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Message 19686 - Posted: 22 Aug 2008, 16:23:15 UTC
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Tried to connect to the LHC forums early Friday, only to find the link removed from all the Project pages. I'm posting a comment from a couple of days ago:



20.08.2008 09:20 BST -

Hi,
We're having database problems and we are trying to get them sorted. It is mostly affecting the forums. I'm trying to get this sorted but MYSQL is not my forte.

Sorry about this,
Neasan



It appears they are having more than minor problems, but hopefully the problems will be repaired soon ...


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Message 19705 - Posted: 23 Aug 2008, 6:51:41 UTC

You can still get to the forums there using the links at the bottom of most pages, "your account" page for sure.
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Message 19714 - Posted: 23 Aug 2008, 13:27:52 UTC

Keck --

You are right, you CAN get to the Forums in that manner, but if you try to post to a thread, it won't accept it. Looks like some type of software FUBAR, and with all hands trying to meet the start date, I suspect we may have been pushed to the back burner, and left to simmer.

Hope they get it straight soon, but I'm hanging around regardless ...


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Message 19751 - Posted: 25 Aug 2008, 12:48:25 UTC

After a few work units over the weekend, it seems the whole site has gone offline.
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Message 19762 - Posted: 26 Aug 2008, 4:52:17 UTC

Yep...can't access a thing.
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Message 19774 - Posted: 26 Aug 2008, 22:32:15 UTC
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At least - the web is now reporting. Granted, it's just a generic (CERN is down for maintenance) ... but it's obvious that they know it's broke.


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Message 19796 - Posted: 27 Aug 2008, 16:18:09 UTC

I wonder if this means that the grid will take over all crunching requirements and our work (albeit valuable in getting the system to where it is) now comes to an end?

I must say, though, that there were a couple of enticing suggestions about upgrading the LHC@home software a while back. This would be pretty daft if there was no intention to use it.

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Message 19802 - Posted: 27 Aug 2008, 20:31:36 UTC

I think you are reading too much into it. One of their last messages was that they were trying to fix a mySQL problem, which they admitted they didn't know much about. Maybe they went too far and it is all FUBAR!
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Message 19845 - Posted: 30 Aug 2008, 9:49:38 UTC

From what they say in the last paragraph of this page, it may be that they are planning ongoing work and possibly new applications for LHC@home:
http://athome.web.cern.ch/athome/LHCathome/history.html

It seems, based on the following information that the whole site and project went offline in the early hours of 25 August:
http://bluenorthernsoftware.com/scarecrow/lhcstats/index.html (See the 7-day graph and data table for Results in Progress.)

It would be appreciated if one of the guys at LHC@home would let us know what is going on.


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Message 19896 - Posted: 1 Sep 2008, 10:45:26 UTC

LHC is back.

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Message 19901 - Posted: 1 Sep 2008, 16:36:03 UTC - in response to Message 19896.  

LHC is back.



Yes, and it appears that we'll be getting some work again!

"01.09.2008 12:05 BST -


Hi,
We're back. The database issue made other things fall over which I couldn't fix. Alex has now fixed them and we are up and running. We should have a load of work next week. This coincides nicely with the actual start of the LHC which this project has helped build. As the LHC is such a large machine there will be plenty of work need to fine tune the magnets once it is up and running so were not done yet.

Sorry about the downtime but looking forward to a busy few months ahead,
Neasan"

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Message 19951 - Posted: 4 Sep 2008, 4:22:54 UTC

The Forums are down again, but at least the rest seems to be running. I suppose it means "Shut up and Crunch"?
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