McIDAS Users Group MUG Update Becky Schaffer Program Manager McIDAS User Services 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 MUG Update Whats New in 2013 MUG Personnel McIDAS-V McIDAS Support
2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 Whats New in 2013 New MUG Members Federal Aviation Administration (Aviation Research Division) - Atlantic City, New Jersey NCEP Central Operations - College Park, Maryland Green Power Labs - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia The total number of MUG Sites has stayed at ~40 sites for ~15 years. 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 Whats New in 2013 OS Support for -X Vendor
Operating System Apple - OS X 10.7.5 Compilers Supported gfortran 4.7.1 Mac Intel gcc 4.2.1 (packaged with Xcode) OS X 10.8.2 gfortran 4.6 gcc 4.2.1 (packaged with Xcode) We will evaluate Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) when it's
supported at the University of Wisconsin SSEC. 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 Whats New in 2013 OS Support for -X Vendor Status HP Support Sunset Date January 1, 2013 Support for McIDAS-X on HP-UX was originally sunset with the 2006 upgrade, but was extended through 2012 by funding from the Australian BoM and Cape Canaveral Range Operations.
2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 Whats New in OS Support for -X Vendor Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 & SFU 3.5 Windows 7 Enterprise with SUA Compilers Supported Support Sunset Date January 1, 2013 g77 3.3
gcc 3.3 (packaged with SUA) 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 Whats New in 2013 OS Support for -X Vendor Operating System Compilers Supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5.7 Intel
gfortran 4.1.2 gcc 4.1.2 6.1 Intel gfortran 4.4.5 gcc 4.4.5 We will evaluate 7.0 when it's supported at the University of Wisconsin SSEC. 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 Whats New in 2013 OS Support for -X Vendor Operating System
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5.2 PPC Compilers Supported gfortran 4.1.2 gcc 4.1.2 ESPC funded the additional hardware needed for PPC support. 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 Whats New in 2013 OS Support for -X Vendor SUN
Operating System Solaris 10 OS SPARC Solaris 10 OS x86 Compilers Supported Sun Studio 11 Fortran & C -or- g77 3.4.6 & gcc 3.4.6 g77 3.4.6 gcc 3.4.6 The Solaris operating system is now maintained by Oracle. SSEC tests on Sun Solaris 10, which was purchased before Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems. 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10
Whats New in 2013 2014 MUG Fees Announced 2014 MUG Fees McIDAS (increased 5% over 2013) SX (1-2 workstations) $ 8,520 DX (3-5 workstations) $17,040 MX (6+ workstations) $34,080 XCD (increased 5% over 2013) $12,300 SDI (remained the same as 2013) $ 8,340 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 MUG Personnel New Team Members Zach Murphy (new in October 2012) Junior majoring in Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Testing McIDAS-X and McIDAS-V 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 MUG Personnel Current MUG Staff Kevin Baggett: -XCD programming Jon Beavers: -V programming Bob Carp: Help Desk, testing, and documentation Jay Heinzelman: Help Desk and testing Rick Kohrs: Help Desk and programming Zach Murphy (student): Testing Dave Parker: Systems programming Barry Roth: Help Desk and documentation 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 MUG Personnel Programmers
McIDAS-X Russ Dengel Dan Forrest Kevin Hallock Tommy Jasmin Scott Lindstrom Dave Santek Tom Yoksas (Unidata) 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10
MUG Personnel Programmers McIDAS-V and VisAD contributors Mike Hiley Tommy Jasmin Tom Rink Tom Whittaker Julien Chastang (Unidata) Don Murray (NOAA) Curtis Rueden (UW)
2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS-V Unidata Collaboration Working Together on VisAD, IDV, -V Combined V / IDV Developers Meeting in Madison, November 2011 Monthly Teleconferences Merged our developer tools (git, redmine) MUG testers helping to test new functionality coming from IDV 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10
McIDAS-V Training and Outreach Demonstrations in 2012 AMS Annual Meeting New Orleans LA (January) NOAA Satellite Science Week Kansas City MO (May) McIDAS Users Group Meeting (May) EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference Sopot, Poland (September) NWA Annual Meeting, Madison WI (October) AGU Conference San Francisco CA (December) 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS-V Training and Outreach Training Workshops
McIDAS-V: Beijing, China (June) China Meteorological Administration - Attended by 48 scientists from 15 countries McIDAS-X and XCD: SSEC (September) - Users from Cape Canaveral Forecast Facility plus countless demonstrations, talks, and training sessions conducted at SSEC, at conferences, and at other research institutions 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS-V Training and Outreach McIDAS-V is now used in numerous research projects in the NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab in Satellite Meteorology classes Mississippi State
Texas A&M University of Wisconsin in international workshops on multi-spectral data EUMETSAT International Summer School - Bracciano, Italy (June) WMO International Training Course on Applications in Satellite Meteorology Beijing, China (June) 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS-V Usage Statistics Users In 2012, there were users of McIDAS-V from 8,001 unique IP addresses in 109 countries. Percent Usage by Platform 2011 2012
Windows7 39% 45% Mac OS X 15% 29% Windows XP 23% 13% Linux
14% 10% Windows Vista 9% 3% 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS Support McIDAS-V Support Forums
Announced in January 2009 with beta1 release Currently, we have 904 members!!! 851 topics 3,399 posts Users of McIDAS-V are encouraged to answer the forum questions of other users and to share their knowledge and expertise. http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/forums 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS Support User Support Requests With so many new non-paying users, how do
we prioritize our support? 1. McIDAS-X, XCD and SDI questions from MUG members 2. McIDAS-V questions from MUG members 3. McIDAS-V questions from non-MUG users ALL bug reports are put into the McIDAS Inquiry System 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS Support
How long will X be supported? Plan to continue to release X as needed for bugs & data/satellite changes (1 or 2 times per year) Plan to support X through the current GVAR program, which looks like it will be about 2020 No immediate plans for support fee structure changes MUG members will continue to receive priority support for X and V Until V can fully function as a replacement for -X, which will be years down the road, not much will change.
New development likely done in V rather than X 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS Support Your Transition from X to -V McIDAS-X will be supported through the current GVAR program, which looks like it will be about 2020. New feature development will likely be done in V rather than in X, but X is still being supported. Were still updating for OS upgrades. Were still creating servers for new satellites.
If X works for you, then stay with X. When new features or data types come along in V, then do your new development in V. If you need help with the new development, contact the McIDAS Help Desk. 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 McIDAS Support Looking for more user input! Use the McIDAS-V Support Forums Join the McIDAS Advisory Committee Fill out the Site Survey at the end of the meeting on Tuesday 1.
2. 3. 4. What features should be in version 2.0? Interested in nightly builds? Your estimated timeline for beginning your switch from X to V If you have specific development needs, contact me about helping to fund development 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 In Summary
McIDAS Users Group is still going strong! MUG Membership staying steady for X, -XCD, and SDI X, -XCD, and SDI Support still our #1 Priority Despite budget cuts, were still receiving financial support of McIDAS-V from research groups McIDAS-V downloads and forum membership growing every day We need more input from you to make all of McIDAS better for everyone And one more thing. 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 2013 is the 40th anniversary of McIDAS 24th anniversary of MUG:Jan 1, 1989
2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10 THANK YOU!!! 2013 MUG Meeting Madison WI Sept 9-10
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