[Users] meeting minutes for 2021-09-09

Roland Haas rhaas at illinois.edu
Thu Sep 9 09:42:12 CDT 2021

Present: Peter D., Yosef, Roland, Steve, Atul, Miguel, Helvi, Leo,
Zach, Gabriele

SPEC benchmark:
* need to provide parameters for 1 min short and full node long run

Next ET release:
* Steve updated timeline, template:
https://docs.einsteintoolkit.org/et-docs/Release_Process instance: https://docs.einsteintoolkit.org/et-docs/Release_Details
* past date of adding new thorns
* current time intersects with SC2021, which Steve is attending, but is
  a quiet week with just gallery examples being due
* Students in Helvi's group are testing galleries

Jenkins updates:
* Roland will migrate away from dedicated Jenkins VM to GitHub actions
  based setup developed by UIUC REU students
* reported on at 2021-04-29 and demo on

* Intel compiler question: Gabriele responded to the email and could
  run with modern intel compilers but just BBH, in Hee Il's email it is
  a BNS, Yosef had used Intel 19 but could not get it simulate BNS,
  Intel 18 worked (but this was a while ago)
* THC thorn issues: conversation is between Konrad and David
* PITTNull compilation failures: Intel compiler issue when it tries to
  optimize large Maple generated code chunks. Yosef suggests adding
  options (pragma), is working with a student on a leaner version of
  the code

* init_3_timelevels:
some nans on past timelevels but not everywhere. Steve suggests trying
to run with presync tests enabled to see if it reports sometthing

Chair next week (Sept 16): Helvi
Minute taker next week (Sept 16): Bill


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