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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2018-10-29

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 SecondarySorted ascending Week
Yang (2)
Igor (1/2) 2
Yang (3)
Igor(2) 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
particle monitors AC Petr 4
AC (2)
Petr (2)
AC (5)
Petr (2)
AC (2)
Petr (2)
AC (5)
Petr (4)
Yang (1)
Stephen (1) 3

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


  • IMS polymer 3
  • svn2git, cisrv01 on-going work
  • AdSec /4D pyro tests with XY
  • AO cabinet network 1 port for OVMS/TT
  • Luci fiber splitter in CR
  • Argos HO review doc and send to WG


  • git rebase -Xtheirs ...
  • learned why catching SIGABRT (and SIGFPE) is a bad thing - IT7045, nan issues in GCS/WFS
  • vim profiling - :profile start, :syntime on/off/report, found problem in folding (older Vim version uses lots of CPU on large files)
  • Code Coffee openACC seminar -,,
  • Please learn about atan2 before writing: if (y == 0) ret = 0; else ret = tan(y/x);
  • find GNU pareller (e.g. ls 201?/*/201?????.events | parallel -j 18 grep -F \"Torque switch set in hardpoint\" | tee -a /tmp/l)


  • Verified AGW1 motions and cameras
  • Update ARGOS dockerfile
  • KS HO: prepare AzCam and Weatherstation tech talks
  • ARGOS meetings
    • Start-up check mid November, exact dates TBD
    • Second January run will likely be rescheduled
    • MPIA started handover document and format accepted by LBTO


  • abell replacement brought up in VMWare
  • network changes for SOUL BCU in place, and working
  • kickstart for "new" obs workstation -- need RPMs and I am confused about our python module policy vis-a-vis our IRAF module policy -- clarified with Matthieu.
  • and installation of workstation in 580F
  • installed Fedora atomic host on no-longer analysis server -- analysis server got moved to be a dock app.
  • AGW stuff got worked out.
  • archive web-shell problem -- build new vm, move old vm out of the way.
  • renamed oac.tucson to oac-dev.tucson
  • turned off google mobile lock screen requirement for
  • archive is still down -- should we be doing something?
  • need to talk to Leroy and Chris about fiber switch.
  • add items to desktop in Fedora 28
  • switch over abell web?
  • preparation for iLocator?


  • Web front programming learning and prototyping:
    • Google Polymer 3 + Web components learning and prototyping.
    • server/client setup, look into mod_python, iron-ajax, etc.
  • LBC support wiki page editing.
  • Some more work on collimation data?


  • use Zemax to help SX 4D alignment for flatting ASM
  • config SX AdSec for 4D work
  • New 4D and PBP requirement dicussion
  • Pyro client/server and python version test with with Matthieu
  • Document AO SW 4D interfermeter interface
  • test the new installed 4D interferometer
  • Working on PBP lab setup
  • visit 4D company
  • support AO operation


Last week:
  • Saftety IT list work, in progress
  • Found GAM, GSuite management tool was more important than I realized, handed to Matthieu
  • Various software installs
    • Petr, was that parallel what you were looking for?
  • Chugging on safe archive offsiting
  • Chasing updates on room UPS solution
This week:
  • Finish Saftey list updates
  • Work on alternate ideas for sane server room power
  • Do we touch the new/old AGw computer at all?


Last week:
  • OT
    • Create a monitor script for both hosts in Tucson and Mountain, sent it to IT to install in monitor machine.
    • Started looking at websockets technology as a way to make easier? more friendlier GUIs.
  • Documentation
    • Started preparing talk on INDI/ALH/StatusServ
This week:
    • continuing looking into websocked tecnology
  • Documentation
    • will try to finish presentation
  • OT
    • Possibly start working on AFC/OT
Topic revision: r18 - 10 Dec 2018, UnknownUser
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