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LHC@home: a Volunteer Computing System for Massive Numerical Simulations of Beam Dynamics and High Energy Physics Events

Recently, the LHC@home system has been revived at CERN. It is a volunteer computing system based on BOINC which allows boosting the available CPU-power in institutional computer centers by 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 either project will be presented. Milestones of progress of the projects will also be discussed.

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