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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2019-08-26

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


Labor Reporting

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LR20190812 - Bec, Matthieu 80.0
LR20190812 - Holmberg, Carl 40.0
LR20190812 - Colson, Andrew 76.0
LR20190812 - Edmeades, David 76.0
LR20190812 - Sola, Igor 40.0
LR20190812 - Kubanek, Petr 88.2
LR20190812 - Hooper, Stephen 80.0
LR20190812 - Zhang, Yang 68.0
LR20190812 - Zhang, Xianyu 83.0

News from management

Previous Action Items

Open topics

  • ALH is also linked to the "footall" on the mountain, which alarms people if there is issues and also triggers the "bip" on the mountain manager's small device
  • Wiki woes

Team reports


  • UMAC library (GATHER,..)
  • Wiki edits
    • dot graphs,..
    • moved duplicated pages into Trash
    • removed most of tcs3 references
  • Converted PMC accuator map to SVG, can use that in PMC GUI (for fancy accuator graphics)
  • M2 rigid hexapod check - added section on Eth/IP configuration to UMAC page
  • Ice 3.7, ACM presentation slides
  • oacserver - installed winscp


  • Web/Mongo NightWriter with Shane
  • TMS discussions
  • DMS
    • Parallelize telemetry
    • M1 surface WIP
    • websocket refresher
  • DMS M1 surface
  • DMS Mongodb adapter
  • NightWriter follow-up
  • LBTI, L/N obs ws
  • WPC #1


  • Network uncertainty (resolved; we can get to the mountian from the colo space)
  • Sketched plan for VLANs/networks for transition after SSD
  • Laptop installs for Tyler and Peter
  • Archive backup working smoothly
  • Macbook battery service; unexpected identity crisis
  • Meeting with Ruben today to discuss network plan/phased move/paperwork
  • RAM upgrades for stock workstations
  • Work on creating a slipstream Win 10 installer to cut down on update time
  • Tyler software tweaks
  • Matlab install for Peter/vibration laptop
  • VMware licensing/VM1 work


  • We (Matthieu and I) had a meeting with Al Conrad on the AO-Cravat project (Steve Ertel also joined briefly).
    • Cleared some important issues (mainly to move image cleaning and calibration offline, gather information on how Steve's code should be used, and decides on the database scheme, a few remaining minor issues will be discussed later or decided entirely by us).
    • I am going to work on redesigning the current web interface.
    • Also refactor Steve's Strehl code and create a github entry for it.
    • I will start a POI document for the AO-Cravat project first, and then Al or Matthieu can fill in the rest.
    • Al will provide bad pixel maps for both Luci cameras, and he will also work with Shane on preparing the AO on-sky checkout data.
  • LBC/MODS stuffs:
    • Changed LBC configuration to reflect the summer shutdown maintenance change (according to Alessandro's LBC report).
    • Pushed recent LBC configuration changes to github (pull request already merged).
    • We decided to repackage the MODS ISIS telemetry data in a mongodb (with UNIX epoch timestamp in microseconds integers).
    • I will need to discuss with Olga when she is back on some of these issues.


    • troubleshooting: agw1 windows closing, socket error, vnc latency
    • telemetry data design
  • FACSUM "jumping"
    • GUI size slightly too large (1926 x 1087) for resolution (1920 x 1080)
    • Radar "down for maintenance" image showing in loop. This file is 1.3 KB compared to ~20 KB for a normal image. Added logic to move "bad" images to tmp.
  • test FACSUM
  • OAC telemetry / GCS interface


  • two machines in 507 upgraded
  • NUCs upgraded
  • mountain folder sync
  • LUCI sit down... looks good issues as e-mailed.
  • networking for LBTI
  • working with Wayland
  • up the mountain 26 and 27
    • switch 0401 replacement parts
    • upgrade NUCs
    • Chris Bolyard's laptop
  • rm507 intro
  • set up remote observing VM
  • polish and statify observer account -- how to deliver it becomes an issue. Ansible?


  • Last week:
    • pushed Mongodb-centric iMonnit script to git.
    • began reviewing MODS alert script as an example of non-EPICS implementation.
  • This week:
    • revise iMonnit script for beauty, added functionality.
    • additional AHS investigations.


Last two weeks
  • Work on DX ASM on the summit
Next week:
  • Support the ASM restart
  • Put git on the AdSec and WFS machines
  • Review a WFS science paper
  • Talk to AO operation people for AO checkput
  • AO support


Last week
  • OT/Scheduler
    • Hotwiring the transient universe conference
  • Luci
    • Worked and installed a version of the LUCI launch scripts.

This week:
  • Hot Wiring the Transient Universe VI conference presentation
  • OT
    • Fixing some of the MODS scripting issues
    • other bugs
Topic revision: r21 - 26 Aug 2019, MatthieuBec
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