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May 2012 Meeting

Date: May 8, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM EDT

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Agenda

  1. Overall project, releases, etc.
    • Next builds, releases
      • 5.0 Indigo - 5.0.7 released April 3
      • 6.0 Juno - M7+2 is *today* May 8; next is RC1 May 22
    • Download stats - 58,240 for SR2 as of 5/8/12; see below for details
    • Git status (4.2 eGit seems much improved!)
  2. Status Reports
    • PTP Core/debug
    • RDT and remote status
      • Synchronized Projects
    • Resource Managers - legacy and JAXB (configurable)
      • New RM-less launch infrastructure committed Friday 5/4; in Juno builds now
    • Monitoring - incl. new System Monitoring Perspective
    • PLDT
      • Added for Juno: OpenACC, OpenSHMEM; Removed IBM LAPI
    • ETFw, other tool integrations (GEM, PPW, etc.)
    • Photran
    • Docs, Help, N&N
    • Other PTP contributions
  3. PTP User call report
    • Previous call was Wed April 25, 2012 (4th Wednesday) See PTP/PTP_User_Meetings - answering various user questions
    • Next meeting? 4th Wed is May 23 ????
  4. Education and Outreach
    • PTP Tutorials submitted to XCEDE (July 16, if accepted) and SC12 (Nov 18 or 19, if accepted); BOF submitted to SC12 for Wed Nov 21 5:30-7 PM
    • Status of outreach groups (grants etc.)
  5. Other Business
  6. Next meeting - Tuesday June 12


Attendees

Greg Watson, Beth Tibbitts, John Eblen, Roland Schulz, Dave Wootton, Jeff Overbey, Brian Watt, Cludia Knobloch, Alan Humphrey, Jay Alameda, Wyatt Spear

Minutes

  1. Overall project, releases, etc.
    • Next builds, releases
      • 5.0 Indigo - no more releases planned - last release was 5.0.7 "we bid adieu to Indigo"
      • 6.0 Juno - M7+2 is *today* May 8; next builds are RCs (Release Candidates); next is RC1 May 22; if you have final adjustments please get them in before RC1. API freeze is today.
        • aggregation builds are continuous; move ptp builds to staging only if aggregation is not in progress - this keeps aggregation build from failing due to ptp
  2. Resource Managers
    • separate Generic from specific? generic RMs will be put in Core; contributed RMs will be a separate feature, or could remove this feature. Put in EPP, make part of Juno Repo. Make the system-specific RMs removable so the list is not so long. We have about 20 RMs now.
        • see Juno Planning page
        • Features for PTP Juno Repository and EPP Parallel package - do we have a good list?
        • Test Plan - see PTP 6.x - need committed volunteers!
          • PPW - Beth will contact Max Billingsley (original PPW author, moved on to new job) and if nobody is testing PPW we should remove it.
          • We need everyone to test ASAP.
        • Release notes - see PTP 6.0
        • Please contribute to PTP/new_and_noteworthy/6.0.0 - with screenshots if appropriate.
    • Download stats - 58,240 for SR2 as of 5/8/12; see below for details
  3. Status Reports
    • PTP Core/debug
    • RDT and remote status
      • Synchronized Projects
        • John finished relocation of sync projects; working on merge tool now; new wizard is next/ internals of sync changes need testing. Some methods are deprecated. Still broken: importing project into a different workspace (service configs are stored in WS and aren't available from new WS)
    • Resource Managers - legacy and JAXB (configurable)
      • New RM-less launch infrastructure committed Friday 5/4; in Juno builds now
      • Launch: New RM-less launch infrastructure is now in Juno build (by Greg). Need feedback!
        • launch config setup - a single launch TYPE, then multiple launch DELEGATES can apply to it. 1)Legacy 2) new 3) ETFw profiling
        • Must specify which type of launch: preference or individual; defaults to new launch type; can change to legacy launch type - enables old legacy RMs. Link at bottom of launch dialog allows switch to legacy launch type.
    • Monitoring - incl. new System Monitoring Perspective
      • Carsten - System Monitoring View can zoo in/out. Usage bar too.
      • Claudia - new views (hidden by default) - usage bar in next 2 weeks - load of whole system. Job statistics. Monitors view - selection not working well. Claudia will open a bug.
    • PLDT
      • Added for Juno: OpenACC, OpenSHMEM; Removed IBM LAPI; MPI upgraded to 2.2 APIs (added a lot of new APIs including parallel file I/O)
    • ETFw
      • Res Manager changes requied some changes to ETFw
      • ETFw change to use JaxB res managers - want to start planning soon. Won't make Juno release.
  4. To test PTP, please update from the juno/nightly update site
    • GEM testing - Alan will test.
    • PPW - Beth will contact Max (N.B. done; Max reports two folks at U.Florida will test PPW)
    • Photran
      • Several new refactorings commited. Jeff will update docs in photran.doc.user plugin this time (not separate in photran wiki)
    • Docs, Help, N&N
      • Greg and Beth will update docs as much as possible before Juno release (no other volunteers)
      • new term "Target system configuration" uses XML template (instead of "Resource Manager")
        • 1)TSC target sys configuration 2) system type - job scheduler or runtime system
        • Config file CAN have a system type, or omit it - so no monitoring is available then
    • Bugs
      • 374003 MOTD has html tags in the message. Problem for torque alps module. Need to nag on the bug so this gets fixed.
      • 375460 re-login to machine required for XLC, not handling sync projects well
      • Env. variables for BG/Q - Simon Wail needs bug fix (in CDT?) for BG/Q fix
    • Other PTP contributions
  5. PTP User call report
    • Previous call was Wed April 25, 2012 (4th Wednesday) See PTP/PTP_User_Meetings - answering various user questions
    • Topic was Python (speaker: Steven Brandt?) Can we help support PyDev in PTP? Not until after Juno.
    • PTP User call June 27 will cover new PTP 6.0 features
  6. Education and Outreach
    • PTP Tutorials submitted to XSEDE (July 16 -accepted) and SC12 (Nov 18 or 19, if accepted, will focus more on perf tools); BOF submitted to SC12 for Wed Nov 21 5:30-7 PM; XSEDE BOF submitted; ICS tutorial (Venice) accepted but awaiting travel approval; conflicts with XSEDE (N.B. ICS tutorial cancelled);
    • ICS paper sumitted, XSEDE paper being reviewed
  7. Other Business
  8. Next meeting - Tuesday June 12
    • Note that RC4, last PTP build for Juno, is June 12


Parallel Package Downloads

Download numbers, by month, of 'IDE for Parallel Application Developers' available on http://eclipse.org/downloads. This count is since the release of Eclipse Indigo SR1, on 23 Sept. 2011. SR2 was made available on Feb 24, 2012 and the download numbers were reset to 0 for SR2 counts.

Month Downloads Total Downloads
Sept 2011 3825 3,825
Oct 2011 8630 12,455
Nov 2011 8777 21,232
Dec 2011 4506 25,738
Jan 2012 8179 32,480
Feb 2012 SR1 6381 40,298
Feb 2012 SR2 7329 7,329
Mar 2012 SR2 43,849 51,178
Apr 2012 SR2 6150 57,328
May 2012* SR2 58,242
  • downloads for May as of May 8, 2012

By platform through March for SR1 only: Windows 24,686; Linux 11,632; Mac 4463
By platform through April for SR2 only: Windows 52,510; Linux 3959; Mac 1773