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WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

Email with timeline and instructions sent to Admin-Finance mailing list for effort report and cost claim:

EGI-Engage Project ends on August 31st, 2017. The financial report is due within 40 days (due to the review date) thus the following timeline will apply to prepare the final cost statement:

FINANCIAL REPORTING PERIOD: 1/03/2016 - 31/08/2017 - 18 months

  • by Fri 15/09/17: Partners report efforts and costs in Authore (see below)
  • 18-22/09/17: Checking data by the Project Office
  • Tues 26/09/17: AMB review of financial report + feedback to project office
  • Mon 09/10/17: Submission 1st draft financial report: (2nd review rehearsal planned on 10/10/17)
  • Mon 16/10/17 -strict-: Submission 2nd draft financial report to EC reviewers
  • Thu 23-24/10/17: Project Review in Brussels


  • log in using your EGI SSO account:
    • please adjust efforts in M13-18 and in M19-M24 where needed and enter actual personnel and travel costs
    • please complete efforts in M25-30 (Mar-Aug 2017) and enter actual personnel and travel costs
    • inform Project office if actual efforts and costs deviate from the plan;
    • contact Project office for ADJUSTMENT OF P1
  • Only the actual costs of personnel and travels are eligible, i.e., those costs that are verifiable in your books. The 25 % flat overhead is automatically calculated in Authore.
    • FAQ / Guidelines attached for your convenience (or visit our wiki here and here)

After the Project Review the submission of the costs on the EC portal -deadline 30/10/2017- is done by each lead beneficiary based on the Form C validated/extracted from Authore. The lead beneficiary will encode in the system the Form C of the 3rd parties and the system will combine them into a consolidated financial statement.

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D2.13 (+D2.12) “EGI Sustainability and Business Development Plan” (M30 -
    • Ongoing content writing; chasing of allocated actions on specific individuals: D2.13 Google Doc
    • External review next week
  • D2.14 “Final Report on Communications, Dissemination and Engagement” (M30 -

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Communication channels:
    • DI4R announcements; news about the project positive evaluation
  • Publications:
    • EGI CSIRT report completed and added to the EGI publication catalogue and Security Coordination service page
    • First (layout) drafts and concept for EGI for RIs publication
    • CheckIn leaflet: editing the text provided by service owners, first layout
  • Events:
    • DI4R17: first draft of the event Indico page
  • Website: new pages added to the service catalogues
  • Reporting work for D2.14

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • FitSM
    • SURFsara In-House Training
      • Service offer accepted for a total of 6 courses (4 FND + 2 ADV)
      • Scheduled over Aug and Sept
    • OSG (US) discussions for providing FitSM support ongoing (New)
    • EXIN call on 27 July presenting FitSM (large certification and accreditation provider, potential to replace the void left by TUV SUD) + internal FitSM WG dicussions
  • Pay-for-Use
    • Contributions to be provided within D2.13, D2.14 and D3.16
    • Additional providers under discussion thanks to NextGEOSS (clarity that P4U includes the possibility of charging for only human effort)
  • Collaborations
    • GEANT: Meeting held 31 July

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

  • SME Engagement
    • Main activity is to collect contributions to D2.14
    • Ongoing collaborations under discussion: T-Systems, UK start-up, BfR,EODC

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • M28: D3.15 Second Data Accounting prototype. In external review.
  • M28: D3.16 Final report on EGI Service Registry and Marketplace. New version implementing reviewers' comment ready in the document server.
  • M30: D3.17 Final release of the accounting and operational tools: Internal review. External review will start by today.

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

  • Done: Provisioning of VOMS information through SAML/OIDC interfaces (Connectors to Ops Portal) done.
    • This enables the moving into production of the AppDB VMOps dashboard
  • 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
  • In progress: Ops Portal and ARGO integration
  • Draft of a service brochure for CheckIn

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

Giuseppe, Peter and Alessandro will manage the activity during my holidays.

  • In progress: Service order management tool. Main features are available, minor issues to be fixed. Currently in testing.
    • Marketplace Integration with RT
    • Workflow to automate AoDS service order management
    • Integration with CheckIn service to record users in the VO
  • In progress: Dashboard in PrestaShop customised according EGI needs

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. Upgrade to the HW is needed to move the features in production.
  • Storage accounting
    • 26 RPs have sent storage accounting records within the last two months.
    • 20 RPs validated, 3 in progress, 3 are OK but don’t have Alice usage
    • New service type added to GOCDB (‘’).
    • A few final tweaks and then planning to put into production Aug/Sept.
  • Accounting Portal - New release to be deployed by this week.
    • 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)
    • 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) Final checks, almost ready for submission
  • D4.10 Final CANFAR integration release (PM29) Under review (Peter and Andre Schaaff)
  • M4.3 Open Data Platform in the Production (PM30) Under lightweight review (Peter and Tiziana)

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

  • New bugs found in latest Onedata version, next planned date for upgrade of EGI DataHub is the end of the week

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

For the JRA the missing bits from the DoW are (Alvaro expects them to be completed before the end of the project though):

- Finalise and release glue 2.1 support for the cloud info provider.
- Release the VM resize support in ooi (code is ready, releasing it
  during this week).
- Finalise and release the OCCI 1.2 implementation of rOCCI.

The CloudKeeper has been developed and it is currently pursuing the verification process and CMD integration.

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

  • ENES EGI/EUDAT work now being followed by regular monthly calls. They are testing with B2STAGE/B2SAFE hosted at STFC
  • d4science have asked for an increase in EGI resources. Current usage is unclear due to possible problems in the accounting.

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

  • IISAS working with APEL team in testing GPGPU changes to accounting. If everything goes to plan, the production upgrade with this functionality will be in August

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • Still waiting inputs for D5.4

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

  • OMB Discussion: EGI needs to facilitate the sharing of experiences between NGIs who are providing SaaS and other managed services
  • Analysis of the reasons behind the VOs decreasing usage
  • EGI Core Services reports
  • SLA report: mobrain
  • site-bdii probes failing on some cloud sites: investigations
  • VO decommissioned:
  • VAPOR 2.3 release
  • WOrk on the delverable 5.4
  • Chaired and agenda preparation of OMB
  • Analysis of the survey run among operations centres
  • FedCloud meetings
  • problem in the GGUS tickets response time computation, solved
  • started the recertification process of MK-04-FINKICLOUD
  • Discussion with SA2 about the iMarine SLA, and a possible extension (end expansion)

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

  • Site Security Challenge currently ongoing (10 sites involved)

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

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA2.1 Training

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support


Task SA2.4 BBMRI

Task SA2.5 MoBrain


Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

Task SA2.9 EPOS

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation