Thursday, 9 am MT, 11 am ET, 22 July 2021

Logistics

NRAO Zoom 05

Agenda

  • 22A
    • PST Status (Rick)
    • Helpdesk Tickets
      • PST (Lorant)
      • Account (Anand)
    • PST Technical Debt (Rick)
  • Reciprocal Observing Agreements (Anand)
  • AOB

Minutes

Attending: DanaBalser, AllisonCosta, ToneyMinter, AmyMioduszewski, EmmanuelMomjian, MarkClaussen, BarryClark, AnandCrossley, RickLively, LorantSjouwerman

  • 22A
    • PST Status. RickLively reported no significant issues. Also, the data archive and lustre are up and working; they have caught up with data ingestion.
    • Helpdesk Tickets
      • PST. LorantSjouwerman reported that most of the tickets have been about clarifications. There were three software related tickets:
        1. Bad character in author name prevented a user from adding an Author to a proposal. Solution: we added the author for them.
        2. Technical Justification text was not able to be saved. This is one of the techncial debt tickets and a long standing problem. The user copied this proposal so we have a proposal we can use for testing. Solution: we added the TJ text for them.
        3. A go-link in the Technical Justification for new HSA stations is broken. After some discussion it appears that the JIRA ticket was added since we had initially planned to add more HSA stations, but then decided not to do so (at least not now). But the ticket was not removed and so the work was done. The plan is that EmmanuelMomjian will add text to the current HSA web page indicating that there are no new HSA stations and LorantSjouwerman will point the go-link to this page. We should remove text and links about new HSA stations in 22B (unless things change).
      • Account. AnandCrossley reported that we have been receiving the typical rate of institutional request and password reset tickets. He has caught up with the backlog of institutional requests.
    • PST Technical Debt. RickLively reported that he has made some progress but has not solved any tickets yet. Some comments:
      1. Technical Review Categories Ticket: he spent a lot of time on this ticket but he was not able to reproduce the error. Added code to capture info if the problem does happen again.
      2. Technical Justification Text Ticket: we have a 22A proposal that we can test.
      3. Left Over Files Ticket: appears to occur when using the checkbox/Print button on the Proposal List page.
  • Reciprocal Observing Agreements. AnandCrossley summarized his document on statistics for our external joint observing program. Some salient points that came up during our discussion.
    1. Global (cm) VLBI. MarkClaussen summarized the time available for such programs:
      • EVN + Global: 3 epochs x 2 weeks. Here "EVN" does not include AUI facilties, whereas "Global" is EVN + other facilities. Global only takes a small faction of this time.
      • GMVA: 2 epochs x 1+ weeks.
    • Fermi. Both NRAO and Fermi web pages claim 10% of AUI open skies time, but the MOU says 5%. ToneyMinter has been assuming 5% since this is what the MOU says. DanaBalser will contact Fermi to get their feedback.
    • Scheduling Prioirities. The scheduling priorities assigned by the TAC for the AUI allocations do not appear to correlate with the decison to give external telescope time. DanaBalser and AmyMioduszewski expect this to occur but not too often. AnandCrossley will produce some statistics.

-- DanaBalser - 2021-07-21
Topic revision: r3 - 2021-07-22, DanaBalser
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