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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

  • Finalization of the EGI Conference 2016 programme
  • Planning of the III workshop on the Open Science Cloud
  • Planning of meeting on Data as a Service (Feb)
  • Planning of meeting on Open Science (Feb)
  • Revision of TCB structure and composition and discussion with the EB

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Preparations for Krakow 2016: Development of Programme Committee, Naming & Branding
  • Website redevelopment: paperwork, development of sitemap
  • New EGI banners: ordering
  • Collecting EGI publications: reminders and 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: published
  • Newsletter 23: line-up preparations
  • Amsterdam 2016: programme & registration online, logistics

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Strategic Planning and Evaluation
  • Service & Solution Strategy
    • Defined plan for ISO 9000/20000 certification for
      • 12 Jan: Full day F2F meeting with Thomas on “Integrated management system” to review ITSM implementation and initial information on moving to ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1 certification
    • Setting up of Integrated Management System
    • Developed session for "Managing service portfolios for research in Europe" for the EGI Conference
    • Collaboration with other e-infrastructure related projects to develop a joint definition for a common catalogue of services (2 calls, editing of joint document)
    • Collaboration with e-Infrastructure unit of DG Connect on booklet for e-Infrastructure services (2 calls, preparation of material)
  • Cross-border procurement of e-Infrastructure services
    • Developed agenda for April conference
  • Pay-for-Use
    • Checklist meeting planned with operations for moving into production
    • Next meeting scheduled for Friday 19 Feb
  • 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)
      • 26 Jan Call: Internal integration update meeting
      • Several rounds of testing with SlipSteam and Cyfronet
      • 8 Feb Call: update on testing issues
      • Finalizing first invoice based on completed timesheets
    • FitSM Trainings

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

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

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) (Matthew Viljoen)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D4.4 In final review
  • D4.5 In final review
  • D4.6 In final review

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • Implementation of snapshot support in Onedata for generation of static open data sets.
  • Meeting with Nanjiang Shu from BILS who have open data they want to share across the fedcloud and interested to trial OpenData platform.

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • NTR (Enol away until next week)

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Finalised contribution to D4.6
  • Definition of the Accelerated Computing Session at EGI Conferece. Asked contributions to three communities: positive answers from MoBrain and Lifewatch communities, no answer from INAF-CTA so far.

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D5.1 in preparation first draft. Status 70%
  • D5.2 in preparation first draft. Status 50%
    • Survey among NILs/NGIs has not produced results so far.

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • Follow up with ARGO team for deployment of central monitoring
  • Follow up with APEL team for the deploymeny of storage accounting (continous delays)
  • Follow up with Ops Portal for the GSTAT-replacement features
  • Proposed a plan for the integration of cloud probes in the official EGI A/R tables
  • Agreement with dCache developers for an extension of support of a release close to end of life
  • Finalization of the phase2 core activities budget
  • First draft of PROC23 for the deployment of new releases of production services
  • Assessment status of WMS support
    • INFN suggests to plan a phase out of the product

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Collection of the first round of assessments for the security threats risk

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

  • ESA/Terradue explotation platform integration: in progress
    • Successful tests in Bari
    • Contacting GWDG German site for the geohazard datasets. The preference is to keep them in Germany.
    • Development of the OCCI driver by Terradue
  • Long tail of science
    • Assessment of the open actions
    • Collection of use cases from NGIs, in progress

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • Sent D2.8 contribution about Engagement (PY1 report + PY2 plans)
  • Delivered to EC: D6.2 - Data repository for DARIAH (OTHER)
  • Preparation of other M&Ds ongoing

Task SA2.1 Training

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

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


  • Work on M6.3 Life science requirements analysis and driver use case(s) with implementation roadmap are agreed. Draft for external review today.
  • 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

  • Sent to external review - M6.2 Security and privacy requirements and secure storage architectural design are agreed

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • Finalising MoBrain portal ( - D6.4 Fully integrated MoBrain web portal (OTHER)
  • 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


  • Delivered to EC: D6.2 - Data repository for DARIAH (OTHER)
  • Still working on D6.5 Final version of Multi-Source Distributed Real-Time Search and Information Retrieval application (OTHER) - to be ready for review next week
  • CC progress telco was held yesterday - notes:

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

  • Still working on D6.6 Data flow handler and basic R tools to integrate and process data from Ecological Observatories on EGI (DEM) - to be ready for review next week

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  • Prepared first full draft of D6.3 Production Portal for EISCAT_3D - To go to external review tomorrow
  • Continue with weekly meetings (Friday 10) until the deliverable is submitted (end of February)

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • Still working on M6.4 EPOS requirements analysis and outline of pilot use cases are agreed

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
  • To have a skype call with Gergely next week