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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2019-02-25

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


Labor Reporting

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LR20190211 - Bec, Matthieu 64.0
LR20190211 - Colson, Andrew 80.0
LR20190211 - Edmeades, David 72.0
LR20190211 - Sola, Igor 40.0
LR20190211 - Kubanek, Petr 80.0
LR20190211 - Hooper, Stephen 80.0
LR20190211 - Zhang, Yang 80.0
LR20190211 - Zhang, Xianyu 0.0

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Team reports


  • Vim
    :set spell spelllang=en_us
    (spellcheck in C comments)
  • GNUC __attribute__ ((format(printf,1,2)))
    macro (check printf-like arguments)
  • GCS re-coding (moveProbeOnGS allows for arbitrary GS, prepared for GCS utilizing full list of guide stars)
  • Eigen3 (C++ linear algebra template library, indended to use for WFS Zernikes math if needed)
  • started TCS OAC module


  • OC, WPC, Management
  • OVMS+TT, iLocater meetings
  • Shark-VIS / SOUL s/w interfaces discussion, Massimilio will update his document
  • Jenkins f29 jobs
  • Dimm upgrade, would require 64bits upgrade (for kernel driver). We could try it with the current setup, then move on.
  • Investigate various AHS issues
  • Review PEPSI handover proposal documents
  • New Obs machine check out
  • Alta telemetry transfer more reliable
  • AO new projects preparation
  • Phone screened 2, 1 good but low level device control oriented

  • New Obs machine check out
  • SSD planning
  • Reformat job ad


  • Some more online safty training completed.
  • AO-Cravat:
    • Stuck on broadcast channel problem, trying to find a solution.
  • TCS/IIF:
    • Setup simulator, IRC client to verify the CorrectModesAO command.
    • Trying to verify the AOS components as well.
    • Starting to implement a new IIF command for AO operation.
  • MODS scripts:
    • Fixed a couple of syntax errors and renable several checking conditions in the MODS status checking scripts on obs3.
    • Created a new pull request includes these changes on Github.
    • Will find some time to reevaluate these scripts, potentially restructure them to a better status.


  • Rack 3 work
    • Rewired UPS for 30A twist-lock plug
    • Moved PDUs and cable management as per proposal document
  • Network planning
    • Need a conversation with UITS re: options
  • Software licensing
    • Mixed stories regarding Solidworks
    • I suspect that we don't actually need a license for Jim's current task, but I will make sure I understand the situation
    • For reference a Solidworks seat costs us ~$2600
  • Free 4TB hard drives to good home
  • Contact UITS to see what our uplink and switch options are
    • Some of our groups are already interested in 10Gb+ speeds to access their data
    • As of last year, we are limited by UITS building switch port availability
  • Added to proposal document re: repurposing existing 10Gb switch; ready to go on that with approval
  • Still on call for jury duty this week; will update as I know more


  • ALH:
    • Added AGW3 channels to tcs.db and OAC-ALH.alhConfig
    • Updated it.db to include PINI variables
  • OAC
    • Built v5.2 on mountain
    • Built 2017 version of ezca
  • ENG night to test ALH
  • ARGOS/LUCI keywords


Last Week
  • PIT release work
  • IOC/ALH work with Andrew. Adding AGW3 alarm parameters and initializing them.
This week
  • PIT release


  • ansible for post-kickstart setup
  • RPM for common configuration (zabbix agent)
  • mods and oac alh db
  • wiki issues -- rebbot fixed? bad robots jailed, logging suppressed.
  • zoom integration with Google calendar -- didn't work
  • ansible for gluster setup and cluster setup -- things that encompass multiple computer systems
  • Openstack
  • VM on mountain for EAP-controller for wireless.
  • VM on mountain for HMI.
  • iLocater?


last two weeks:
  • visit Arcetri and Microgate for power backplane project
  • dicussed with Armando, Marco, Alfio and Runa for the power backplane, 4D interferometer and Retroreflector
  • dicussed with Mario and Roberto with power backplane and others
  • document the questions with answers.
  • working on the power backplane
  • OVMS
  • AO support

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