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  • PI (John/Ron) - 
    • Working over the last week on COVID HPC. Huge extension by offering XSEDE resources to COVID-19 researchers. They didn't have an allocations mechanism so asked for XSEDE to do that. Expectation was that would go live Monday morning, and our allocations process would be live then as well. By Friday it was mostly in place & ready. Thanks to many on the team who worked into the weekend on this. Sunday: was told president would include info on this in press conference at 4pm ET. Released both main page (managed by IBM) and our pages and have begun process that has been running all week. Lightweight review process of proposals from prior day. 30 reviewers on team. Make recommendations to steering committee who makes decision in afternoon and matches to resources. Handed off to provider to bring team onto their resource. Reviewed 5 proposals yesterday, 2 today. Has consumed a lot of time. No overarching policy/process. A lot of work by XRAS team & Maytal's team. Working very well. Anticipating more NSF resources coming onboard. Will bring into mix ASAP. People recognize key role XSEDE is playing in this. Receiving a lot of thanks and kudos for what we're doing, level of support, attentiveness being provided. Link to XSEDE submission page was included in White House press release. Creating a lot of recognition & good will for XSEDE. 
  • Tim
    • XSEDE COVID-19 response/continuity
      • Got responses re. status from all subaward institutions (all working remotely and no expected impacts to XSEDE)
      • Status of SPs being collected now.
      • L3s were sent a form to fill out with contingency plans for their area. Please encourage your L3s to get this task complete ASAP.
  • CEE (Kelly) - 
    • Consumed with TACC COVID-19 response. 
    • Linda: WD & BP working to get word out to faculty who need support with moving classes to online format that XSEDE has resources. Adding resources into events that were planned related to this as well. Pulled in additional people to support presenters. Doing test runs to ensure assignments, materials, recordings being pushed out are accessible & understandable & targeted to intro learner. Diverted most effort to this. Making no new decisions for at least 2-3 weeks.  
    • UII: Continue working on account creation process.  
  • ECSS (Bob S/Phil/Sergiu) - 
    • Planning for 1 year extension. Glad to hear budget cuts won't be across the board. 
    • COVID-19 impact: Think ECSS projects and NIP engagements will be largely uneffected. ESTEO activities will have greater impact (training). Remote events going on as planned, but work underway to convert in-person events will not. to online. This may require some significant effort.
    • Some COVID consortium projects may require ECSS support. Emailed all ECSS staff to let them know they may be asked to put current projects on hold to have time for COVID work
  • XCI (Dave L/Craig) - 
    • Gearing up to provide extra services for people who have campus CI resources in light of COVID–help install software needed for this work, etc. Deprioritizing non-COVID work. 

  • Ops (Greg/Victor) -  
    • Everything continuing to operate normally. 
    • Someone wants to be dropped from XSEDE in Europe–need to formalize that. Alex talked with UIUC counsel about this. Need consistent policy about this. 
    • Talking about extension planning in regards to licenses, travel, people time.  
  • RAS (Dave H/Ken/Nathan) - 
    • COVID consortium–ensuring everything runs correctly, pulling together reporting. Portal team has been great to work with. 
  • Program Office (Ron/Leslie) - 
    • Reminder: Enter Publications in XUP and documents in IDEALS
    • Reminder: Reference collaborations in tracking worksheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19YRAPeAForh5I9Xvhj8nKjROe3-JN7a1caLYbNamPaw
    • Reminder: Address recommendations (Jira) 
    • NSF Review: Dry run Monday, June 8. Review June 9-11. 
    • April XAB meeting in Rosemont: April 21 (to be held remotely via Zoom).
    • BusOps working to come up with NetZero plan for PY10 & forecasted budget for PY11

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