Profile: tullio

Your personal background.
I am a retired theoretical physicist, with a Laurea degree of 108/110 obtained at the University of Trieste in 1967. My thesis subject (Simmetrie dinamiche) was summarized in an article published in Il Nuovo Cimento in September 1967. The title is "SU(N,1) Representation for the Harmonic Ocillator", by. G. Bisiacchi and T.Chersi, Serie X, Vol.51 B, pag.195-198. Bisiacchi was my thesis advisor. Unfortunately he died in a car accident in 1972 and this, besides the need to support a family, led my away from scientific research. I went to Milano and found a position as a physics and astronomy editor in Mondadori Publishing house. After 12 years in which I personally knew many scientists, I wen to Genova where I worked on pattern recognition at Elettronica San Giorgio with Luigi Stringa. I came back to Milano for family reasons, and, after a short stint at Alluminio Italia,found a position at SGS (now STMicroelectronics) In Agrate Brianza, where I was responsible for the documentation of UNIX systems using nroff/troff. In 1985 I was hired by Honeywell Information Systems Italy in its UNIX division. From 1991 to 1994 I was manager of the UNIX BULL Laboratory at Area Science Park, near the Elettra Synchrotron Radiation source built by Carlo Rubbia.
Im 1994 I retired, went back to my home near Milano amd started using Linux on a number of PCs. I now have two Linux boxes and a Windows 8.1 PC which runs both vLHC@home and ATLAS@home. The Linux boxes run SETI@home, Einstein@home, Albert@home and CPDN, besides vLHC@home. Linux is SuSE 13.1 32-bit, Windows 64-bit.
Your opinions about ATLAS@Home
It belongs to my education, if not to my career. It looks interesting but it requires a good deal of RAM, in contrast to vLHC@home. I have 8 GB RAM on all PCs and I must run one ATLAS task and 2 vLHC task at a time, no more. I have suggested to limit the number of tasks to 2/host, like vLHC does, but I was met with objections by people having more cores than I have (4 on the Windows CPU, 2 on the Linux boxes, all AMD).
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