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Activity Reports

WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

Organization of CB and submission of intermediate periodic report

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • 2 news items:
    • EGI and LSGC join forces to support life sciences
    • New EGI use case: a close look at the Amatrice earthquake
  • 2 blog items:
    • First INDIGO project achievements report
    • A few words and impressions from Cloud Forward 2016
  • gathering input for the upcoming EGI newsletter

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Strategic Planning and Evaluation
  • Service & Solution Strategy
    • Several updates to the Service Portfolio Management process: review of service phases, completion of SDTP template in confluence, completion of service portfolio entries
    • Several updates to the Business Development and Stakeholder process: definition of new procedures
    • Run SSB No. 23, mainly focusing on reviewing the progress to address the non conformities from the ISO 9K/20K pre-audit
  • Collaboration Partnerships
    • meeting with RHEA to define the requirements for the pilot implementation
  • Exploitation
    • Prepared new structure for PEDR section in deliverables
    • Prepared presentation on Plan for Exploitation and Dissemination in H2020 for the collaboration board (CB)

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

  • Big Data value chain
    • Defined strategy for BDVA task forces

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

  • On-boarding activities in progress: integration of new AAI with community tools and EGI tools (operations portal just started and application DB, moving users in AppDB to new AAI)
  • AAI ELIXIR integration completed in Spring; changes in IdP/Perun ELIXIR
  • Cloud integration is priority now, plan to be prepared for fedcloud f2f meeting, pilot in preparation with OS sites supporting OpenID Connect; purpose is native AAI utilization on top of the cloud management framework, or by using translation mechanisms - where this makes sense, all interfaces will have to be upgraded, for some it will be complex
  • CheckIn service value document to be finalized by Gergely for future distribution to BBMRI, MoBRAIN

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

  • assessment of merketplace options with Wordpress in collaboration with Uber Cloud
  • support of pay for use in the marketplace in discussions (3 options being considered)

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

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

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • management of vulnerability related to linux, requiring disabling some libraries, this will have an impact on applications running on WNs, waiting for patches released by RedHat
  • management of unresponsive NGIs (Macedonia, Switzerland)
  • CMD dry run for release of cloud middleware, Mitaka/OS and OpenNebula as reference major releases, verification people are working on this
  • security: 4 policies updated and to be pushed to production
  • terradue: open production activities in Bari, and test other two sites
  • iMARINE: testing sites involved in the OLAs, activities in progress

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

  • Preparation for Open Data Platform and Data Hub tutorial (ENVRIplus week, Prague, Nov 14-18, Giuseppe)
  • Preparation for FedCloud tutorial at bioinfo event (Thessaloniki, Dec 15, Yin Chen)

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • 8 SLAs agreed and 5 SLAs in progress
  • Exploring partnership with PRACE Centre of Excellence projects to support large HPC requests
  • Finalised CRM process


  • Progress with use cases:
    • cBioPortal: Portal is running insite the CESNET cloud, but as a local deployment with no connection to other services. There are no active users, the community is busy with preparing their next project. Service use will depend on that.
    • Metagenomics Use Case (CSC and CESNET): Ported into the CSC OS cloud. Kimmo is trying to replicate it, but with no result so far. CESNET is working on replacing the OS-specific part with Terraform ANSIBLE OCCI scripts
    • Insyght use case (CNRS) prepared and uploaded VM into AppDB. Next step is endorsement and launch in cluster mode
    • Phenomenal: Running in the Phenomenal cloud, with Terraform and Ansible. Will try to use the CESNET Terraform integrator to port it to FedCloud.
  • Progress with infrastructure:
    • Problem with registering into the ELIXIR VO, probably because of recent PERUN changes at CESNET. UCST is working on this.
    • EGI Operations need to agree with EBI about the RC and RP OLAs, and the updated terminologies in the following EGI policies: DocDB #2932, 2933, 2934, 2935
  • Events:
    • Submitted 2 flash talk suggestions to the next ELIXIR AHM: EGI DataHub and Open Data Platform; File Transfer Service (FTS3)

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

  • Produced D6.8: Analysis of requirements on biobank and study workflows ( It's in external and AMB review now.
  • Informed about possible uptake of the EGI CheckIn service

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • Discussion started about possible uptake of the EGI CheckIn service


  • DARIAH Annual meeting in Gent. CC meeting to be on Friday to discuss the feedback and experiences of the event.

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

  • Drafting 6.18 (report about LW applications and their usage)
  • VRE getting the CNAME activated
  • Events:
    • 5th of Nov: large citizen science event in madrid, we are invited, organized by BIFI
  • INatusfera event 10 days ago in Bilbao. Report is coming

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  1. testing the first EISCAT-DIRAC data portal, file catalogue, metadata searching, job submission, processing and analysis
  2. progress of design EISCAT 3D data model
  3. presentation in DI4R 2016 and up coming ENVRI week

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • CC meeting to be on Friday to discuss status of the pilots.

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

  1. Improving the storm surge simulation of Typhoon Haiyan based on new radar data from Philippine and better integration of atmospheric model and oceanic model.
  2. Malaysia Flood: New simulations will be started soon after Malaysia provides their simulation results and data to Taiwan. And further improvements shall be ongoing by discussions between scientific groups of Malaysia and Taiwan.
  3. Indonesia Forest Fire Dust Transportation: still waiting data from Indonesia. ITB (ID) is coordinating related agencies to get the required data.
  4. Collaboration with DRIHM: next focus is to identify how to port their portal to DMCC infrastructure and probably both sides could work together on some case studies.
  5. Will host a 1.5-day workshop at next APAN meeting in India on early Feb. 2017. Will also engage disaster mitigation communities in India and plan for training events in the future in collaboration with APAN.