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Activity Reports

WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

  • revision of the technical coordination structures of EGI, involving EGI-Engage tasks but also external collaborations
  • revision of contributions of underspending partners
  • preparation of PY1 review
  • preparation of programme of EGI Conference 2016
  • preparation of AMB and PMB agendas
  • revision of newsletter and contribution of material
  • contribution to SLA negotiation activities
  • preparatory work for collaborations with SKA and HBP

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

  • finalizing procedure to change Milestones/Deliverables
  • risk management review interviews - finalized
  • preparing project report template
  • coordinate review process
  • working on effort reporting progress

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D2.6: “Report on data sharing policies and legal framework in fishery and marine sciences data sector” (FAO)
    • 22 Jan: F2F meeting held with new FAO appointee
    • Formal plan sent to WP manager to complete work
    • 2 week delay following review process
  • D2.7: “Market Report on the fishery and marine sciences data sector”
  • D2.8: “Communications, Dissemination and Engagement Report and Updated Strategy”
    • SME Engagement contributions being collected via a Google Doc
    • Project results also being collected via a Google Spreadsheet
    • Next version for internal review to be sent by Friday 29 Jan
  • D2.9: “EGI Sustainability and Business Development Plan”

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Preparations for Krakow 2016: Development of Programme Committee
  • Website redevelopment: selection of designer agency, paperwork, development of sitemap
  • New EGI banners: selecting final design
  • Collecting EGI publications: collecting input
  • eInfra EC booklet: use cases & project description
  • Adapting case study collection for the new website
  • Review service description and added values for website
  • Newsletter 22: editing & layout
  • Amsterdam 2016: programme development, logistics

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Service portfolio
  • Dissemination and exploitation
    • Drafted structure to collect information from the project partners
    • Initial content for WP2 added, call for contribution to be launched
  • Impact Assessment
  • Pay-for-Use
    • Production ready version still scheduled for (end March) and announced in April 2016 (EGI Conference)
    • Cyfronet to distribute an email with info about e-GRANT documentation and need to test
      • Next call scheduled for 3rd week of February to discuss comments from that
    • Turkey added cloud prices
  • Business Development
    • TEISS (included here as not all effort is funded within the stimulus project, and this work goes towards the overall business development of EGI which seems to be fair game during EC reviews)
      • 15 Jan Call: Use case Q&A and resource requirements
      • 26 Jan Call: HNX and EGI FedCloud integration - updates
      • Testing in progress and progressing (Vincenzo filling in while Enol is on holiday)
      • Initial tests with CYFRONET successful (contextualisation issues still to be resolved)
      • Finalizing first invoice
    • FitSM Trainings
    • Human Brain Project call scheduled for 2 Feb: participating for potential business development activities
  • Service Management
  • Procurement
    • Developed concept for session at the EGI conference in April

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

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D3.3 (Accounting Repository release) under internal review
  • D3.5 (Analysis on techniques to manage big data on the EGI accounting system) under internal review

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

Accounting Repository

  • New version of APEL software released
  • D3.3 and D3.5 submitted for internal review

Accounting Portal

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

WP4 (JRA2) (Matthew Viljoen)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

   D4.4 (Relocating VMs - final spec) Almost finished internal review:
   D4.5 (Deployment of a gCube release with Federated Cloud support) Preparing for internal review:
   D4.6 (e-Infrastructures integration report) In internal review:

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • Identified BILS as a potential feddata/fedcloud usecase. We have a call with them on 7 Feb '16 to discuss further.
  • Meeting on 26 Jan to discus VOMS integration with OpenData platform. This is a prerequisite to DaaS and we need it before INDIGO is planning on delivering in this area. This will be discussed further at DaaS event (see next item)
  • Plans being drawn up for DaaS event in Amsterdam after the Open Science retreat on Feb 23/24
  • Progress with HBP pilot. We now have LB in front of dCache. Management meeting with HBP is on Feb 2. Call for HBP resources at NILS meeting on Feb 1

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • Proposed AppDB extensions for VM orchestration, potentially by integrating IM functionality into AppDB: Awaiting input from Marios and will discuss futher with IM developers

  • Working on D4.5 and D4.6
  • EUDAT/EGI interop talks with EPOS/ICOS at Rome in EUDAT UF

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Further discussions with APEL team about GPGPU accounting

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination 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

  • Preparing contribution about Engagement (PY1 report + PY2 plans)
  • Preparation of 8 M&Ds ongoing

Task SA2.1 Training

  • Preparation of jOCCI tutorial material
  • Planning for a FedCloud tutorial at ISGC

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Contribution to engagement report
  • Follow-up priority cloud use cases


  • Working on Milestone covering scientific and technical use cases and implementation roadmap
  • Notes of Jan 15 meeeting available at
  • Relevant upcoming events:
    • EUDAT User Forum and European Open Science Cloud for Research (EOSC) Workshop, 3-5th of Feb, Rome
    • EGI meeting: Open Science user stories for a European open science cloud, Feb 22-23, Amsterdam/Pisa
    • ELIXIR All hands, March 7-10, Barcelona
    • EGI Forum, April 6-8, Amsterdam
    • Using VMs and cloud for biomed, 23-25 May, CSC: EGI is invited to present the Federated Cloud and CHIPSTER on the Federated Cloud. (Diego follows this up with the organisers)

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

  • Working on Milestone covering requirements and use cases for private clouds for biobanking

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • Finalising MoBrain portal ( - deliverable
  • Integration of SurfSara OpenNebula site into the CryoEM cloud setup
  • Integrating GPU acceess into CESNET site (to support AMBER and other apps)
  • Preparation for events:
    • CryoEM Workshop tutorial at ISGC
    • INSTRUCT/MoBrain/WeNMR workshop is April at Surf in Utrecht
    • Attending WestLife VRE project kickoff (now)


Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

  • Working on deliverable that will cover the various R integration approaches and tools that the LifeWatch community has/will have

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  • Agreed on the setup of a DIRAC-based data portal prototype, and started the implementation
  • Continue working on the EISCAT system specification document
  • Continue with weekly meetings (Friday 10) until the deliverable is submitted (end of February)

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • Working on the deliverable that will specify the two scientific use cases (1 - AAI; 2- computing based on VERCE)

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

  • Face-to-face meeting on Jan 26th at the APAN41 conference in Manila, Philippine. Agenda:
  • Preparation is ongoing for DMCC-related events at ISGC:
    • (1) Environmental Computing Workshop - 09:00 ~ 17:30, Sunday, 13 March
    • (2) EGI Federated Cloud for Open Science (Tutorial) - 14:00 ~ 17:30, Monday, 14 March
    • (3) Talks in the "eScience Activities in Asia-Pacific" Session - Each morning session, Tuesday ~ Thursday, 15 ~17 March
    • (4) "DMCC/ APGI Joint Meeting" - 12:30 ~ 14:00, Thursday, 17 March
  • Will have a skype call with Gergely on the first week of Feb to report about progress at the sites and plans for the next period