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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

  • process reviews - CRM, PM, SLM, SRM, ISRM
  • handling deliverables' reviews
  • assessing new tool for handling deliverables

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

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

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • M28: D3.15 Second Data Accounting prototype: prototype still under development. Deliverable writing should start next week
  • M28: D3.16 Final report on EGI Service Registry and Marketplace: Deliverable writing will start next week.
  • M30: D3.17 Final release of the accounting and operational tools: Plan to write it in July

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

  • CheckIn moving to beta
  • 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
  • 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: the implementation was too poor. This feature will be removed by this release and included (in a better shape) in the next.
    • 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) We're working to an internal deadline of PM29 for submission readiness.
  • M4.3 Open Data Platform in the Production (M30)

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • EGI FedData/DataHub news
    • Documentation being improved after EGI/STFC review within Indigo.
    • New homepage created for FedData:
    • Proposal to present the transition to Beta at July SSB (SDTP being updated)
  • Onedata outstanding problems to be addressed by next release:
    • small files
    • importing existing data
  • EOSCpilot demonstrators wanting to incorporate EGI DataHub into their testing: DPHEP, TextCrowd, Photon Neutron science
  • Contact made (and being followed up) with Marc Rousseau (ComputeCanada) at Catania - interested in testing OpenData and try joining the EGI DataHub

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • Cloudkeeper is undergoing the verification process to be included in the CMD
  • Work ongoing on the glue2.1 updates for the info provider

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • 4.10 work (TOC this week with Giuliano, Sara)
  • initial meeting with ENES about helping their usecase as an EGI-EUDAT usecase, along with regular monthly meetings

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Documentation and administration of 2 sites with GPGPUs
  • Preparations for DNSaS to move to production
  • Viet has warned that they are out of funding for further EGI-Engage work. Has asked Ladislav to contact MV with more details - hasn't happened yet.

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

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

  • D6.21 EISCAT Portal second version: Sent to external review on the 8th

Task SA2.1 Training

Delivered a webinar:

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 (EGI training infrastructure provided to support the school)

Preparation for the following webinar events:

  • Webinar about the Applications On Demand Platform (mainly for NGIs and their USTs):
  • 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 DIRAC staffing)

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Engagement with Nordic countries at NeIC
  • Support for BigDataEurope project
  • Presentation at MSO4SC project workshop and sending a proposal for engagement
  • Meeting with CESSDA director
  • Establishing Engagement WG and arranging first meeting (Jun 9)
  • Organising Engagement meeting for NILs (Jun 9)


  • EGI Federated Cloud developer from CESNET visited the META-pipe developers in Tromsö, Norway
  • Full-scale tests (over 400 cores) of META-pipe started in the local cloud environment of CSC
  • The EC project officer approved the effort re-balancing: 2 PM were moved form EBI-EMBL to CNRS and 2 PM to (outside the ELIXIR CC).
  • Phenomenal developers are starting to test ELIXIR VO in EGI federated cloud.

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

Dissemination events:

  • Molecular dynamics of proteins in the cloud. Data Management Services in the Cloud (co-located at the Ninth RDA Plenary), 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
  • High-resolution, integrative modelling of biomolecular complexes from fuzzy data. Understanding Protein Interactions: From Molecules to Organisms. Lyon, France, April 24-26, 2017
  • High-resolution, integrative modelling of biomolecular complexes from fuzzy data. Meeting of the groupe de graphisme et modélisation moléculaire (GGMM). Rheims, France, May 9-11, 2017
  • MoBrain - A competence center to serve translational research from molecule to brain, EGI Conference 2017, Catania, Italy, May 9-12, 2017
  • DisVis and PowerFit: Explorative and Integrative Modeling of Biomolecular Complexes harvesting EGI GPGPU resources, EGI Conference 2017, Catania, Italy, May 9-12, 2017
  • ScipionCloud: Large scale cryo electron microscopy image processing on commercial and academic clouds, EGI Conference 2017, Catania, Italy, May 9-12, 2017
  • GPGPU computing support on HTC, EGI Conference 2017, Catania, Italy, May 9-12, 2017
  • HADDOCK workshop in information-driven modelling of biomolecular complexes. KAUST, Saudi Arabia, May 24-25, 2017


Dissemination activities:

  • Presenting DARIAH Competence centre outcomes and services at the EGI Conference, 9-12 May 2017, Catania, Italy
  • A pre-conference workshop abstract "An Open DARIAH-CC - EGI Workshop in conjunction with COST ENeL" for Digital Humanities 2017 conference submitted (not accepted)
  • Workshop on biodiversity and linguistic diversity for scholar from Natural History Museum, Vienna, 6th June 2017, Vienna

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

Support to GBIF extended with more Cloud resources. Development of tools for use of satellite images continued. Tests of implementation of SDM (MaxEnt) as dockers started.

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  • D6.21 was finished and sent for external review. Docuemnt is available for commenting at
  • EISCAT_3D construction received green light and funding last week.(total cost of 685 million Swedish crowns, distributed across three sites, project will start in September 2017 with site preparations to begin in summer 2018. The radar is expected to be operational in 2021.)

Task SA2.9 EPOS

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

  • Started working on D6.22 (Design larger scale multi-hazards simulation attempting to reduce the uncertainty of climate change assessment)