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The Dice Project

Operational Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 in AT 7.07

Ross Armstrong, Richard Bell, Toby Blake, Neil Brown, Alex Burford, Carol Dow, Alison Downie (convener and minutes), Ian Durkacz, Graham Dutton, Mohammed Javaid, Stephen Quinney, Iain Rae, Gordon Reid, George Ross, Alastair Scobie
  1. Minutes of the last meeting

    The minutes for 13th Nov and 11th Dec were approved.

  2. Actions and blog articles

    Actions discussed:

    Actions added or revived:

    Actions (re-)deferred:

    Actions completed:

  3. Report from Computing Executive Group

    1. Sustainable IT policy

      Alastair and US unit will discuss the implications of the policy on 27th Jan. In summary, we will be required to deprecate machines that are no longer receiving updates. Macs could be re-installed with Linux if MacOS updates not available. Windows will have a 4 year lifespan. Alastair is pushing for Linux lifespan to be 7 years (as updates are available up to this point). Machine life is retrospective but the number of machines allocated to an individual is not.

    2. Tartarus inventory

      Nick and Anila are pushing to improve the quality of data particularly in relation to research servers.

  4. Reports from Units

  5. Topics for discussion


  6. Items for the Computing Systems blog

    George to write about IPv6 on self-managed wires.

  7. AOCB

  8. Next meeting

    The next meeting will be on Wednesday 12th February 2020, chaired by George, in AT-7.07, at 10:00.

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