EGI-InSPIRE:Amb 2014-02-19

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Activity Reports




  1. News Items/Articles
  2. Media mentions
  3. Events
  4. Publications
    • Working on new version of the Why EGI? brochure
    • Working on poster for EGI Solutions Portfolio
  5. Webinars
    • Webinar on Federated Cloud postponed again
  6. Other Projects
    • Compiling list of people to be sent the e-ScienceTalk briefings compendium
    • Planning e-ScienceTalkToo proposal
      • Supplied short description for executive board
  7. Deliverables/Milestones
    • Supplied Communications Team input to QR15
  8. Other
    • Compiled list of 430 scientific papers that used EGI during 2013
      • Six of these are being investigated for use cases
      • Another seven are being confirmed as grid use cases

NA2.3 Strategic Planning and Policy Support

Major work done

  • Pay for Use: managed a telecon, minute taking (
  • Solutions White Papers: final draft for "Community-driven Innovation and Support" and "Federated Operations"
  • Chaired data steering committees
  • Reviewed VT structure for SME business engagement
  • MoU with APARSEN: signature

Major Events Attended

  • (Sergio, Carmela) Info Days on Research Infrastructure WP, 13-14.02.2014, Brussels

Major Events Planned

  • (Carmela) CloudScape VI, 24-25.02.2014, Brussels
  • (Sergio) H2020 and Open Access, 25.02.2014, Brussels

NA2.4 Events

NA2.5 Technical outreach


  • Meeting with CENIEH (palenteology) institute
  • Engagement strategy plan: scoping phase
    • Scheduling meetings with NILs for all ESFRIs/Communities with red/yellow code
    • Support DIRAC 4 EGI and Protein Sequencing/NGS prospective VT's
  • EGI Federated Cloud
    • input to weekly meeting
    • schedule meeting with DRIHM: prospective use case
    • support to user from Univ. Bradford: potential RP/TP and use case provider
  • Start engagement with BSIM2 SME (from PT)
  • H2020 Data SC telcon
  • Planning for NIL meetings
  • Engagement strategy discussions with Swiss NIL
  • FedCloud:Summary for RNA-analysis use case
  • Support of a Greek user to run NAMD and AMBER simulations on EGI
  • Follow-up Matlab execution environment setup with Greek and Portuguese NILs


  • Submitted Hackathon abstract for the EGI CF 2014
  • Investigating SSP submission service for using VAPOR white list of resources
  • Investigating job submission failure from SSP using VO (works fine from gLite UI, but not from SSP portal)
  • Getting-started and platform pages for ER-flow website (presenting the available services for the users)
  • Events table updates
  • Planning for possible follow-up project


  • Dissemination: OpenModeller @ CloudScape VI (ePoster & demo)
  • Schedule meeting on how EGI can monitor BioVeL services
  • ST-weekly call
  • Strategy Workshop - sustainability planning

Major Events Planned




TSA4.1 - Management

  • weekly reporting
  • resolved confusion around mini projects being represented at CF14
  • Connected EGI press team with VAPOR to get a news article out
  • Introduced VAPOR to the idea of becoming a component of the Cloud Infrastructure Platform


  • Working on certificate for course completion.
  • Creating evaluation questionnaire.

TSA4.3 - Liferay

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.4 - OCCI for CMF

  • bugfix release 4.2.10
  • stable release v4.2.0
  • stable release v4.2.0
  • beta deployed at CESNET (w/ VOMS authentication)
  • working on installation & configuration docs
ToDo for next week
  • work on additional backends (CloudStack has the highest priority)
  • do quick bug -> bugfix -> another beta release iterations
  • None (yet :-))
  • Still approx. one month (== Florian's contribution), no further delay

TSA4.5 - CDMI in CMF

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.6 - OCCI CompClouds

no report given

TSA4.7 - AppDeployment


- Update packages at AppDB for FedCloud

  • VM launching with application context from the front-end functional
  • Overall improvement of the front-end design
  • Management of proxies with myproxy
Plans for next week
  • Continue the front-end implementation
  • Still delayed on the front-end implementation, but we are putting most of our effort there.

TSA4.8 - CloudCapabilities

  • Published a new blog post about keeping images small from within and thinking about decomposing applications.
  • Supported the PeachNote Community with accessing CDMI after server side changes.
  • Started structuring and discussing the workshop planned at EGI CF14
  • Contacted BNCweb about how to stress test their application to measure our success
Plans for next week
  • work on full contextualization of BNCweb application, i.e. configure mysql-proxy and
  • stress test new BNCweb application
  • cloud-init for Debian Wheezy needs to be tested also in OS to check that it can retrieve a configuration from the metadata service. Also, the basic configuration should be aligned and documented.
Problems we encountered, but can solve in the mini-project


Problems and issues we need external help with



bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.10 - CompReports

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.12 - AllocateFedRes

no report given


Report: Inspire jra1 2014-02-18