[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] [READ]: Questions we Need Answers To or Updates

Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal mark.demaria at noaa.gov
Mon Oct 2 19:50:06 UTC 2017


Doug:

Okay, good. So it is just the high end Linux workstation and Windows
workstation refresh that were missed.

Mark

On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 3:23 PM, doug fenderson - NOAA Federal <
doug.fenderson at noaa.gov> wrote:

> To follow up on item number 5.  We did get that awarded.
>
> On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 3:01 PM, doug fenderson - NOAA Federal <
> doug.fenderson at noaa.gov> wrote:
>
>> Below are the comments on the 6 purchases.
>>
>> 1. 12 Linux workstations for annual refresh (AFS funding)
>>
>> Purchased and onsite
>>
>> 2. 15 Windows workstations for annual refresh (AFS funding)
>>
>> Was part of purchase number 1 but will most likely not be done.  We are
>> working with AGO to see what the mistake was as we called out 27
>> workstations.
>>
>> 3. Supplemental drives (CP funding)
>>
>> On site.
>>
>> 4. 1 high end Linux workstation for development (STI funding)
>>
>> NOAALink rejected the procurement as we did not use the BPA.  We would
>> need to submit now if money is available.
>>
>> 5. Supplemental SSD drives to hold research databases ($14K STI funding)
>>
>> We are tracking this down to determine if the award was done.  Hoping to
>> have more details tomorrow.
>>
>> 6. Blade servers (CP funding)
>>
>> On site.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 2:34 PM, Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal <
>> mark.demaria at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>
>>> Doug:
>>>
>>> Just to clarify, we were expecting 6 purchases that NCO took the lead on
>>> as follows.
>>>
>>> 1. 12 Linux workstations for annual refresh (AFS funding)
>>> 2. 15 Windows workstations for annual refresh (AFS funding)
>>> 3. Supplemental drives (CP funding)
>>> 4. 1 high end Linux workstation for development (STI funding)
>>> 5. Supplemental SSD drives to hold research databases ($14K STI funding)
>>> 6. Blade servers (CP funding)
>>>
>>> Of those 6 items, it sounds like we have (1), (3) and (6), but (2), (4)
>>> and maybe (5) never got processed. Does that sound correct to you?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 2:16 PM, Pablo Santos <pablo.santos at noaa.gov>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Oh WOW that sets up back. Was there a reason why that was rejected?
>>>>
>>>> I run this by Mark.
>>>>
>>>> Pablo
>>>>
>>>> On 10/2/17 12:58 PM, doug fenderson - NOAA Federal wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Pablo,
>>>>
>>>> It would appear the NOAA Link rejected the Linux workstation buy.  If
>>>> you wish we can do it again this year.  We found the 12 workstation
>>>> purchase, but no 15.  The shelves with disk arrived already.  However,
>>>> there was an additional SSD drives ($14K) were not part of that purchase.
>>>> We are tracking down what happened there.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 12:30 PM, Pablo Santos <pablo.santos at noaa.gov>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Thanks Frances, looking forward to it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Pablo
>>>>>
>>>>> On 9/29/17 8:43 AM, Frances Yang - NOAA Federal wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Pablo,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm so sorry.  I spoke to few people and also our budget team and we
>>>>> did some digging.  The person who has the most knowledge Doris is not in
>>>>> the office this week.  ASA she's back to the office next week I'll try to
>>>>> get the information from her.  I should have the information by Tuesday
>>>>> next week.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Frances
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Pablo Santos - NOAA Federal <
>>>>> pablo.santos at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Doug:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> No one has gotten back to me on this.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Pablo
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 9:56 AM, doug fenderson - NOAA Federal <
>>>>>> doug.fenderson at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Pablo,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> As mentioned on Monday Frances will investigate this and get back to
>>>>>>> you. Frances is added to the email. She will also be looking into the
>>>>>>> higher end workstation.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> One of the NetApp purchases had arrived the other day and the
>>>>>>> additional drive should be arriving soon.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I reported to Mark yesterday about the chassis and the need for
>>>>>>> Steve Deputy’s group to configure the networking portion before shipping
>>>>>>> the chassis. I do mot currently have an estimated delivery date uet.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any brevity and poor grammar.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Doug Fenderson
>>>>>>> Infrastructure and Web Services Branch Chief
>>>>>>> DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP Central OPS
>>>>>>> Office: (301) 683-3901 <%28301%29%20683-3901>
>>>>>>> Cell: (301) 310-6291 <%28301%29%20310-6291>
>>>>>>> Email: doug.fenderson at noaa.gov
>>>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>>> *From:* Pablo Santos <pablo.santos at noaa.gov>
>>>>>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:49:57 AM
>>>>>>> *To:* doug fenderson - NOAA Federal; Kyle Nevins - NOAA Federal;
>>>>>>> Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal; _ncep.nhc.nco-contacts
>>>>>>> *Subject:* [READ]: Questions we Need Answers To or Updates
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Doug:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Since you are not all in the daily call as we request updates daily
>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>> becomes a let me check kind of standard answer. I understand the
>>>>>>> reason.
>>>>>>> So given that, I am following up the questions we have had this week
>>>>>>> by
>>>>>>> email to help you track what we are seeking an answer or update for:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 1) Status of the 15 windows replacement desktops
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2) Status of the high development workstation ordered
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 3) Status of the storage drives for the new NetApp.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 4) Estimate as to when we could be receiving the chassis for the new
>>>>>>> blaze servers.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Pablo
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Dr. Pablo Santos
>>>>>>> Acting Chief
>>>>>>> Technology and Science Branch
>>>>>>> National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL
>>>>>>> 305-229-4500 <%28305%29%20229-4500>
>>>>>>> (c) 954-559-4965 <%28954%29%20559-4965>
>>>>>>> http://www.hurricanes.gov
>>>>>>> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC/
>>>>>>> Twitter: @NWSNHC @NHC_Atlantic @NHC_Pacific  @NHC_TAFB  @NHC_Surge
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Dr. Pablo Santos
>>>>>> Acting Chief
>>>>>> Technology and Science Branch
>>>>>> National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL
>>>>>> 305-229-4500 <%28305%29%20229-4500>
>>>>>> (c) 954-559-4965 <%28954%29%20559-4965>
>>>>>> http://www.hurricanes.gov
>>>>>> Facebook: *https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC/
>>>>>> <https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC/>*
>>>>>> Twitter: @NWSNHC @NHC_Atlantic @NHC_Pacific  @NHC_TAFB  @NHC_Surge
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> Dr. Pablo Santos
>>>>> Acting Chief
>>>>> Technology and Science Branch
>>>>> National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL305-229-4500 <%28305%29%20229-4500>
>>>>> (c) 954-559-4965 <%28954%29%20559-4965>http://www.hurricanes.gov
>>>>> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC/
>>>>> Twitter: @NWSNHC @NHC_Atlantic @NHC_Pacific  @NHC_TAFB  @NHC_Surge
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Respectfully,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Doug Fenderson
>>>>
>>>> Infrastructure and Web Services Branch Chief
>>>>
>>>> DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP Central OPS
>>>>
>>>> Office:  (301) 683-3901
>>>>
>>>> Cell:  (301) 310-6291
>>>>
>>>> Email:  doug.fenderson at noaa.gov
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Dr. Pablo Santos
>>>> Acting Chief
>>>> Technology and Science Branch
>>>> National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL305-229-4500 <(305)%20229-4500>
>>>> (c) 954-559-4965 <(954)%20559-4965>http://www.hurricanes.gov
>>>> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC/
>>>> Twitter: @NWSNHC @NHC_Atlantic @NHC_Pacific  @NHC_TAFB  @NHC_Surge
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Respectfully,
>>
>>
>>
>> Doug Fenderson
>>
>> Infrastructure and Web Services Branch Chief
>>
>> DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP Central OPS
>>
>> Office:  (301) 683-3901
>>
>> Cell:  (301) 310-6291
>>
>> Email:  doug.fenderson at noaa.gov
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Respectfully,
>
>
>
> Doug Fenderson
>
> Infrastructure and Web Services Branch Chief
>
> DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP Central OPS
>
> Office:  (301) 683-3901
>
> Cell:  (301) 310-6291
>
> Email:  doug.fenderson at noaa.gov
>
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