Important LOFAR dates

Collection of important dates regarding the LOFAR system. This collects known Stopdays, Software releases, etc. Subject to change, so if you need to stay up-to-date, syubscriube to this page (use 'manage subscriptions' tab at the top of this page).

This calender should be in sync with the LOFAR activity agenda: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=2jkmjaro6ek0kh7tmf9brpf8pk%40group.calendar.google.com maintained by Science Operations & Support ( sos (at) astron.nl ).

Please, let us know if you find any discrepancies. ( ro_wiki (at) astron.nl )

LOFAR stop days

:!: The stop-days procedure can be found on this page :!:

Note: The dates are links to pages with planned changes/activities!

2019 Coordinator
Feb 5-6 Teun
Mar 19-20 w/ LCUs reboot Jasmin
May 7 Reinoud
Jul 9-10 w/ LCUs reboot ?
Sep 3-4 ?
Nov 5-6 w/ LCUs reboot ?
2018 Coordinator
Feb 6-7 Reinoud
Apr 10-11 Teun
Jun 5-6 Reinoud
Aug 7-8 Teun
Oct 2-3 Jasmin
Dec 4-5 Teun
2017 Coordinator
Jan 3 Teun
Feb 7 Reinoud
Mar 7 Teun
Apr 4 Reinoud
May 2 Teun
Jun 6 Reinoud
Jul 4 Reinoud
Aug 1 Teun
Sep 5 Reinoud
Oct 3 Skipped
Nov 7 Reinoud
Dec 5 Teun
2016 Coordinator
Apr 5
May 3 NEW DATE
Jun 7
Jul 12
Aug 2
Aug 30
Oct 4
Nov 1 Teun
Dec 6 Teun

After a stopday, software support will go through a checklist before handing over the system to Science Operations and Support and operators. That list is here.

The coordinator reports OBS, SOS and SDOS by mail that the stopday has finished.

LOFAR Software Releases

2016 Version 2017 Version 2018 Version 2019 Version
Jan 25 2.15 Feb 13 2.20 Feb 12 Skipped Jan 23 (Wed!) 3.2.7 (Minor rollout)
Mar 14 2.16 Mar 13 Skipped Apr 23 3.1 Apr 23 (Tue!) 4.0.0 (Major release)
May 23 2.17 May 8 Jun 12 2.21 Jun 18 Skipped Jun 24
Jul 4 Jul 10 2.21.5 (Minor rollout) Sep 10 3.2 Sep 16
Sep 12 2.17.6 Sep 11 2.22 Nov 5 Skipped Nov 18
Nov 7 2.19 Oct 16 3.0 Dec 10 Skipped
Dec 5 Skipped Dec 11 Skipped

:!: Note: Semester planning by SOS will be done half April and half October for the coming semesters; be sure to get in touch with M. Iacobelli around that time to properly synchronize all plannings (incl stopdays, etc.)


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