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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

  • Recruitment process of a Communications Officer
  • Commission of issue 21 of newsletter
  • Work on CF2015 organisation
  • Preliminary work for eInfra Forum in September 2016
  • Review, design of EGI publications (EGI brochure, Engage factsheet, Open Science Commons)
  • Writing news items
  • Organisation of participation in events (BMB and ICT2015)

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

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

WP4 (JRA2) (Tiziana Ferrari)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • CANFAR: The integration is proceeding starting the first tests with the SSO systems.
  • gCUBE/iMarine: Continue with the creation of VM images for publishing in AppDB

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • We had a meeting with WP4 manager and Derek Ross of STFC/Emerald (LSF8 based GPU cluster) to derscribe the goal of the task and the possibility for Emerald RP to join the GPGPU testbed for testing CREAM
  • Maui scheduler installed on CIRMMP cluster, BLAH component for enabling GPGPU support in CREAM for Torque/Maui is now under development
  • GLUE2.1 draft has been analysed as starting point for developing the new Torque infoproviders with GPGPU support, and the critical issues tracked in
  • GPGPU activities related to CREAM, including the GLUE2.1 issues, were presented at the OMB meeting held at the end of 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

  • Metrics and KPIs submitted for EGI-Engage intermediate report

Task SA2.1 Training

  • Training coordination call was held and progress with the implementation on the training plan was discussed. Progress according to schedule. Details in meeting notes:
  • Preparation for tutorials to be held in Bari. EGI Training infrastructure will be used for several tutorials.
  • Promoting the EGI training infrastructure to CCs (in email) and in the EGI News

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support


  • Next meeting will be held on October 30th.

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

Networking / dissemination:

  - Presentation advertising EGI / WeNMR / NeuGrid resources at 
    * Benzon Symposium "Structural Biology on the Move), Copenhagen DK (
    * Utrecht Bioinformatics Center annual symposium, Utrecht NL,  Sept. 14 (
    * SMASH-NMR 2015, Baveno IT,  Sept. 21-23 (
    * RDA meeting, Paris FR, Sept. 22 (

- Publication of the HADDOCK2.2 webserver in J. Mol. Biol. (EGI Engage acknowledged) (

CLOUD related task

  - populated EGI AppDB repository with EGI Fedcloud Clients, EGI Ubuntu 12.04 and EGI Ubuntu 14.04 appliances
  - built a docker container for the PowerFit cryo-EM application (

GPGPU task:

  - enabled VO at INFN-PADOVA-STACK cloud site, some testing VMs launched by Laura del Caño
  - progresses with GPGPU activities already reported in
  - setup a prototype MD calculation for a large system (about 180k explicit atoms), which has been  running for a few 100's ns already
  - modified the AMBER implementation on GPGPUs to introduce proper treatment of NOE restraints for pseudoatoms
  - exporting the CIRMMP partner MD refinement script of NMR structures to GPGPUs


Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

  • Present at "Ecology at interface" congress (Rome, 21st-25th September). Demo regarding the status and advances in EGI-Lifewatch Competence Centre.
  • Meeting: Citizen Science group at RJB (Madrid). IFCA,, BIFI, RJB. Definition of Citizen Science Use case: Orchidee identification. Draft Agenda Citizen Science Event.

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

Weekly meetings

Working on the portal specification


Task SA2.9 EPOS

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation