Administration weekly meetings

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Thursday 15th December

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Christos: There is 40 EUR left from the coffee machine contribution, let's discuss how to spend this money, one idea is we buy some common lab coffee which we can all use, or even to buy a couple of cakes would not be a bad idea. Lets discuss this cause in there there's ~1.9 e from everybody!
  • Max: Issues with NFS on the IRIDIA Cluster.
    • The solution adopted by Prasanna for his experiments relieves some "stress" from the harddrive (bottleneck for NFS).
  • Max: Memory for the nodes of IRIDIA Cluster.
    • I have installed on r17 4*512MB and on r04 8*256MB. Some quick test seems to show some small difference in performance.
  • Rodi: Policy for IRIDIA Tech Report
  • Marco/Mauro: Backup databases
  • Anders: Coffee machine and decalcification?


Results

  • New Wiki pages:
  • New Conferences
  • Cluster and NFS: Frequent reads/writing on the NFS on the cluster is slow. Use /tmp (local on each node) if you want to use intermediate files. Can give a x3 speed-up. A Wiki page should be made on these type of programming-for-the-cluster-tricks (Max).
  • Cluster and RAM: Max and Rodi are currently testing different memory configurations for the cluster.
  • IRIDIA technical reports and dates: The date of the technical report is the day on which you get the technical report number from Muriel. This should prevent situations where a technical report from e.g. 2004 references publications from 2005.
  • Database backup: The DB backup should be done using mysqldump and not by copying files. Alex is responsible.
  • Coffee machine: Tom is responsible for hunting down the coffee machine manual and the decalcify the machine.
  • New permanent point for the weekly admin meetings: Rodi suggested to add a new default item to the agendas for the admin meetings, namely "Announcements and Publications". The idea is that if anyone is about to publish something or have published something then they briefly tell everyonbe else about it. Rodi's creative suggestion was accepted without much bloodshed.



Thursday 12th January

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications



Thursday 19th January

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications




Thursday 26th January

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications




Thursday 2nd February

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications





Thursday 9th February

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications





Thursday 16th February

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications





Thursday 23rd February

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications





Thursday 2nd March

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications





Thursday 9th March

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications




Thursday 16th March

Agenda

  • New Wiki pages
  • New conferences
  • Announcements and Publications




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