HSF Startup Team: 27th Meeting

Monday, June 15, 2015


  • General items
    • Startup meeting timeslot
  • Activities, working group updates
    • Packaging
    • Training
    • Licensing
    • Technical notes
    • others: SW projects, Communication and KB, development tools/services
  • Agenda for iFB June 24th (see https://indico.cern.ch/event/400188/)
  • Next workshop
  • AoB

Meeting notes

Present: Adnrea, Dario, Liz, Michel, Torre

General items

Meeting time slot: send a reminder for the Doodle with an explicit subject!

  • Add 4 pm CEST slot
  • Remind people to answer additional slots

Activities and working groups


Meeting last week: interest by Brett and Jim after Pere's presentation of LCG CMake

  • This week: CMS
  • Next week: FNAL accelerator team
    • Specific requirements compared to traditional HEP: HPC, openMP... requirements to build on the machine where the app is executed
  • Liz preparing minutes of the last 2 meetings but no time yet to clean them up

Liz at CERN next week: will prepare report for iFB with Benedikt


Next meeting: next Wednesday

  • art tutoring material will be presented by FNAL

Ability to execute code as part of tutorial: Dario will discuss with Pere and see if it is worth starting a discussion in the forum to evaluate the interest for a common work in HSF around this kind of technology

  • iPython notebook looks as one promising (even though partial) solution


2 sides in the licensing debate: GPL/LGPL (copyleft) and permissive (Apache2)

  • Main input is currently from CERN
  • Would be good to have more US input: they tend to be more on the "as permissive as possible"
    • Would be good it there was some existing documents in the US labs
    • Liz: Apache2 provides more obligations to notify modifications than BSD

Important that the TN acknoledges these 2 sides to help with future discussion and may be progress.

Technical Notes

Andrews absent. Will ping him...

Software projects

Gaudi development meeting last week: HSF mentioned a lot!

Communication and knowledge base

Andrea: no time yet to look at knowledge base

Newsletter: make the first issue after the next iFB meeting, using the material produced

Hackaton: should HSF take the initiative of such events

  • People coming together during one or 2 days to tackle one particular challenge

Development tools and services

No progress

iFB meeting (June 24th)

Michel: should not the agenda be a summary report and a more detailed report for a few specific activities?

  • Liz: tend to agree
  • Torre + Andrea: good to have a report on each activity to show the real progress

Next workshop

Discuss at iFB.


Next meeting: next week, usual time

  • Don't forget to fill the Doodle poll for a new time slot

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