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WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

D1.3 still pending final adjustments related to KPIs and linking of these to objectives (Action: Tiziana)

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

  • Review of recommendations, preparation of response to recommendations and adjustment of activity plan for Amendment N2
  • Preparation of PMB agenda

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Website redevelopment.
    • Content: About section, Service sections ready
    • Design: first good overview of new pages from the designer; detailed feedback provided for second iteration
  • Newsletter issue 24: commissioned
  • News & Blog: 1 new items + 0 blog posts published
  • DI4R 2016 event:
    • Registration and Programme online, event website updates
    • Communications for the event
    • De-prioritised from now on
  • Future events: bids discussed at Council, Greece is not going to bid, considering Plan B
  • Publications: work with policy team on business and impact brochures (listed below)

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Impact Assessment
    • Defined an activity plan to prepare an EGI impact brochure to be ready by DI4R and ICT Proposers days (Sep 2016)
  • Service & Solution Strategy
    • Planned next SSB for 19.07.2016
    • ISO9k/20k implementation
      • SPM: all pages fully complete
      • CSI: several pages updated; just missing a couple procedures to define
    • FitSM Trainings:
      • Formal request to co-locate a Foundation training at DI4R
      • Updated website calendar with November dates
  • Pay-for-use Implementation
    • PY2 workplan call with e-GRANT scheduled for 15 July
    • Work toward ITT
  • Collaborations
    • Terradue MoU (almost complete)
  • Start of work on community services for the EGI service portfolio

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

  • SME engagement
    • Coordinated the development of the customer request steps for SMEs, defining the procedural steps needed by a SME to start accessing EGI resources
    • Initiated business collaborations with Terrasigna and Funboostr
    • CloudSME MoU activities kicking off
  • Pilot on Sentinel data
    • Workplan defined
    • Technical work complete: successful
    • Business call held with CloudEO, plan to run pilot; not before Sept
    • Currently writing final report (for final invoice)
  • Meetings with AMAZON and Microsoft + T-Systems

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

Integration with EPOS/Unity AAI infrastructure

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

Final release (with complete features set) of accounting portal at the end of July WLCG accounting task force participation - requirements being collected by other communities as well - demo and production portals run in parallel until final successful validation First draft of Data UR scheme. First accounting prototype end of November Accounting of long running VMs: currently no information (many persistent PaaS in production). A solution being tested for this. Data accounting in the context of the open data platform.

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

Major release of operations portal ARGO view for ELIXIR

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

WP4 (JRA2) (Matthew Viljoen)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • gathering input for M1.3

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • setting up Demo at DI4R with LifeWatch
  • preparing for issuing test DataCite DOIs

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • OGF approval for OCCI 1.2 still taking time
  • handover of vmcatcher maintenance/development/support to CESNET

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • meeting to discuss iMarine progress arranged by Peter on Wed 20 Jul
  • first meeting with AWS last week to discuss potential collaboration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Viet is taking over from Marco coordinating JRA2.4 overseeing cloud GPGPU develoment
  • grid GPGPU work is continuing outside ENGAGE in Padova

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • Overseen the central monitoring deployment
    • Coordinated the procedure for decommission of NGI instances
  • Discussion for the migration of the other monitoring services
  • Liaise with the information system WLCG task force
  • Reviewed RP/RC OLAs
  • Proposed an integration plan for the ELIXIR O.C.
  • Contacting unresponsive NGIs (e.g. MARGI)
  • Progresses in the CMD implementation, extension of the TP ID Cards
  • Core activities coordination (RT upgrade)

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • N/A

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

  • Call planned on July 20th for coordination with WP4 for the iMarine integration
  • Terradue tests successfully run in Bari with a real world scenario
  • Discussion with GGUS to implement effective support channels for LTOS users

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Completed PY2 roadmap in Wiki:

Milestones & Deliverables


Task SA2.1 Training

  • Remote training/consultancy for Kenyan e-infra community representative who recently established a CA and now wants to become active as 'EGI e-infra user support team' for local research communities

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Meeting with sustainability modelling community in Paris
  • Progress review meeting with ICOS
  • Handover of e-grant activities from Poland to Belgium. Follow-up the 3 open e-grant cases by and BE.
  • Investigating VRE and ESFRI projects for possible engagement has started (Gergely)


  • Working on use cases

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

  • Planning for next telco - to be held on the 18th from 3pm

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • No update


  • Planning for next telco - to be held on July 14 from 10am

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

  • Started working on D6.18 - Report on the installed LifeWatch applications and their usage record (due in Feb 2017)

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  • EISCAT-specific access control implementation completed in DIRAC. Now looking for testers

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • Working on pilots (AAI, Compute, Data)

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation