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LHC@Home

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:27 pm
by Xymox
What is the purpose of this ? Is it in use ? When will it start to be used ?

I have read the web page on it, and the wiki, but those are quite old. I am wondering what the current plans are, what type of things would a users computer be used for ? Does you computer become part of the GRID ?

Re: LHC@Home

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:30 pm
by Danny252
From what I remember, it was used pre-LHC startup (the first one, that is ;)) to figure out stable beam paths or similar - so that they can calibrate the beams without mashing up their machinery the second they turn it on. Or something.

But even back in early 2008 it was very quiet - I don't think they use it as part of their Grid (why not, I'm not sure!)

Re: LHC@Home

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:19 pm
by Sid
LHC@Home is a distributed computing project that uses BOINC open-source software for volunteer computing and grid computing.system

Hopefully CERN will port some workunits to the BOINC community when the LHC comes up to speed.