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NAASC Organizational Meeting: Wednesday Mar 5, 1-2:30pm ET (1800-1930UT), CV-ER311/TUC-N525/Soc280(SO-conf2)

Meeting Information

  • Call date: 2008-03-05 (Wednesday)
  • Call time 13:00 ET or 18:00 UT
  • Duration: 1.5 hr
  • Non toll-free number: 434-244-6834
  • USA toll-free Number: 866-675-5385
  • Outside USA Number: +1 517-444-6916
  • Passcode: 8445333#
  • Leader: Hibbard


  • CV: Indebetouw, Hunter, Brogan, Mangum, Remijan, Wootten, Hales, Hibbard
  • Soc: Carilli, Myers, Reid, Glendenning
  • GB:
  • ATF:
  • Canada:
  • Tuc:

Action Items from past meetings (RED=OPEN)

  • ACTION: Append Crystals email on beta testing priorities to last months agenda
  • ACTION: Send AOPverD milestones to James
    • WHO: J.Hibbard
    • DUE: Feb 7
    • DONE: Feb 7
    • NOTES:
  • ACTION: Iterate with NRC on Canadian MOU
    • WHO: Carilli/di Francesco
    • DUE: End Feb
    • DONE: Feb 29
    • NOTES: now in NRC's court
  • ACTION: provide revised ALMA EPO plan/staff ramp-up for NAASC EPO effort consistent with planned funding level
    • WHO: M.Adams
    • DUE: Dec 15
    • DONE:
    • NOTES:
  • ACTION: Write revised NAASC proposal: budget methodology; changes from Washington review
    • WHO: Hibbard
    • DUE: Jan-30
    • DONE: New budget done 11/13. Need text.
  • ACTION: CASA testing for beta patch 1
    • WHO: esp. Remijan, Indebetouw, Hibbard, Carilli, Brogan, Myers. Anyone else who can.
    • DUE: Feb 15 -> as soon as "blockers" fixed.
    • DONE:
    • NOTES: Blockers: polcal, plotxy, mac build
  • ACTION: Give Nicole names for science advisory groups, so they can all be testers.
    • WHO: Cbrogan
    • DUE: Feb 15 -> after patch 1 released.
    • DONE:
    • NOTES:
  • ACTION: Review NAASC webpage you are responsible for (see assignments) prior to monthly NAASC Org. Meeting
    • WHO: Everyone
    • DUE: prior to meeting
    • DONE:

Action Items from this meeting:

  • ACTION: Finish Newsletter article
    • WHO: Carilli et al.
    • DUE: March 6
    • DONE: March 6
    • NOTES:
  • ACTION: Arrange for office space for new hires
    • WHO: Hibbard/Miller
    • DUE: April 6
    • DONE: March 13
    • NOTES:


  • NAASC News (Carilli/Hibbard)
    • NAASC staffing: 1-2 CSV Liaison, CASA developer, EPO program manager. Interview/offer process is in full swing. AI: Hibbard needs to arrange office space for new hires. Meeting with TMiller 3/12.
    • Two Jansky Fellows coming to Charlottesville in the Fall: Stuart Corder & Brian Kent. Both are very interested in ALMA, and in participating in Commissioning. Kent has legit VO credentials.
    • f2f meeting of SciOpsIPT was in Charlottesville Feb 26-27. Main topics: set timeline for various implementation plans; writing implementation plans; getting ops requirements into computing systems; coordinate hiring. Hibbards' assignments for SciOpsIPT: helpdesk requirements & implementation plan (Gareth is helping with this); update Ops S/W requirements to AOPversD; write NA ARC implementation plan; NA Archive implementation plan. Next f2f meeting: May 15-16 in SCO. First meeting with de Grauuw.
    • Revision of Canadian MOU is in the works.
    • CFP for SIS development work has gone out. 30day tender. Should have bids by now, but TMiller out so will have to check later. Only one bid received, from UVML
    • NAASC Newsletter article due today. Edited and returned. Got articles also for workshop & splatalog
    • CASA testing for patch 1: will release as soon as blockers removed. Blockers include polcal, plotxy, mac build. Plotxy could use some testing. Also "fitorder" in imcontsub.

  • ANASAC (Carilli)
    • New member from Tiawan added.
    • ANASAC needs to provide input to ASAC before the ASAC report goes to the Board on March 13.
    • Next telecon: Fri Mar14 2pm EDT.

  • Main Event:
    • NAASC & NRAO Web page. New design. NAASC needs to spearhead use for science users. 1500hits/day for main page, 100/day science pages. Aaron and Chris will lead this effort, and produce a coordinated response. People should send important things directly to
    • First NAASC postdoc: short discussion. Carilli, Hibbard & Wootten should discuss this offline.
    • Archive: what is it? On-going discussion with IT, EVLA, CIPT. Main questions: where should archive go (are there economy of scales with co-locating)? Are there things we have budgeted for for ALMA that can benefit other efforts at NRAO? Strong opinion from this group: ALMA archive has to be local, unless it is demonstrated that transfer speeds are adequate. We plan on having proto-archive downstairs in computer area of 1st floor. This will be an NGAS rack plus a high-end machine with sufficient storate for all commissioning data, and with blazingly fast casa implementation, so we can use it to reduce commissioning data. Will purchase with FY08 dollars, so have in place by end of year.
    • Remy "script wiki" question Did not make it to this item

-- JohnHibbard - 10 Mar 2008
Topic revision: r2 - 2008-03-14, JohnHibbard
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