Attending: Jay and Eric, JeffA and JeffP
Utilization: Full again after last week's maintenance and problems, mostly STAR and ALICE jobs.
Outages/Incidents: The 7/13 maintenance ended up taking longer than scheduled due to some server issues. The power upgrade took longer than expected so there wasn't time for the /common migration but the power upgrade was successful - we have enough power now for the recently purchased hardware as well as the next procurement. On 7/14 there was a problem with the connection between a 10G switch and the PDSF core router - this caused problems for eliza[16-18] as well as /home. There was more trouble with it 7/15 but it was fixed at the end of the day on 7/15.
Upcoming Downtimes: Next month there will be another all day downtime to finish /common migration and do some networking maintenance but it has not been scheduled yet.
Procurements/New Hardware: Jay is still figuring out costs - will send email to PI's soon.
Grid Issues: The ATLAS grid services was blacklisted for the outage last week and then put back into service. This causes a lot of errors at first but it settles down after about 24 hours.
Torque: The site license talks are proceeding, will hopefully be resolved in about a month's time. Maui would be hard to use because of all the workarounds that would be necessary but it is still probably preferable to SGE.
Topics from Users: Discussed unix groups and ACLs. JeffP to file a ticket to see if it would be possible to remove (secondary) unix groups in NIM.