• November 1, 2023:  rhel6-64 logins disabled.
  • March 31, 2024:  LSF license expires.


To Do List

  • Update ASP CVS repository with most recent modifications.
  • Convert the ASP and ASP-scons CVS areas to git repos.
  • Write up current installation instructions on Confluence.
  • S3DF installation of GPLtools:  /sdf/data/fermi/a/ground/PipelineConfig/GPLtools/prod.   Modifications are needed.  See below.
  • Singularity container (generated by Wei) to use with /sdf/data/fermi/a/ground/releases/volume02/ScienceTools-09-32-05/:   /sdf/group/fermi/sw/containers/fermi-rhel6.20230922.sif .  This contains the 64-bit BLAS and LAPACK libraries needed by numpy.
  • Example ASP P-II task on S3DF using legacy Fermi software releases, including Oracle db queries:  ASP_db_query_test
  • Example ASP P-II task that uses the dataCatalog and GPLtools staging code: ASP_datacat_test
    • Modify GPLtools to use paths to xrootd locations on S3DF
  • Example ASP P-II task that creates substreams and registers outputs to datacatalog.
  • File paths used by ASP that need S3DF equivalents:
    • /afs/slac/g/glast/ground/links/data/ASP/GCN_Archive (
    • /afs/slac/g/glast/ground/links/data/ASP/scratch (
    • /afs/slac/g/glast/isoc/flightOps/rhel5_gcc41/ISOC_PROD/bin/isoc (, for FastCopy)
    • /afs/slac/g/glast/ground/links/data/ASP/Results (
    • /afs/slac/g/glast/ground/ASP/catalogs (
    • /afs/slac/g/glast/ground (
  • Building ASP against ST-09-32-05 in container.
  • Sort out batch options to use in P-II task xml definitions, e.g., --account fermi.
  • S3DF installation of Oracle drivers.  On rhel6-64/centos7, the required distribution is in /afs/   An rsync'd copy on /sdf seems to work.
  • Replace trscron job for sending Monitored Source light curve data to GSFC.
  • Update ASP P-II tasks to run on s3df, using dev db tables.
    • Update paths to pipeline commands, etc.
  • Remove all GRB-related executables from P-II tasks.

Won't Do List

  • Python 3 conversion of ASP code
  • Updating ASP to use modern FermiTools distributions 
  • Rebuilding, i.e., with SCons, the ASP distribution → no new ASP release tags.

Non-Pipeline-II Services

  • procmail-triggered processing of incoming GCN Notices
  • cron job to ingest GCN notices into ASP db tables
  • trscron job to prepare Monitored Source List light curves and sent them to GSFC using FastCopy
    • Executable: /afs/slac/g/glast/ground/links/data/ASP/
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