CERN LHC@home 2.0 project

. August 9, 2011 . 0 Comments

LHC@home 2.0 is a volunteer computing platform for physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s largest particle accelerator – at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. This platform will host several sub-projects for different LHC physics groups.

Home computer users can now be part of a global effort to simulate data that physicists will use in their analysis of LHC data, by running simulations of particle collisions on your home computer. The first project to run on the LHC@home 2.0 platform – currently in test phase – is called Test4Theory.The results are submitted to a central database which is used as a common resource by both experimental and theoretical scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Hopefully, these explanations can help give an idea of why the computing resources made available by volunteers in this way can be crucial for improving our understanding of what is really happening inside the beam pipe of the Large Hadron Collider.

In order to run the collision simulations you will need to install two key applications ion your computer:
VirtualBox
BOINC client.

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.

More info: http://lhcathome.web.cern.ch/LHCathome/Physics/

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