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Activity Reports

WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

  • the AMB is busy reviewing milestones and deliverables due for PM06 and the the first intermediate report, metrics provisioning is in progress
  • operational plan for rolling out AAI services within JRA1 was requested
  • engagement status and plans being reviewed in preparation to the EGI council meeting
  • preparation of the PMB agenda

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

  • preparing effort reporting procedure involving AMB
  • handling D/M review procedure
  • preparing Intermediate Report
  • preparing for Risk management report

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D2.2 "Master Model for SME Engagement" (M6 - Aug 2015)
    • In AMB/PMB Review
  • D2.3 "Concept of EGI Marketplace" (M6 - Aug 2015)
    • In External Review (sent 24 Aug)
  • D2.4 "Data Management Plan" (M6 - Aug 2015)
    • In External Review (one review received)
  • M2.1 "1st Intermediate Report"
    • Revisions provided from external review comments

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Delivery of draft "Concept of EGI Marketplace" deliverable.
  • Interview with WeNMR for input into marketplace study.
  • Preparation of paper on the Data Commons and organization of session at RDA (BoF)
  • 3 SSB meetings held - Finalized both EGI external and internal service portfolios
  • EGI ITSM SMS - CSI Process added; plans for handover of various processes to the process managers with internal EGI ITSM consultants

Task NA2.3 SME/Industry Engagement and Big Data Value Chain

  • Preparation for meeting with Telecom Italia (Rome - 31 Aug)
  • Call with Dropbox to finalize version of MoU for EGI management approval

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

  • Interview with Nikon Imaging Centre at King's College London for requirements of marketplace tool.
  • Detailed requirements from usage scenarios given as input into "Concept of EGI Marketplace".
  • Analysis of requirements from interviews from NA2.2 marketplace interviews.

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Updated SSM and DBLoader service in devel.
  • Fixed SSM and DBloader for storage records.
  • Reconfigured SSM spool to minimize disk use.
  • Deleted stale DB recors
  • Fixed US wall clock times
  • Implemented new Cloud trees for Tier1 and Tier2 sites.
  • Compiled Intermediate report metrics for WP6 activities.
  • Second and third version and external revision of the deliverable D3.1 "Technical Design of the New Accounting Portal"
  • FedCloud meetings

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

  • Operations Portal
    • Upgrade of Lavoisier
    • Translation of queries from GLUE1.2 to GLUE2.0
    • Integration of Vapor into the Operations Portal
  • ARGO
    • Upgrade of the API v2
    • Integration of this API on the web UI

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

Holiday break

WP4 (JRA2) (Tiziana Ferrari)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

M4.1 (Open Data Platform architecture and requirements) and D4.1 (CANFAR integration) in external review phase

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

Proposal for supporting the pancancer collaboration (International Cancer Genome Consortium) prepared and answers to technical questions provided

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

Organization of bi-weekly meeting.

  • Ongoing integration in UMD of rOCCI and Keystone-VOMS
  • Brokering in AppDB -> still in design phase
  • Standards
    • support for resizing images sent to OCCI public comment phase, working with OGF to incorporate the changes, details to come soon
    • support for snapshotting, will start work from September
    • relocation of VMs, not started, foreseen for end of year
    • working on next iteration of OCCI standard
  • Integration support for CMFs
    • release of ooi, seeking for partners willing to test
    • OpenStack Keystone-VOMS support for Kilo released
    • BDII extension to support VO information will be taken care by WP4.2
  • Monitoring
    • OpenStack probe done, request for new service type

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • Organization of workshop at RDA venue between e-Infrastructures providing HTC and cloud services to discus the challenges and opportunities to support international collaborations.
  • Meeting held with ASTRON in July to understand status of SKA data dissemination plans.
  • Collaboration meeting held with EUDAT

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Provided input to intermediate report.
  • Cloud site created at
  • Creating VM images for GPGPU
  • Various performance testing and tuning with GPGPU in Openstack (comparison with non-cloud virtualization and physical machine, setting CPU flavor in Openstack nova, testing Openstack scheduler, ...)
  • Starting process of integration of the site to EGI FedCloud

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • Reviewed input for the IR
  • Analysis of the bids submitted for the core activities 2nd phase
  • Discussion with NGI_CZ and NGI_PL for a potential collaboration for the helpdesk support
  • Progresses on the VMI endorsement procedure
  • Contribution to the definition of the operations related services in the SSB context
  • Preparation of OMB agenda
  • Preparation of UMD-4 infrastructure
  • Coordination with JRA2 for the inclusion of Fedcloud software in UMD
  • Preparation of the council survey to support the SLA under discussion with the VOs

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Provided metrics for the IR
  • New draft of the EGI software vulnerability handling procedure
  • Development of the EGI policy on personal data

Task SA1.3 Integration, Deployment of Grid and Cloud Platforms

  • Most people involved has been on vacation

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Metrics and KPIs for Intermediate report delivered

Task SA2.1 Training

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Review of status of engagement cases (from RT queue and define next actions for follow-up
  • Start preparation for next Engagement meeting
  • Start preparing a report on engagement update for next council meeting


No new activities during the last two weeks.

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

  • Task to start in September. Began discussing kick-off activities with WP leader

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • No update since last report


No new activities since the last report

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

  • Preparation for f2f CC meeting (to be held next week in Santander)

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  • CC activities to restart this week with a telcon on Friday.

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • Activities start officialy at M16. However we already started by outlining the two pilot use cases to be developed: USE CASE DOCUMENT

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

From M7, those identified case studies are implemented bilaterally between each partner and Taiwan, and to engage the local user communities. For example, Philippine and Taiwan are focusing on the simulation and analysis of typhoon and storm surge of Hiyen typhoon case and having working meeting fortnightly. The results will be published in the face-to-face meeting on Jan 2016 in Philippine.