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 ====== DiFX Users Meeting ====== ====== DiFX Users Meeting ======
-The next DiFX users meeting will be held at Haystack Observatory,​ from the 5th through the 9th of December. This is the fifth in a [[difx:​meetings|series of meetings]] of users and developers of the [[difx:​|DiFX]] software correlator. If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact Roger Cappallo ([[<rjc@haystack.mit.edu>]]) or Heidi Johnson ([[<hjohnson@haystack.mit.edu>]]).+The next DiFX users meeting will be held at Haystack Observatory,​ from the 5th through the 9th of December. This is the fifth in a [[difx:​meetings|series of meetings]] of users and developers of the [[difx:​|DiFX]] software correlator. If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact Roger Cappallo (rjc@haystack.mit.edu) or Heidi Johnson (hjohnson@haystack.mit.edu).
  
-===== Agenda, Minutes and Presentations =====+{{:​difx:​haystack2011:​picture2.jpg?​800|}}
  
-[[agenda|The preliminary version of the agenda]] ​ will soon be +===== Agenda and Presentations ===== 
-available.+ 
 + 
 +The presentations are linked to within the final [[haystack2011agenda|agenda]].
  
  
 ===== Registration ===== ===== Registration =====
  
-If you are interested in attending the meeting, please [[.:​register]].+If you are interested in attending the meeting, please [[http://​www.haystack.mit.edu/​tech/​vlbi/​difx/​ | register]].  
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 +The current list of registrants can be found [[http://​www.haystack.mit.edu/​tech/​vlbi/​difx/​list_registered.html | here]].
  
 ===== Accommodation ===== ===== Accommodation =====
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 ===== Transportation ===== ===== Transportation =====
  
-There is no public transportation to the Observatory, so a rental car is recommended.+Air travelers will generally fly into Logan Airport in Boston (BOS), which is about an hour 
 +from the observatory. The Manchester airport (MHT, in New Hampshire) is smaller and somewhat 
 +nicer, but it is serviced by fewer airlines. It is about 45 minutes from Haystack, and about 
 +25 minutes from the Hotel 6 in Nashua.  
 +There is no public transportation to the observatory, so a rental car is recommended.
  
  
 ===== Meeting Outline ===== ===== Meeting Outline =====
  
-The broad outline of the meeting is as follows.+The broad outline of the meeting is as follows:
  
-The first two days will comprise ​a users meeting with talks involving:​\\+The first two days will consist of a users meeting with talks involving:​\\
   * Comparison of progress to last years "​to-do"​ list (developers)\\   * Comparison of progress to last years "​to-do"​ list (developers)\\
   * Updates on new and planned capabilities (developers)\\   * Updates on new and planned capabilities (developers)\\
 +  * Demonstrations of difx or ancillary program usage (users/​developers)\\
   * Tuning your cluster and MPI for performance (users/​developers)\\   * Tuning your cluster and MPI for performance (users/​developers)\\
   * Updates on sites/​installations/​production issues (users)\\   * Updates on sites/​installations/​production issues (users)\\
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 followed by approximately 3 days of development work by the code contributors. followed by approximately 3 days of development work by the code contributors.
  
-If there are any issues you would like to see discussed at the users meeting, please +If there are any specific ​issues you would like to see discussed at the users meeting, please 
-send an email to Roger with your suggestion(s).+send an email to Roger with your suggestion(s) ​or update the list below... 
 + 
 +Suggested topics of discussion/​development:​ 
 +  * VDIF support (WB) 
 +  * Amplitude calibration based on antenna beam models (WB/JM) 
 +  * DiFX 2.0.2 release (if not yet complete) (WB) 
 +  * Version numbering (WB) 
 +  * Configuration management and self-test techniques (WB) 
 +  * The "​trac"​ bug tracking system: show everyone how to use it and go through existing bugs, possibly reprioritize or fix on the spot 
 +  * Infiniband - user experiences,​ quirks, and performance optimization
  
  
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