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PTP/meetings/November 2009

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November 2009 Meeting

Date: November 10, 2009 Time: 1:00 PM EST

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  1. Release Status
  2. Helios (Eclipse simultaneous release) participation
  3. PTP Status
  4. RDT Status
  5. Photran Status
  6. ISP Contribution Status
  7. SC09 events for PTP
    • PTP Tutorial Monday
    • PTP BOF Wed 5:30-7pm
    • PTP demos at various exhibit booths
  8. Other new contributions?
    • Interested in getting involved? Speak up here!
  9. Other Business
  10. Next meeting


  • Beth Tibbitts, IBM
  • Dave Wootton, IBM
  • Mike Kucera, IBM
  • Chris Recoskie, IBM
  • Jay Alameda, NCSA
  • Jeff Overbey,UIUC
  • Max Billingsley, U. Florida
  • Wyatt Spear, U. Oregon


  • Release Status for 3.0
    • Still on track for Nov 30 release - requested review from Eclipse foundation
    • Release status: build yesterday, need to test. (It does install)
    • Al Rossi@NCSA has contributed patches for PBS Resource Manager.
    • China also updating SLURM Res Mgr for 3.0
  • Still want to get into this release:
    • Wyatt will try to change perf package names tonight (org.eclipse.ptp.perf to org.eclipse.ptp.etfw)
    • UPC Wizard (Max) - for Berkeley UPC tool chain - almost done; Max is ok with contributing this now. Will put in a Bugzilla report to see if we can make it by the 3.0 release
    • GCC UPC wizard? Haven't heard from Intrepid. Beth will ask about status. Might be too late for 3.0
  • Helios - will sign up by M4 (Dec 11) - we would have to be at least "+2" to leverage platform and then CDT changes
  • PTP Status
    • Dave has been fixing up proxy. Doing perf. measurements now.
    • Greg has checked in lots - he is not here today to fill us in.
    • X10DT 2.0 released with PTP early build
  • PTP 2.1.4 work being done by Chris and Mike
    • Remote XLC parser, bug fixes, etc
    • Will have to merge to HEAD eventually (Mike has already merged)
  • RDT
    • Remote scanner discovery - from original from Cell team in CDT (compiles an empty file with verbose setting to discover settings, etc.) - almost functional, mostly implemented; Chris will merge to 3.0 when done.
  • Photran(Jeff)
    • heard back from Eclipse legal. Using GCC linker now, have a couple more bug fixes to get in
  • SC09 is next week
    • PTP Tutorial Monday (Beth, Greg, Jay, Jeff presenting)
    • Tutorial assistants: Wyatt got SC09 registration via email. Alan got his. Max reported that he didn't but later found that he did receive it.
    • Jay will try yesterday's build to see if bug fixes let him grab screen shots for tutorial slides
  • SC09 Exhibit booths -
    • IBM - Beth, Greg, and Ted Hoover staffing.
    • TAU at ASC/NNSA booth (Wyatt), Live DVD (Wyatt) with Eclipse/PTP/Photran, hopefully with Remote Tools. DVDs given at POINT tutorial Monday too.
    • UIUC booth - Jeff has a couple of time slots. Informal one-on-one.
    • NCSA booth - Jay, also informal one-on-one.
    • PGAS booth - Max is participating: poster/slides on PPW (Parallel Performance Wizard) and UPC tools, informal demo
  • Documentation hasn't changed to keep up with current function. - Remote Tools etc. Wyatt wondering what to put on their DVD.
  • Jay: will be working on screen shots for tutorial. It's much simpler to set up remote machine now!
  • Jay: asks Dave W if can use LL Res Mgr w/o PE (Jay trying a machine at IU) - DW says it should work
  • Jay working on student test IDs for the PTP tutorial
  • ETFw and PLDT still not remote-enabled.
  • Next Meeting Tues Dec 8

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