Gregory Dubois-Felsmann, Fritz Mueller: Note that the schedule contingency for the loading of the WISE and NEOWISE single-epoch photometry (LSST "Source"-like data) during this cycle has now largely been consumed (the czar upgrade request has been pending since June). This is a high-level milestone visible to our funding agencies.
The need for improving the current capabilities of NCSA for exchanging data with CC-IN2P3 is still present, to allow CC-IN2P3 to validate and demonstrate its capability to import and export LSST data at the level required for the operations phase.
Unknown User (pdomagala) suggested to try using SLURM-managed compute nodes for the data exchange exercises. Fabio Hernandez stated although using compute node as ephemeral data transfer nodes could be technically possible provided that the NCSA firewall configuration allows for this (see the ticket for details), it would not be very convenient for rapid cycles of testing.
Appropriate forum for addressing Kubernetes deployments
Gregory Dubois-Felsmann: In July we discussed, and the relevant Aspect group leaders welcomed, taking an outage of PDAC later this year to switch to a Kubernetes deployment. If this could be done in collaboration with Matias Carrasco Kind's work, that would be great.
Fritz Mueller: Because of other planned work on containerization and management, the best time for this would be after October.