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difx:difx-todolist-2010
High Priority
  • Cluster configuration file standard definition
    • Adapting various clients (genmachines / threads) to make use of cluster definition file
  • Add large (~1 TB) dataset with variety of modes on Data Fabric (CR)
    • Regression testing scripts
    • Benchmark testing scripts
  • VDIF multiple thread support (AD,CP)
  • Make general version of NRAO Monitoring GUI (HR)
    • Update DB schema (HR)
    • Add database abstraction layer (HR)
    • generalize difxqueue / difxdaemon /difxarch
  • Geodetic verification
  • Bug tracking/ feature request system
  • refactoring difxcalculator, vex2difx, dif2fits, difx2mark4 → difxio
  • Choose framework for unit testing. Implement test cases (JM)
  • Add support for processing multiple scans to difx2mark4
  • Add package config files for IPP5,6,7, and transition setup script to make use of these
Medium Priority
  • Add DiFX diagnostics
  • Documentation
    • Doxygen of mpifxcorr source
    • Difx Users guide → svn and wiki
    • Documentation of mpifxcorr internals (buffers etc.)
    • benchmarking scripts / strategies
  • Documentation Algorithms
    • parameter optimisation (AD)
    • monitoring, etc - (list of error codes) (AD)
    • setting up native Mark5 access (WB+)
  • evlbi
    • reconnection/long term drop-outs (CP)
    • real-time delay/rate adjustment (CP)
  • vex2difx to create an input file setup to be used with vlbi_fake
  • Synchronize data fabric test datasets at several sites. (Bonn, Curtin, NRAO)
  • Maintain database of benchmarking results (JM)
  • Phased array (RS, CR).
  • visplot (Aquib)
  • Investigate sampler stats monitoring (AD/WB/CP)
  • subband distribution/parallelisation (with VDIF) (AD/CP)
    • replumbing/refactoring vex2difx setup
  • Play back from both Mk5 banks in parallel (WB)
  • Transition to using band centres instead of band edges (WB)
  • Baseband data generator for producting test datasets. (WB)
  • Parallelised calc server
  • Store polynomial tau(l, m) generalized delay model in FITS (WB,JM)
  • Standard way of setting up environment (JM)
  • Have different environments for building and operation (GC)
Low Priority
  • cleanup of DiFX error messages
  • Single process multi-threaded non-mpi program for DiFX-specific CPU benchmarking.
  • Future proofing via non-prescriptive format (AD)
  • K5 format support (CP)
  • Space VLBI
    • Orbit model
    • Baseline dependent averaging
  • eVLBI gui
  • Tsys determination
  • IPP alternatives
  • Generic startup scripts (CR)
    • Documentation of startup philosophy
  • Shifted FT (moving channel boundary to edge of band) (AD)
  • DiFX2fits uv shifting in trunk (JM/AD)
  • Migrating to python3.0 (ensure current compatibility with python2.6) (everyone)
  • Add support for crosscorrelation of non matching sample rates
  • Support for zoom band in vex2difx, difx2fits, difxio (WB)
  • SVN cleanup
  • SVN vendor branch
  • Auditing / refactoring the amplitude scaling
  • pulsar predictor support in “polyco”
  • Get rid of printing to screen in mark5access (change to be called and printed from elsewhere)
  • Get Eric to improve AIPS PCAL (multi tone)
  • Improve the runtime predictor (make better use of the new cluster configuration file, better estimate true load)
  • Review DiFX installation (SCONS, autotools etc.) (JM)
difx/difx-todolist-2010.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/21 10:08 (external edit)