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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Einstein@Home Locks PC (Message 1604513)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I am running Einstein@Qhome and Albert@home on two Linux boxes without problems, no GPU. On a Windows 8.1 PC with a Radeon 8470 graphic board I am running both CPU and GPU tasks, also without problems.
Tullio
22) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1604105)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
There is a new BOINC project, CMS-OpenData which makes use of some CERN data but I was unable to start it. First of all, it must require a 64-bit Virtual Box and then i get a Python error in the demoanalyzer_cfg,py file, which is hidden in a subdirectory of /mnt/.rw, so it is not easy to get there with a File Explorer.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1603949)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I was using 6.10.58 on all my projects, but vLHC@home warned me I would not get any task until I switched to 7.xx.yy. So now I am using 7.2.41 and 7.4.27.
Tullio
24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1603120)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
The article submitted to Physical Review Letters has more than a thousand authors. Maybe I should in the list because the program PYTHIA used to discover the particles runs also on my computers in the vLHC@home project.
Tullio
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 (Message 1603116)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
On my Windows 8.1 PC I downloaded two upgrades today. One was a security upgrade and was installed without any problem. The second was an optional upgrade of more than 900 MB and I downloaded it. No problem so far on my Virtual Box programs running on it, ATLAS@home and vLHC@home. BOINC is 7.4.27.
Tullio
26) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1602499)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
They say organic molecules were found on the comet. Details are missing, but maybe Hoyle and Narlikar were not far from truth when they said that life came from the comets.
tullio
27) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1602177)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I believe the Rosetta mass is too small compared to that of the comet. I don't remember the figures but the mass ratio comet nucleus/Rosetta is very high.
Tullio
28) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1601782)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Following satellites in orbit and chasing Near Earth Objects with its radar capabilities.
Tullio
29) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1601715)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Roberto Battiston, head of Italian Space Agency, posted this on his blog at Le Scienze Magazine (Italian edition of Scientific American:

Amalia Finzi, the “mother” of the driller of Philae calls me from Darmstadt. Excited and moved she tells me that the cometary drill of Italian brand has just completed the sequence foreseen for the survey of the comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The head of the driller, after coming out from the structure of Philae on a support arm has lowered the long drilling head by 470 mm and it has then taken it back.

Hopefully after having drilled the ground and having uploaded cometary material to the distribution system serving the various sensors, including a small oven to heat and evaporate some of them for a better analysis.

Hopefully, because the data come slowly, drop by drop. They still can not understand the outcome of operations carried out by the italian driller. However we will soon understand if the driller has reached the ground.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1601469)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
La Liguria e' ancora devastata dai torrenti che scendono dai monti ed esondano dal loro letto costretto da argini che spesso crollano. Anche il Po fa paura.
Tullio
31) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1600580)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
BBC is still talking about billions of km/miles. They are millions.
Tullio
32) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1600542)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Rosetta is at 511 millions (not billions) km from the Earth. Time delay is 28 min 30" for any signal up and down.
Tullio
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1600238)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
It rains cat and dogs here in Northern Italy. Flooding and mudslides everywhere.
Tullio
34) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1599882)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor

AFIK they only claimed to have found something near the energy level that the Higgs is predicted to have. Higgs or ??? has to wait for billions of more observations.

This is exactly in the CERN program. Next year LHC should reach its planned energy of 15 TeV and produce billions of events (600 millions/s). This will produce a huge amount of data which will be processed in the CERN Grid but also by volunteers at home. See the slides of Pete Jones and Wenjing Wu at the Budapest BOINC workshop in the BOINC home page.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1599806)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor


Thanks. The Scientific community, as of now is not agreeing they found Higgs.

The University of Southern Denmark is NOT the scientific community. This is just an opinion. The LHC is being prepared to restart in 2015 to bring its energy from 7 TeV to 15 TeV to get more precise data. There is no need for a new accelerator, which may take ten years to build, if money is found. I am crunching LHC data both in vLHC@home and ATLAS@home, so I am involved in this search.
Tullio
36) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1599434)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have a SUN workstation running 24/7 since January 2008. I always respected the SUN hardware before it became Oracle.
Tullio
37) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1599401)
Posted 18 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
38) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1598876)
Posted 20 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
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1598851)
Posted 20 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
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43a Maintenance Release (Message 1598152)
Posted 21 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


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