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This is the home of the Data Management (DM) Team.


LSST is responsible for delivering 100+ services to the project team and facility users.  

By the Numbers - LSST Services

Of these services;

  • 40 are currently active serving the construction/development team
  • 42 serve as core IT service (e.g. collaboration tools, document management, source code version control)
  • 10 tier 1 services are under development to handle L1 data production
  • 5 tier 1 services are under development to handle L2 data production
  • approximately 60 tier 2 & 3 services underly the delivery of the tier 1 services

See the DM services status page for further information and maintenance/outage information.

DM Documents

Documents that pertain to the Data Management System software are summarized below, and are described in detail in specific pages.

The LSST Project and DMS requirements and design documents are controlled, and are accessible through a special repository (which requires an account). These documents describe the DMS system as it is intended to exist by the end of the LSST construction phase. 

Test documents are produced in LaTeX, however, since the test cases shall be related with the requirements, and since SE is working to integrate JIRA with Magic Draw, the plan is to generate Test Specifications and Test Reports from information gathered from JIRA. In order to do this, the Test Management for Jira plugin will be used (by Adaptavist). The list of custom fields required by DM are listed in Test Management Custom Fields. Here described the DM Test Approach

DM Software

The following documents describe the DMS as it exists today, as a functional prototype of the planned system. 

LSST DM Software User Guide

The LSST Software User Guide on Confluence is obsolete, and exists only for reference purposes. Documentation on the following DM software products is available:

LSST DM Developer Guide

The LSST DM Developer Guide documents the processes and capabilities available to LSST DM staff developers. This includes the available machines hardware, the development procedures for planned changes (the version control system, tickets, reviews, merging, etc.), how continuous integration operates, data challenges, etc. This will be the second document a new LSST/DM developer will want to read.

Project Management and Planning

LSST DM Release Development

The LSST DM Release Development material on Confluence is obsolete, and exists only for reference purposes. For details on current release practices and procedures, refer to:

  • LDM-564: Data Management Releases for Verification/Integration
  • LDM-672: LSST Software Release management
  • SQR-016: Stack Release Playbook
  • DMTN-106: DM Release Process
LSST DM Project Organization

Data Management Organization documents key facets of the organization and charter of the Data Management project within LSST. The DM Organization and Charter is further elaborated in LDM-294. This page defines the overall organization DM into Lead Institutions/Teams, and cross-functional oversight teams and working groups.

LSST DM Communications
The Communication and Links material on Confluence is obsolete, and exists only for reference purposes. Refer to the DM Developer Guide for current information.
LSST DM Accounts and Services
Refer to: Getting Started in DM for information on services available and setting up your means of authentication

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