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WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • completed D1.3 (Quality Plan for PY2) with final revision and reorganization of KPIs and metrics, final updates to be implemented by Mal, but Deliverable already with the EC

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

  • planning of timing for Second Amendment with new project officer
  • meeting with new project officer

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

  • revision of accounting portal test instance status and plans (Contact during Diego's leave period: Peter)
  • revision of LTOS services plan and timing (Contact: Giuseppe)
  • revision of Marketplace plans and timing (Contact during Diego's leave period: Tiziana)
  • planning of revision of eGRANT plans and timing (Contact during Diego's leave period: Tiziana)

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

  • coordination of IMS implementation
  • Implementation of SLM, SRM, RM
  • Risk registry review - finalization

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Website redevelopment.
    • Content: Service descriptions completed, rest of the website under consideration/rewrite
    • Design: ongoing/late from the developer side; from our side: icons, images selected
  • Newsletter issue 24: commissioned
  • News & Blog: 6 new items + 9 blog posts published
  • DI4R 2016 event:
    • PC F2F meeting held in Amsterdam
    • Communications for the event
  • Planning of next e-Infrastructures collaboration meeting

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Strategic Planning and Evaluation
    • Updated the EGI Implementation strategy in the live document
    • Supported the preparation and execution of the EGI Council workshop (28-29 June) to discuss role of EGI in the European Cloud Initiative
    • Produced policy brief on benefits of collaborating with commercial cloud providers
    • Strategy on exploitation of Copernicus data: organised meetings with DG Growth and drafted a strategy document
    • Prepared and submitted an abstract for session on exploitation of Copernicus Data at DI4R
    • Contributed to two surveys on exploitation of Copernicus and EC Space strategy
  • 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
    • Prepared and submitted an abstract for a session at DI4R conference on the joint service catalogue
    • Prepared and submitted an abstract for a presentation at DI4R conference on FitSM
    • Contributed to review and update of service descriptions
    • Planned next SSB for 19.07.2016
    • FitSM Trainings:
      • Working on co-located a Foundation training at DI4R
      • Circulated via the manager’s list proposed dates for the next round of FitSM Trainings in Amsterdam - Need to coordinate your staff members.
      • Formal offer sent to INFN from request for FitSM FND+1ADV
  • Cross-border procurement of e-Infrastructure services
    • Prepared and submitted a session for the DI4R conference
  • Pay-for-use Implementation
    • Prepared and submitted an abstract for a presentation at DI4R conference
    • Identified an ITT and a lead bidder for IaaS cloud resources interested in receiving offers from EGI P4U participants - Deadline 10 July
  • Collaboration Partnerships
    • Presented at the EARSC workshop on Marketplace for EO services (22 June)
    • Presented at Copernicus Value Chain Workshop and participated to panel on role of Big Data industry in the Copernicus programme
    • Meetings with Microsoft Research and AWS

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

  • SME engagement
    • Finalised MoU with CloudSME and signed + written article/news item:
    • Prepared and submitted session on e-Infrastructures engaging with SMEs
    • Defined SME onboarding steps to handle collaboration and technical details to ensure access and authentication to resources.
    • Initiated collaboration with Funboostr (SME/Starup)
    • Participated at I4MS conference
    • Initiated discussion with I4MS coordinator to define a strategy to be involved with digital innovation hubs
    • Created business use case template; first draft to use Terradue
    • Started application testing between Cyfronet and CloudEO (German SME)
  • Market analysis and user requirements in selected sectors
    • See Deliverable
  • Big Data value chain
    • Participated at BDVA Activity Group meeting and break-out sessions
    • Initiated collaboration with Terrasigna
    • Coordinated collaboration with Big Data Europe

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

  • assessment of live instance of Open Iris
  • testing of prestashop as catalogue tool in collaboration with Belgian NGI team
  • revision of marketplace plans and timeline
  • discussion of Platform Provider's role in marketplace: iMarine and WeNMR (work in progress)

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • beta testing of new accounting portal in progress, various requests of improvement submitted, work in progress

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

WP4 (JRA2) (Tiziana Ferrari)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • engagement plans with commercial suppliers and new platform providers (Alces)

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • discussion of GPGPU federated supply at SURFSara for WeNMR
  • discussion of collaborations with new communities like IceCUBE for opportunistic offer of GPGPU computing

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

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