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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

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • ISO 9k/20k achieved certificate dissemination campaign

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Service Management
    • SSB Meeting - 4 Apr
    • Call with ICO-CERT as new certification authority to better understand how EGI as a training organisation fits within the new pricing scheme and to provide feedback to it
    • IMS
      • Call on general progress and action update
      • Call to refined “service request” workflow
      • Security Training SDTP
  • FitSM
    • Confirm In-House Foundation course for EBI to be held in Cambridge 19 May
    • Support provided to SURFsara for creation of internal project for FitSM implementation, preliminary offer provided for EGI consultancy
    • FitSM-0 first draft into Italian (useful for overall standard, but connection to EGI is to better support INFN who is strongly moving forward with FitSM implementation for their AAI service and pushing it to other groups)
    • Consultancy Workshop offer sent to INFN
    • 4 EGI open registration trainings scheduled for June published (individual web pages, Eventbrite registration, promotion)
  • Pay-for-Use
    • Article published for IBM Research and PSNC collaboration (1st paid service facilitated by EGI, even if direct)
  • Exploitation
    • Review report from the exploitation seminar

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

  • Slides prepared for PY2 EC review
  • Metrics updated
  • Need to understand how we are able to claim a bit of this call for business pilots circulated via our business contact network and the responses received (6 NGIs, etc.)
  • Preparing Webinar for NGIs around “How to engage SMEs/Industry”

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D3.8, D3.9 and D3.10 submitted to EC
  • D3.14 - Data Accounting: External review, currently in discussion with 1 reviewer
  • D3.13 and M3.6 (Marketplace) in preparation

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

  • CheckIn moving to beta
  • Connectors for managing VO memberships under testing
  • Working to support the new LoA levels (from AARC)
  • First level of integration with B2ACCESS completed
  • Integration with Application on demand platform completed
  • Working to support the EGI FedCloud

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Working to send new cloud accounting data (usage record V0.4) to the portal
  • Storage accounting: 25 RPs are sending records to the report. View still in the old portal.
  • Working on accounting of long running VMs
  • Testing new messaging infrasttructure
  • Portal: working on the API
  • Portal: new release foreseen for May

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

  • Ops Portal: new VAPOR release online (resoure browser), new Ops Portal release coming, working on integrating CheckIn and the new messaging
  • GOCDB: new roadmap until the end of the project defined:
  • ARGO: module for probes management under development, new messaging infrastructure under testing

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

WP4 (JRA2) (Matthew Viljoen)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • Continuing delay of Onedata rc12 upgrade from Cyfronet
  • Interest from Chipster community to test EGI DataHub
  • Disseminated DaaS and EGI DataHub at Data Management in the Cloud event, co-located with RDA

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • OCI update to OCCI 1.2 now finished and ready for CMD
  • cASO build for Centos7 now finished and ready for distribution via the CMD
  • cloud-info-provider development ongoing
  • cloudkeeper development on track

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 still waiting for rc12
  • iMarine SLA review on 24 Apr

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • rOCCI server being modified to allow for GPGPU support on OpenNebula
  • Ongoing work with APEL team for accounting GPGPU usage
  • Testing of LXD hypervisor shows GPGPU support is very good, but missing with OpenStack Nova. Approx 6PM would be required for development and testing according to Viet.

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • OMB Chairing and agenda preparation
  • chaired the GOC-DB OTAG meeting
  • VO Management
  • Coordination of the testing for the new nagios probes for webdav SRM protocol and new CVMFS probes
  • Collecting WMS servers usage statistics from the NGIs
  • RC and RP OLA monthly enforcing
  • EGI Core Services performance report
  • RC, RIP, EGI Corportate-level OLAs review
  • VOs SLA reports
  • Processing of the release of VAPOR 2.2
  • release of Preview 1.10 and 2.10
  • the uncertified sites are now monitored by ARGO, modified the PROC09 accordingly
  • reviewing a prototype of GLUE2.1 cloud info-provider
  • contacted the unresponsive NGIs and GGUS support units
  • follow up on SLA verification for Terradue
  • starting CMD-ONE (CMD for OpenNebula): verification testbed to be set at CESGA for ONE5, will early-adopt cloudkeeper to boost the deployment -> follow up ongoing
  • UMD 4.4.0 UMD 4.4.1; (and corresponding UMD 3.14.9) released (VOMS emergency release); UMD 4.4.2 released
  • preparation of CMD-OS update: IM (Indigo) included in RT, following up issues with cASO
  • preparing decommissioning of dCache 2.13 (starts in May, deadline July)
  • follow up with CLOUDIFIN certification:
  • follow up with providers to get UMD product ID cards (almost OK for UMD) follow up with TPs for new products
  • Attending: 2 EGI CSIRT meeting, 2 FedCloud meeting, 3 WLCG Ops, 1 OMB
  • URT meetings and UMD team meeting

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Working on D5.3

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

  • DNS bidirectional resolution: follow up with some residual situations for iMarine
  • Release and deployment of a new release of
    • Messy results, PROC19 to be enforced on

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • Gergely is finalising D6.20 (DMCC)

Task SA2.1 Training

Preparation for the following f2f events:

  • RDA-ENVRIplus summer school --> 1 day on data processing with Beaker Notebooks, Helsinki, 12-16/6 2017
  • EUDAT Summer School, EGI FedCloud theme, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 3-7/7/2017
  • CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School: (Contribute with a FedCloud tutorial), Trieste, 10-21/July/2017
  • TBC: Summer School in Lecce on Semantic Theme

Preparation for the following webinar events:

  • Webinar about the Applications On Demand Platform (mainly for NGIs and their USTs)
  • Demonstrate GPGPU resources in EGI for scientific applications
  • Repeat (and improve) the webinar about the EGI Open Data Platform and DataHub
  • Since the Workload Management System is coming to end-of-life, EGI is trying to push for the adoption of DIRAC. We are evaluation the possibility to have another webinar (depends on DIRACT staffing)
  • EGI will organize fro NGIs a webinar on how to engage and work with industry.
  • TBD: In collaboration with CNR we are planning to organize a webinar on how to use gCUBE (TBD).

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Preparation for Community Application Support workshop (Catania)
  • Finalisation of Application Platform (guide for NGI support teams, operational aspects)
  • Constant flow of new users from the Website


  • A flash talk about running Marine Metagenomics pipeline in EGI Federated Cloud (ELIXIR CC use case) was given in the Elixir All-Hands meeting in Rome (March 21st).
  • First version of PenoMeNal cloud gateway was released. Terraform based implementation is tested at the EBI FedCloud site.
  • Discussion started with CSC on pay-for-use EGI for metagenomics pipelines
  • Support to draft ELIXIR-specific Operation Centre and Resource Centre OLAs. (Update last version based on feedback from Steven Newhouse)

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

  • Working on workflow/pipeline implementations in CZ, NL,
  • BBMRI-ERIC signed a contract with EUDAT to obtain PIDs from them. Exact details of this (e.g. level of granularity) is under discussion

Task SA2.5 MoBrain


  • Preparing presentation for the DARIAH Annual meeting
  • Continuation of the dissemination activities: two presentation accepted for DPASSH2017 [1] and Methods in Dialectology XVI [2]

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

Victor Mendez left UAB, and Andrei Tsaregorodtsev of CPPM will do the debugging of the Dirac portal. This means that there will not be much development for the rest of the project. The RT system is used to raise these debug requests and that works well.

CSC is investigating how to add a more heavy EISCAT processing using a c-library doing lagprofiling of the L1 data into L2. This can possibly be done in a docker, but also a regular batch routine with provided parameters.

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • Working on finalisation and assessment of three pilots: AAI, Compute (cloud and VERCE), Data (Terradue platform)
  • carrying on synergic interaction with EGI and EUDAT for the seismological computational use case

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

  • Improved D6.20 based on reviewers' feedback
  • Preparation of expanded CC for EINFRA12 - broader country coverage; broader disaster type coverage