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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

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Reviewing applications for the Communications Officer job opening
  • Preparing the online programme of the CF2015

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

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

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Fixed SSM and DBloader for storage records.
  • Reconfigured DBLoader logging to minimize disk use.
  • Deleted stale DB recors
  • Fixed site tree for Tier2 views.
  • Fixed problems with DH cryptography in REBUS service.
  • Compiled Intermediate report metrics for WP6 activities.
  • Added third level to Cloud Tier2 view
  • Final revision of the deliverable D3.1 "Technical Design of the New Accounting Portal"
  • FedCloud meetings

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools


  • Presented a proposal to JISC/REFEDS legal guys to hash the ePPN using a project-owned secret salt as a way to securely re-publish and correlate attributes/IDs within a project. Those legal guys have no concerns and want to document this within UKAMF/REFEDS. Needs agreement from EGI details
  • Working on role logic to allow different roles per-project in a single Gocdb (v5.5).

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

  • initial development of possibility to request for more than one type of 'Other' type of VM (cloud resources)
  • testing phase of negotiation process in p4u instance

WP4 (JRA2) (Tiziana Ferrari)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • Preparation the system architecture based on requirements analysis of the communities.
  • Preparation of the first milestone report

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • Finalising CANFAR Roadmap deliverable (D4.1)
  • OpenStack integration:
    • monitoring probe now available
  • Ongoing integration of KISTI resources:
    • OCCI and AAI now available
    • Reconfiguring site to install neutron instead of nova-network.

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Implemented the parser on CREAM core for the new JDL attributes GPUNumber and GPUMode
  • Tested AMBER remote job submission to the new CREAM prototype installed on CIRMMP cluster, some troubleshooting is underway
  • The managers of STFC/Emerald (LSF8 based GPU cluster, via Stuart Pullinger), IFCA (SGE based GPU cluster, via Pablo Orviz) and INFN-CNAF (LSF9 based GPU cluster, via Stefano Dal Pra) have been contacted if they can provide a testing instance for extending CREAM GPU support to LSF and SGE LRMSes. Other volunteer sites are welcome, especially a SLURM based GPU cluster. Can AMB spread the word among the EGI Community service providers?
  • Starting process of integration of the cloud site to EGI FedCloud
    • Keystone VOMS support being integrated
    • OCCI in preparation, installation planned in September

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

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

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • Working on metrics for 1st intermediate report

Task SA2.1 Training

  • Preparing a new wiki page about training services, resources, activities. Link this to the main Wiki (in the Engagement and user support section)
  • Start organising an SA2.1 teleconference for later in September

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Preparation of a summary document about engagement cases and progress for the next council meeting and the engagement meeting.
  • Support for pan-cancer, HBP, BILS.


  • Teleconference meeting between EGI and EBI about use of the ELIXIR compute platform for data replication.
  • ELIXIR CC partners were focused on kickoff meeting of ELIXIR EXCELERATE
  • Kickoff meeting for the CC will be organised soon

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

  • Partners were focussed on kick-off of H2020 project. To organise a CC kickoff meeting soon.
  • Discssing potential contribution to event in Lund: BIOBANKS AND BIG DATA: POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES (

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • Involved in PhenoMeNal
  • Preparing survey in MoBrian to collect further requirements
  • Involved in WestLife VRE project. Kick-off in November, but first meeting only in January 2016
  • MoBrain meeting - f2f at BMB Symposium? + demo at EGI booth? - To discuss
  • MoBrain CC teleconference
  • Scipion cloud integration discussion


  • Questionnaire was published in mid-august, results by end of September
  • Establishing a WG is ongoing (reminder needs to be sent)
  • Deployment of Bavarian dialect dataset on EGI with gLibrary has started
  • Deployment of a DARIAH VO recently done, setup of WS-PGRADE and gLibary with per-user subproxy solution ongoing
  • Recently a conference talk in Japan, 2 presentations submitted to EGI community forum
  • Training will start later

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  • Discussions with EUDAT about identifiers. We will go for an EUDAT pilot.
  • Meeting planned with ICOS to discuss how we could implement PID solution
  • Work is ongoing on the portal (SNIC as developer has started working on a scatch)
  • EISCAT Community Meeting in South Africa next week. We will present the portal design specification

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • Developing two use cases (one on AAI, one on comp. seismology on cloud) - see 1-pager on this meeting agenda
  • Trying to elaborate the use cases and allocate experts from the CC to the different tasks
  • EPOS H2020 project kick-off meeting on 5th of October

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

  • Working on a document that provides a summary of use cases the CC members focus on, including plans for implementation