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WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

Amendment N2 signed by the EC, effort redistribution for end of year project effort balancing

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

  • gathering of cloud requirements from the Blue Cloud Pilot EC initiative (Brussels 13 June)

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

  • D2.13 (PM30) EGI Sustainability and Business Development Plan
  • D2.14 (PM30) Final Report on Communications, Dissemination and Engagement

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Newsletter:
    • Publication of issue 27
    • Commissioning issue 28
  • EGI Use Cases brochure:
    • final content and concept
    • finding and briefing a designer
  • DI4R 2017:
    • first meetings

Provide input to the next and last EGI-Engage news letter. No Policy input so far. Deadline for contributions is 4th of September but needs agreement with agreed contributors. Impact publication: time to collect input, editorial work, printing

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Strategy
    • Chased Council participants to complete the survey, started analysis of review of Council answers and improved agenda for the workshop to discuss the evolution of the EGI Strategy
    • Presented at e-IRG work from the Open Science Policy Platform
  • Service management
    • Organised two SSB to discuss the approval of major changes for services to be proposed to the Council;
    • Improved service portfolio management process (SDTP template, SPM1 procedure, service phase)
    • Drafted policy brief for the EGI Council
    • EGI Glossary Update (started, not finished)
    • IMS Updates
      • IMS Ops Meeting (Sy, Yannick, Mal) - 23 May
      • Individual Calls held with Matthew, Sara, Sergio
      • SPM update
      • Internal Audit planning scheduled for 30 June
  • Procurement
    • Disseminated the results of the procurement activity at the e-IRG workshop through a dedicated session
  • FitSM
    • FitSM In-House Foundation Training at EBI in Cambridge (19 May)
    • FitSM WG F2F - Munich - 29-30 May
    • FitSM Open Registration Foundation Training at EGI Offices in Amsterdam (6-7 June); Attended by Sjomara, Celine and SURFnet rep
    • Organisation of 2 upcoming FitSM open registration trainings (Advanced SOC + Expert)
  • Collaborations
    • Finalised and signed the MoU between EGI and GEANT

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

  • Organized and conducted a 1 hr Webinar “How to Engage SMEs for NGIs” - 30 May
  • FAO
    • Several calls to plan final effort consumption and objectives + progress update
  • UberCloud
    • Few calls and email exchanges to restart the container from the Nov webinar in order to make available for the ENVRI community
    • Continued to define the business model for after any trial period
  • Partner effort consumption and final effort reporting planning
  • Final deliverables will be the focus of the last 2 months
  • EOCD (Austria)
    • Internal discussions to support cloud activities and eventually business models
  • BDVA
    • We are jointly submitting a white paper on Big Data in Space in TF7
      • Contributions on e-infrastructures
      • Projects and EU-initiatives
      • Education
    • We are jointly defining the federated i-Space criteria within the i-Space subgroup
    • We are contributing to the SRIA update, with focus on the EOSC
  • EO Pilot
    • Analysed involvement T-systems and OTC in the pilot
    • Analysed requirement for final integration of OneData and OneProvider in CESNET

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
  • IMPORTANT. Connectors to Ops Portal to gather information about VOs, next is the same functionality for non VOMS based communities; Peter: this is done for PERUN for example for ELIXIR
  • Assessment of the support status of MyProxy in the light of the Globus EOL

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 (PM30) We're working to an internal deadline of PM29 for submission readiness.

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • EGI FedData/EGI DataHub:
    • Documentation for Onedata 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, PanCancer, 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. There's a danger this won't be ready by the end of the project due to lots of dependent work.

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • D4.10 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
  • f2f meeting next week with Jurry de la Mar to discuss T-Systems/EGI collaboration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • Documentation and administration of 2 sites with GPGPUs (IISAS-GPUCloud and IISAS-Nebula)
  • Preparations for Dynamic DNS to move to production
  • Viet has warned that they are out of funding for further EGI-Engage work (it ended in May). Work that couldn't continue (text from Viet):
    • cannot maintain all sites in production, mainly GPGPPU sites, that are much more demanding to manpower in comparison with normnal sites (due to inability to suspend/migrate VMs with GPGPU during update/upgrade). For information, beside the two GPGPU sites, we have a third (normal) site in EGI FedCloud, where we serve VMs from
    • make sufficient suports for users with GPGPUs (solving problems with GPGPU, documentation, tutorials, ...). Giuseppe La Rocca plans to have with us a webinar soon
    • completing the work with BDII and accounting, we will make "best efforts" to suport/test the corresponding tools (e.g. cloudkeeper) about GPGPU properties (already proposed)
  • Additional effort has been estimated as 1.4PM - they are requesting 1PM

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • Globus toolkit EOL, first assessment of the affected middleware
  • Reviewed RC-RP OLA in the light of ELIXIR comments
  • VO Management ( registration)
  • VOs SLA reports: bils, extras, and lsgc
  • Release of Preview 1.12 and 2.12
  • CMD-OS release CMD-OS 1.1
  • Partecipation to Fedcloud TF
  • Chairing and agenda preparation Operations, and URT meetings
  • RC and RP OLA monthly enforcing
  • review of the new cloud infoprovider for GLUE2.1 schema
  • review of the new release of accounting portal
  • Follow-up of the issues with CREAM-CE and ARC-CE nagios probes (solved)
  • Follow up the deployment of new nagios probes for EGI FedCloud (occi and appdb)
  • Started the review of the training material in the wiki
  • EMI repository have been switched off
  • Review the Fedcloud UI docker image

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Working on the migration of the software vulnerabilities follow up process to the Operations team
  • SPG F2F meeting in Karlsruhe

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


  • Closing of the GWDG security incident. Everything ok, false positive. As a good side-effect the VMIs have been analyzed by CSIRT and approved.
  • Reconfigured the network policies at the sites supporting the two terradue VOs


  • User support of new registrants
  • Wiki documentation has been updated
  • SDTP updated

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 (Docker Swarm)
  • 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)
  • Organising UCB meeting for 'heavy user communities' (June 14)


  • 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.
  • Planning next CC call: June 16

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

  • Planning next CC call: June 26, 11am CEST

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)