ICAT Steering Group Meeting #3
9th December 2015 15:00GMT
Video/Phone meeting (Bluejeans)
- Steve Fisher (SF), STFC, Scientific Computing
- Tom Griffin (TG), STFC, Scientific Computing
- Andy Goetz (AG), ESRF
- Milan Prica (MP), ELETTRA
- Shelly Ren (SR), SNS
- Alun Ashton (AA), Diamond
- Rolf Krahl, HZB
- Brian Matthews, STFC, Scientific Computing
AG welcomed those present. Apologies were received from Rolf Krahl and Brian Matthews.
2. Actions of the previous meeting
|2.1||Add the steering committee terms of reference to the icatproject website||TG||Done|
|2.2||Update the ToR to include a section on voting||TG||Not Done|
|2.3||Ask ELETTRA if they wish to continue on the Steering committee||AG||Done- Milan is ELETTRA’s representive|
|2.4||Check with CLF/LSF that they are correctly represented||BM||TG to discuss with BM and CLF|
|2.5||Invite HZB to join the steering committee||AG||Complete – Rolf is HZB’s representative|
|2.6||Contact PSI, DESY, ALBA, MAXLab and ESS about their involvement in the project and committee||AG||Done.|
|2.7||Write a general note on criteria for membership of the steering committee||TG||Not done|
|2.8||Move all ICAT projects to Apache v2 licence and GitHub||SF||Done|
|2.9||Update the roadmap and dates, and circulate||SF||Done|
|2.10||Write a specification of external authorization service||SR||Not done|
|2.11||Ask communications for help to review web site||TG||SCD has recruited an impact manager. TG to discuss with them|
|2.12||Arrange the next meeting for 6 months time (tele/video-conference)||TG||Done|
3. Review of membership
4. Status of Components
See Steve’s slides
Shelly asked about Dashboard – management information
Shelly asked about Glassfish and Wildfly – answer – both will be supported.
Move to Wildfly/hibernate testing revealed issues in the existing code.
Shelly: SNS is working on automatic roll-out via Puppet to help ease rollout. Will be shared via GitHub.
Tom – We should consider the role of Docker in releasing and running ICAT.
Andy – data policy will be rolled out at ESRF; Request to embed DOI issuing in ICAT/TopCAT.
Shelly – documentation is a major issue;
Andy – suggested a workshop could spend 1/2 day fixing documentation;
Globus: Tom explained Globus; Andy reported that CERN move all data with FTS3 and it could be integrated in ICAT, it is percieved to be even easier to use than Globus.
Cloud/Docker – it is possible to build whole VM, but fairly uninteresting. It is better to package individual components – could lead to a more scalable system.
Shelly – install has been too fragile and unclear errors in the past.
ICATProject.org had been ‘hacked’ The root cause was probably simply a weak password. Steve has since hardened security significantly.
8. Review of ICAT resources
10. Next meeting/Developer meeting
It was agreed that the next SC meeting should be face-to-face and Colocated with NoBUGS2016 in Copenhagen.
A developer meeting will be held at the same time.
|2.2||Update the ToR to include a section on voting||TG|
|2.4||Check with CLF/LSF that they are correctly represented||TG & BM|
|2.7||Write a general note on criteria for membership of the steering committee||TG|
|2.10||Write a specification of external authorization service||SR|
|2.11||Ask communications for help to review web site||TG|