Dev telecon log June 6 2016

Notes from telecon for June 6, 2016

Participants

  • Kathleen
  • Hank
  • Cyrus
  • Eric
  • Matt
  • Mark
  • Allen
  • Brad


6 Thrust Areas

  • Team Outreach and Processes
    • Tutorials, Docs, Git, Testing, etc
    • Fix things in the backlog
    • Document how we do Developer Planning from mixed funding sources
    • (Yearly) VisIt Developer Summit and Hackathon (0.5 day summit + 1.5 day hackathon)
    • SciDAC round 4
  • Usability
    • End-user Usability
      • Large Var Counts, Dist-mesh metadata
      • Python Queries and Expressions, make easier to use!
    • Developer Usability
      • Culling unused packages
      • RPC Infrastructure
      • Ghost zone comm Infrastructure
      • Complexity of Plugin Writing (DB, Operators, Plots)
        • Reduce number of steps for creating a plugin
        • Better docs about the process
        • Make it easy to use VTK Filters
  • Infrastructure
    • Large TPL Updates
      • Qt5
      • VTK-7
      • Rendering Infrastructure Strategy (EGL, MESA, OSPRay, Optix, SWR, oh my)
  • Perf Port
    • Domain-level Threading
    • VTKm
    • (Experimental: AMT systems, RAJA, Kokkos, etc)
  • In Situ
    • Extracts are key use case
    • Compositing Scaling
    • Alternate In Situ Paradigms: What are the use cases for Loosely Coupled (ADIOS,etc)
      • Can we have Dave Pugmire give us a good tutorial?
    • UI -- Dashboards (Sanderson's work)
      • (UI for GUI and Python)
    • Experimental:
      • Lower-mem Footprint
      • Batch-oriented Light Weight
      • Simpler Coupling Interfaces
  • Workflow
    • Connecting to other tools:
      • Apache Spark
      • Solving the Export vs Save Window
      • Connections for plotting tools (R, Octave, D3)
      • Connections to Blender and Maya, etc
        • fuse all the data into a single mesh (should this be an operator? -- can the merge )
      • Juypter (aka IPython Notebook) [Web interfaces, etc]
      • AVT as a library

Action Items

  • Strategy Slides (Cyrus)
  • Start Planning Summit + Hackathon (Eric)