Apriori Implementation Team - Minutes September 10, 1996 (1:30 - 2:30) Attending: Mike Kearney, Katie McGee, Mike Dettinger, Emily Corse, Lila Shapiro, Kristin Nelson, Jim Johnson Handouts: - Meeting Agenda Meeting Summary: - Discussed issues with performance, people data extracts and updates - First Call staff going live. SAS using knowledgebase feature. - Documentation, token contention, interaction among groups are additional issues to be addressed To Do: Mike K. - determine if a session can be removed when idle for a period of time Katie M. & Mike K. - review data fields on information provided previously by Jim J. Emily C. - send message with additional information about Windows client upgrade problem Announcements: - First Call going live - approximately 350 items logged to date - mainly ResNet issues. Positive reaction from First Call staff. Performance is acceptable - one problem was the machine running out of paging space which was adjusted. People data batch load may have contributed to this problem. - Server Outage 9/7/96 - One outage on Saturday due to disk space shortage. Additional space allocated. This happened during the database reorganization which happens at 2 AM each morning. - Problem with update ("c" patch) for Windows client. Emily C. is following up with Apriori Tech Support. - SAS is planning to use the Apriori knowledgebase only at this time. - Steering committee status report planned for end of October (possibly 16th). - Emily has resigned from Penn. The next will be her final Apriori meeting. New Business - Client data processing status - Mike K. processed base data + approximately 16,000 updates. Updates include deletes & modifies. - Operations Issues - Performance is still an issue. If the pilot works, we may then be looking for a replacement system. Once Fall crush slows, we will re-evaluate and look for possible performance boosts. - PennCard/people data extract update + timing and nature of database updates The software for the extract is written, tested and is working well. Feedback to the Applications Development group - request for daily updates (generally under 500 per day on a normal day.) Changes in email address not added. Applications Development is investigating when this can be implemented. Mike K. & Katie M. will review past information from Jim J. about division & affiliation data and other fields. Reminder - Need to check nature & accuracy of data in location for faculty and staff (e.g., desk location vs. paycheck location or mail code). - Token contention - Currently 20 tokens are available for Apriori. SAS & ISC will agree to split the tokens (8 / 12). The groups need to work on an agreement on how and when to kill sessions which are using a token but which are idle. For example, can the session time out when idle for a period of time (e.g., 1 hour) - Documentation issues - need to further discuss documentation issues Minutes recorded by Kristin Nelson. Please notify the team of any changes.