my wife of many, many years.
Does anyone know if any worthy project (especially seti) has any pretty pictures as it runs?
Wow, that is some change of records if it works. I don't expect we will have to change to a new @home project than LHC@home. Or...?
I would say LHC is pretty nice too with the particles flying around. Einstein is ok too, but not as good as LHC or SETI unfortunately. I have also been running QMC and Spinhenge. One of them is a medical project if i remember correctly, and i believe i remember they have nice graphics aswell. I never choose project from the graphics, but i do like to have some nice graphics running