CASA/JIVE VLBI Coordination Meeting

2020 April 29 @ 1400UTC


  • Future Meeting dates (usually last Wed of the month):
    • 2020 May 27 @ 1400 UTC
    • 2020 Jun 24?

General Admin

  • General Status w.r.t. Coronavirus measures
    • NRAO/ALMA:
      • NRAO in North America on "Infectious Disease Operating Status (IDOS)" (work at home) until June 1+
        • VLA continuing to observe (will remain in C-configuration to at least June 8, pending adequate health/safety measures to permit antenna moves)
        • VLBA continuing to observe
      • ALMA staff working from home; ALMA Cycle 7 telescope operations suspended; ALMA Cycle 8 postponed 1 full year (renewed proposal call March 2021)
      • Staff working at home at least until ~start of June.
    • CASA
      • Work continuing at home on a best-efforts basis; weekly Google Meets working reasonably well.
      • CASA 5.7/6.1 release pending completion of Cube imaging refactor and general validation work
      • CASA 6.1.1 expected in a few months
      • CASA 5.8/6.2 planning ongoing
      • Full implications of ALMA delays unclear, as yet; will proceed as planned for now
    • Connection for this meeting: JIVE Zoom
  • (Mark) Requirements collation status?
  • (George/Ryan) CASA VLBI Readiness
    • VLBA and JIVE prioritization of Mark's requirement doc?
    • Brian Glendenning would like a "credible effort estimate" for UC meeting at end of May(!)
  • (Ryan) CNGI Status
    • CNGI/ngCASA Conceptual Design Review: 2020 Jun 9-10 (Documentation by May 20)
  • Pending admin issues
    • casa6 build issues: formal instructions for plotms, CASAshell, casa5/6 co-exist, c++ unit tests in casa6
    • New VLBI integration branch?
  • Other admin?


  • Processes
    • Stakeholders exercise is for planning CASA staff work distribution, according to a broad spectrum of requests; does not control JIVE development effort, though JIVE welcome to contribute as a stakeholder
    • Tools/processes evolving on confluence/JIRA as CASA 5.8/6.2 planning is settled.
    • All VLBI-specific efforts to be documented with CASA effort; isolated via "VLBI" and "VLBI@JIVE" JIRA labels. May leverage confluence a bit more in future.
  • CASA 5.7/6.1
  • CASA 5.8/6.2 Planning


-- GeorgeMoellenbrock - 2020-04-28
Topic revision: r3 - 2020-04-28, GeorgeMoellenbrock
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