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January 2014 Meeting

Date: January 14, 2014 Time: 1:00 PM EDT

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  • Overall project, releases, etc.
    • Last release was Kepler-based PTP 7.0.3; any requirements for a 7.0.4? (Kepler SR1 == Eclipse 4.3.1)
      • Kepler SR2 RC1+3 is wed jan 22
      • RC2 Feb 4, RC3 Feb 11, RC4 (FINAL BUILD) Feb 18
      • Kepler SR2 release date Friday Feb 28
    • Next release is Eclipse Luna with our Luna-based PTP 8.0 (Luna == Eclipse 4.4)
      • Luna M4 was Dec, parallel package download avail at
      • Luna M5+2 is jan 28 tues (our dates below are +2 dates, Tuesdays)
      • Luna M build dates.. M6 Mar 11, M7 May 6,
      • Luna RC dates... RC1 May 20, RC2 May 27, RC3 June 3, RC4 (FINAL BUILD) June 10
      • Luna release date Wed June 25
  • Downloads (see bottom of page): over 151K for Kepler-SR1 Parallel package as of today Jan 14
  • Follow-up on last month etc.:
    • SC13 review - Nov 17-22 in Denver
      • PTP BOF Tues Nov 19 - presentations and our BOF report are now here:
      • Jay - status of work with James Howison re: analysis of PTP download information / inclusion in package?
      • Any results of surveys collected at PTP BOF?
    • Hackathon? Date/location? at LSU?
    • Git/Gerrit Status - ref see
      • Need more info on Contributor submitted a patch through Gerrit in the first place
    • EclipseCon is March 17-20, 2014 at San Francisco status on PTP talk acceptances?
  • PTP User meeting next meeting is Jan 22 - ideas?
  • Status Reports
  • Future planning for 2014 possible PTP tutorials/outreach?
    • XSEDE - July 13-18, 2014, Atlanta (Mar. 15 tutorial proposals due )
    • SC14 - Nov 16-21 2014, New Orleans (March ? - tutorial submissions due)
  • Next Meeting Feb 11


Steve Brandt (LSU), John Eblen (ORNL), Wyatt Spear (U.Oregon), Jeff Overbey (U.Auburn), Carston Karbach (Juelich), Brian Watt, Dave Wootton, Chris Navarro (NCSA), Jay Alameda (NCSA), Galen Arnold (NCSA), Beth Tibbitts (NCSA), Greg Watson (IBM), Roland Schulz (ORNL)


  • Kepler RC1 is next week; we have a request for a Kepler SR2 release so we will participate
    • release PTP 7.0.4 to coincide with Kepler
    • RC2 Feb 4, RC3 Feb 11, RC4 (FINAL BUILD) Feb 18; Kepler SR2 release date Friday Feb 28
    • any bug fixes should go thru Gerrit - even changes from committers - gives us more experience with using Gerrit too
    • John, Dave have changes - John's are already in. Dave is getting them thru Gerrit. Plus one coming from IBM.
  • Luna: PTP will be version 8.0; Photran will be 8.2
    • Luna Milestone dates... (our dates below are +2 dates, so on Tuesdays this year)
      • Luna M5 is jan 28, M6 Mar 11, M7 May 6,
    • Luna Release Candidate dates... RC1 May 20, RC2 May 27, RC3 June 3, RC4 (FINAL BUILD) June 10; Luna release date Wed June 25
    • Photran: Jeff says at least a couple of bug fixes are coming. Tech-X has some automated testing integration, wondering if they will contribute it. Jeff will ask.
    • Jay: Chris has GSI authentication workable w/o Jsch changes. Would need to go thru IP process to get GSI auth changes in.
      • Brian and Doug working on some TACC changes. Brian estimates 30% complete, Still a lot left to do. Need to fund someone to get it done?
  • XSEDE allocations - e.g. for getting time on trestles for testing - should be working now (perhaps one more day or two)
    • also allocation on kraken?
    • note that some machines are going off allocation... trestles going off july 1 - so what to use for XSEDE tutorial? gordon or stampede - could do educ alloc on blue waters (Galen can run on BW from PTP now... somewhat) Kraken going off Apr 1
    • Blue waters TSC: Jeff worked on a TSC before when he was at NCSA, but it wasn't done, Galen says it's close to working. With tweaks. Galen put code for the BW TSC into build? Submit via Gerrit? Galen and Beth will work on this.
    • Stampede works in luna, nothing in kepler (Brian)
    • Brian: so should we remove TSCs for machines that go away? Yes. We need a bugzilla to track.
  • XSEDE tutorial proposals - Beth will do this. Due Mar 15. Also a workshop on Monday, Doug James organizaing, reproducibility. CFP coming out soon. Monday is the only tutorial day as usual, so some conflicts here. Also do a BOF. Jeff volunteers to be a PC member for Jay again.
  • PTP Hackathon - at LSU in Baton Rouge, trying to narrow down dates. Doodle dates proposed on ptp-user and ptp-dev lists. See
    • Funding available for participants, individuals need to ask Jay (NSF SI2 grant). International funding (e.g. Carston)? Probably not. Readytalk and other screen sharing is available.
  • Gerrit: most problems have to do with re-submitting a patch after a review.
    • Dave W has had some problems. Discussion of this.
  • SI2 final report and proposals for next time due soon, Wyatt has contributions (will talk to Jay)
  • Dave: debugger with mpich - done, getting thru review process - luna only
  • ptp-user suggestions needed. demonstrate basics on actual user's code ?
    • Wyatt will set up a PTP youtube channel for ptp videos
  • EclipseCon is is March 17-20, 2014 at San Francisco - Greg's talk was accepted:
  • Next meeting Feb. 11 (Beth chair; Greg traveling)

Parallel Package Downloads

Download numbers, by month, of 'Eclipse for Parallel Application Developers' available on Each release (e.g. R,SR1,SR2) the counts are set to 0 and restarted.

Release Month Downloads Total Downloads
Indigo SR1 thru Feb 2012  40,298
Indigo SR2 thru June 2012 64,860
Juno (4 days!) June 2012 902 902
Juno July 2012 8169 9071
Juno August 2012 19,112 28,009
Juno September 2012 47,648 76,457
Juno SR1 September 2012 5346 5346
Juno SR1 October 2012 65,353 70,699
Juno SR1 November 2012 58,796 129,495
Juno SR1 December 2012 57,811 187,306
Juno SR1 January 2013 63,350 250,656
Juno SR1 February 2013 39,877 290,533
Juno SR2 March 2013 41,367 41,367
Juno SR2 April 2013 36,372 77,739
Juno SR2 May 2013 28,575 106,316
Juno SR2 June 2013 22,521 128,853
Kepler R (5 days) June 2013 4003 4003
Kepler R July 2013 26,070 30,073
Kepler R August 2013 26,732 56,805
Kepler R September 2013 28,751 85,556
Kepler SR1 (4 days) Sept 2013 4670 4670
Kepler SR1 October 2013 40,440 45,110
Kepler SR1 November 2013 48,723 93,833
Kepler SR1 December 2013 39,648 133,481
Kepler SR1 January* 2013 152,367

January* downloads as of January 14.

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