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  • Toolkit Progress
    • OpenStack
      • Rich still owes translation of checklist
      • Rich needs to request time on Champions Calls from Marisa
      • Pick up the thread on October 22nd
    • Containerization
      • Smaller production container with Nix, add a dev environment after the fact OK
      • Best practices from Singularity: use only root user, is Nix user needed?
      • Templating work continues (build docker containers and turn them into singularity containers...)
      • Emphasis on small-sized containers, easier to move around and use
  • Site visits
    • SIU Carbondale visit
      • 1st morning planning visit for rest of week
      • Discussion on condo model they are adopting
      • Eric and Steve worked on spack with admin team, set up example condo system (pre-emptible jobs on non-owned nodes)
      • Some time spent with GAs on cluster activities
      • Discussions with Director of Research Computing, CIO, Dean of School of Computing
      • Early days as far as laying out the exact condo model, IT gets a cut of overhead and possible to dedicate to RC
        • SIU appears to be in rough shape financially
      • Possible OpenStack destination, later?
    • CAU Spelman visit - booking travel today - looks like a cluster build workshop
    • Clarkson call with Scott Lopez (Mary to schedule)
    • UTSA call Thursday 24th October
  • Outreach Activities
    • SC19 
    • PEARC 2020 submissions due in Jan
      • Panel of sites
      • Paper on site visits, revisit as a team and draft up
      • Be ready to submit an abstract
    • Web presence - Rick will start the process of making changes to pages
  • SP Coordination
    • New SP's: Ookami SP (Stonybrook), 2 MRI winners, Rudy Eigenmann at Delaware, Open Storage Network (L2)
      • Some need to think about registering data sets that XSEDE users can leverage (may need some discussion with Dave Hart & XRAS)
      • would be good to link up with JP on requirements

Attending:

  • Lucille Jarzynka
  • Rick McMullen
  • Steve Bird
  • Peter Vaillancourt
  • Victor Hazlewood
  • Eric Coulter
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