Work Status

06 December 2010

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Algorithms  
ALMA  
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CASA  
CIS  
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GBT Latest GBT goings-ons.
Guppi  
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Interactive Services Started testing new proposal handling and evaluation system on the mirror (test server). The basic layout seems reasonable. We are currently working on getting the conflict of interest checks working.
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VAO  
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15 November 2010

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Algorithms  
ALMA In the middle of the release 8 checkout process. Correlator throughput considerably increased. Observing modes checked out.
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CASA  
CIS  
EVLA Put version 1.07 of OPT on webtest Wed Nov 10.
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Guppi  
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Interactive Services  
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VAO  
VLBA  
Web  

01 November 2010

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Algorithms  
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Guppi  
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Interactive Services The PST postmortem meeting was held on 28 Oct 2010. The helpdesk ticket volume was low with no major issues. The plan of record was finalized with most of the effort this cycle allocated to the new proposal handling and evaluation system.
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VAO  
VLBA  
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18 October 2010

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Algorithms The ARDG has been in operation since May 2009. However, on 2010-Oct-07 it was announced as a new initiative with SanjayBhatnagar as the Chief Algorithm Development Scientist.
ALMA  
Archives  
CASA  
CIS Since RonDuPlain left there is no leadership for the web developers meeting. We would like to recast this meeting and we plan to ask the relevant individuals to participate.
Although there is plan to move forward on unifying the user database in BOS with my.nrao.edu there is no deadline. It might be good to have another single-database meeting.
EVLA Version 1.06 of the Obs Prep Tool is in test and we're working on 1.07. Versions 1.06,1.07, and 1.08 are primarily technical releases.
It is hoped that some of these changes will help performance. If not then they will focus on improving performance. The OPT is very slow when importing a large number of scans.
GBT There was some discussion about deploying the Kayako helpdesk. They are investigating using a bulletin board to provide the many-to-many mapping required in GB.
Latest GBT goings-ons.
HPC There is now an internal effort to bring high performance computing developers together. The first meeting was on 2010-Oct-15 with a presentation by MartinPokorny on EVLA WIDAR backend processing.
Interactive Services Our normal PST postmortem meeting for the 1 Oct 2010 deadline will be scheduled for next week to evaluate our performance and plan work for the next cycle.
PST requirements for the new proposal processing system have been completed and are being reviewed by OpenSky. These include unifying the proposal system by using science panels for all telescopes and a common Time Allocation Committee. We plan to go from trimesters to semesters for the proposal cycle.
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VAO  
VLBA  
Web PatMurphy and StephanWitz have imported the science web into plone. There are lots of warts and many issues (e.g., forums cannot be transferred). PatMurphy expects that they can hand this over to the relevant stakeholders in 1-2 months with a public release in 6 months to 1 year.

04 October 2010

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Algorithms  
ALMA  
Archives  
CASA  
CIS  
EVLA  
GBT Starting to organize a workshop for spring 2011 in GB on Big Data for Astronomy. Details fuzzy at the moment, but will be focused toward establishing and fostering collaboration and partnership. Will be sending out an observatory wide announcement as soon as we select a date. Latest GBT goings-ons.
Guppi  
Interactive Services We received 140 EVLA, 65 GBT, and 31 VLBA proposals for the 1 Oct deadline. Major work for the next cycle will focus on transitioning to the new proposal processing system for the 1 Feb 2011 deadline.
Management The Office of e2e Operations (OEO) is no more. Observatory Science Operations (OSO) is in place for FY2011.
Pipelines JaredCrossley will assist BillCotton in the development of a pipeline for VLBA observations. The initial target project is Mojave.
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VLBA  
Web  

-- GarethHunt - 2011-03-07
Topic revision: r2 - 2011-03-07, GarethHunt
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