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Message 1135723 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 0:07:59 UTC - in response to Message 1134735.

LHC 2.0 has gone beta. No more need for an invitation code.
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Warning, though. It isn't as simple as just signing up like any other BOINC project. You have to install VirtualBox first and run it as a virtual machine.

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Message 1135745 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 0:58:52 UTC

BOINCstats says there are 145 users but I stopped counting after one thousand. Many have registered on August 3.
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Message 1135760 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 1:54:09 UTC - in response to Message 1135723.

LHC 2.0 has gone beta. No more need for an invitation code.
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Warning, though. It isn't as simple as just signing up like any other BOINC project. You have to install VirtualBox first and run it as a virtual machine.


Yeah, that was the big turn off for me. I don't want to run it in a VM. Unfortunately that means I'll have to pass on participation.

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Message 1135792 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 5:22:18 UTC - in response to Message 1135760.

That is your right, if course. But I was using a Virtual Machine with a Solaris guest OS running a BOINC client and a SETI@home app by Dotsch even before Test4Theory existed, It was having mentioned it in a LHC@home message board that caused an invitation to join Test4Theory, which is running on my Linux box together with other 5 BOINC projects.
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Message 1136379 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 19:52:05 UTC
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If you read the section called "Small ripple", that is about the search for the Higgs boson, you'll find a reference to "simulations". That is what we are doing at Test4Theory@home.
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Message 1136485 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 22:39:03 UTC - in response to Message 1136379.


If you read the section called "Small ripple", that is about the search for the Higgs boson, you'll find a reference to "simulations". That is what we are doing at Test4Theory@home.
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Hello and thank you tullio,

also Test 4 Theory goes BETA disscussion here

Best Wishes
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Message 1137229 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 14:54:03 UTC

For the non-professional scientists in the group can anyone explain what if anything new has been discovered at CERN?
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Message 1137278 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 16:49:14 UTC - in response to Message 1137229.

Two bumps in a curve around 114-140 GeV which might or might not be caused by the decay of Higgs bosons. The question is still open.
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Message 1139404 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 11:51:51 UTC

Interesting that one of the LHC "supercomputers" is a roomful of consumer PCs on shelves!

I'd have thought that rackmount would be more cost effective for packing more compute power per cost and per volume of space...


LHC@home allows public to help hunt for Higgs particle

The Large Hadron Collider team will be tapping into the collective computing power of the public to help it simulate particle physics experiments.

Among other pursuits, the effort could help uncover the Higgs boson.

The effort, dubbed LHC@home 2.0, is a vastly updated version of a 2004 effort to enlist the public's computers to simulate beams of protons. ...



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Message 1139411 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 13:07:06 UTC

Well, one of them is my SUN Workstation running Linux. I have been an Alpha tester of Test4Theory@home since November. Since August 1 we have been promoted to Beta testers but the number of users, rising in a day from 200 to 2000, has put some strain on the servers. We are using VirtualBox so any OS is admitted. The CERN jobs are Scientific Linux programs, that is Red Hat plus some scientific libraries. I am using SuSE Linux 11.1.
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Message 1147350 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 3:52:30 UTC - in response to Message 1139411.

Well, one of them is my SUN Workstation running Linux. I have been an Alpha tester of Test4Theory@home since November. Since August 1 we have been promoted to Beta testers but the number of users, rising in a day from 200 to 2000, has put some strain on the servers. We are using VirtualBox so any OS is admitted. The CERN jobs are Scientific Linux programs, that is Red Hat plus some scientific libraries. I am using SuSE Linux 11.1.
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There is quite a nice write up of the T4T@Home project HERE.
Because of the high level of interest in running CERN WU on the VirtualBox the Project has temporarily suspended accepting new participants. But, if you are interested in looking "inward" as well as "outward" (SETI) visit the T4T Project occasionally and join up when enrollment reopens.
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Message 1148411 - Posted: 3 Sep 2011, 0:24:52 UTC - in response to Message 1147350.

Merry Christmas??

The hunt for the Higgs particle is well ahead of schedule, say researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Earlier this year they said they would either discover the Higgs or confirm it does not exist by the end of 2012.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14731690
Higgs particle could be found by Christmas

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Message 1149255 - Posted: 5 Sep 2011, 17:49:22 UTC

LHC@Home 1.0 is backup and running (kind of). The usual information found on their web site doesn't really reflect the status and the Message Board along with the Server Status isn't cooking yet.

However, I got some work for LHC@Home 1.0 last night. I had to sign up again for the Project and when the Project selection box comes up (BOINC - Selection Box) and you find LHC@Home you need to manually insert http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/ . The old link doesn't connect to the servers.
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Message 1150011 - Posted: 8 Sep 2011, 9:46:03 UTC

Test4Theory@home is again accepting volunteers via an invitation code. If you are interested see their home page at http://boinc01.cern.ch/test4theory/.
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Message 1160934 - Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 14:13:57 UTC

Test4Theory Project news:

Posted: 10 Oct 2011 10:59:54 UTC

Graphics Application preview!!

Dear all,

We are very happy to show you the first working version of the graphics application
that will show the progress of the simulations in the virtual machine.

In this Youtube video the graphics application shows live histograms from the running experiments
within the virtual machine, so you can see the actual progress of the simulated events and how they look like.

We hope to have a stable version soon, so stay tuned!!

Regards,
Daniel Lombraña González
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Comment: here

http://lhcathome2.cern.ch/test4theory/index.php

http://lhcathome2.cern.ch/test4theory/forum_thread.php?id=493

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Message 1173785 - Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 2:13:50 UTC - in response to Message 1160934.

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/256247/20111126/cern-physicists-higgs-boson-exist.htm
CERN Physicists: Higgs Boson Might Not Even Exist

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Message 1173814 - Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 6:06:40 UTC

The possible mass range has been limited to the 114-141 GeV interval. I am still looking for it in the Test4Theory@home BOINC project.
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Message 1173827 - Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 9:02:54 UTC - in response to Message 1173814.
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Looks like another top quark situation. It may be much heavier.
In the range you stated wouldn't Fermi-Lab have been able to spot it ?

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Message 1173900 - Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 16:44:50 UTC - in response to Message 1173827.

Looks like another top quark situation. It may be much heavier.
In the range you stated wouldn't Fermi-Lab have been able to spot it ?

Tevatron has explored two ranges, one around 100 GeV and another from 160 to 180 GeV, if I decode rightly a figure in the "Nature" article.They did not find it.I am becoming skeptical. What next? The neutrino story, even if unconfirmed, shows that we know less than we thought,
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