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January 17

Attending:  Eric Larry Iwona JeffP Gene

Utilization:  Cluster has been full - mostly STAR and ALICE.

Outages:  None but there were some issues with the 64 network.

Upcoming Downtimes:  Will need downtimes to upgrade elizas - those in rack 5 are SL4.  This includes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15.

Procurements:  Made space on /project for datayba and STAR - will possibly use /project for storage in the future instead of elizas.

SL4 retirement.  Still scheduled for 3/1/12.  STAR needs to check on one embedding library.

Project Accounts:  Jeff added a couple more people.  They found an operational issue in that project account jobs are run in the order they are submitted but sometime more urgent jobs are submitted later than less urgent jobs.  One solution is to adjust their relative priorities in SGE.

STAR libraries:  There is a problem that libEG does not get loaded at PDSF.  Eric is working on rebuilding $OPTSTAR and ROOT in parallel with the previous installation so as not to interfere with STAR users that don't see the problem.