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Activity Reports

WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

Period M13-M24: intermediate efforts/costs report available in Google view up-to-date
Linked to this report I have prepared a payment approved by the PMB

Action for WP and task leaders:

1/ to identify issues at the level of the activity (comparing real work with numbers)

  • IF under-reporting can WP leaders email the partners via the WP mailing list. They may have just not filled in their timesheets at their institute and/or efforts in Authore.
  • IF excessive over reporting, please check further that the actual activity is indeed aligned with the nr of efforts used.

2/ to keep watching the following partners' activities and inform Celine @ whether we need to take (corrective) action:

  • GRNET: under or not reporting in WP3 (JRA1) and WP5 (SA1)
  • IRCCS FBF, ICETA, BBMRI-ERIC and BBMRI-SE: not reporting
  • AGROKNOW committed to participating unfunded but doesn't report any effort.
  • OEAW, CESNET, FHG, CSC, INRA, INAF, INGV, ICETA, UMEA, STFC, EMBL under reporting or not reporting at all

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

  • finalizing ISO certification report
  • coordinating deliverables and mileston
  • attending PMB meeting

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D2.11 Cross-border procurement of e-Infrastructure services: Opportunities, Barriers, Use cases, Best Practices
    • Internal feedback from RIs: received from 3 out of 4 RIs (missing EPOS)
    • Awaiting name for external reviewer from WP6

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

Strategic Planning and Evaluation

  • Participation to European Space Strategy conference
  • Work on EOSC WG of the the OSPP, planned two meetings, drafted initial feedback on questions from EC

Service & Solution Strategy

  • Organised and chaired SSB (
  • ISO certification: addressed minor non conformity
  • FitSM
    • Discussions with EBI for training participation; potential in-house course
    • Organizing potential dates for first batch of 2017 trainings (May/June)
    • Expert Bridge
      • Request received; coordination for adding to service catalogue
      • Creation of course website content (started with FitSM main site; will transfer to EGI’s site - along with backlog task to add all course information pages)
    • Support to INFN implementation of FitSM for national AAI service

Cross-border procurement

  • Internal review of the deliverable, preparation of a session proposal for the e-IRG workshop

Pay-for-use Implementation

  • Circulation of EINFRA-12 Call for Business Pilots

EGI Marketplace

  • Review/feedback to marketplace prototypes assessment

Collaboration Partnerships

  • GEANT MoU: Full update of workplan from originally signed agreement (2012)
  • NextGEOSS: Kick-off meeting article for EGI Newsletter


  • Preparation for the Exploitation strategy seminar (7/2): call with the consultant, preparation of material, liaison with WP managers to prepare examples of Key Exploitable Results -

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

SME engagement

  • Presentation of EO PoC pilot at EARSC workshop
  • Participation to EARSC Workshop
  • Cyclops Labs Gmbh
    • New contact for help EGI with a new/better cloud usage accounting system (with e.g. real-time capabilities which is missing from APEL), and could also help pay-for-use scenarios with billing features).
    • Progressed discussions to participate in project; available effort/costs
  • F6S (SME)
    • Discussing wider partnership outside of but thanks to EINFRA-12 Joint Digital Innovation Hub to mature EGI’s Business Engagement Programme
  • Circulation of EINFRA-12 Call for Business Pilots

Big Data Market analysis, Data policies, legal aspects

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

WP4 (JRA2) (Matthew Viljoen)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D 4.6 e-Infrastructures Integration report (due 1 Mar 2017)

Focus on ICOS/EPOS work. Currently gathering content, will be ready for AMB review on 15 Feb.

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • Onedata RC12 imminent
  • Working with WeNMR testing with INDIGO. Interest from Chipster community to test EGI DataHub
  • EGI ODP/EGI DataHub roadmap written and suggested content for Data TCB

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • OCI update to OCCI 1.2
  • cASO build for Centos7 for distribution via the CMD
  • Repackaging of Keystone-VOMS for Xenial correcting dependencies problems

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • EPOS - progress has been made with gGUSE/Fedcloud integration. VM can be started/stopped, but problems remain sending commands. gGUSE developers are involved. For DM, gsiftp is currently being used with EUDAT iRODS; working on using B2STAGE API.
  • ICOS - problems hit with Onedata due to many small files. Has been fixed in RC12 and Onedata are considering using HDF5 containers. Also interested in using B2STAGE, testing started.

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • rOCCI server being modified to allow for GPGPU support on OpenNebula
  • working with APEL team for accounting GPGPU usage. The providers first need to be upgraded to glue2.1
  • Testing of LXD hypervisor shows GPGPU support is very good, but missing with OpenStack Nova. Currently investigating what development effort is required
  • Delays in GPGPU-enabled CREAM release. Won't be ready for next UMD code free date
  • Paper abstract accepted at ISGC17 entitled "Supercomputing, High Throughput, Accelerator Technologies and Integrations"

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • OMB chaired and agenda preparation
  • Creation of a "fedcloud" GODB tag to distinguish cloud sites
  • Defined a proposal on configuring DNS bidirectional resoution on the FedCloud, thread on mailing
  • Follow up on SLA verification for EMSODEV: NCG-INGRID-PT not supporting keystone-VOMS, they are testing keystone v3 federations (without VOMS), they are directly supporting the users to exploit the use case with the help of the RC admins
  • Follow up on SLA verification for extras: CYFRONET not yet ready, CVMFS OK
  • Follow up on SLA verification for Terradue: contacted GRNET to get more details on why they cannot support T2 image, BELSPO still resolving network issues (will come with a solution these days)
  • Follow up with Indigo on OpenNebula software, understanding if they want to support ONE 4.x or 5.x (still in progress), including Mitaka-ready packages in UMD/CMD
  • Evaluating the option to set up a pilot EGI DockerHub to start supporting containers in EGI
  • Preparation of UMD 4.4 (regular February release)
  • reparation of CMD-OS: cASO/C7 included, SSM included, jOCCI packaging ongoing,
  • Coordinating dCache 2.10 decommissioning with WLCG
  • ARGUS meeting (next ARGUS release won't be released with UMD 4.4, still discussion ongoing on how to handle IOTA CA configuration on sites)
  • Support CLOUDIFIN certification (meeting to help with security questionnaire)
  • Finalizing CVMFS Struatum-0 OLA
  • Preview Repository Release
  • VO Management
  • Review of the security certification procedure
  • participation to WLCG Information System evolution task force meeting

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Proposal of VM Operator role for fedcloud

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

  • Configured dynamic DNS for the sites supporting iMarine

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA2.1 Training

  • Supporting the set-up of the training infrastructure for the ENVRI Summer School

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Development of PUSP support in Keystone Newton for LToS
  • New docker images for enmr testing
  • Testing of image sharing between JetStream and FedCloud
  • Tracking updates from existing use cases: Hadoop deployment by University of Hagen and DISSCo
  • Testing of SlipStream in FedCloud


ELIXIR VO is working and the first version of instructions are on line. VO Members can get a proxy from CILogon and Elixir identity. Process is working with CESNET and EBI (EGI Keystone VOMS). Terraform utilization is working with CESNET and GRNET.

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • Testing of a new GPGPU-enabled grid site ongoing. Will be added to the resources behind the DISVIS/POWERFIT web portals.
  • No special dissemination activities the last weeks.
  • Proposal for thematic services was submitted.


  • Solving issues with login using EduGain accounts on the EGI DARIAH Science Gateway. The problem is mostly solved but login with DARIAH IdP is still now working
  • Start preparatory actions for the DARIAH Annual meeting in Berlin (April 2017)
  • Communication with a new service provider who is interested in joining the DARIAH-CC (service: EVI LINHD)
  • User feedback survey on the DARIAH CC gateway is prepared
  • The list with the DARIAH researchers, who will be called to exploit the gateway, is made (waiting for the DARIAH IdP issue to be solved).

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

Continuing portal development. EGI core services integrated in the portal are: backend
VOMS authorization for community groups
Perun user enrollment

The infrastructures currently used are:

EISCAT storage system
EGI Fedcloud 

The bug and requirements tracking system is the

The project is now including subset of the final users and applications cases to reach production level in a controlled environment before the end of the Competence Centre. Furthermore, EISCAT 3D Data Portal source code, documentation, and release will be available under GPL license.

Task SA2.9 EPOS

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

1. Verify the simulation on forest fire dust transportation in Indonesia and refine the configuration and parameterization.
2. Preliminary simulations on Sri Lanka Flood case (May 2016) attained.
3. Storm surge simulation web portal development and integration with regional infrastructure is under development.
4. Dissemination & Outreach:
1) Disaster Mitigation Workshop is held on Feb. 15 and 16 at APAN43 in New Delhi.
2) Leading organization/Institutes on Disaster Mitigation in India and Thailand will join the collaboration organized by APAN Disaster Mitigation Working Group (Eric Yen is the current Chair).
3) LMU and ASGC will host another Environmental Computing Workshop at ISGC 2017. One session will dedicated on the requirements and experiences of case studies from Asia partners.