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Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Review of SDSS
Data Processing and Distribution

Fermilab
 July 20-21, 2000

Agenda and Plan


Thursday, July 20, 2000
1 North, Wilson Hall

8:00 - 8:45

Executive Session and breakfast for the Committee

8:45 - 9:00

Charge to the Committee - J. Peoples 

(Includes a description of the SDSS - NSF plan for distribution to the Astronomy Community. )

9:00 - 9:40

Data Processing and Distribution Overview - S. Kent

9:40 - 10:10

Data Processing Operations at Fermilab - C. Stoughton

10:10 -10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:00

Overview of Pipeline Integration at Fermilab - B. Yanny

11:00 - 12:30

The Status of the Pipelines

The Organization of the Photometric Pipelines (10) - G. Knapp
Technical Details of Photo (20) - R. Lupton
Astrom 
(20) - J. Pier
Target Selection 
(15) - D. Vanden Berk
Spectro 
(20) -  J. Frieman
Discussion
(5)

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch and Executive Session for the Committee

2:00 - 2:30

Data Distribution - A. Szalay

2:30  - 2:50

Operations Database - J. Munn

2:50 - 3:10

Science Database Status (SX) - A. Thakar

3:10 - 3:30

Discussion

3:30 - 3:45

Break

3:45 - 4:15

Photometric Calibration - S. Kent

4:15 - 4:30

Photometric Calibration Task Force - D. Hogg

4:30 - 5:15

Pipelines (Continued)

MTPipe (15) - D. Tucker
Final Calibration
(15) - B. Lee
Discussion
(15)

5:15 - 6: 45    

Executive Session

This session will be used to generate written questions for the SDSS staff, which are to be answered during the break out sessions, set the agenda for the break out sessions and confirm writing assignments for the Committee's report

7:00 pm

Dinner at Chez Leon (for all participants)

Friday, July 21, 2000
1 North, Wilson Hall

8:00 - 8:30

Executive Session and breakfast for the Committee

8:30 - 9:00

Target Selection Performance & Science Requirements- M. Strauss

9:00 - 9:30

Response to April 25-27 Report - J. Peoples

Budget and level of effort for Operations - W. Boroski

9:30 - 11:45

Break Out Sessions 

Each session will begin with two or three 10 minute talks, which are intended to supplement the information given in the presentations made during the previous day. Since it is also anticipated that the commi ttee will structure the agenda of each break out session, the speakers are expected to address questions that the reviewers posed the evening before.

Pipelines status and development, science requirements -1 North
R. Lupton and B. Yanny - version control and development making pipelines bug free, using photo as the example
M. Subbarao - completing Spectro 1D.
D. Schlegel - completing Spectro 2D.
(Blanton, Frieman, Lupton, Pier, Strauss, Subbarao, Yanny)

Data processing operations, resources, current data distribution and future, the science (SX), schedules and goals - WH7X-over
B. Lee - current distribution to the collaboration.
A. Thakar - the problem in distributing SX to the collaboration.
D. Eisenstein - A users perspective of SX.
(Data Processing Team, Kent, Knapp, Kron, Lee, Munn, Stoughton, Thakar).

11:45 - 12:00

Break

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch and Executive Session

1:00 - 3:00

Executive Session for Writing

3:00 - 4:00

Close Out with SDSS staff



Review of SDSS Data Processing and Distribution
Fermilab
July 20-21, 2000



 
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