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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2018-12-10

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


Labor Reporting

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LR20181119 - Bec, Matthieu 64.0
LR20181119 - Colson, Andrew 78.0
LR20181119 - Edmeades, David 64.0
LR20181119 - Sola, Igor 53.0
LR20181119 - Kubanek, Petr 64.0
LR20181119 - Hooper, Stephen 64.0
LR20181119 - Zhang, Yang 40.0
LR20181119 - Zhang, Xianyu 0.0

LR20181203 - Bec, Matthieu 41.0
LR20181203 - Colson, Andrew 32.0
LR20181203 - Edmeades, David 8.0
LR20181203 - Sola, Igor 24.0
LR20181203 - Kubanek, Petr 40.0
LR20181203 - Hooper, Stephen 80.0
LR20181203 - Zhang, Yang 40.0
LR20181203 - Zhang, Xianyu 0.0

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 (2)
Petr (2)
AC (2)
Petr (2)
AC (2)
Matthieu (2)
ALH Igor(2)
Matthieu (2)
INDI Igor (2)
Matthieu (2)
Status Server Stephen (2)
Matthieu (2)
Telemetry cleanup Stephen (1) Petr 3
Yang (3)
Igor (1/2) 2
Yang (1)
Stephen (1) 3
particle monitors AC Petr 4

News from management

  • PEPSI/pol high profile run in January: AGW3 & 4 must be ready
  • ARGOS half-night Dec 22 - confirmed

Previous Action Items

  • Skill set list (DE)

Open topics

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

  • network dropout - antenna monitoring?
  • iLocater Single-Mode Data Fibers - CRA/CRB to Electronics Shop
  • BCU f/w upgrade documentation
  • revert simbad harvard-strasbourg /et/hosts hack from Friday
  • Dust monitor status
  • AO improvement: Luci kwds
  • AO cabinet switch upgrade - follow up
  • wifi summit upgrade (note: end-of-year deadline)
  • Tucson CR power overhaul plan (note: end-of-year deadline)
  • n507/obs upgrade (note: end-of-year deadline)
  • synology new drives
  • PGray mirror cover req. feedback
  • Deployment on page broken
  • Argos Dec 22, second half - TBC
  • Installing python packages on flao-sxwfs

This week in github

Team reports


  • IT issue #7285 (MODS1 data machine freeze problem), checked dmesg and several logs with no obvious problems, forwarding it to Rick Pogge for further investigation.
  • IT issue #7500 (binocular LBCR + MODS1 observing failed with GetRotatorTrajector error), Petr suggested PCS problem and will investigate.
  • IT issue #6395 (MODS naming/print statements as seen in UI). Olga confirmed it was an OT issue not related to MODS.
  • MODS data computer high storage warning resolved (Rick Pogge removed some old data under /lhome/data).
  • Obtained passwords for MODS computers, need to update the shared password document next.
  • Working on AO Cravat web interface code:
    • Python code convert from fits to png and then thumbnail. Currently used a combination of astropy tools and own code. Maybe better to produce a single Python code.
    • Working on Polymer/JS9 integration, some progress, still needs debugging and tidying things up for a demo.
  • Working on MODS wiki documents.


This Week
  • LUCI
    • Working on AFC debug tool. The tool copies AFC subwindow files as they get generated and display them locallly in a python program. The program applies the same logic LUCI does in the backend.
  • OT
    • Debugging #7499. It was reported as a scripting issue but it turned out to be user error.
Next week
  • LUCI
    • Finish AFC debug tool
  • OT
    • Possibly ARGOS/ESM binocular mode


  • PCS copointing fix
  • work underway improving AGW OAC code for the new housekeeping units
  • LBC NS guiding meeting


  • Fixed ARGOS wiki
  • ARGOS handover items: spare computer, open and new ITs
  • OAC AGW RPC error
  • oaccontrol code refactoring (see PK)
  • AGW test procedure


  • OC, WPC, management
  • ovms-tt weekly, ordered IPC x3
  • IMS fix layout bugs
  • review PG m1 cover req document (on-going)
  • LUCI/AO keyword recap spreadsheet
  • OAC discussion
  • SMT/wifi meeting
  • flao-sx python3 Fabio
  • VT meet up?
  • iLocater / 3L / spectro PDR


  • Autodesk software discussion
    • Decided that IT group rather than Ketiv should install client software for our users
    • Standardizing on 2018 versions of main products; other versions do not play well with 2018 Vault server
    • Started updating at users' request
  • Conference room audio
    • Preliminary results positive
  • Laura hardware issues ongoing, replacement hardware did not solve the issue for long.
  • AGw feature freeze? I'd like to image the current drive for easy replication
  • Rep change at CDW; asked new person for update on 12TB drives this morning.
  • Will send CV
  • Thoughts on power plan?


  • continued working on Wifi summary
  • history information to http://info (not great yet, but does mostly work).
  • continuing mountain network woes.
  • iLocater network and cabinets
  • Ordered computers/cards for obs replacement.
  • Ordered laptop for Bucki
  • AO cabinet switch configuration (try to feed 100Mbps in the lab).
  • Microwave information collection
  • iLocater
  • refine info page -- add info, better history, less bandwidth, mobile site refinement -- not very important so lower priority.
  • DIMM computer replacement -- quotes in, but discuss with involved parties.
  • ARGOS computer spare.
  • continued mountain link fun I am sure.
  • LBTI computer IP addresses -- check back with Paul (on NTP time as well).

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