DM Monthly Status Report for July 2017

The DM monthly status report covering July activities has been posted in Docushare, Collection-5185. For your convenience, the High-level Summary is pasted below. Direct link to full report (pdf):

##High-level summary
July 24-26 saw the first Camera Data Acquisition (DAQ) hardware, on loan from SLAC, installed at NCSA. The SLAC Camera Team visited and successfully installed the DAQ system and connected it to the NCSA-provided host machine. For further details of this event, see Testing of the DAQ system will continue next month.

While visiting NCSA, the team held a workshop on early subsystem integration. This has resulted in a refined plan for addressing this vital part of the construction plan.

DM put together a good review data package and presented the DM status successfully to the NSF/DOE review panel hosted by NCSA during the week of July 24. We await the report but the general mood at the review and initial feedback was very positive. DM will move forward on the momentum of this review.

A number of of important documents were issued over this period. This includes a variety of technical notes, including both a description of DM’s interaction with the Engineering & Facilities Database (EFD; DMTN-050) and the approach being taken by DM to providing photometric redshifts (DMTN-049), a series of test reports, and the Summit Computer Room requirements document. In addition, the Summit to Base ITC Design Document (LSE-309) was baselined by the LSST CCB.

Activities within the Alert Production group focused on the development of a prototype end-to-end system which will be used as the basis for future development and early verification of the AP system. This has included identifying appropriate test data and developing the necessary test harnesses.

The SynPipe synthetic object injection code was adapted to run within the framework of the DM stack. A new “robust” coaddition algorithm which includes advanced facilities for identifying and rejecting artefacts was demonstrated. DAX services are now compatible with Python 3 and the metadata service is more aligned with the IVOA VOResource standard.

The Prototype Data Access Center (PDAC) now incorporates group information from the NCSA CILogin system. This is an important step toward providing an integrated user experience.

The Summit LAN procurement was awarded to Dimension Data and the initial order was placed. The AURA/LSST Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) equipment arrived in Chile and will be installed in September.

Following hardware relocation and upgrades to the automated management jobs, we are once again providing continuous integration & test services on the macOS platform.