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WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination 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)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D2.10: Market Analysis report of selected sectors (M18 - GRNET)
  • 2nd Intermediate Report
    • Coordinating NA2 contributions

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Website redevelopment.
    • Content: On going - sent for comments
    • Design: on going - final two rounds of extensive comments and feedback. The Communications team had extra work on this, given that the 'designer' gave very little design input
  • Newsletter issue 24: edits, layout. Issued on time
  • News & Blog: 1 new items + 2 blog posts published
  • DI4R 2016 event:
    • Communications for the event
  • Publications:
    • Impact leaflet in coop with SPT -> on hold
    • Services publication: first draft, work on the design brief

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Strategic Planning and Evaluation
  • Impact Assessment
    • Developed structure for the impact report (4 impact dimensions, benefits, indicators)
  • Service & Solution Strategy
    • Held SSB #20: 19.07.2016
      • Presented new concepts for services based on Indigo-DataCloud activities
      • Resolved open issues with the current service catalogue
    • IMS work
      • SPM: finalised/approved 3 procedures; call planned with Thomas to understand how ISO additional requirements should be addressed
      • Continual Improvement: full page complete and draft of procedures for review
    • FitSM Trainings
      • Confirmed Foundation at DI4R + blog post
      • All pages set up for Sept and Nov: Website; Indico; Eventbrite
      • Some promo emails circulated
      • Call + service offer prepared for USA contact: All 4 levels
      • INFN FND+ADV tentatively scheduled for October: waiting specific dates and location (Pisa/Rome)
    • Progress in developing the session "Joint service catalogue for research" at DI4R conference
  • Pay-per-use
    • Coordination of EGI providers for response to ESA ITT
    • Call with e-GRANT to progress checklist to move into production
    • Update to P4U Provider agreement
    • Follow-up on other expected Letters of Intent

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

  • SME Engagement
    • CloudSME: kick-off call being confirmed for 1st week of August
    • Defined steps for on boarding, questionnaire to check compatibility/interest for EGI in working with a requesting SME
    • Meeting with Funboostr
    • Call with CloudEO to discuss business model
    • Writing final report due at end of July
    • Potential funding to extend activities
  • Market analysis and user requirements in selected sectors
    • See Deliverable

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • M3.3 and M3.4 done
  • Collected input for the intermediate report
  • D3.7 and M3.5 (Marketplace) due to by end of August

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

  • Dev instance for the EGI AAI available
  • Connection with AARC online CA
  • Support for user registration
  • Initial test with OAUTH2

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

  • OpenIRIS assessment completed
  • Decided to adopt Prestashop
  • Asked IT-support to deploy a Prestashop instance
  • Metadata model under definition

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Cloud accounting: adoption of usage record V0.4 and accounting of long running VMs close to be completed
  • Data accounting: first draft of usage record --> under review
  • Accounting portal: WLCG requirements and new release by end of July. Currently under review

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

  • Ops portal: new release in production
  • GOCDB: next release is coming: (1) new write API for attribute management, (2) minor changes on some REST API
  • ARGO: several improvements in the internal modules

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

  • Support for Pay-for-use activity
  • Meeting to be scheduled early in September to discuss the integration with the EGI resource allocation process

WP4 (JRA2) (Matthew Viljoen)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • Information being compiled for 2nd intermediate report:

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • Testing of DataCite API with a view to integrating DOI minting functionality into ODP
  • LifeWatch demo preparations continuing for Krakow ODP session
  • HBP work on hold, MV following up with Thomas Lippert (FZJ)

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • Keystone VOMS being released this week
  • VMcatcher development has now been handed over to CESNET - meeting with Owen took place last week

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • gCube/d4Science integration - the technical work is now complete. VREs are willing to use the fedcloud; SLA work still ongoing
  • CANFAR: work progressing to plan. A new release of the GMS is planned for September enabling cross-continent login. New regular (monthly) meeting between Enol/Giuliano to follow progress.

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Creating a test Openstack site with LXD hypervisor using nova-lxd driver, testing the hypervisor in cloud environment
  • Setting up OpenNebula site with GPGPU

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

The only milestone/del with a close deadline is the iMarine in production. Waiting for the SLA.

  • Production starting in October.

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • OMB agenda prep
  • DIRAC evaluation for WMS replacement
  • UMD release management
  • Analysis of the post-migration to the central monitoring
  • SL5 decommissioning long-tail clenaning up
  • GOCDB service endpoints usage
  • Post-SLA VO support

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Update policy on Acceptable Authentication Assurance
    • [1]
    • To be circulated to UCB as well

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

  • Terradue has run successful production-like workflow in Bari
  • Call with iMarine/gCube
    • Timeline to exploit fedcloud for production in gCube
      • After the SLA is agreed
      • New version of the integration with the fed cloud will be deployed next week and after that it will be tested.
      • Once the SLA is available new resources can be assigned right away
      • In September the SLA should (must) be ready since in October new VREs will be added to gCube

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA2.1 Training

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support


Task SA2.4 BBMRI

Task SA2.5 MoBrain


Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

Task SA2.9 EPOS

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation