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Meeting Agenda

When adding a topic, please add your name next to the item you are proposing. Old meeting minutes can be found on the phone call minutes page.

2019-06-13

Minutes are here.

2019-06-06

  • North American ET Meeting 17-19 June 2019 in Rochester, US
    • Please register!
    • Link
    • Broadcast via bluejeans (link TBA)
  • European ET Meeting 2-6 September 2019 in London, UK
    • Please register (deadline 31 July 2019)
    • Link
  • Change citation policy for Einstein Toolkit
    • cite code directly via a DOI reference instead of only quoting the paper by Loeffler et al 2011
    • information on this topic, see e.g. D. Katz' talk about software citation and sustainability at Charm++ workshop at NCSA starting at page 19
    • in practise: likely update DOI after each release
    • maybe example for current release
    • *new policy activated from 12 July 2019 onwards if there are no objections*
  • Memory increase during regridding (ET Trac #2194)
    • again observed memory increase after regridding which can be a bottleneck for large-scale simulations
    • check parameter file and plot on trac; Roland checking latest report
    • ping Erik
  • Gallery examples will be updated
    • TOV: small version for online/jupyter tutorial needs to be uploaded
    • BBH: in progress
    • BNS: in progress
  • Self-force code by Peter Diener et al
    • possibly included in the next ET release
    • currently in different repositories; possible restructuring to make inclusion more straight-forward;

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2019-05-30

  • Citing Einstein Toolkit and other scientific software by Dan Katz
  • re-run gallery examples
    • BBH: in progress
  • update tov example parfile in tutorial: note

2019-05-23

2019-05-16

  • suggestions for new improvements to be included in the ET
    • Zach has a new version of Giraffe written in NRPy
    • Zach has Fisbone-Moncrief disk intial data thorn
    • cleaned up versions of Giraffe and IllinoisGRMHD
    • Peter's self-force code is getting closer to be included
    • SphericalBSSN should be open sourced by August, maybe before the next meeting
    • more gallery examples for IllinoisGRMHD, Proca
    • PreSync is getting closer
  • ET citation for each release
    • currently only have original ET paper and GRMHD paper which no longer reflect active ET contributors
    • separate out credit for contributed thorns (have requested-for and suggested-for citations) and periodic ET release
  • re-run gallery examples
    • BBH: in progress
    • TOV: in progress, should be fixed soon
    • BNS: Peter
  • ET meeting at RIT in June
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets sorted by update time


2019-05-09

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2019-05-02

  • no ET call

2019-04-25

  • no explicit agenda due to server issues

Minutes are here

2019-04-18

  • no ET call

2019-04-11

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2019-04-04

  • re-run gallery examples
    • BBH: volunteer needed
    • Poisson equation: volunteer needed
    • Scalar field using Multipatch code: volunteer needed
    • TOV: volunteer needed
    • BNS: Peter
  • suggestions for new improvements to be included in the ET
  • ET meeting at RIT in June
  • ET meeting at KCL in September
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets sorted by update time

Meeting minutes are here

2019-03-28

  • ET release [RH]
    • due to be released before April
    • BNS gallery example
    • WVU_Diagnostics status - oked by reviewer
    • Proca status - oked by reviewer in minutes
    • Lean status - oked by reviewer
    • ET testsuite status [RH]: http://einsteintoolkit.org/testsuite_results/index.php
      • there are no new failing test on BlueWaters compared to the last release
      • osx-homebrew on High Sierra hangs in (at least some) 2 MPI rank tests, specifically CarpetProlongateTest
      • bethe tests show non-reprodcible failure, failing with fatal PETSC error:
        [0]PETSC ERROR: --------------------- Error Message --------------------------------------------------------------
        [0]PETSC ERROR: Invalid argument
        [0]PETSC ERROR: Scalar value must be same on all processes, argument # 3
        [0]PETSC ERROR: See http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/documentation/faq.html for trouble shooting.
        [0]PETSC ERROR: Petsc Release Version 3.5.2, Sep, 08, 2014
        [0]PETSC ERROR: Cactus on a arch-linux2-c-debug named bethe.tapir.caltech.edu by rhaas Wed Mar 27 18:58:51 2019
    • release relevant tickets
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets sorted by update time

Meeting minutes are here

2019-03-21

Please keep in mind that the US switched to daylight saving time on March-10-2019 meaning the call is at 9AM CDT / 3pm CET (instead of the usual 4pm CET).

  • ET release [RH]
    • due to be released before April
    • BNS gallery example
    • WVU_Diagnostics status
    • Proca / Lean status
    • ET testsuite status [RH]: http://einsteintoolkit.org/testsuite_results/index.php
      • there are no new failing test on BlueWaters compared to the last release
      • osx-homebrew on High Sierra hangs in (at least some) 2 MPI rank tests, specifically CarpetProlongateTest
      • teukolsky (from NPScalars) is a new test that fails on wheeler, stampede2-skx,
    • release relevant tickets
  • ET tutorial server [RH]
    • Bill gave it a test
    • Steve, Roland working on getting docker image to work. New image up and running at https://etkhub.ndslabs.org
    • ironing out issues with hosting, mostly cleared out, there may still be timeouts.
  • Python 2.7 end of life coming soon. What do we do about Simfactory? [SB]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets sorted by update time

Meeting minutes are here

2019-03-14

Please keep in mind that the US switched to daylight saving time on March-10-2019 meaning the call is at 9AM CDT / 3pm CET (instead of the usual 4pm CET).

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2019-03-07

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2019-02-28

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2019-02-21

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2019-02-14

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2019-02-07

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2019-01-31

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2019-01-24

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2019-01-17

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2019-01-10

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2018-12-17

No advance agenda.

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2018-12-10

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2018-12-03

There was no advance agenda.

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2018-11-26

There was no advance agenda.

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2018-11-19

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2018-11-12

  • no meeting on 2018-11-12 due to overlap with Supercomputing 2018

2018-11-05

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2018-10-29

  • no formal agenda

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2018-10-22

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2018-10-15

  • no formal agenda

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2018-10-08

  • no formal agenda

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2018-10-01

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2018-09-24

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2018-09-03

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2018-08-27

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2018-08-20

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2018-08-13

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2018-08-06

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2018-07-30

  • wiki editing without accounts [RH]
  • memory consumption in BBH simulations [RH]
  • upcoming ET release in September [RH]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets without responses

Minutes are here.

2018-07-23

  • Working group updates
  • wiki editing without accounts [RH]
  • SSL certificate for wiki server expiring August 18th [RH]
  • tutorial server still down [RH]
  • upcoming ET release in September [RH]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets without responses

Minutes are here

2018-07-16

  • upcoming ET release in September [RH]
    • status of gallery examples [RH]
      • BBH
      • Poisson equation
      • Scalar field using Multipatch code
      • TOV
      • BNS
    • milestones: from trac [RH]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets without responses

Minutes are here

2018-07-09

  • upcoming ET release in September [RH]
    • status of gallery examples [RH]
    • thorns to include [RH]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets without responses

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2018-07-02

  • upcoming ET release in August [RH]
    • thorns to include
    • announcement of major improvements / bugfixes
    • support for common OS
    • milestones: 2018-08
  • new user tutorial issues: 2149 2150 [2004 2147 [RH]
  • possible issue with QLM: 2160 [RH]
  • Backward compatibility in PreSync [SC]

Minutes are here

2018-06-25

Minutes are here: here

2018-06-18

No meeting on 2018-06-18 due to ET meeting at GT. ET meeting summary slides.

2018-06-11

Meeting minutes are here

2018-06-04

Meeting minutes are here

2018-05-28

Meeting minutes are here

2018-05-21

  • [RH] working group updates next week
  • [RH] incorporating WK's con2prim in GRhydro
  • [RH] server status
    • captchas on wiki sites
  • standing item: unanswered / ongoing questions on mailing list

Minutes are here

2018-05-14

  • [RH] planning for next ET release (due in June or August)
  • [RH] server status
    • ssl on trac and wiki sites
    • captchas on trac and wiki sites
  • standing item: unanswered / ongoing questions on mailing list

Minutes are here

2018-05-07

  • [RH] planning for next ET release (due in June or August)
  • [RH] server status
    • ssl on trac and wiki sites
    • captchas on trac and wiki sites
  • standing item: unanswered / ongoing questions on mailing list

Minutes are here

2018-04-30

2018-04-23

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2018-04-16

(Cancelled due to APS April Meeting?)

2018-04-09

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2018-04-02

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2018-03-26

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2018-03-19

  • Status on updating Trac [SB]
  • Update on the working groups? [SB]
  • reviews of code to be included [RH]

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2018-03-12

  • Status on updating Trac

Minutes are here

2018-03-05

  • upcoming workshops [RH]

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2018-02-26

  • upcoming workshops [RH]
  • tickets for the next release [SB]
  • discussions on the mailing list [SB]

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2018-02-19

  • Erik will give a summary of a Perimeter Institute workshop [ES]
  • Talk about tickets that didn't make it into the release [SB]
  • upcoming workshops [BK,SB]
  • update on openmp scaling on stampede2 [JH]

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2018-02-12

  • no agenda

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2018-02-05

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2018-01-29

  • [EB] [HW] Announce cosmoparticle mailing list and invite subscriptions.
  • [RH] [YZ] Failing tests in PITTNullCode when using --fast-math
  • [RH] status of ET testsuites for release
  • [RH} Hydro_RNSID review results
  • [JH] OpenMP Scalability

Minutes are here.

2018-01-22

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2018-01-15

  • [RH] ET release planning
    • date for release
    • thorns to include
    • items past inclusion deadline
    • status of review requests
  • [RH] ET US workshop at GT
    • dates
    • program
    • committees

Meeting minutes are here

2018-01-08

  • standing item: unanswered emails on list

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2017-12-04

  • [EB] [HV] Discussion on Cosmo/Particle WG [2]
  • [RH] ET tutorial machine moved to JetStream at TACC but still through NDS
  • standing item: unanswered emails on list

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2017-11-27

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2017-11-20

Meeting minutes are here

2017-11-06

  • [RH] status update on the ET tutorial machine [5]
  • [RH] status update on the ET Jenkins server and failing tests
  • [RH] working groups [6]
  • [RH] rework tutorials using methods of software carpentry [7]
  • standing item: unanswered emails on list

Meeting minutes are here.

2017-10-30

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2017-10-23

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2017-10-16

[This will likely overlap with a LIGO/Virgo announcement]

2017-10-09

no meeting

02-Oct 2017

  • [RH] update on Euro ET workshop in Mallorca, Oct 11-14, http://grg.uib.es/EinsteinToolkit2017/
  • [RH] thorns for inclusion: GiRaFFE, RNSID. Review status?
  • [RH] Jenkins status update
  • [RH] Comet lustre data corruption update
  • [RH] Next ET release date

Meeting minutes are here.

25-Sep 2017

  • The cactusmaint@cactuscode.org email address is the one all users are directed to on cactuscode.org, and it seems to not work. Do we want to fix it, or just steer users to users@einsteintoolkit.org?
  • Please send to Gabrielle Allen any pictures or movies that can be used for Edfest. A first version of the movie is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mpmcwmw6ewdklkf/EdFest.mp4?dl=0
  • First working group added to wiki, along with policies, procedures -- suggest that the first meeting of each month includes a review of milestones. I didn't get to work on the others from the SI2 proposal this week :(.

Meeting minutes are here.

18-Sep 2017

  • Progress on new tutorial machine setup

Meeting minutes are here.

11-Sep-2017

  • Demo of the RunView tool by Anna Neshyba and David Koppelman. This tool uses PAPI and CactusTimers to generate a graphical output (html) of Cactus performance.
  • Is it time for a new release of Cactus? The lack of new releases led at least one online user to conclude that Cactus was a dead project. Perhaps we should have a new Cactus release with each release of the ET?
  • Creation of a popular book about the science done by the Einstein Toolkit (Steven) -- I was thinking about ways to improve the visibility of the platform and attract new users and/or funding. Coincidentally, I've recently had some experience figuring out how to publish books on various platforms. These days it's fairly straightforward to publish books with no cost as paperback and ebook, or even hardcover. I was thinking that many of the people working on the ET could write a chapter, and I could handle the publishing. One can configure any level of profit for such endeavors, and I would like to suggest zero, since there are probably legal issues with the toolkit actually making money from such a thing. Does this sound like something people would be interested in?
  • switch ExternalLibraries over to github: svn checkout https://github.com/rhaas80/GSL

Meeting minutes are here.

28-Aug-2017

Minutes: http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2017-August/005739.html

21-Aug-2017

Minutes: http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2017-August/005739.html

14-Aug-2017

07-Aug-2017

Minutes: http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2017-August/005706.html