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[BBC] LHC@home allows public to help in hunt for Higgs particle

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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.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14488797
    
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Hmm interesting. I wonder how many people they will get for this.
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Hmm interesting. I wonder how many people they will get for this.
^This.
I doubt it will get as many people as folding@home. You never know though.
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Interesting , i am kind of interested to seeing where this goes.
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Simple, just make a client that works on my xbox360 and I will run it all the time. PS3 can run folding@home, why not my xbox?

Release it as a "game" in the xbox live market place, done.
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This is a topic that interests me. I'm going to participate. I highly doubt they will have the kind of ATI optimizations that F@H has though :/
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Repost?? And here is a thread in the BOINC section with instructions on how to install. They say there is a really big initial DL file wants you get it running. Very long tasks and not much pointwise either.

Still interesting non the less.
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Simple, just make a client that works on my xbox360 and I will run it all the time. PS3 can run folding@home, why not my xbox?

Release it as a "game" in the xbox live market place, done.
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Folding on my sig rig during the week when its not around...could grab a couple cards for my old rig and LHC on that. Higgs-Boson's ftw.


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Interesting. I just feel that my life's more fulfilled by running F@H all day trying to save lives instead of finding a particle.
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