Latest tests with EVLA pipeline running on a very large MS still shows "Exception Reported: Table::lock cannot sync table, another process changed the number of columns". Running on a smaller MS does not show this problem.
Latest tests using a cycle2 reduction script using ALMA MS still shows that the tile caching commit does not fix the MMS cases.
Development: web log infrastructure upgraded to handle multiple ALMA observing sessions, ASDMs more gracefully
EVLA commissioning:flux scale / model column issue, handling cross-hands selection in plots
HPC testing: flag data efficiency in pipeline and CASA
Plotms testing: TBD with version later than 4.4.131 (last Friday)
Verified test failures in OSX 10.10. Made ParallelDataHelper more robust for the case when a simple_cluster fails to be created due to lack of resources.
Moved the location of hidden parameters in mstransform and partition to avoid clash with positions of other parameters, as reported by a helpdesk user.
pipeline flagdata usage analysis (with Brian Kent), improved hif_fluxcalflag efficiency
input to EVLA commissioning( with Brian Kent), flagdata calls, setjy calls, calibrator imaging
new pipeline web log infrastructure testing
plotms testing, speed issue not resolved as of last Friday
Verified the MultiFile implementation that previously failed due to the limit in number of open files. It is fixed for this case of running the ALMA pipeline with 3 EBs, creating a Multi-MS each with 42 subMSs
pipeline manifest file discussions with Kana and Takeshi
observing modes meeting input
CAS-7412 - Implemented Justo's new method MSTransformIteratorFactory::getVisBufferStructure() in plotms for estimating memory requirements of non-, channel-, and time-averaged data with better performance. Implemented plain VI2 for other averaging with countChunks method as before.
Investigated open files with write-lock (CAS-7428). Now all files are closed in plotms after cache is loaded, except those opened by getVisBufferStructure(). Sent email to Justo.
Lots of testing and discussion about tile cache etc
started working on speeding up convolution function calculations faster for mosaics for CAS-3532 and CAS-6794
Justo González Villalba
Fixed antenna reindexing problem reported for SPW separation
Fixed iPython-cluster security issues and system command backwards incompatibilities reported for MAC 10.10
Work in progress setting up developer env. in MAC 10.10 to investigate seg. fault in split
Tested VI/VB fixes from George in the MMS context, the problem is still present, sent a report to George/Jim with the test results so that they can reproduce them.
Finished basic custom toolbar (No Search)
Writing selenium tests for Commands
Viewer: CAS-7439 (Help not working)
Fixed broken UVFITS-related test failures.
(CAS-7087) Parent ticket for UVFits Bug Fixes for 4.4 Cycle: Updated with official version of Eric's memo (had been draft).
(CAS-7328) imregrid does not rotate beam in J2000-GALACTIC conversion: Discussion with Juergen re: precision issues or possible direction coordinate conversion issues in CASA.
Much discussion about a Linux->OSX client so I can actually get a development environment on which to debug OSX test failures. Tracy installed tigerVNC on my machine which allows me to connect to razor, but I still need an account to proceed farther. Josh said he needed to talk to Darrell, which is the last update I had about that.
(CAS-7408) immoments crashes with underscores in mask names: kicked back to Juergen since I have no idea what else I can do with this ticket.
(CAS-5053) ms.getscansummary() fails to list all spws of a scan: Worked with Catarina to help her test this.
Discussed with Jim my role as coordinator on a couple of casacore modules.
(CAS-4283) implement ia.continuumsub()/imcontsub using ImageProfileFitter: completed implementation, have been working on improving performance.
[JIRA] (CAS-6971) imfit logger messages should indicate noise scheme being assumed: worked with Catarina on helping her test this.
Became aware of imagetest failure on Saturday, first on my to do list today.
More work/testing on CAS-7440---making the tile cache full-spw-width.
CAS-7453/SCOPS-1710 -- Effects related to Tsys calibration sampling, etc. Coments on these tickets pending.
Some EVLA polarization user support (Kurtz, et al.)
(CAS-7416) Perform ALMA HPC tests with realistic conditions and setup - still working on finalising the test scripts
(CAS-7424) improve leap second message - done
(CAS-5689) spectral fitting results seem off - testing and found additional tester
(CAS-7225) mosaic clean in alma-m100-analysis-regression fails on Fedora Core 20 - seems resolved
(CAS-7421) Make the distances parameter of im.fixvis available in task fixvis (and make it work) - found that underlying code is very old and little tested and doesn't seem to be easily resuscitated
(CAS-7227) better reporting of tabular spectral axes - added main fix
working on getting my new OSX 10.10 machine work as test platform (in order to find reason for wvrgcal failure on 10.10)
alma-m100-analysis regression now automatically run on each new test build both on EL6 and FC20 (and pass recently)
Added imager weighting calcs (with gather/scatter) for parallel runs. Plus some other minor code changes.
Second talk/discussion/emails about Imager features for HPC folk. Discussion/emails with JK/MP about iteration control and interaction for the refactored Imager. Some user-support emails.
fixed simple_cluster not respecting cpuset/affinity on gnu/linux
finer grained GIL locking for plotting to avoid stalling MPI heartbeat thread (CAS-7383)
makemask bug fixes in 'expand' mode after feedback from a tester (CAS-7302)