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Author Topic: CERN reaches out to PC and laptop users  (Read 2047 times)

AdrianH

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CERN reaches out to PC and laptop users
« on: August 10, 2011, 07:22:11 AM »

Help scientists with the Large Hadron Collider

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2100222/cern-reaches-pc-laptop-users

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By Kate O'Flaherty
 Mon Aug 08 2011, 17:36

THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER project is reaching out to PC and laptop users to help it reach its full potential.

The Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) is giving people a chance to "hunt for the Higgs boson" or "help coordinate disaster relief" with its Citizen Cyberscience Centre.

As part of the European Year of Volunteering, the Citizen Cyberscience Centre is launching a new version of LHC@home today.

The latest version, called LHC@home 2.0, simulates collisions between two beams of protons travelling at almost the speed of light in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Scientists working at CERN compare these simulations, based on their own theoretical models, with real data from the four LHC experiments.

The project makes use of the idle time on the volunteers' PCs, bringing them together to form a "Volunteer Cloud" that can work as a "virtual supercomputer".

And LHC@home 2.0 is not the only project that can benefit through CERN from volunteers harnessing the collective power of their laptops and PCs. Through this virtual supercomputer, the Citizen Cyberscience Centre is providing low cost technology to help researchers in developing countries meet challenges like providing clean water and tackling vital humanitarian work including crisis mapping and damage assessment................ (Read more)

Your chance to help blow up the world  :D or go for the second option of assisting 3rd world projects.
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Re: CERN reaches out to PC and laptop users
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 07:32:10 AM »

That's very interesting. I might give it a go.
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Re: CERN reaches out to PC and laptop users
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 07:56:10 AM »

Links to assist  :)

LHC at Home   

http://lhcathome.cern.ch/

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Citizen Cyberscience Centre

http://www.citizencyberscience.net/ccc-partner.htm


Press release with links to other projects

http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2011/PR13.11E.html

Helping to find ways to produce clean water

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/
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Re: CERN reaches out to PC and laptop users
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 08:08:39 AM »

Thanks Adrian.
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Re: CERN reaches out to PC and laptop users
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 08:29:38 AM »

 :)

I have 2 PC's on my desk, one is idle much of the time, I have just signed up for the World Community Grid and installed the software ( so now it will run 24/7/365).

Not only are they running the Clean Water Project but my machine is now also running research for Cancer ( being a PC patient this is a bit special to me) ,Fighting Aids at Home, and Muscular Dystrophy.
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