EGI-InSPIRE:Amb 2013-11-12

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Activity Reports

NA1

  • Progress on Milestones & Deliverables

Preparations for the QR14 - template circulated, metrics being collected


  • Major work done during the past week by task


TNA1.1 Activity management

  • Changes to activity plan to reflect management changes, central budget updates to be finalised
  • Change in NA2 and SA1 work package leaders proposed, PMB feedback needed on 13 November
  • PO notified of change to Project Director, LEAR being updated

TNA1.2 Project and consortium management

  • Payment schedule for PQ11 and PY3 agreed with PO
  • Final Form C's for PY3 sent to EC
  • Budget for 2014 pro forma invoices issued this week
  • Effort allocations to be verified for PY5
  • Interviews underway for Business Development Expert, Technical Outreach Expert and Senior Ops Officer until 20th November

TNA1.4 Quality assurance

  • QR14 materials and metrics gathered for 8 November
  • Project level metrics to be related to the human networks impact Through White Papers

NA2

NA2.3

Major work done during the past week by task

  • OpenAIRE: provided enumerations for projects, scientific disciplines to be used for the web interface, meeting with Nuno about AppDB/OpenAIRE integration possibilities
  • Quarterly Report: drafted content, chased inputs from partners
  • EGI tagline: meeting to discuss evolution
  • Meeting with German partner on Cloud for manufacturing
  • Attended managers meeting
  • Final draft MoU between EGI-InSPIRE and Helix Nebula projects

Major Events Attended

  • (Sergio, Carmela) ICT2013, 6-8 Nov 2013, Vilnius

Major Events Planned

  • (Sergio, Sy, Carmela), EGI workshop, 4-6 Dec 2013, Amsterdam
  • (Carmela?) CoPoRi Workshop, 4 Dec 2013, Brussels
  • (Sergio?) Helix Nebula F2F Meeting: Suppliers & Users, 4 Dec 2013, Brussels

NA2.5

Identify new VO for Georgian user who was left without resources after the closure of the see and seegrid VOs

DRIHM collaboration meeting (notes sent to members)

EISCAT_3D data pilot meeting

Invitation to scientific community reps to H2020 workshop

EGI.eu management meeting


BioVeL:

BioVeL review rehearsal + 2nd EC review

Internal meeting in EGI.eu to discuss prioritites

Cloud training by Salvatore to Nuno

EU BON use case specification for BioVeL 2nd generation portal


ER-flow:

Identify VRE projects as outreach target. Collect information in ER-flow wiki, inform the consortium about responsibilities around contacting the projects

SA1

SA2

SA2.1

  • Attended TCB
  • SA2 weekly call
  • Planned for the next UMD releses
  • Circulated an Ipv6 test result page

SA2.2

  • Completed the QCG test list
  • Evaluating the BDD test framework to improve the current tests

SA2.3

  • Testing IPv6 capabilities
  • Created and tested new DPM PPA

SA2.4

  • Regular maintenance

SA4

Summary

  • The MOOC project is closing in on finishing the online course; the material urgently needs to be reviewed from someone external to SURFsara.
  • The rOCCI project is heavily working on a production quality framework and implementation, which includes bug fixes, a well-documented dummy plug-in, general documentation and test coverage.
  • The AppDeployment team successfully tested OpenStack Havana release with an OCCI integration, and a CloudInit contextualisation version for RHEL6 based distributions.
  • VAPOR is continuing implementing features for VO Data Management capabilities, including reporting and dedicated scanning of Storage elements.

TSA4.1 - Management

  • compiling weekly reports
  • QR14 assembly (based on summaries of weekly reports) started
  • Actions from MS801 review circulated to the shepherds and task leaders

TSA4.2 - MOOC

  • Worked on certificate dCache problem; seems to be broader then just dCache. See this ticket for dcache patch: https://ggus.eu/ws/ticket_info.php?ticket=98570 Will be made available today on our dcache instance.
  • Ran into issues with installing WS-PGRADE on the MOOC VM, now considering shipping two separate VMs for the MOOC
  • Recorded guest lecture in our collaboratorium
  • Recording of introduction lecture, will be put online tomorrow

TSA4.3 - Liferay

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.4 - OCCI for CMF

rOCCI framework
  • extended test coverage to improve QA on rOCCI-core (continuous, right now focusing on Occi::Parser coverage)
rOCCI-server
  • working on a reference backend, towards the first alpha version
  • dummy backend 40 % done
  • continuously adding docs and unit tests (specs) for implemented features
ToDo for next week
  • continue working on rOCCI-server backends
  • finish dummy backend
  • in parallel, continue extending test coverage on rOCCI framework, primarily rOCCI-core
Problems

None

Delays
  • Still approx. one month (== Florian's contribution), no further delay

TSA4.5 - CDMI in CMF

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.6 - OCCI CompClouds

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.7 - AppDeployment

Progress:
  • OCCI for stable/havana now available
  • built and test cloud-init for rhel6 distros rpm
  • front-end development
Plans for next week:
  • Continue with development of frontend
  • adapt SA2 verification as use case

TSA4.8 - CloudCapabilities

Progress
  • Prepared blog post about shrinking images
  • Basic images: OpenSuSE. Unfortunately, cloud-init seems to be unusable in this distribution
  • Discussions about BNCweb use case
  • Start exploring new BioVel image
  • Discussions about how to deal with data provisioning in BioVel
Plans for next week
  • telephone conference with Martin Wynne (BNCweb) about next steps
Problems we encountered, but can solve in the mini-project
  • PeachNote use case has trouble with
    • loosing IP addresses on instances (Happening at CESNET, will need to be verified at Juelich)
    • hanging Smartscore processes (the application copes with this, but it is not nice)
Problems and issues we need external help with

None

TSA4.9 - VAPOR

Progress:
  • Continued the developments of VO Data Management features: period mostly dedicated to the scan of Storage Elements based on the file catalog
    • continued the customization and integration of the tool used to scan storage elements filling up.
    • development of web pages to display the reports
  • Continue investigation of the use of GFAL2 python and GFAL FS.
Plans for next period
  • Still a few developments to do on the scan of storage elements (sort files of expired/suspended users)
  • In preparation of the 2 days meeting with Operations Portal team (2 and 3 of December), configure VAPOR services on the dedicated VM deployed recently.
Problems we encountered, but can solve in the mini-project:

None

Problems and issues we need external help with:

None

TSA4.10 - CompReports

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.12 - AllocateFedRes

report missing

JRA1

Report: Inspire_jra1_2013-11-12

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