EGI-Engage:AMB-2015-10-14

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EGI-Engage project: Main page WP1(NA1) WP3(JRA1) WP5(SA1) PMB Deliverables and Milestones Quality Plan Risk Plan Data Plan
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WP2(NA2) WP4(JRA2) WP6(SA2) AMB Software and services Metrics Project Office Procedures


Contents


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

  • finalizing Risk management deliverable and risk registry
  • update of risk management wiki

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • 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)
  • Next issue of EGI Inspired in production
  • Social media posts: open science cloud survey; cloud forward conference; early-bird registration, etc.

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Preparation of sessions for EGI Community Forum
    • Procurement Session: Confirm presentation from pay-for-use
    • Marketplace: Objectives, agenda outline and required participation defined with Dean - mail to go out to list
    • Innovating with SMEs: Full agenda and abstract online; just missing a speaker from Innovation Clusters - Annabel contacted for UK catapult
    • Research Infrastructure session: call with RICH project, agreement about agenda, discussion about supporting participation of 4 National Contact Points about research infrastructures
  • Discussion with K4I about contributing to an open science session at the European Innovation Summit (7-10 Dec, Brussels)
  • Review of SDTPs for all services of the new EGI Service Portfolio, chasing authors for final contributions
  • Planned SPT participation to e-IRG, ICT 2015 and EGI Community Forum
  • Attended the Cloud Forward Conference (6-8 Oct, Pisa)
    • Notes circulated, added to Asana and slides uploaded in Google Folder
    • A number of follow-up activities with contacts underway through FedCloud and UCST
  • Risk management update from WP2 viewpoint
  • EGI to deliver FitSM training: VAT exempt audit conducted with Dutch Tax authority
  • Inquired providers involved in Pay-for-Use for quote about IaaS resources for a potential customer working on scientific data

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

  • Prepared initial draft of EGI strategy for participating in BDVA
  • Call to start Ubercloud MoU being scheduled for next or week after
  • Preparation for data sessions (x3) at EGI Community Forum
    • Calls to harmonize sessions; agenda outline; Indico mostly populated with latest info
  • SME Engagement group call held on 9 Oct
  • Market Analysis group call held on 13 Oct
    • EGI CF’15 updates
    • Plans for early production of 2 deliverables (M12) in order to ensure content is on right track (RT ticket updated with further information

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

  • Working with several institutes to gather user feedback (Unibas, Institut Curie, UZH, College de France ).
  • Discussions with www.oari.nl to establish possible collaboration.
  • Testing of ideas to expose public and local resources in the proper context.
  • Working on the business model and sustainability of the marketplace.
  • Recent release of prototype based on user feedback.

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Fixed SSM and DBloader for storage records.
  • Rebuilt Cloud database to remove erroneous Site mappings.
  • Backported Cloud, Tier1, Tier2 and EMI3 views into production portal.
  • Deleted stale DB recors
  • Compiled Intermediate report metrics for WP6 activities.
  • FedCloud meetings
  • Dojo coding.
  • Asynchronous Javascript updates.
  • Implementing new charts in new Accounting Portal.

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

Operations Portal

  • Integration of GLUE2 requests
  • Development of resources browser
  • Integration of Cloud information into the browser
  • Detection of faulty publication in GLUE2

GOCDB

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

  • testing phase for pay-for-use negotiation scenario
  • preparation for the production deployment (in beta version) of e-GRANT P4U system

WP4 (JRA2) (Tiziana Ferrari)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

M4.1 “Open Data Platform: requirements and implementation plans (1/9/15)”

  • Approved by AMB/PMB on 9 Oct, now submitted.


D4.2 “VM snapshot support: OCCI extension, final specification (1/12/15)”

  • The resource template changes (D4.3) have been added into the OCCI 1.2 specification draft, now in after-public-comment phase


D4.3 “Resource template changes: OCCI extension, final specification (1/12/15)”

  • CESNET people are currently working on it.

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • Milestone report improvments.
  • Analysis of existing standards for open data access such as OAI-PMH and their possible integration with Onedata metata mechanism.

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • Continuing with the UMD integration of some products (rOCCI, Keystone-VOMS).
  • ooi testing in progress.

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • D4Science image created and available on AppDB
  • Organising meeting to discuss registry usage in CANFAR integration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Derek Ross of STFC/Emerald (LSF8 based GPU cluster) send us the AUP to sign to access Emerald GPGPU testbed, in order to start GPGPU-enabled CREAM prototyping for LSF.
  • A thread on the WP4.4 and VT-GPGPU mailing lists has started with the APEL team for investigating how to address GPGPU accounting for Torque and other LRMSes.
  • For the cloud side, nova3.ui.savba.sk GPGPU enabled cloud testbed has been integrated with the EGI-FedCloud, and tests with OCCI interface have started.

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

Task SA2.1 Training

  • Preparation for tutorials in Bari
  • Support for the NGS tutorial to be held in Greece
  • Support for the FedCloud tutorial to be held in Hungary

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Attended Cloud Forward conference, made contact with several potential new user.
    • Registered in RT tickets
    • EGI publication is available from the tal
  • Support from the user perspective for the setup of the long-tail of science

Task SA2.3 ELIXIR

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

  • Kick-off teleconference arranged for October 15. Proposed agenda:
    • Overview of tasks & deliverables
    • Status report of BiobankCloud project
    • Application to the BBMRI use cases and modifications needed to run on EGI platform
    • Upcoming events

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • CC meeting was held on the 8th of Oct. Agenda page with slides and meeting notes: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2665
  • GPU task:
    • Integration with GPUs is progressing in three ways: 'Direct access' to GPUs; Access to GPUs in OpenStack (Slovakian partner); Experimenting with Docker and then possibly accessing GPUs from Docker containers (to be developed/tested)
    • Some new portals will be developed in the coming months, which will adapted at a later stage to make use of grid or cloud GPGPU resources
    • Related deliverable is due for review at end of February. This deadline can be met.
  • Cypion in the cloud task:
    • Porting image framework to cloud. Working with EGI FedCloud experts from IFCA, Valencia, CESNET
    • We still need to understand which workflow element we can port to the cloud which we cannot
    • Understanding and trying to deal with network bandwidth bottleneck with DANTE, Surfsara, CESNET
  • Integrating the micro- (WeNMR/INSTRUCT) and macroscopic (NeuGRID4you) virtual research communities task
    • Makes no sense to implement this now because there is a chance that WestLife or EGI Marketpalce makes this obsolete. Suggest delaying this deliverable to when we will be able to decide and use the effort more wisely. Gergely to request this from the Project Office.

Task SA2.6 DARIAH

  • EGI VO was registered and approved. INFN cloud site
  • Working towards 1st deliverable: D6.2 - Data repository for DARIAH (OTHER) (M11):
    • Setup and configure a gLibrary instance for this VO.
    • Start drafting content for a promotional webpage (and leaflet?) which would describe at least the possible use cases of the system, some example use cases (e.g. Bavarian langugage or others from the past) and guide for new users.
    • Start filling document based on template from https://documents.egi.eu/document/2501.

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

  • Teleconference was held about the first deliverable: D6.1 Assisted pattern recognition tools integrated with EGI for citizen science (OTHER), M09, 11.2015. Actions from the meeting:

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  • LOFAR expert is invited to help the CC with writing the portal specification
  • The writing of the portal specification is progressing slower than it should. Let's check in Bari the status and decide about activating mitigation action.

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • meeting to define AAI architecture. Plan to test the LToS Platform AAI architecture
  • EPOS will include the ESA exploitation Platforms in its architecture that will exploit the FedCloud resources. The Satellite Data use case will be integrated on the EGI FedCloud through the GeoHarzard ESA exploitation platform

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation