[Users] Meeting Minutes 2020-09-24
babiuc at marshall.edu
Thu Sep 24 13:24:59 CDT 2020
Present: Roland, Steve, Alois Peter, Liu, Sam, Zach, Ken, Helvi, Atul, Peter, Maria
Peter opened the meeting remarking that the agenda for Today is very short and asked if anybody wants to talk about things that are not currently on the agenda. There were three items added.
1. Maria mentioned failing to compile the development ETK version on OSX, while the stable version works just fine. Roland remarked that it might be a link problem and suggested compiling with j1, for a more explicit error output.
2. Zach reported new work done on the NRPy LaTeX interpreter, namely the Kronecker Delta is implemented now, which is very useful for coding the analytic metric.
3. Helvi announced that the Einstein Toolkit tutorial presented by Erik in the first week of the semester-long workshop at the ICERM was very well received and there is interest in having more tutorials like that, on a regular basis, while the workshop is running.
Peter continued with the first urgent item on the agenda, namely the SPEC benchmark contribution. Steve admits that he did not do anything about it and will look into it, to see when the items are due. Helvi asked for clarifications on what exactly SPEC benchmark is, and Steve explained that it’s an acronym for Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation and there are a series of benchmarks to run based on science codes. Cactus ADM standard benchmark was given as an example.
The next item on the agenda is the upcoming release planning. Roland emphasized that this is a serious issue, there are only two months until the planning release and there is not a lot of time, so things need to move along fast to get this going. First, everything that needs reviewed should be completed, then the release manager needs to be chosen, and he needs to come up with list of tasks to be executed. Roland and Steve would try to be released managers, since Yosef said no.
Peter went on to the next item, the unanswered questions on the mailing list. Atul reported about the issue he is having with restarting simfactory, and the help he is getting from Erik. Helvi came up with very good suggestions that might fix the problem.
Next item was open tickets, and Roland explained that there are only two big issues, related to Blas and OpenMPI, and a third one, related to the reduction interface. He and Steve will handle them. As the release date approaches, minor tickets and bug fixes will be addressed in the order of importance to the release.
Lastly, Peter asked for chair and minutes taker for the next meeting. Helvi offered as chair, and Sam was encouraged to take minutes.
The meeting adjourned.
Maria C. Babiuc Hamilton, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physics
College of Science, Marshall University,
1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV, 25755
Room S 257, Phone: (304)696-2754
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