[Users] meeting minutes for 2016-02-15

Matthew Turk matthewturk at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 10:09:10 CST 2016

Hi folks,

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 10:04 AM, Roland Haas <rhaas at aei.mpg.de> wrote:

> Present: Frank, Peter, Matt, Josh, Roland, Barry, Eloisa, Ian, Rahul
> hwloc issues
> (
> http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2016-February/004707.html
> ):
> * Frank will look into them
> Visualization software to use with Carpet data:
> * VisIt is currently the most mature support
> * experimental support in yt, but requires more work to make usable

If I remember correctly, Erik had done some work on this -- Erik, is that
in a place we could take a look at and try to upstream in yt?

> * currently output for 3d data is one file per process, changing to one
> file per timestep is not straightforward. See thread by
> http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2016-January/004671.html
> ExternalLibraries:
> * inconsistent user visible interface
> * rather want cosistent interface than new features for now
> * current implementation in bash in HDF5 is seen as a starting point,
> but all agree that having a language with more robust error control
> would be better (perl or python seem viable options)
> * all that want to contribute should look at the current bash code to
> decide which concepts to use and also if switching languages is the
> right thing to do. This should be done by next week's call.
> * (added after the call), keep in mind https://github.com/LLNL/spack and
> the discussion in
> http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2016-January/004679.html
> as
> a possible long term or even currently available solution
> Yours,
> Roland
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