Monday Morning Meeting 01/08/18

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  • Phone: (434) 817-6524


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News / Meetings / Visitors

  • Klara start date pending, waiting on visa approval
  • CASA Face to Face set for Charlottesville, VA on 2/27 - 3/1 (travel on 2/26 and 3/2)
    • Need to create meeting page and start collecting agenda topics
  • 5.1.2 coming out any day now
  • 5.2 release by end of January
  • Migration of 5.2 tests to automated Bamboo regression



  • Pipeline / CASA 5.3
    • Heuristics / data flow for imaging ALMA mixed antenna arrays under discussion: CAS-7921
    • Heuristics for determining when to use channelized weights under discussion: CAS-7824
    • Ongoing Improvements to low SNR ALMA calibration heuristics / web log displays under discussion: CAS-9264, CAS-10792
    • Caltable plotting with plotms in testing
    • Task updates to the new multi ms parameter handling infrastructure in progress
  • Pipeline / CASA 5.2
    • Major CASA side HPC efficiency issues resolved: CASA-10795, CAS-10837, CASA-10959
    • Restoring beam equals 'common' heuristics implemented, under test
  • Pipeline / CASA 5.1
    • hif_makeimlist beam determination issues resolved pending final testing: CAS-10980


  • Last "CASA 5.2" round of pipeline test runs with casa-prerelease-5.2.0-5. Performance issues fixed:
    • CAS-10795 "hif.heuristics.imageparams_base slowdown in parallel mode" definitely fixed. More details
    • CAS-10837 "MS selection on Multi-MSs slower than on the equivalent MSs" closed, as it was a component of CAS-10795 which turned out to come down to the very same issue in the VI1.
    • CAS-10796 " slowdown in parallel mode": much improved, although there are some exceptions for future analysis. More details.
    • CAS-10428 "Various image processing tasks (immoments, imhead, exportfits) run slower in parallel" also greatly improved - fixed. More details


  • CASA Newsletter in March: ideas for contribution welcome.
  • CASA at AAS: flyer at NRAO booth (final version attached).

Build, Release

  • Testing CAS-10869 this week. The goal is to have more uniform packaging/testing process for various Jira tickets.
  • XCode9 works fine on 10.12 now but 10.13.2 broke gcc. There is a way to patch this on the OS but it is probably wise to wait for 10.13.3.

Verification Testing

Validation Testing



Developer Reports

Monday Meeting
  • Sanjay Bhatnagar
  • Sandra Castro
  • Lindsey Davis
    • converted several pipeline hifa (ALMA interferometry) and hif (general interferometry) tasks to use new measurement set dependent properties class
    • vacation Dec 18 - Jan 2
  • Bjorn Emonts
  • Pam Ford
    • plotms pipeline failures (CAS-10774) [blocker] - no failures since AOC cluster system font cache update on 12/22
    • ms.getdata pipeline slowdown (CAS-10950) [blocker] - fix using MSColumn instead of VIVB2 being tested
    • plotms time axis improvement (CAS-4922) [5.3] ready for testing
  • Enrique Garcia
  • Bob Garwood
  • Kumar Golap
  • David Mehringer
  • George Moellenbrock
  • Dirk Petry
  • Martin Pokorny
  • Federico M Pouzols
  • Urvashi Rao
  • Darrell Schiebel
  • Ville Suoranta
  • Takahiro Tsutsumi
Friday NAOJ Meeting
  • Kanako Sugimoto
    • sideband separation algotrithm ( CAS-8091): functional tests 29/30 done.
    • discussing with Todd about fixes to plotbandpass ( CAS-11031)
  • Wataru Kawasaki
  • Takeshi Nakazato
    • management
      • one request to CARTA: spectral profile map
      • discussion on moving unscheduled tickets to CASR (with Daniel T.)
    • worked on test_tsdimaging failure
    • completed engineering ticket CAS-11014
    • coding planning on CAS-9957: either using TVI or StokesImageUtil
  • Renaud Miel
    • CAS-8087: Plotms Pointings plots
      • decision was made with Takeshi to implement via TVI. TVI implementation ongoing.
Topic attachments
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CASA_flyer_AAS.pdfpdf CASA_flyer_AAS.pdf manage 1 MB 2018-01-08 - 10:01 BjornEmonts CASA Flyer AAS final
Topic revision: r14 - 2018-01-18, RenaudMiel
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