DM Monthly Status Report for March 2022

The DM monthly status report covering March 2022 activities has been posted to DocuShare, collection-8803. For convenience, the High-level Summary is pasted below. Direct link to the full report:

High-level Summary

Community Interactions, Meetings and Workshops

Supported the LINCC Data to Software to Science Workshop, Leanne Guy gave an invited plenary talk on the Rubin Science Platform and William O’Mullane was on the SOC. DM pipelines staff also attended.

Technical Progress

A successful prototype of non-interactive parametrized notebook execution was demonstrated. A production service will be available soon.

Integration of the Prompt Processing prototype with the middleware and pipelines code was supported by System Engineering. Pipeline execution middleware installation via the standard “pip” tool was also enabled.

The Alert Production team conducted a three-week sprint to build a working Prompt Processing prototype running on the Google Compute Platform. The Solar System AP group ran a second Data Exchange Challenge with the Minor Planet Center, with a successful fully automated transfer, processing, and return of results.

A 10-day sprint was held to generate QA plots during the Gen3 biweekly mini-DRPs automatically. The new plotting Pipeline was run first for the w_2022_12 mini-DRP. These plots are available via the web-based plot-browser, and are inspected at the biweekly DRP Metrics Meeting.

The HSC-pipeline now runs the “amp-to-amp” matching algorithm by default. This algorithm forces the background at the boundaries between amps to be continuous—Pan-STARRS called it the “pattern continuity” algorithm. We expect it to improve the residuals in the global photometric calibration solution.

NCSA Test Stand equipment has been packed for shipment to Tucson and Chile. Data transfer plan established and bandwidth verifications between SLAC and NCSA began.

Testing of DMTN-143 image readout change commenced on the Tucson Test Stand.

Camera Fibers from the computer room to the TMA have been completed. Light has been injected using the DAQ verifying the integrity of the fiber.