Friday, August 12, 2011

CERN's LHC Wants Your CPU Cycles

CERN is at it again.
  1. CERN has updated their LHC@home program to LHC@home 2.0
  2. This is a program designed to let the scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider use the computers of regular people to do their work.
  3. This 2.0 version is designed to run particle collision simulations on "volunteer" computers in their quest to find the Higgs boson (aka God Particle)
  4. CERN already pointed other researchers away from particular energy ranges in order to reserve those for their own investigation.

Once again, CERN has tipped its hand regarding the Higgs boson. It's clear that they have no regard for the ethical conduct of science, as they have repeatedly attempted to throw their colleagues off the track by dropping red herrings in the midst of their releases. Now they're busy using the computers of unsuspecting volunteers to further outpace their colleagues.
In order to do the distributed processing entailed by LHC@home 2.0, they've gotten those volunteers to allow the installation of "simulation" software on their computers, thus granting CERN - and its European Union rulers - access to the contents of those machines. It remains to be seen just what tracking capabilities are included in that software, as well as just how deeply the scientists and bureaucrats at CERN are willing to probe.
I'll report here as I uncover more information, but suffice it to say that I'm concerned - very concerned.

Posted by Procrustes 17

CERN seems to be having a problem, or they're blowing another smoke-screen. Their system gives a message blaming a "ROGUE" system or systems for keeping new users from signing up for the program. It may be nothing more than a ploy to make it look more popular than it is, or it may be the result of poor programming resulting in an overload of data being "returned" to them from the computers they've already compromised through their software.

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