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May 2013 Meeting

Date: May 14, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Call in information:

Toll Free (US): 888-426-6840
Toll Free (Germany): 0800-000-1018
Toll Free (UK): 0800-368-0638
Passcode: 2221402

Agenda

  • Overall project, releases, etc.
    • 6.0.x Juno branch
    • 7.0.0 Kepler master branch
      • M7+3 was 5/8; M7 PTP and Parallel package have several problems since re-org for sync support, and internal/package renaming.
        • Debugger sdm problem fixed. Others ?
      • Upcoming Kepler dates
        • RC1+3 is May 22
        • RC2+3 is Jay 29
        • RC3+3 is June 5
        • RC4+4 is June 12
        • Kepler release is Wednesday June 26
  • Misc topics:
    • (Beth) toolchain names: consistency, use of 'Remote' or not, help choosing. What is purpose of toolchains for a Makefile project? (Scanner discovery only?) Compare XLC vs. Remote XLC, for example
    • Eclipse downloads page - proposal to limit to 5
  • Kepler contributions/changes
    • GIG (Graphical Inquisitor for GPU Programs) - CUDA support.
    • New TSC's -- IBM Platform MPI. Others?
    • PerfSuite Feedback - not yet contributed. NCSA/Rui Liu. Integration with Chris N's profile launch?? Should they be packaged together in feature?
  • Status Reports
    • PTP Core/debug
    • RDT, Synchronized Project, Remote
    • Target System Configuration support
    • Monitoring
    • PLDT
    • ETFw, other tool configurations
    • Docs, Help, N&N
  • Testing plans
  • Tutorials and Outreach
    • SC13 tutorial submitted - should hear in ... July?
    • XSEDE tutorial July 22 - on Kepler!
    • SciComp tutorial May (Greg)
    • Next PTP Users Call - May 29?

Attendees

Greg Watson, Beth Tibbitts, Brian Watt, Jay Alameda, Rui Liu, Chris Navarro, Carsten Karbach, Jeff Overbey, John Eblen, Dave Wootton, Wyatt Spear, Orion Poplawski

Minutes

  • Need another 6.0 release? If somebody needs it we could. 6.0 does not include Remote include patches
  • M7 problems, all fixed now:
    • debugger - sdm src missing
    • EMS didn't recognize Sync projects
    • job output not shown
  • M7 todo:
    • sdm auto deployment
    • other bug fixes for Kepler
  • Downloads page discussion on cross-project issues mailing list (or epp-dev?) discussion to limit download pages to 5. Bug 404861 Name of Eclipse Classic may be changed.
  • Toolchains - remote toolchains should not be in the list for sync projects - could filter them out for sync projects
  • New&Noteworthy needs contributions
  • Greg will go thru bugs target to 7.0 and we can list on N&N
  • New features planned: GIG, Platform MPI. Jay will ask Doug James re: XSEDE system TSCs e.g. TACC. Yellowstone: Platform LSF, Platform MPI. Jay will try to get an account allocation there so it can be tested. Also Stampede via XSEDE. Ranger accts migrated to Stampede. Ranger is good LML monitoring view for nodes.
    • Any more new TSC contributions? Need to get IP clearances. Patches to existing TSCs are much smaller.
  • PerfSuite Feedback view contribution by Rui Lui https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=407003 Is legal/license OK now? (dual license, put EPL license on it) for IP, will need to submit a CQ.
  • Package name changes - to be more strict, APIs following eclipse API policy. APIs should be:
    • properly documented with javadoc
    • explain classes and interfaces
    • Extension points documented
  • PTP tutorials - Carsten has some smaller tutorials on Juelich, specific for their systems but informative nonetheless. Will post on wiki.
  • PTP project conversion: We need Juno to Kepler conversion tools (Bug number?) - currently must start with a clean workspace. Workaround: Delete sync projects, recreate from remote directory. Can we do automatic conversion?
    • What happens without conversion? Properties format changed. Would lose info. CDT info is stored differently.
    • Issues: (a) detection (2) migration
  • Tutorials upcoming
    • Greg at SciComp - half-day. 2/3 PTP, 1/2 IBM product PEDE (Parallel Environment Developer Edition, based on PTP)
      • Plans to teach tutorial on Kepler. Jay is supplying training accounts. PEDE part of tutorial is demo only, no student participation.
  • PTP Fall User-developer workshop in September
    • Carsten and Wolfgang will be in Chicago Sept 9-12 - can we schedule it Sept 16-17 so they can participate in person?
  • Next PTP Users call is May 29 - RC2 day

Parallel Package Downloads

Download numbers, by month, of 'Eclipse for Parallel Application Developers' available on http://eclipse.org/downloads. 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 90,143


May* downloads as of May 13.

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