Teleconference 2018-12-05

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Attendees: Ken Moreland (SNL), Nick Davis (SNL), Robert Maynard (Kitware), David Pugmire (ORNL), Matt Larsen (LLNL), Hank Childs (UO), Berk Geveci (Kitware), Haocheng Liu (Kitware), Ollie Lo (LANL), Brent Lesley (UO)

ECP notes and announcements:

  • End of Q1 coming up fast!
    • At the beginning of December will start collecting progress for month/quarter.
    • Want to have all of the milestones completed by December 19 at the latest.
  • Annual meeting is soon (January 14-18)
    • Everyone going must register by December 14 at https://ecpannualmeeting.com/
      • Foreign nationals should already be registered. If not, do it ASAP.
    • Dave P. is working on our poster
      • Ken sent some highlight slides
      • Hank volunteers to put a square on performance and user story
      • Matt will allow us to use slides from his recent video
      • Hank suggests quad: why VTK-m is good, performance, use/apps, milestone highlights
    • We are part of a tutorial proposal
  • "Capability Assessment Report" revision submitted this morning
    • Was able to grab everything from previous reporting. Thanks for that.


ECP deliverable updates:

  • [MS-18/09] Better Dynamic Types Impl
    • Rob continues to work on it. Updated merge requests
    • Serialization is not working properly.
    • Some fast passes that still need to be added in
  • [MS-19/01] VTK-m Release 2
    • Done
  • [MS-19/02] Productionize zfp compression
    • Dave P., Mark Kim, and Matt Larsen had an organization call
    • Mark has now taken off with the code
    • Matt is also around to help
    • It was suggested to submit worklet MR now and do filter in separate MR.
  • [MS-19/03] Clip
    • Hank: we are "OK".
    • Did some tests on clipping and compared VisIt to VTK-m.
    • There were some issues, but they have been fixed.
    • We are in pretty good shape. Just need to replace the existing filter to use the new Clip technology.

Note from Kitware: get code for FY19Q1 ASAP as much of their staff will be unavailable starting next week.

Rob: VTK-m has an updated Spack build. It is now in the Spack repository.

Matt: Did a fix in raycasting.

Ollie working on fixing a bug in image connectivity filter.

Brent has been working on the mesh quality metrics filter. Like the VTK filter, it takes in a mesh and outputs a new cell field with the result of the metric.