NAASC Third Wed Meeting - April 20, 2011

ACTION:

    • Send announcement to colloquium list inviting people to register.
    • Prompt Canadians for article
    • alma-help@nrao.edu - in John's overview talk; should be removed? That email is for registration issues.

  • News & Information

    • Crystal - need to be careful about calling data "Science verification data" until a decision has been made to release it as such.

  • Main Topics ~ 30 minutes
    • Upcoming timeline
      • April 26-27 & May 9-10: Charlottesville tutorials
        • Meeting earlier this morning; all set to go
      • May 1: release of CfP for Development studies
      • [May 9-13]: IT4 ? Load test with archive +
      • May 11-12: User Committee meeting, Greenbank
      • May 15: release of Technical Handbook
      • June 1: archive open for submissions
      • June 30: proposal deadline
      • July 18-22 (week of): TA workshop & pan-JAO/ARC meet-and-greet
      • August 8: Science and tech assessments due
      • August: panel meetings; results ~29th to PIs
      • September 1-29: Phase II products; [OT Phase II / CASA bootcamp ?]
      • September 30: start ES observations

  • Highlights from Groups & Teams
    • Management (Carol, John)
      • ANASAC telecon tomorrow
        • Everything ASAC moves to Chile (mailing lists etc)
      • Next Science workshop - possibly CHO
        • Speak up if you'd like to be SOC or LOC for upcoming meeting - to decide agenda, place, date, speakers.
        • Amy volunteered.
    • Science & CSV (Al, Stuartt)
      • 9 out of 10 antennas used last night; still issues with one.
    • Science Communications (Mark Adams - not attending today)
      • eNews article from Canada planned
    • EPO (John Stoke)
    • NRC (Gerald on travel)
    • User Support Group (Carol)
      • Tutorial presentations reviewed & updated. Developing set for public access
      • CDEs this week at STScI; Boston. CV next week.
      • Contributions to Tech Handbook: week of April 25
      • Updates to CASAguides and simguides required for CASA release; Crystal overseeing
      • Helpdesk: 12 tickets and 31 KB articles as of Monday
        • issues with questions about moving objects (Gerald wrote response); correct descriptions of bandwidths
        • Getting about 1 ticket/day
        • lots of enhancement requests, but nothing major
      • Updated mousepad being proofed
        • awaiting vote
    • Data Services Group & Computing (Mark L / David H)
      • Availability of calibration and flagging tables in archive being debated in the archive policy group. NA in favor, but, unclear if this is already in the requirements/AOPvD - Crystal will help check AOPvD. Telecon in the next week or two.
      • Need to test system temperatures in simdata using CASA 3.2 release candidate
      • Splatalogue webservices, including the VO SLAP service now hosted at NRAO
      • David is preparing to purchase new hardware for fast filesystem.
      • Benchmarking - not much progress; depends upon CASA
    • JAO Support Group (John H on travel)
    • Tiger Team (Crystal)
      • Release candidate casa__stable. Mac version for 10.6 available.
      • Release in about two weeks.
      • For parallel - the fastest way to run is on Lustre File system.
      • If interested in data reduction - Stuartt is giving a tutorial on running specialized scripts at the Tiger Team meeting tomorrrow (Thur, Apr 21)

  • AOB
-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2011-04-20

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