LHC@home: A volunteer computing system for massive numerical simulations of beam dynamics and high energy physics events

Anton E Karneyeu, Ben Segal, P. Skands, Francois Grey

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Recently, the LHC@home system has been revived at CERN. It is a volunteer computing system based on BOINC which boosts the available CPU-power in institutional computer centres with the help of individuals that donate the CPU-time of their PCs. Currently two projects are hosted on the system, namely SixTrack and Test4Theory. The first is aimed at performing beam dynamics simulations, while the latter deals with the simulation of high-energy events. In this paper the details of the global system, as well a discussion of the capabilities of each project will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Particle Accelerator Conference, (IPAC 2012) - New Orleans, United States of America
Duration: 20 May 201225 May 2012
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceInternational Particle Accelerator Conference, (IPAC 2012)
Abbreviated titleIPAC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityNew Orleans
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