DM Monthly Status Report for October 2020

The DM monthly status report covering October activities has been posted to DocuShare, collection-1203. For convenience, the High-level Summary is pasted below. Direct link to the full report:

High-level Summary

Community Interactions, Meetings and Workshops

The community organized virtual Alert Broker workshop was attended by Leanne Guy, Eric Bellm, Melissa Graham and Gregory Dubois-Fehlsmann. Bellm gave a presentation on behalf of DM on the status of Rubin Observatory Alerts. There was a lot of positive interaction with the community.

Nate Lust presented work on simulations of Rubin observations of solar system objects at the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Sciences Virtual Meeting.

The DM Project Manager supported a Simons Observatory operations review.

Technical Progress

On the documentation front, the DPDD was updated to bring it in line with current DRP plans and the Solar System Processing baseline. Technote DMTN-163 proposes an implementation strategy to meet NIST standards for the confidentiality of data in transit.

In the continuing cross-project efforts for sharing deployment infrastructure and services, the notebook service, Nublado, was modified to pull containers from Telescope & Site’s private Nexus artefact repository.

The Butler raw file ingest was made significantly more robust and the Gen3 Registry schema was substantially improved in preparation for the upcoming schema stabilization. DM generally put in effort to prepare the systems and pipelines for Butler Gen3. On NCSA systems RC2 track1, track2, and track3 processing all ran with Gen3.

Various parts of the test and continuous integration system were sped up and there is now a package for testing calibration product generation in continuous integration, ci_cpp, which is run by Jenkins.

The Solar System team performed a successful Data Exchange Challenge with the Minor Planet Center. Simulated realistic solar system observations and were handed off to the MPC, and they were able to fit orbits and correctly associate the observations.

All Network and infrastructure equipment at the summit has been powered up and services have been restored. All the external locations of the summit building, such as EIE, Casino, El Peñon, etc., are now under the control of Rubin IT. The only exceptions are the EarthCams that are still managed by the CISS.

AuxTel systems at the summit were updated: OODS, header service, Archiver, and forwarder at the summit as it was turned back on in September.