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September 2010 Meeting

Date: September 14, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM EST

Call in information:

Toll Free (US): 1 877-421-0033
Toll Free (Germany): 0800-181-6323
Toll Free (UK): 0808-234-1969
Local (US): +1 770-615-1250
Local (Germany): +49 695-170-9081
Local (UK): +44 207-026-0533
Passcode: 583191


  • Greg Watson, IBM
  • Beth Tibbitts, IBM
  • Alan Humphrey, U.Utah
  • Wyatt Spear, U.Oregon
  • Max Billingsley, U.Florida
  • Al Rossi, NCSA
  • Jay Alameda, NCSA
  • Chris Recoskie, IBM
  • Roland Schultz, ORNL


  • Helios Builds.
    • Staging update site is - this is also used by the Helios update site aggregator
    • RC4 is this week
      • Our RC4+2 build is Wednesday (tomorrow)
      • Already available on helios_sr1 update site
      • This has dialog changes for Remote Project Wizard (no longer need to enter Service Configuration info); simplifies setup for Remote Project and Resource Managers
  • Final GA is Sept 24 for Helios SR1 (Service Release 1) which is our PTP 4.0.3
  • Everyone PLEASE TEST!!
  • PTP HEAD (to be PTP 5.0) is currently broken
    • still too early to require use with Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo)
    • we will fix HEAD build errors after Helios SR1 release
  • Build:
    • Greg wants our builds to run on hudson build server at
    • This keeps track of number of errors and warnings, etc.
    • Greg will try to set up the build like CDT's
  • LiveDVD for SC10 Tutorial (11/14/10, see )
    • Contains Fedora Linux, Eclipse 3.6 (and 3.5), OpenMPI 1.4.2 (and 1.3.x) - VERY CONVENIENT for demo'ing PTP!!
    • Recent additions: GEM/ISP, Berkeley UPC, PTP 4.0.x, CDT
    • Wyatt says he needs to add the CDT Berkeley UPC wizard (Note: it's on the CDT-specific update site and the cdt-master zip, not on the Helios site)
    • Wyatt will update to all the Helios SR1 stuff too
  • PGAS conference paper on Eclipse UPC features - co-authored by Max and Beth
    • PGAS Conference Oct 12-15 in NYC
    • This paper will be the best source of UPC Eclipse tools, all in one place
  • Remote calls (sub-group discussing remote-enabling more of PTP)
    • next call is Sept 28. Contact Beth if you want to be included
    • Remote-izing is still needed in: ETFw, PLDT, Photran, GEM
    • GEM is next - Alan is working on
    • Wyatt will work on ETFw remote-izing after Grant $$ comes in.
    • Max is interested in remote-enabling PPW. Needs ETFw remote-enabled first.
  • RDT: Chris and team have been busy with IBM product stuff
    • CDT for Indigo available soon
    • Spawner changes have been done
  • 4.0.3 build will be later today
  • NCSA (Jay/AL) are waiting on grant money
  • SC tutorial is Sunday Nov 14 - slides are due Friday.
  • PTP BOF is Wed Nov 17 5:30 PM
  • POINT tutorial
  • Scalable tutorial - Alan participating - Monday morning. Includes GEM
  • Alan participating in Poster competition too - GEM
  • NCSA-sponsored workshop on IDEs - 2.5 days, DC area
    • Greg attending for PTP; Jay, host (PI) is Bill Gropp; coPIs include Jay, Marc Snir, Dunning
    • funded by NSF

Next meeting is October 12

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