LHC Test4Theory News
Introducing LHC@home 2.0 Test4Theory volunteers map
Dear Volunteers,We have put together a map where one can see from where in the world did volunteers connect:Click here to see the mapThe slider on top of the page can be used to modify the length on the time frame for which the connections are displayed. The map is data is refreshed every 10 minutes.Volunteers which are located close to each other are grouped into clusters, which are generated dynamically depending on the map zoom level. This is done in order not to overload the map, as well as to ensure fast loading of the page and the low response time. Clusters' icons are color coded (depending on the size of the cluster), and are labeled with the number which shows how many individual volunteers they contain.The resolution of geographic coordinates is done based on volunteers' IP addresses, and since we use the free version of GeoIP database the location of the points on the map is not always very precise (for example CERN users end up somewhere in downtown Geneva). The volunteers whose location could not be determined are scattered around the center of the Bermuda Triangle.Individual volunteers are displayed using the light blue icon. By hovering over the icon one can see the name of the place from which the connection was made, the Jabber ID of the Co-Pilot agent, as well as the time when the connection was made. The name of the location is also determined using GeoIP database, in case when it is not possible to resolve it the default value (NOVILLE) is used.We hope you like it, and I will of course appreciate your feedback!Artem,on behalf oh LHC@home 2.0 Test4Theory team.