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21) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1599401)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
No, I believe that the field (not only the particle) they found is really the field which was foreseen by Peter Higgs and other people in the Seventies. Unfortunately the Nobel Prize can only be given to three people. One was dead and the other 2 got it. I"ve just read on the New York Times that a Russian tycoon called Yuri Milner is giving prizes of three million dollars to 12 scientists, including Sam Perlmutter of UC Berkeley who already shared a Nobel prize in astrophysics.
Another UC Berkeley scientist is Jennifer A.Doudna for research in biology with Emmanuelle Charpentier. The prizes have also been given to 5 mathematicians for which there is no Nobel prizes but only the Fields medal, with no money attached.
The physicist forgotten by the Nobel Prize Committee for the Higgs boson is Jeffrey Goldstone, as also my friend Ben Segal of CERN agreed. Another who deserved it is Tullio Regge, who died at 81 a few days ago in his Torino.I have known him personally and he was a great man, not only a great physicist. Any physicist knows what a "Regge pole" is in elementary particle physics, but he also brought out new concepts in general relativity. Addio, Tullio.
Tullio
22) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1598876)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Theoretical physicists (I was one of them) are always ready to invent new particles (axions, neutralinos and now techni-quarks) and sometimes they are right (neutrinos) but this leaves the burden of finding them to the experimental physicists, who immediately demand a new accelerator to be built in order to detect them. So everybody is happy.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1598851)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
From CERN Courier, November:
ATLAS
Otherwise Fabiola would get mad. She was the ATLAS spokesperson and now will become Director General.
Tullio
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1598152)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have a 4-core CPU, AMD A10-6700. When I download some program files, all projects give me a maximum of 4 tasks. Bur, since installing the Lunatics version on my PC, when I allow SETI@home it sends me 10 GPU tasks. But this is no problem, since they run one at the time and don't use much CPU (0.04). So I am now running 2 ATLAS@home tasks, 2 GB each required, a vLHC@home (256 MB) and one SETI@home GPU task. All this on 8 GB RAM. Windows 8.1, BOINC 7.4.12, Virtual Box 4.3.12.
Tullio
25) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Breaking News (Message 1597711)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I just watched a NASA video showing the Orion spacecraft and its descent in the Pacific Ocean by means of three parachutes. The flight test atop a Delta IV heavy launcher is planned on December 4.
Tullio
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1597614)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I've downloaded 4 Einstein@home tasks, three CPU and one GPU. Two CPUs are running together with 2 vLHC@home tasks but the GPU task, when started, has put the SETI GPU task in waiting. Evidently there is a contention for the use of the GPU board. I am doing all this as an experiment, since my priorities on this PC are ATLAS first and vLHC second. The rest is optional.
Tullio
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1597593)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have used the Lunatics installer latest version. It's the first time I use Windows, but since it was 64-bit 8.1 I installed Virtual Box and started both ATLAS@home and vLHC@home, which don't use a GPU. Since the PC has one AMD.ATI board (HD 8670D) I have tried both Einstein@home and SETI@home to test its capabilities.
Tullio
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1597587)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I received 13 tasks, three for CPU and they completed while running also 2 at the same time if 2 cores were available with 2 vLHC@home tasks running. Now the GPU tasks run one by one even if another core is idle.
Tullio
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1597543)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
GPU tasks are processed one at the time and not in parallel even if one core is free. I am now running two vLHC@home tasks and one SETI@home GPU task on a 4-core CPU.
Tullio
30) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1597202)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Fabiola Gianotti, the spokeswoman of the ATLAS experiment, has been nominated Director General of CERN starting in January 2016, after Rolf-Dieter Heuer.
Tullio
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1597183)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
First ATI GPU task completed and waiting for validation. Runtime is equal to those processed by CPU, 17k s on the Windows PC. CPU time much smaller (281 s).
Tullio
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1597117)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Having allowed to receive new SETI@home tasks after installing Lunatics I got 13 of them on my 4-core AMD A10-6700 CPU. It looks like 9 of them are GPU tasks which use very little CPU (0.04). I am curious to see what happens, having already an ATLAS@home task (very heavy on memory) and two vLHC tasks, which went in suspension. Now I have 3 SETI CPU tasks and one SETI GPU task running. All on 8 GB RAM.Windows 8.1.
Tullio
CPU load is 63%, memory usage 61%, disk usage 22%, from Task Manager.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1597000)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Fabiola Gianotti dirigera' il CERN a partire dal gennaio 2016. Complimenti, Fabiola!
Tullio
34) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured (Message 1596625)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Had it been an explosion, both pilots would have died. But one is alive (best wishes to him) and may recall what was done.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured (Message 1596502)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
According to New Scientist the cause may have been a human error. The wings were put too soon in the position of "feathering" to slow the glide after the brennschluss. It seems that the engine and fuel tank show no sign of an explosion.
Tullio
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1596490)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Thanks for your suggestions. I had forgotten to tick the boxes.
Tullio
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1596446)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I am a total Windows novice, since I am running 2 Linux boxes with SuSE Linux 13.1. But since I bought recently a HP Pavilion 500-152ea which has both integrated graphics and a Radeon HD 8670D graphic board I downloaded the Lunatics Installer and it is running 4 setiathome_v7 7.00 units with an optimized app. But I cannot see any use of the GPU while Einstein@home is making use of it.
My BOINC is 7.4.12 on a 64-bit Windows OS 8.1. Did I make some mistake in intalling?
Tullio
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : SETILive. Rest in peace. (Message 1596367)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
From their site www.setiquest.org I see they are promoting setiQuest and SETI-JAM.
They never mention Seti@home.
Tullio
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Breaking News (Message 1595915)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor

Dropping a capsule into sea water is 1 thing, but to do that with something that is much more complex and has a rocket engine....

Cheers.

NASA has tested a number of Lifting bodies with no wing.Maybe that was a solution. The wings are very subject to damages, as a tragedy has shown.
Tullio
40) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Breaking News (Message 1595534)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
By parachute, as in Apollo.
Tullio


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