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Activity Reports

WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

  • Sept-26: CB provides updated use of efforts per partners/tasks for all project duration
  • Oct-2: AMB updates accordingly assessment in "Overview overspending partners" for prioritization of overspending partners
  • Sept date to define with PMB: PMB approves the AMB proposal
  • action on Yannick: circulate a proposal defining the process and timeline to proceed with the definition of the final payment
  • November: CB to prepare final payment following PMB recommendations

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

  • Planning of final review dates
  • Preparation of Open Research Cloud meeting in September
  • Preparation of DI4R 2017 Programme Committee

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

  • processes review
  • preparing Authore tool for periodic report

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D2.14 “Final Report on Communications, Dissemination and Engagement” (M30 -
    • ToC + ongoing writing

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Newsletter and communication channels:
    • Commissioning issue 28
    • Four news items, 1 blog post
  • Publications:
    • EGI Use Cases brochure: published! and advertised. Started collection of addresses for mailings in September. If you want to send this to your contacts - add addresses here
    • EGI CSIRT leaflet/report (although perhaps not Engage work)
    • First steps towards a EGI for RIs publication
    • Production of the business cards
  • Events:
    • DI4R17 : progress with logistic arrangements (we will manage the programme) and PC
    • Europe's future: open innovation, open science, open to the world
    • Support to the EGI Council meeting
  • Website: new pages, maintenance
  • Social media

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • Strategy
    • EGI Council meeting dedicated sessions on reviewing the EGI 2020 strategy implementation and updates to new version (29-30 June)
    • Progress with setting up the SIB (4 names accepted so far), planning first virtual meeting in September
  • IMS Updates
    • Internal Audit of ITSM related processes (30 June)
    • CI
      • Complete revision of audit findings and all suggestions for improvement
      • Formal Process Review of CI (10 July)
    • Formal Process review of BDS (11 July)
  • FitSM
    • SURFsara In-House Training Request
      • Formal service offer prepared and set providing overall cost/prices for 6 courses
      • Follow-up discussions regarding trainer availability and potential dates for courses between August-December 2017
  • Pay-for-Use
    • Follow-up with Diego about functionality implementation in the Marketplace
  • Collaborations
    • Planning meeting to review progress with GEANT

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

  • SME Engagement
    • T-Systems call to discuss potential collaboration Open Telekom Cloud (27 June)
    • NDA signed for support of UK start-up + call held 10 July as initial discussion/actions; initial support provided free with commercial agreement to follow testing phase
    • BfR (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) contact during AGINFRA+ meeting; follow-up; interest in paid support of a future project starting in Jan 2018 through D4Science and EGI
    • EODC call set for 19 July; internal discussions on MoU
    • Mail circulated to populate D2.14 (deadline 26 July)
  • Market Analysis
    • Follow-up call with FAO regarding concrete use case via D4Science (6 July)
  • BDVA
    • Prepared a one pager according of iSpaces for state of the art presentation.
    • Prepared input for SRIA on EOSC
  • EO Pilot
    • Waiting for newest version of OneData for integration with CESNET resources.
  • Start of drafting of EOSC MoU topics (Tiziana)
  • Initial discussions of MoU with D4SCIENCE (Tiziana)

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • M28: D3.15 Second Data Accounting prototype: ToC defined. Work delayed since Adrian Coveney was on sick leave forsome days. STFC promised a full draft by end of this week.
  • M28: D3.16 Final report on EGI Service Registry and Marketplace: Draft available in the doc server. To be completed this week
  • M30: D3.17 Final release of the accounting and operational tools: TOC available in the doc server. Today is the deadline for contributions from the product teams.

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

  • Done: Provisioning of VOMS information through SAML/OIDC interfaces (Connectors to Ops Portal) done. RFC:
    • This enables the moving into production of the AppDB VMOps dashboard
  • Done: Mapping of personal X.509 DN(s) to EGI ID in COmanage
  • Done: CA - Integration guide for SGs added to wiki
  • In progress: Translation of VO information into VOMS proxies
  • In progress: Self-service web UI for managing OIDC/Oauth2 tokens
    • Relevant for the EGI FedCloud

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

  • New version of the module integrating the Marketplace with RT released last Fri
    • Problems on setup this new version into the Marketplace: CYFRONET nodified
    • This version includes:
      • Marketplace Integration with RT
      • Workflow to automate AoDS service order management
      • Integration with CheckIn service to record users in the VO
  • Dashboard in PrestaShop customised according EGI needs: to be tested
  • Integration with the Applications on demand service: New category added. Specification:

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Cloud Accounting
    • Cloud schema v0.4 rollout finalised.
    • Long running VM support is under testing: Some corner cases that are being tracked down.
  • Storage accounting
    • 27 RPs have sent storage accounting records within the last two months.
    • Currently getting sites to validate their data (12 sites have, 7 in progress).
    • New service type added to GOCDB (‘’).
    • A few final tweaks and then planning to put into production Aug/Sept.
  • Dataset usage accounting
    • Second prototype has been developed more and tested against EGI DataHub.
    • Some tweaks made to the data set accounting metrics.
    • Drafting report for deliverable D3.15.
  • Accounting Portal - New release under testing
    • 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

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools

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) Under review, due 14 July
  • D4.10 Final CANFAR integration release (PM29) Preparing for review: 12 July
  • M4.3 Open Data Platform in the Production (PM30) Preparing content.

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • Finalizing SDTP to move EGI DataHub from alpha to beta
  • EGI DataHub to be upgraded to latest version next week

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

  • Working with accounting people to address accounting discrepencies in records (long life machines with wrong start time when they have been rebooted

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • ntr

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • ntr (Viet on vacation)

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D5.3 in progress, still some sections to be distributed to sub-authors

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • Working on the Fedcloud use model
  • Working on a security certification document for non-EGI services (but interacting with EGI)
  • Globus TK support: building communication channels between WLCG/OSG/EGI/...
  • RC and RP OLA monthly enforcing
  • Review of the wiki page
  • Finalising the OLA with DIRAC4EGI
  • New VAPOR version (2.3) testing
  • Preparation of OMB agenda and chairing, as well for UMD meeting
  • Release of Preview 1.13 and 2.13
  • Yearly review of the monitoring and accounting services OLA
  • Testing the new release of the accounting portal
  • SLA reports: drihm, terradue

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • SPG F2F, Community security policies updates

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

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • M28: D6.21 Second version of enhanced portal for EISCAT_3D (OTHER) - Some sections are still missing
  • M29: D6.22 Design larger scale multi-hazards simulation attempting to reduce the uncertainty of climate change assessment (DEM) - Full draft expected next week
  • M30: D6.16 Evaluated cloud environment and demonstrator of analysis workflow for biobank studies (DEM) - Under development
  • M30: D6.23 Report on evaluation of EPOS EGI pilot studies (R) - Nearly full draft
  • M30: D6.15 Demonstrator for ELIXIR workflows implemented in the EGI Federated cloud (DEM) - Under development
  • Final and periodic reports - Template is needed
  • D2.14 - User engagement (T6.2) - Under preparation in a google doc
  • CCs was requested to update/complete dissemination table in Wiki

Task SA2.1 Training

  • EGI talk delivered at EUDAT school
  • Preparation ongoing to CODATA-RDA summer school (Cloud tutorial)

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support

  • Writing input for D2.14
  • Updated/updating customers and Business Opportunities in Confluence


  • Finalising demonstrators, reporting them in deliverable
  • Planning next (final?) EGI-Engage CC telco for late July
  • Proposed OLA sent to EBI

Task SA2.4 BBMRI

  • Finalising demonstrators, reporting them in deliverable
  • VM was prepared for BBMRI.NL in fedcloud

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

No update


No update

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

No update

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

  • Finalising deliverable
  • New member of staff at CNRS for DIRAC

Task SA2.9 EPOS

  • Finalising deliverable (full draft available)

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

  • working on deliverable