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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

  • Focus on last minute tasks for the EGI Conference 2017: programme, logistics
  • Newsletter - Issue 27: commission articles
  • 2 news items and 2 blogs; Social media posts: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Website: Small fixes, Case studies: working currently on use cases
  • Publications:
    • Research Stories: concept is finalised, brief is written, call for designer is issued; line-up is set

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Preparation doc for European Data Economy Survey:
  • IMS
    • Progress meeting (28 April)
    • Individual calls to be held to push for updates
    • Work on suggestions for improvements, audit notes and CI KPIs
  • Pay-for-Use
    • Content support for ELIXIR EOSCpilot proposal (business model development, service delivery and management)
    • Structured P4U presentation for Marketplace session
    • PSNC follow-up for FedCloud integration
  • FitSM
    • EBI In-house FND training - 19 May in Cambridge
      • Participant info collection; liaison with TUV SUD
      • Need to finalize slides to organize printing (and shipping)
    • Issue: June registrations almost non-existent
    • FitSM WG F2F agenda feedback/planning

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

  • BlueBridge/FAO joint strategy follow call with Engineering (20 April)
  • Call with Anton, Celine, Sergio to define an activity plan and effort consumption
  • Doodle poll for NGI Webinar “How to engage SMEs/Industry” (just after conference)
  • Coordination of EGI partner presence at ENVRIplus Industry Joint Innovation Partnering Forum - Grenoble - 18–19 May 2017

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D3.8, D3.9 and D3.10 submitted to EC
  • D3.14 - Data Accounting: PMB review
  • D3.13 and M3.6 (Marketplace): external review

Next deliverables:

  • M28: D3.15 Second Data Accounting prototype
  • M28: D3.16 Final report on EGI Service Registry and Marketplace
  • M30: D3.17 Final release of the accounting and operational tools

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

  • CheckIn moving to beta
  • Connectors to Perun for managing VO memberships under testing
  • Working to support the new LoA levels (from AARC)
  • Working to support the EGI FedCloud

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Cloud accounting:
    • New solution for accounting of the long running VMs under testing
    • minor change on the cloud accounting usage record to increase the performance
  • Data accounting: still problem on accessing a OneData instance supporting PID
  • New release of the portal under testing. New main features:
    • API to get accounting data directly from the accounting portal
    • Cloud views updated to support the new usage record
    • Discipline account report
    • New restricted views

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

  • Ops Portal: 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
  • SECANT: integration with the AppDB ongoing

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

see TJRA1.2

WP4 (JRA2) (Matthew Viljoen)

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

  • Campaign for upgrading keystone-voms and ooi/occi
  • Configuration Management: Verification of information registered into GOC-DB
  • RC and RP OLA monthly enforcing
  • Planning with few VOs the transition from WMS to DIRAC
  • VOs SLA reports (Pitchnote, DARIAH)
  • GLUE2.1 meeting for discussing the required information for uploading VMs in AppDB (and to publish in the information system)
  • release of Preview 1.11 and 2.11
  • Liaise with biomed for the VO ARGO
  • webdav nagios probes testing
  • D4Science SLA Review meeting
  • Testing FedCloud infrastructure for SSC using new scripts, following up to issues, providing report
    • Issue: It is very hard to obtain uniform behavior from Fedcloud sites.
  • URT meeting [1]
  • Coordination of the activity for the CMD-OS Trusty repo resigning with SHA256 (SHA1 will be deprecated)

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Finalization D5.3

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


  • Finalization the integration of Galaxy and jupyter (not yet advertised in the portal)
  • Creation of the support ML for automatic ticket generation in GGUS (testing now)
  • Possible future issue: at the moment CESGA cannot guarantee resource provisioning after September 2017

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Common for all CCs:

  • Preparation of talks to CC session in Catania
  • Proposing the following scientific applications/tools to be added to the EGI Website:
    • DARIAH science gateway (based on D6.17)
    • EGI-based services from LW (based on D6.18)
    • EISCAT_3D portal (based on unpcoming D6.21)
    • Simulation portals (gWRF and iCOMCOT) from DMCC (based on D6.9)
    • BioBankCloud deployments? (based on D6.11)

Milestones & Deliverables

  • WP coord sent instruction to EISCAT_3D CC on upcoming deliverable, D6.21. (Due M28)

Task SA2.1 Training

Preparation for the following f2f events:

  • 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

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)
  • IWSG paper submitted (and since accepted) at International Workshop on Science Gateways


Same as two weeks ago:

  • EBI continues Terraform based VM porting to their cloud environment.
  • CESNET and CSC continue developing and testing META-pipe virtual cluster environment
  • 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


  • CC representatives from RBI attended DARIAH Annual event in Berlin. Report to send to CC.
  • Submitted an abstract for the HDH2017 ( conference (October 2017). (Eveline will participate on her expense).
  • We have started working on the journal paper we plan to submit for the review by end of June.
  • Also, we have several other abstract (poster and/or presentations) accepted for conference presentation (DPASSH, Methods in Dialectology XVI).

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

  • deployed a large number of VMs on IFCA FedCloud site. Jesus and Fernando is collecting details on their use.
  • Continued support to VRE and to Natusfera in FedCloud resources:
    • No SLA yet being discussed, pending to LW 1st or 2nd assembly, or to LW JRU ES meeting (end of may)
    • Platform working and 2x more contributions than 3 months ago (around 10K images now)

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

Andrei Tsaregorodtsev of CNRS 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