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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2018-10-22

Attendees: David, Igor, Matthieu, Petr, Stephen, Xianyu, Yang


News from management

Previous Action Items

  • xxx

Transition plan

Handover steps

  1. primary + secondary do self learning, gather information, read wiki
  2. primary organize teamviewer/zoom walk through with Kellee and secondary
  3. primary draft techtalk w. input from secondary
  4. techtalk review by Kellee
  5. primary does a team presentation

Please update this table to indicate progress.

Application(s) Primary Secondary Week
AC (5)
Petr (4)
AC (2)
Petr (2)
AC (5)
Petr (2)
AC (2)
Petr (2)
AC (2)
Matthieu (2)
ALH Igor(2)
Matthieu (2)
INDI Igor (2)
Matthieu (2)
Petr (5)
Matthieu (2)
Petr (5)
Matthieu (2)
Petr (5)
Matthieu (2)
Status Server Stephen (2)
Matthieu (2)
Telemetry cleanup Stephen (1) Petr 3
Yang (3)
Igor(2) 2
Yang (2)
Igor (1/2) 2
Yang (1)
Stephen (1) 3
particle monitors AC Petr 4

Open topics

Bring any topics you want for discussion at the meeting here. Use <topic>[<name>] formatting.

  • LUCI1 IP address
  • 4D clone - Xianju leading, discussed some steps, are we all clear what this is all about? XZ to summarize them (4D install on Win10/7, etc)
  • FOS Wiki - ingest ARGOS/Arcetri (DONE)
  • Magic laptop clone/vm - news from Microgate? (Got the change IP linux based client from Microgate - in rcs? how about the remaining eng. GUI interface?)
  • SOUL/FLAO Oct18 in lab then telescope
  • ARGOS/ci - add test, re-enable 'monit'
  • ARGOS deploy at telescope (Gustavo email)
  • Tucson CR, UPS/power plan (harware purchase before end of the year)
  • LBTI/shark+ilocater IIF/INDI (comments asked, XZ?)
  • Vsphere upgrade, capture in plan
  • Luci web-io cold heads state in telemetry for vibration
  • Luci H/O doc comments from RR
  • Tucson CR power upgrade - make plans now

This week in github

Team reports


  • finished LBC NS tracking bug fix
  • some collimation look
  • PMCL troubleshooting & repairs
  • GCS WFS thread redesign


Last week
  • Vacation on Monday
  • HO tech talks: OAC and DIMM
    • Uploaded slides to wiki
  • Rename oac-tucson to oac-dev
    • SH strongly recommends NOT changing the name
  • ARGOS Docker
    • monit is failing

This week
  • Check AGW1 motions and cameras
  • Verify ARGOS deployments on obs machines with Gustavo
    • run simulator
  • ARGOS internal meeting on Wednesday
  • AROGS Docker
  • svn2git: oac, dimm?


Last week:
  • ARGOS wiki import
  • LBTI host/VLAN changes for Paul G.
  • Replace Xianyu's machine
  • Virtualize
  • Docker test environment
  • VM for Yang
This week:
  • Talk to John H., checkout abell, build FC kickstart
  • AGW1 onto telescope network changes
  • Utility building network changes
  • Dockerize "analysis" and move machine to Core-OS?
  • Bubble off pdb? Still looking for replacement pdb.
  • Finished copy of "AO" machines to USB. What next?


  • Web front programming learning and prototyping:
    • Setup a Fedora 28 VM with Stephen (ao-cravat)
    • Google Polymer 3 + Web components learning and prototyping.
  • Final meeting with Kellee on LBC and Misc things.
  • LBC support wiki page editing (with Igor).
  • Some work on collimation data (maybe more to come).
  • Old SVN tools/python code now on Github.


  • management OC, WPC
  • jenkins-ci: ddclient, irc, facum, weather, ds9
  • svn2git: python-lbto, ddclient, facsum
  • h52csv reimplementation in python (x2 speed, x 0.1 code)
  • discuss PBP, 4D with Xianyu
  • discuss JH's abell transition
  • look at misc Wiki formatting issues
  • litHtml continued
  • sci-arch meeting
  • svn2git: last push
  • skytech LBC update Fernando will give and update this week
  • OVMS/TT network in AO cabinet
  • SHARK-VIS Indi/IIF interface
  • new candidate phone interviews, post ad on select newsgroup
  • sci-arch follow up
  • Tucson power way forward with DE
  • Obs-ws way forward with DH


  • Fix SX and DX AdSecs starting issue
  • IDL license and license server installation (back and forth) on SX and DX AdSec with Stephen and Matthieu
  • SX and DX AdSec network renaming with Stephen
  • PBP dicussion and setup lab with final board (get some BCU readout)
  • 4D interferometer diucssion with Matthieu, AO, and 4D
  • changed the BCU IP with a small programm
  • Setup the 4D interferometer in the lab with IT
  • Working on PBP lab setup
  • run different 4D interferometer SW with different OS systems
  • support AO operation


Last week:
  • AGw work
    • Camera controller cards not working. Swapping them in the PCI slots fixed the issue, but it's not clear why
    • Jonathan is very willing to push all of these "computer" issues off on us; where is the line at which we stop?
  • Sketch of server room power, will digitize
  • Discovered major showstopper with Synology's cloud backup program
    • They rewrite local, production filenames to prevent case conflicts on the remote filesystem even if the remote is case-aware
    • I've stopped the Synology backups of the archive and restored all filenames to original--I do not think anyone was affected before I fixed it.
    • Moving to a slower but respectful method using rsync
  • Set up Windows 10 test VM for controller software installation tests
    • RDP is open: U: lbto P: aotest
    • Shall I rip the install CD and make it available to the VM?
  • Synology Volume 3 rebuild. 2 disks at once took ~1 hour per percent completion, but it's finished now and back to full double-parity protection.
This week:
  • Vacation Friday
  • Send new DIN-mount switch to mountain
  • Add detail to power map while digitizing
  • Andrew: AGw fragility testing re: card slot dependency?


Last Week
  • Documentation
  • OT
    • MODs script bug fix

This week
  • Wrapping up Kellee's handover
  • LUCI AFC testing/support
  • OT AFC development?
Topic revision: r14 - 10 Dec 2018, UnknownUser
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