Work Status

15 Mar 2010

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Algorithms Presentation Mar 18: A-Projection approach to correct for PB effects; its application to EVLA/WIDAR0 data. SanjayBhatnagar
ALMA  
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CIS  
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GBT Latest news - CommissioningMeeting10Mar12
The KFPA installed and undergoing pre-commissioning check-out on the GBT.
Guppi  
Interactive Services We are now developing the Plan of Record for OpenSky for this cycle. We decided not to try to implement joint proposals. We will proceed with the separation for the User and Proposal databases. Requirements for this are being finalized.
We had hoped to have replication (mirroring) of the user database to the NRAO from OpenSky by now. A test database is running.
The PST helpdesk will migrate to the standard NRAO one (based on Kayako) by the end of the month.
Management A job description for the Head of OSO is almost complete.
Pipelines  
VAO As mentioned before, the VAO Science Council takes place at the end of the month at GSFC. A run-through of presentations will make via video this coming Friday, 19 March 2010.
VLBA  
Web A security breach was discovered and fixed. It was a SQL injection attack. Unfortunately, it allowed the NRAO to serve as a host for drug advertisements and possibly as a source of malware.

01 Mar 2010

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Algorithms Presentation Mar 11: Rotation Measure mapping. LeoniaKogan and FrazerOwen.
Presentation Mar 18: A-Projection approach to correct for PB effects; its application to EVLA/WIDAR0 data. SanjayBhatnagar
ALMA Three visits from Socorro staff to Chile (all well). 1. Testing procedures at the OSF interferometer, e.g. setting up regression tests of CSV activities. 2. Quicklook GUI updates/discussions. Debugging correlator software problems. Impact of earthquake still not clear; no reports of personnel injuries yet.
Archives Apr 5-6: Meeting in Socorro to discuss progress on GBT archive access and VLA/VLBA archive access.
CASA Release 3.0.1 should be today, but there are still problems being worked on.
CIS  
EVLA  
GBT Latest news - CommissioningMeeting10Feb26
NRAO attendees of PyCon will be giving a talk about the conference next week. Contact Mark Clark or Joe Masters for more info. Or join the mailman list for Python.
We are now using Pivotal Tracker to manage the Dynamic Scheduling project, KFPA pipeline project, and GBT portion of the VLBA upgrade. Initial response from everyone using PT is very positive and it seems to be a very useful tool.
Guppi  
Interactive Services PST post mortem for the last proposal submission cycle held Feb 26. Items for the next development cycle being prepared this week.
Management Mar 2. OSO WBS initial version to the business office for review.
Pipelines  
VAO NSF has asked for updated budget information which is promising for VAO startup. Planning underway for the VAO Science Council meeting to be held at GSFC at the end of March. We are tweaking the proposed VAO Program Plan in preparation for this meeting, and planning the talks. The next IVOA Interoperability workshop is coming up in May, and as always this is a busy time for standards development in preparation for this meeting (ObsTAP, SIAV2, etc.). A summary of where we stand with NRAO VAO planning was distributed to the OSO WG a few weeks ago. DT gave a Colloqium talk on VO in Socorro in late February; what with the lunch talks in CV we have brought the staff up to date on VAO at both sites.
VLBA  
Web plone school in Garching Mar 22. Several of us attending.

15 Feb 2010

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Algorithms  
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EVLA Updated the test version of the OPT. The main new feature is Doppler Setting.
GBT Latest news - CommissioningMeeting10Feb12
Three of our software engineers are at PyCon this week.
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Web  

01 Feb 2010

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Algorithms Presentation Feb 4: Synthesis RFI excision by LeoniaKogan, FrazerOwen, and BillCotton.
Presentation Feb 11: Rotation Measure mapping. LeoniaKogan and FrazerOwen.
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GBT Latest news - CommissioningMeeting10Jan29
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18 Jan 2010

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Algorithms Presentation Jan 28: EVLA beam polarization by BillCotton.
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EVLA Released version 1.0 of Obs Prep Tool.
GBT Latest Status: CommissioningMeeting10Jan15
Guppi Now using GPUs to perform coherent dedispersion in real-time. Tests look good, currently only for blackbelt use.
Interactive Services We have been validating the PST test release over the past week or so. We plan to release this version on 19 Jan at 12:00 EST.
Management Now processing Q1FY09 observatory metrics for the director's office.
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04 Jan 2010

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Algorithms  
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EVLA Put a new version of OPT on webtest on Dec 31.
First OSRO version scheduled to go into production on Jan 15.
GBT Latest GBT M&C release notes - https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/GB/Software/ReleaseNotes_10_1
Guppi  
Interactive Services  
Management  
Pipelines  
VAO A VAO organizational meeting is scheduled for Wed this week in Washington.
A summary of where we stand with NRAO VAO planning is in preparation now that we have completed the first round of planning discussions.
VLBA  
Web  

-- GarethHunt - 2010-05-04
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