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=== Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data  ===
=== Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data  ===
* EGI DataHub now upgraded to rc14
* EGI DataHub now upgraded to rc14, involving CYFRONET and CESNET (soon)
* Security/documentation review work is ongoing The next (and final) review will be at the end of this month.
* Security/documentation review work is ongoing The next (and final) review will be at the end of this month.
* Earth Observation PoC to start using CESNET Copernicus datasets using EGI DataHub
* Earth Observation PoC to start using CESNET Copernicus datasets using EGI DataHub

Revision as of 10:18, 18 May 2017

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

Proposal for payment at next PMB 25 May 2017
attached to agenda PMB:


Task NA1.2 Technical Management

  • Submission and review of PY2 pending deliverables
  • Preparation of activity report for May Collaboration Board
  • Preparation of May PMB agenda

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

No progress - quality manager on holidays and attending EGI conference (Collaboration board meeting)

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Strategy
    • Opened survey for the EGI Council for strategy update - deadline end May
  • IMS
    • Individual meetings being held with Process Managers and Service Owners
    • Preparation for 1 of 3 internal audits - 30 June
  • Pay-for-Use
    • Presentation in EGI Marketplace session in Catania; updated requirements
  • FitSM
    • EBI In-house Foundation training - 19 May in Cambridge
    • FitSM WG F2F 29-30 May in Munich (planning)
    • Promotion and organisation of June batch open registration trainings
  • Procurement
    • Organised session in Catania to disseminate the results and discuss future activities
    • Oganised session at e-IRG to disseminate project results

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

  • Webinar “How to engage SMEs for NGIs” to be held 31 May 15:00-16:00
    • Draft promotional text being finalized
    • Draft presentation structure
  • Workplan covering final months of project in progress
  • BDVA
    • Contribution to federated i-Space definition
    • EGI is taking part in the i-Space selection committee
    • Analysis of how BDVA i-Spaces relate to Digital Innovation Hubs
    • Contributing to white paper on Big Data for space in the space subgroup
  • Earth Observation Pilot
    • Presented at EGI conference
    • Analysed involvement T-systems and OTC in the pilot
    • Planned participation for next EOSCpilot open call
    • Exploring synergies with EinfraCentral and EOSC

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D3.14 - Data Accounting: submitted to EC
  • D3.13 and M3.6 (Marketplace): submitted to EC

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
  • Connectors to Ops Portal to gather information about VOs

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Cloud accounting:
    • New solution for accounting of the long running VMs under testing --> it should be ready next week
    • Minor change on the cloud accounting usage record to increase the performance
    • Meeting at the EGI Conference in Catania to discuss Cloud Accounting evolution:
      • new usage record to be defined for block storage
      • new usage record to be defined for public IP addresses
  • Data accounting:
  • 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
      • Wallclock time multiplied per the number of CPU cores
    • Possibility to select a measurement unit (day, month, etc)
    • Maps to show the graphical distribution of the accounting data in country views
    • Discipline account report
    • New restricted views

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

  • Ops Portal: Working on integrating CheckIn and the new messaging. Interface for CheckIn to extract VO information
  • 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


  • D4.9 Open Data Platform: Demonstrator, Experience Report and Use Cases (PM29)
  • D4.10 Final CANFAR integration release (PM30)
  • M 4.3 Open Data Platform in the Production (M30)

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • EGI DataHub now upgraded to rc14, involving CYFRONET and CESNET (soon)
  • Security/documentation review work is ongoing The next (and final) review will be at the end of this month.
  • Earth Observation PoC to start using CESNET Copernicus datasets using EGI DataHub
  • Desire to move EGI DataHub from Alpha to Beta

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • Work ongoing to sort out discrepancies in the accounting records
  • The work in the Glue 2 support in the information system is ongoing.

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • iMarine/D4Science plan to move to production this month
  • Demo at Catania by CANFAR integration people showing how EU-side identities can be used to effectively share data with researchers on the Canadian side.

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Positive feedback from LXD hypervisor GPGPU use over KVM. Also noteworthy is improved block storage access of LXD. However, accounting of GPGPU is still needed. STFC have produced a Draft GPU Accounting Usage Record Schema but no firm date yet.
  • Discussion with Astrophysics community who are very interested in GPGPU.

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • OMB Chaired and agenda preparation
  • Discussion with SA1.2 about the possible security improvements for the fedcloud
  • Update of the policies page: link between policies and referring agreements (OLA, SLA, UA...)
  • EGI Operations meeting, chaired and agenda preparation
  • URT meeting, chaired and agenda preparation
  • Following up on CMD-OS Trusty repo resigning with SHA256 (SHA1 will be deprecated), performed on May16 without issues
  • Planning releases for CMS-OS and UMD (regular releases)
  • Webdav nagios probes testing: fixed configuration issues
  • Follow up with issues with the new nagios probes for CREAM-CE that may affect A/R statistics
    • Action: review the probes release process
  • Started yearly review of the EGI services OLA agreements

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Preparation of the CSIRT F2F
  • Sessions at the EGI Conference
  • Discussion about the Fedcloud security issues

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


  • DLR InSAR Browse Medium Resolution in production @ BEGRID-BELNET
  • Reconfiguration of BELgrid network to secure VMs
  • Initial actions to respond to a security incident
  • Solved issue with image replication


  • Enabled in the test GGUS instance the ticket creation by email

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

  • All CC tasks presented in Catania. Gergely to follow-up individually questions and outputs aiming at project final report

Milestones & Deliverables

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)
  • A webinar for NGIs on how to engage and work with industry.
  • 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)

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Preparation of EGI talks at Community Application Support workshop (Catania)
  • Updated paper about Applications On Demand Service for International Workshop on Science Gateways
  • EMSODEV and ICOS presentations in the CC sessions (Catania)


Task SA2.4 BBMRI

Task SA2.5 MoBrain


Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

PMs have been transferred from Umu and UAB to CPPM to be able to do the final developments of the Dirac portal. Decided at the Collaboration Board meeting in Catania.

Continued work on the EISCAT_3D data model, with a two-day face-to-face meeting in Kiruna between UmU and EISCAT, including development engineers.

Work have been started on D6.21:

Task SA2.9 EPOS

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation