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SW&IT Meeting Minutes 2020-01-13

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


Labor Reporting

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LR20191230 - Bec, Matthieu 72.0
LR20191230 - Holmberg, Carl 56.0
LR20191230 - Colson, Andrew 56.0
LR20191230 - Edmeades, David 0.0
LR20191230 - Sola, Igor 17.0
LR20191230 - Kubanek, Petr 60.0
LR20191230 - Hooper, Stephen 56.0
LR20191230 - Zhang, Yang 40.0
LR20191230 - Zhang, Xianyu 0.0

News from management

Handover steps

  1. sub-system techtalk presentations (Andrew, Petr)
  2. new primary + secondary do self learning, gather information, read wiki
  3. hands-on walk through with primary and secondary (focus on operation, deployment, development if applicable)


Application(s) Primary Secondary
TCS + MCSPU Yang Carl
Argos Carl Matthieu
OAC + AzCam Carl Yang
DIMM Yang Stephen
FACSUM, Weatherstation Matthieu Stephen
ALH/INDI Matthieu Carl
OVMS Stephen Matthieu
particle monitors Stephen Matthieu

Previous Action Items

Owner ActionSorted ascending Due Date Completion Date Comment
SH DX SOUL Telescope Network upgrade to JumboFrames - IT7969 2019-01-16 CleanRM - 2019-01-29 Tel 2020-01-06 SH it's ready already
DE As we're moving more critical systems into VMs running off SSD, test Veam Backup 2020-01-20    
MB flatten out telemetry on the mountain - talk to John 2020-01-13 2020-01-13 copy as-is
DE Non-compliant VMware account 2020-01-20    
AC Schedule techtalk OAC, DIMM, Weather Station 2019-12-30    
IT SHARK-VIS/Forerunner - the temp, the mid and the long term 2020-01-09 2020-01-06 reschedule
DE Summit Veam Backup (soul-telemetry, etc) + bring back VM2 until PEPSI/VM arrives 2020-01-20    
PK Transition plan for overlap 2019-12-30    

Open topics

Team reports


  • 2020A build with Yang, deployed & running
  •, updated
  • Malaga AstroRob 2019 article
  • investigated IT7983 and IT7987
  • prepared 2020B build * PR for mirror cover removal * merged Oil level patch
  • vacation next two Mondays


  • Last week
    • DIMM tech talk and follow-up with YZ
    • OAC tech talk prep - comments from PK
    • Updated DIMM, OAC, and ARGOS wiki
  • This week
    • OAC tech talk and follow-up
    • Misc AGW2 alignment tasks with CH and YZ - guider and wfs images, etc.


  • Last week
    • OC, WPC, Management
    • phone interviews
    • DMS streaming, architecture and websocket+mongodb prototyping
    • helping out SOUL/AGW2 media converter ...
    • telemetry shuffling discussion
  • This week
    • DMS, websocket continued, start documentation
    • AI grad student follow up
    • resume and conclude AO data with XZ
    • telemetry shuffling conclusion
    • PMC out-of-order packets follow up


  • TCS transition study with Petr:
    • TCS 2020A build and release.
    • PCS patch and rotator debug etc.
    • Reviewing TCS notes and documents.
  • DIMM and OAC transition with Andrew. More to talk about on Monday.
  • Some safety training.


  • AGW in the lab, guider in the lab
  • network issues: LBTI, PEPSI and still bad latency
  • Windows 2008 licensing (bookstore).
  • obs3 issues need to look.

  • NFS root works, but breaks after a second. Could be fun, but why is it breaking? Ovirt, openstack, hyperconvergence.
  • Leroy particle monitor on and weather bridge replacement.
  • Work with Leroy on 410s for PEPSI.
  • Replace right monitor in 507 -- gets stuff out of my office.
  • Figure out what I need to move down.


Last week:
  • OT & PIT
    • Microdither bug
    • Resubmission logic in PIT
  • Safety training
  • Setting up new laptop
This week
  • Safety training
  • PIT
    • ongoing work on resubmission logic mostly backend
  • OT
    • Fix LBC standards and MODS bias scripts with dgo and go through the bug list fixing stuff.


  • Last week
    • AHS: TMS-related laser power meter monnit sensor will stream to HDF5, not DD.
    • ARGOS: rebuilt simulator under own account, need to fix error Ice version mismatch.
    • AZCam: unable to launch simulator container
    • OAC: initial wiki pages review.
    • PK TCS draft paper review.
    • Safety class.
    • TCS: IT7957, add patches per MB and PK suggestions.
  • This week
    • AHS: prototype the LBTI INDI driver.
    • ARGOS: rebuild simulator on Jenkins.
    • DMS: get stub temperature page posting requests to its wsgi module.
    • TCS: test patches.


Last week:
  • Time Accounting Tool
    • Adding editing to the Queue Time Accounting tool
    • Adding new backup and poorweather program tabs and change logic to accrue to the general Backup and Poorweather bins in the Downtime tab.

This week:
  • Time Accounting Tool
    • Find a way to reroute in the server and the client the "reporting" part.
    • Export to excel
    • Look into django admin login capabilities for the tool

Topic revision: r10 - 27 Jan 2020, IgorSola
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