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Activity Reports

WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legré)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

  • collation of budget expenditure figures for PM13-PM18 and distribution to AMB for comments
  • discussion of project extension with PO
  • preparation of second project amendment and submission to EC for discussion

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

  • Setting up of the TCB-Cloud board responsible for maintaining and evolving the EGI Cloud Federation technical roadmap
  • Status assessment of onedata, overview of testing and deployment plans
  • Review of AAI CheckIn service, and discussion of its provisioning as SaaS
  • Review of ARGO service, and discussion of its provisioning as SaaS
  • Steering of Marketplace, LTOS and e-grant architecture review; review of e-grant work plan and LTOS work plan, reassignment

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Publications:
    • Finished the Service Catalogue: final copy, layout, design and printing; distribution at the DI4R 2016 conference
    • Published the EGI-Engage interim impact assessment: Editing original content by the TD; layout; publication of the website
    • Started the work on a Access Modes leaflet, in consultation with the UCST
  • Website:
    • final sprint to add all content; new website published mid-September; fixing final issues; now in production and in maintenance
    • new pages & articles for the website
    • selected and downloaded a library of +100 images
  • Case studies:
    • Stalking epilepsy: adapted from an original story published in Science Node
    • Simulations of the Amatrice earthquake: first draft ready, in review by the techies and researchers involved
  • EGI Communication channels:
    • Two news articles about the recent SLAs and three new blog posts
    • Issue 25 of the newsletter commissioned (to be published end November)
  • Events:
    • DI4R 2016: final preparations; posters, rolling presentation, slide decks; managing the event's communications; big social media push during the event; managing the feedback survey; event successfully held. Preparation for wrap-up meeting and start of discussions for the next event of the series
    • EGI Conference 2017: Research for possible venues in the Netherlands; discussions of colocation / co-organisation with sister project

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

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

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D3.7 First release of the EGI Service Registry and Marketplace prototype: external review
  • M3.5 The first version of the EGI Marketplace is demonstrated: prototypes available online but not showcased
  • D3.8 First data accounting prototype: it should be ready for external review at the end of October

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

  • Checkin service now supports OIDC service provider.
  • EGI DataHub integrated with Checkin.
  • Organised task-force for on-boarding of tools and user communities (in collaboration with SA2.1)
  • Discussion to define the LoA ongoing
  • Integration with RC-Auth (Online CA) ongoing

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

  • Definition of the technical roadmap
  • Organising the merging of the activities related to Marketplace, LToS platform and e-Grant: first meeting scheduled for Oct 20
  • Involvement of CYFRONET in the marketplace activity
  • Organising a meeting with the UberCloud marketplace developer
  • Definition of the feature set of the first marketplace release ongoing

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

Accounting repository

  • Deployment in production of the cloud usage record V0.4 ongoing
  • Deployment in production of the solution to properly account "long-running" VMs ongoing
  • Definition of the data accounting usage record ongoing
  • Testing of the storage accounting ongoing

Accounting Portal

  • Definition of the descriptive text for the portal ongoing
  • Accounting portal top menu aligned with Service Portfolio terminology ongoing
  • Bug fixing

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

Ops Portal

  • Integration with the Checkin service
  • OTAG being organised to re-define the roadmap


  • Working on writeable API

ARGO & Messaging

Security Monitoring

  • Analysis on how to integrate the security monitoring in ARGO ongoing

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

  • Analysis on how to integrate e-GRANT in the marketplace ongoing

WP4 (JRA2) (Matthew Viljoen)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • Progressing in enabling compchem in DIRAC4EGI
  • Under negotiation SLAs: BioISI, D4Science, EMSODEV, Nanotechnology, peachnote, Phobius
  • Finalized LSGC SLA
  • Preview Repository Release
  • RC and RP OLA monthly enforcing
  • Follow-up of remaining issues after the ARGO central migration
  • presentation @WLCG Information System Task Force meeting the ARGO proposal ofr using GOC-DB as the only topology information
  • final checks for SL5 Decommission campaign
  • follow-up on some failures detected by secmon against several sites
  • Agreed new process for security certification of sites under certification
  • Releases for UMD3.14.4 and UMD 4.2.1 (emergency release, handling major incident at CNAF)
  • Coordinating UMD 4.3.0 (regular October release)
  • Set up new wiki for CMD
  • Set up wiki new contents for UMD4 (schedule, products)
  • SLA validations: EXTraS,D4Science,Terradue/ESA,MoBrain(CLOSED),DRIHM,BILS(CLOSED)
  • Testing FedCloud sites and provide operational support
  • Chairing Operations meeting (1)
  • Chairing URT meeting (2)
  • Chairing UMD team (internal) meeting (2)
  • Joining WLCG operations monday meeting (3/4), ARGUS meeting (1), FedCloud meeting (2), OMB (1)

+ (circa SA1.1) - Setting up KEDB for PM process in EGI/IMS (interactions needed with helpdesk support)

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Review of the security policies updated in terminology

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

iMarine integraiton:

  • Review of the status and start testing on the sites supporting the VO SLA (production starting during October)

Long Tail of Science:

  • Chipster integration
  • Progressing in the integration of Galaxy as a platform available in the ltos
  • Testing for the currently integrated platforms including ws-pgrade
  • Discussion with LCMAPs developers for the extensions to support ARGUS
  • Integration with CheckIn for user Authentication

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