[Users] Meeting minutes for 2021-8-19

Miguel Gracia mgracia at austin.utexas.edu
Thu Aug 19 10:27:39 CDT 2021

Present: Peter D., Miguel G., Roland H., Steven B., Zach E., Atul K., Leonardo W., Gabriele B., Yosef Z., William G., Maria H.  Hayley M., Helvi W.

Chair: Steven B.
Minutes: Miguel G.

  *   SPEC benchmark contribution

 Roland sent email. They needed a description, Roland is working on that

  *   Next ET release manager search:

Roland sent email to people asking: “are you willing to be the release manager?”.

Yosef suggested that there should be a release team with a coordinator more than a release manager in charge of everything.
Being the release manager shouldn’t be too difficult because Zach in the last release created detailed notes about the process, also he pointed out some stuff in release list that only Steve or Roland can do like updating ZENODO site.
 It was decided to wait for one more week if not  Steve volunteered  to do it if Roland does the next one.

  *   New components in the release:

 Yosef is going to review it, he will try to start soon by installing it, Gabriele said version 1.3 master branch should be most possible candidate for the release. Kuibit documentation should be followed in order to install it or follow the gallery example  link<https://www.einsteintoolkit.org/gallery/bbh/index.html>:
Atul is going to find out soon if he will be able to help with the review.

Roland is going to review RePrimAnd library. The release will include only the library.

Hayley Macpherson is setting everything up to meet the ET inclusion requirements.  Helvi is the reviewer. She will start in the coming weeks.

  *   CarpetX activities update:

Roland. CarpetX is peaking up steam, Erick main author.  Developers group has growth ( from different institutions) aiming for a Hydro code. The contributor rules/guidelines have been updated.
Steven: Does CarpetX work on AMD gpu’s? Roland’s not sure but might be possible.

  *   MWRM21<https://midwest-relativity-meeting-2021.physics.illinois.edu/> at UIUC November 11 - 13, 2021 Thursday to Saturday

-Midwest relativity meeting planned to be hybrid (online/in person) , everyone is invited.

  *   Unanswered question on mailing list:

-ET and recent Intel compilers (Hee Il Kim) mixing compilers might be part of the issue.
Steve is going to reply.

Other questions:

Maria H: is it possible to have BNS evolution where each of the stars has different EOS?.
Roland: No, it is not possible in order to do it, one will need to modify the code.

  *   Open tickets

SDSC Expanse machine added to machine list.

  *   Tickets ready to review

Next call:
August 26th
Chair:  Helvi W.
Minutes: William G
end of the call

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