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  1. Data Management
  2. DM-8

Finalize DM mission statement

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    • Type: Story
    • Status: Won't Fix
    • Resolution: Done
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    • Sprint:
      DevOps Sprint 1, DevOps Sprint 2
    • Team:
      DM Science

      Description

      The proposed mission statement for the LSST Software Stack development:

      Enabling LSST science by creating a well documented, state-of-the-art, high-performance, scalable, multi-camera, open source, O/IR survey data processing and analysis system

      with the following rationale:

      • well documented – as otherwise it will be impossible to maintain or be usable for Level 3
      • state-of-the-art – because the quality of the instrument and needs of the science to be systematic limited require us to develop new algorithms an break new ground in a number of areas
      • high-performance – because of the massive amount of data we need to process for a reasonable budget
      • scalable – because we need it to run from between a single core (for developers, or Level 3 users) to tens of thousands of cores (for Data Release production)
      • multi-camera – because we need to process precursor data for development purposes, and because our as-delivered camera won't be ideal.
      • open source – because we want the community and future surveys to benefit from our efforts.

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          frossie Frossie Economou added a comment -

          Mario -

          Do we really need a mission statement? Too late to propose "Less talk, more code"? "To bravely geek where no-one has geeked before?" "Never give up, never surrender"?

          Anyway - you get the Languishing Ticket Question Of Doom: What needs to happen to expedite this ticket being closed?

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          frossie Frossie Economou added a comment - Mario - Do we really need a mission statement? Too late to propose "Less talk, more code"? "To bravely geek where no-one has geeked before?" "Never give up, never surrender"? Anyway - you get the Languishing Ticket Question Of Doom: What needs to happen to expedite this ticket being closed?
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          frossie Frossie Economou added a comment -

          Here are some good ones, from the eminent and very awesome Cochrane collaboration:

          http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/our-principles

          And can I say how much better "principles" sounds than "mission statement"

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          frossie Frossie Economou added a comment - Here are some good ones, from the eminent and very awesome Cochrane collaboration: http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/our-principles And can I say how much better "principles" sounds than "mission statement"
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          ktl Kian-Tat Lim added a comment -

          But the principles don't say what they do, just how they do it. We may want both.

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          ktl Kian-Tat Lim added a comment - But the principles don't say what they do, just how they do it. We may want both.

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            • Assignee:
              mjuric Mario Juric
              Reporter:
              mjuric Mario Juric
              Watchers:
              Frossie Economou, Kian-Tat Lim, Mario Juric
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