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Monday Morning Meeting April 21st
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PARTICIPANT PASSCODE: 725760
Socorro: Rob, Lindsey, Susan, George, Tak.
CV: Andy, Mark, Dave, Darrell, Juergen.
(Kumar and Sandra on leave. Dirk Jim and Jeff on travel)
May be ESO holiday
News / Meetings / Visitors
ALMA Dev. Study AstroPy: 7-18 April
ALMA ObsMode: April 14-16
Cycle III modes and capabilities under consideration.
Lots of desired features, more than likely possible, prioritizing may be necessary. Understood by Stewart and others.
Manual data reduction is not sustainable, need to get to 75% pipeline based data reduction.
Some give and take between what online system does vs data post processing system.
Trade-off between observing efficiency and data reduction effort is an active discussion. Also how much manual corrections to an SDM are acceptable.
Low SNR data reduction.
Direct impact to CASA from priorities: Flagging will be impacted. Mostly pipeline affected. Some discussion of coordinate systems for Solar observing.
Rob to ask Jeff to summarize ALMA Cycle 3 priorities and impact to CASA team.
ACTION: Lindsey follow up on ALMA correlator flags application.
Dirk Petry Visit: 12-23 May
Imaging Synthesis Workshop May 13-20
CASA Admin Calendar
Build, Release, Testing
CASA 4.2.1 Release on OSX
Punch list of automated tests to be resolved. Scott identifying which tests can be run headless. Will ask for assistance from team once they are identified.
Darrell & Susan on Viewer.
Test by Juergen confirmed not a packaging problem.
Scott setup Mac for Susan's development effort.
Next step is to merge trunk changes. Darrell is working on merging.
Mark will coordinate with other testers.
CASA 4.2.1. Plan
CASA 4.2.1 Release on EL
Public release concurrent with OSX release.
On hold last week in preference on 4.2.1 and 4.3 test package.
CASA 4.3 Test Packages
Scott delivered a test package end of Wednesday last week. Deployed on Thursday. (casapy test)
5/1 is ESO holiday, no CTF.
Next will be Lindsey - Pipelines - May 15th
Modern compiler and C++ 11
CASA Document Repository.
Feature freeze on 4/25 (AKA Friday).
Most outstanding features will be ready.
Review progress next Monday and determine forward schedule.
CASA 4.2.2. Plan
George is close to committing weights changes on trunk. Then merge to the 4.2.2 branch.
Working on the regressions.SNR is impacted as expected. Need input from Dirk on key regression tests.
Application of bandpass solutions need some work.
Likely check in today or tomorrow, then on to merge list for 4.2.2.
George also trying to support Jason Koii while he is still here this week. Building animated display of TEC amongst other features.
ACTION: George will note changes needed from Michel for weights initialization in casacore on wiki page.
Flagging changes are included in the same commit George is working on. Will also be committed to trunk and eventually merged to 4.2.2
Existing behavior will not change, but you can enable this alternative stricter version of flagging.
Concurrent to 4.2.1 development/debugging.
Non-reproducible crashes are an issue.
Need a dmg soon for testing. Mark to follow up.
Lindsey stresses it's important to include for processing time. Would strongly favor including this feature.
Susan was on testing and can likely support this feature. Will interweave this work along with 4.2.1 viewer work. Completion date TBD; review on Monday.
Imaging - no report.
VO: progressing well. Integrating the viewer. Client is running and takes queries from a VO service running locally. Clean up work remains.
MPI - no report.
ALMA is focused on doing imaging with pipeline. Lots of pressure to get this feature implemented and generate images as a standard data product.
Self-calibration must be included to some level. Will require some consideration to implement reasonably.
Infrastructure development to support weblog meeting is still priority.
Implementation of plots are next priority (hence focus on plotms).
Improving reliability in the process.
Weblog user testing later this year.
iPython / sync - hold discussion next week.
Weekly staff reports - (halt practice?) - hold discussion next week.
Andy reported Mike's last day was last Friday. Coordinate any outstanding issues with Andy for the time being.
Mark to update JIRA ticket testing status today, expect e-mails.
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