Monday Morning Meeting 7/29/19

  • IP:
  • Phone: (434) 817-6524

News / Management
  • New Hire Qian Gong - HPC Software Engineer, beginning in the Fall
  • MSv3 Report Closeout
  • CASA 5.6 - release branch today
  • CASA 6
    • Can't run parallel tclean from wheels in current form
    • Propose: after 5.6 branch and switch to 5.7 on trunk, modify tclean to use ia.imageconcat if custom concat binary not available
    • Use modified tclean in 6.0 release (small deviation from 5.6)
  • Upcoming stakeholder meetings : July 31 (summary of 5.6, 6.0, CNGI), Aug 7 (5.7 planning), Aug 14 (5.7 implementation discussion).


  • 5.6 work after the branch
    • CAS-12433 and CAS-12590
  • 5.7 plans underway.
    • New features : Focus on items needed critically for VLASS operations, ALMA operations, and the ALMA correlator upgrade. When possible pick minimal effort route, as we still anticipate moving largely to CNGI from next Fall.
    • For other non-critical dev items, focus on specifications in preparation for CNGI development
    • More verification tests.
    • Support Casa 6 migration and (inevitable) debugging.

  • Calibration and Flagging
    • N/A
  • Imaging
    • casa 6 use of refimageconcat ?
  • Data Visualization
    • N/A
  • Import / Export
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  • Infrastructure
    • New test machines having performance issues. Servers are currently down, including casa-metrics
    • Need to figure out what to do with the verification data sets and tests. Lustre+cvpost65?
  • Simulation
    • N/A
  • CASA 6
    • General concern: CASA 6 is not thread safe. casatools/logsink and all casa tasks (and anything else using a common casatools/typecheck/validator) are not thread safe. See last comment of CAS-12552 for an explanation and possible fixes.
    • CAS-12552 needs to be merged to master as soon as possible!
    • The gRPC binding to casaplotms is generally complete. However, a number of plotms tests still fail. The previous binding for DBus was poor and did not take advantage of the capabilities provided by the selected tools. As a result, the new binding differs significantly from the original. In addition, the gRPC always uses a server thread unlike DBus.
    • Assembling the casa6 all-inclusive distro will begin this week. This includes mixing in the other misc GUIs (logger, table browser, etc.) and creating a combined distribution.

Build / Testing

  • Infrastructure
    • N/A
  • Unit
    • N/A
  • Verification
    • N/A
  • Validation
    • 5.6 validation list:
        • CAS-12433 tclean with chunks has discrepant PB, restoringbeam, and spectrum at edges of subimages (includes CAS-12432 but NOT CAS-9852), can be merged after branching

        • CAS-12148 Serious issue with explicit setting of restoringbeam parameter in tclean
        • CAS-9108 Linear basis-specific 'Xf' (multi-scan) improvements
        • CAS-9106 Migrate qufromgain (python) to gaincal
        • ARD-25 / CAS-12563 AWProject ticket (documentation)
        • CAS-9621 tclean : Improvements to Multiscale CLEAN and add 'scalebias' option to MTMFS CLEAN (documentation)
        • CAS-12545 Fix some of the importvla bugs identified in CASR-416 (documentation)

        • ARD-23/CAS-XXXX -- being deferred?
        • CAS-12582, new memory leak in CASA 5.4/5.6, not present in 5.5 in gaincal -- this is going in after branching, if it goes in at all into 5.6
        • CAS-10952 simobserve fix that Erica is testing -- don't hold the branch, but could go to both after branch
        • CAS-12590 CASA 5.6.0-53 spewing loads of "SHOW cache" messages when tclean completes -- new blocker from ALMA from the weekend

User Liaison Updates

  • N/A

Pipeline Updates

  • N/A

Single Dish Development (7/25/19)

  • Wataru Kawasaki
  • Takeshi Nakazato
  • Renaud Miel
  • Suminori Nishie
    • Working on CAS-12510 Refactor PointingdirectionCalculator _GTest.
      • rewrite with Template to simplify , reduce code size.
      • restructure/renew a test-fixture especially for MS generation.
      • practice tutorial codes to obtain the basic
Topic revision: r12 - 2019-07-29, JenDonovanMeyer
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