From EGIWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
EGI-Engage project: Main page WP1(NA1) WP3(JRA1) WP5(SA1) PMB Deliverables and Milestones Quality Plan Risk Plan Data Plan
Roles and
WP2(NA2) WP4(JRA2) WP6(SA2) AMB Software and services Metrics Project Office Procedures


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

  • EGI Conference 2017: programme, logistics
  • DI4R2017: first meetings
  • Newsletter - Issue 27: commission articles
  • 8 news items and 7 blogs
  • Social media posts: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Website:
    • Small fixes
    • Case studies: working currently on use cases
  • Publications:
    • EGI-CSIRT report: repurposed and rescheduled to the end of Engage
    • Designed a plan for Publications until the end of the project

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • NA2 slides for EGI PY2 review
  • Pay-for-Use
    • New public wiki page to host information for external consumption as an intermediate solution until EGI Marketplace is online
    • Call with ELIXIR to define business model with EGI including P4U options; plans to submit proposal within EOSCpilot (deadline is end of April)
    • Presentation planned for EGI Conference in Marketplace session
  • FitSM
    • FitSM activity report in 2016 for EB (prepared by Celine, reviewed by SPT)
    • EBI In-house FND training - 19 May in Cambridge
      • Travel arrangements
  • EGI Glossary V3
    • Updates/cleaning started (11 Apr), to be finished next week (26 Apr)
  • Exploitation Seminar Report
    • Meeting (7 Apr) + follow up review/final edits/feedback

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

  • Several internal exchanges and documentation updates to provide final KPI/Metrics figures
  • BlueBridge/FAO joint strategy follow call (20 April 11:00)
  • Preparing Webinar for NGIs around “How to engage SMEs/Industry” - Dates to be decided (idea is for just after conference)

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

Review preparation

Spanish overspend on T4.2 due to higher cost of contracts and more time for new staff to become productive. Possibly also a wrong accounting of work done within LifeWatch CC (to be confirmed, awaiting for response from Jesus and Isobel)

PY2 overspend from Cyfronet and CESNET catching up on PY1 underspend. For Cyfronet additional work was done setting up/maintaining the EGI DataHub that wasn't in the DoA.

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

OneData rc14 (not rc12) finally released last week. Once setup instructions have been independently validated we will be inviting data providers to join the federation.

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Review preparation

Effort consumption does not have big deviations. Small deviations have been discussed with the partners in order to ensure that it will be aligned with the expectations by the end of the project.

Small correction in the reporting for STFC between SA1.2 and JRA1.1 (1.5PM more reported in JRA1.1).

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

  • Tests of Hadoop as a Service on OpenStack sites (OpenStack Sahara)
  • Tests of Jupyter as a Service on the infrastructure
  • Support to Phenomenal project on using Terraform on the infrastructure
  • Evaluation of CMS and WeNMR use cases for integration into Federated Cloud


  • EBI continues Terraform based VM proting to their cloud environment.
  • CECSNET and CSC continue developing and testing META-pipe virtual cluster environmnet
  • META-pipe was used in metagenomics course organized by ELIXIR-finland on April 3rd-6th. ( FedCloud based version was not used this time)
  • CRNS plans to improve the procedures that are used to launch Insyght genome comparison servers.

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

With all tasks completed, the activities in MoBrain are focussed on dissemination activities. Recent meetings at which MoBrain/EGI-related services have been presented are:

  • Image Processing in cryoEM: Quality checks. NECEN Cryo-EM School, Leiden, Netherlands, January 22 – 27, 2017
  • High-resolution, integrative modelling of biomolecular complexes from fuzzy data. Cryo-EM workshop at the International Symposium on Grid and Cloud Computing, Tapei, Taiwan, March 6-8, 2017.
  • The DisVis and PowerFit web servers: Explorative and Integrative Modeling of Biomolecular Complexes harvesting EGI GPGPU resources. International Symposium on Grid and Cloud Computing, Tapei, Taiwan, March 6-10, 2017.
  • EGI federated platforms supporting accelerated computing. International Symposium on Grid and Cloud Computing, Taipei, Taiwan, March 6-10, 2017.
  • Molecular dynamics in the clouds. International Symposium on Grid and Cloud Computing, Taipei, Taiwan, March 6-10, 2017.
  • Image Processing in cryoEM: Its peculiar needs and challenges. Cryo-EM workshop at the International Symposium on Grid and Cloud Computing, Tapei, Taiwan, March 6-8, 2017
  • Image processing in cryoEM: Validation. University of Vienna. March 16, 2017
  • High-resolution, integrative modelling of biomolecular complexes from fuzzy data. 58th Experimental NMR Conference, Azilomar, Pacific Grove CA, USA, March 26-31, 2017
  • Molecular dynamics in the clouds. Data Management Services in the Cloud, Barcelona, Spain, April 4, 2017
  • High-resolution, integrative modelling of biomolecular complexes from fuzzy data. ELIXIR workshop on “Computational Approaches to the Study of Protein Interaction and Drug Design”, Padova, Italy, April 10-14, 2017


  • Preparing poster for the DARIAH Annual event in Berlin
  • Prepared two abstracts for posters ('DARIAH CC' and 'DH services') for EGI Conference and Indigo Summit 2017, Catania (to be submitted by the end of the week)
  • Investigating with end-users the possibility on including a new data set into DARIAH CC data repository (preparatory actions)

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

Support to new components in FedCloud resources

Continued support to VRE and to Natusfera in FedCloud resources

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.

Umea and EISCAT have met to finalise the EISCAT_3D data model, now that the first radar parts are becoming ready. A couple of dedicated f2f meetings are planned in May together with EISCAT_3D engineers to work out a database friendly data structure.

Task SA2.9 EPOS

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation