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LHC@home 2.0 is an extension of the LHC@home platform, launched in 2004 to help physicists simulate protons beam dynamics in the LHC. At that time, doing full-fledged simulations of particle collisions was beyond the scope of volunteer computing. But the evolution of computer software and hardware, and in particular the use of virtual machine technology, has enabled a breakthrough...LHC@home 2.0!

Test4Theory@Home uses this technology to run the complex CERN experiment code in your computer, independently of your OS and hardware. Thus, if you want to collaborate with this project, you first have to install the VirtualBox software, (remember it is free!)

How to set up LHC@home 2.0 on your computer
Your computer will need at least 512 MB of RAM and more than 9 GB of free disk space for hosting the experiments.

You will need to download VirtualBox
Install it on your computer, and leave it open.
Next, install the BOINC client for your computer.
Now, using your BOINC manager, attach to the project using this URL: http://boinc01.cern.ch/test4theory
After successful download, VirtualBox will be automatically called to create a virtual machine for this project.
You can see what you can expect the output on the VM to be here
Edited by gamer11200 - 8/1/11 at 6:21am
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Good Grief!

First task I got was 225Meg DL size... WOW!!!! Biggest one ever!!

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Update: YIKES! Super slow and makes my system unstable... I don't have time to mess with it since BGB starts soon.... maybe try later.
Edited by Tex1954 - 8/1/11 at 8:49am
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Originally Posted by Tex1954;14423669 
Good Grief!

First task I got was 225Meg DL size... WOW!!!! Biggest one ever!!

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Update: YIKES! Super slow and makes my system unstable... I don't have time to mess with it since BGB starts soon.... maybe try later.

Keep working on it, My 480GTX is limping along underclocked, so you won't have any problem rolleyes.gif
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LOL! Magic you're kicking my bunz on some tasks! I have to look into that after BGB and see what I can do.

Right now, I'm trying to get my hands on a watercooled HD6990 and they ain't cheap... I want to put it in my 800D box with a Bulldozer chip when they finally come out...

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Originally Posted by Tex1954;14425262 
LOL! Magic you're kicking my bunz on some tasks! I have to look into that after BGB and see what I can do.

Right now, I'm trying to get my hands on a watercooled HD6990 and they ain't cheap... I want to put it in my 800D box with a Bulldozer chip when they finally come out...

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I have been working on a poor mans 6990.... 2 shader unlocked 6950's. I have one, but haven't been able to find another in my price range.

A power supply needs to come first, so I can unleash the 480 GTX. Right now with it underclocked, it is about the same speed on Prime Grid as a 460 GTX.
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Well, I have thought about that option also... a pair of 6970's or something in crossfire. That in fact may be the best route money wise. EBay has a couple of NIB PowerColor LCS AX6990's for $1050 each and I can't justify that price when waiting will save $350 or more.

I hear ya on waiting too... I've spent too much on my junk already... maybe I will look at the stuff again after I get moved and find a new job.

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About 2 weeks ago, I saw an open box 6990 on newegg for $590. It might be worth checking every once in a while, they go very very fast.
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Good Grief!

First task I got was 225Meg DL size... WOW!!!! Biggest one ever!!

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Update: YIKES! Super slow and makes my system unstable... I don't have time to mess with it since BGB starts soon.... maybe try later.

I was thinking of jumping on to this and crunching it. But if most WUs are that size, I cant. I have an 8Gb cap on my internet, and at about 6.5Gb, they cut my speed down to less than 56k.

But if this is just needed for the first install, then I might be fine. Anyone still running this?? I would like UL/DL sizes and point output please.
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I got two tasks before I aborted and detached... both were monster files that took forever to DL...

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I got two tasks before I aborted and detached... both were monster files that took forever to DL...

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and they take forever to complete tongue.gif
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