The theory simulations that have been running as Test4Theory since 2011, were the first of a series of physics applications running on the LHC@home platform. Soon the theory simulations will be followed by more simulations from the LHC experiment collaborations. These applications exploit virtual machine technology, enabling volunteers to contribute to the huge computational task of searching for new fundamental particles and physics at CERN's LHC.
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CMS Servers shut down until further notice
I have just been informed (and confirmed) that the servers we use at RAL have been shut down due to the CVE-2016-5195 "Dirty COW" Linux kernel vulnerability. They will remain down until a patch is available and applied.
It would be prudent to suspend the CMS application in BOINC until the servers are restarted. 24 Oct 2016, 15:50:59 UTC · Comment
SSL connection option
For those with BOINC clients above version 7.2, there is now an option to connect with SSL on the URL:
This server runs a web-front end and scheduler for this project. To use it, please detach fron the project, and re-attach using the new HTTPS URL.
The other project daemons still run on the same server as before. The old server and URL will remain in place until further notice.
So far our tests of this distributed server setup works fine, and we would appreciate feedback in case of problems. 22 Sep 2016, 9:30:11 UTC · Comment
Removing the restriction on running work units
6 Sep 2016, 13:13:54 UTC
After experimenting with a number of options, a solution has been found to provide a default limit on the number running work units per host for new volunteers which can be disabled by those who are more experienced.
Once implemented, a new setting will be available in the project preferences where the Max # jobs can be set. In order to provide this, three steps are required.
This should be transparent for everyone and only those who wish to receive more tasks will get them once they have changed the value of this new setting. Work on this will start immediately and should be completed within the next few days.
6 Sep 2016, 13:13:54 UTC
3 TRILLION EVENTS REACHED BY TEST4THEORY TODAY !!!
Congratulations and thanks to all our volunteers for helping CERN to reach the extremely impressive total of 3 Trillion events successfully simulated on our Theory project.
We have recently received warm testimonials from scientists who use and appreciate the MCPlots database which is the destination of all your work. We have posted these on our "Science" message board at:
http://lhcathome2.cern.ch/vLHCathome/forum_thread.php?id=1889&postid=21037#21037 21 Aug 2016, 8:23:45 UTC · Comment
Please don't upgrade to Virtual Box 5.1.2 (now supported)
Please don't upgrade to Virtual Box 5.1.2 as it does not seem to work for us at the moment. An issue(#1606) has been submitted to the developers. 8 Aug 2016, 13:22:55 UTC · Comment
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