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The Dice Project


Operational Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 14th March 2012
AT4.03, Appleton Tower

Present:
Ross Armstrong, Toby Blake, Lindsey Brown, Neil Brown, Roger Burroughes, Chris Cooke, Carol Dow, Alison Downie, Ian Durkacz, Graham Dutton, Iain Rae, Gordon Reid, George Ross, Alastair Scobie, Craig Strachan (convener and minutes)
  1. Apologies for absence

    Tim

  2. Minutes of the last meeting.

    These were accepted.

  3. Actions.

    Actions discussed:

    Actions added:

    Actions completed:

    Blog articles discussed:

    Blog articles suggested:

  4. Report from Computing Executive Group

    1. Meeting with PDRAs

      Alastair met with Dave and around 25 PDRAs (Post-Doctoral Research Associates) to assertain their views on the School's computing provision. The following points emerged from the discussion:

      • A strong preference was expressed for DICE as the default computing platform
      • No suggestions were made regarding the introduction of new services
      • Distuptions due to platform upgrades seemed to be less favourably looked upon than outdated software
      • Somewhat contradicting the last point, people were keen to see SL6.2 deployed as quickly as possible.
      • It was suggested that a wider survey of PDRA views might be useful
  5. Reports from units.

  6. Topics for discussion

  7. Items for the Computing Systems blog
  8. AOCB

    None.

  9. Next meeting

    The next meeting will be on Wednesday 28th March 2012 in room 4.31


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