EGI-InSPIRE:Amb 2014-02-26

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Activity Reports




NA2.3 Strategic Planning and Policy Support

NA2.4 Events

NA2.5 Technical outreach


  • NIL's meeting
    • Engage D. Cesini & A. Bonvin : can gromacs portal support IT users?
  • Engagement scoping phase:
    • Setup and manage meetings for next 2 weeks
    • Held following meetings:
      • EMSO management body
      • Sequencing and Protein Folding
      • Environmental Sciences
  • AppDB: initial assessment AuthZ features


  • Discussing about category and format of Hackathon abstract for the EGI CF 2014
  • Informing WS-PGRADE developers for possible use of VAPOR white listed resources
  • Bug submitted: SSP/WS-PGRADE certificate upload form RFC option does not work
  • Enhancement submitted: SHIWA repo should provide listing by DCIs
  • Final updates on getting-started and platform pages for ER-flow website
  • Events table updates
  • Projects to target table updates


  • ST weekly meeting
  • Started discussion on implications of BioVeL affiliation to LifeWatch VO
  • Preparation of BioVeL / EGI monitoring meeting

Major Events Planned





As the activities progress towards the end of their life, activities progressively turn towards typical finish-up tasks, such as finalising deployment packages, documentation, etc.


bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.3 - Liferay

  • INFN finished work
  • SZTAKI finished work
  • CESNET continuing evaluation of the new version 6.2 of Liferay

TSA4.4 - OCCI for CMF





  • talking to CloudStack guys about their backend (Michel always in CC)
  • a bunch of minor bug fixes and small changes
  • work on installation & configuration docs
ToDo for next week
  • work on additional backends (CloudStack has the highest priority)
  • do quick iterations of bug -> bugfix -> another beta release for rOCCI-server
  • deploy rOCCI-server 1.0.0.beta.1 at CESGA
  • None (yet :-))
  • Still approx. one month (== Florian's contribution), no further delay

TSA4.5 - CDMI in CMF

  • swift plugin implementation is done and tested on Munich instance (a bug was detected caused by apache proxy in front of swift, workaround found).
  • implemented browser swagger API.
  • discussion with Synnefo about integration of their storage component.
  • reworked OS keystone token support based on mailing list discussion.
  • submitted a patch for keystone-voms for swift role extension.
  • Call out for more testing sites - only a single site is offering OS Swift at the moment.
Plans for the next period
  • documentation of the v0.2 release
  • improvements of the cdmi probe
Problems we encounter, but can solve
  • 1.1 month delay caused by effort rescheduling

TSA4.6 - OCCI CompClouds

no report given

TSA4.7 - AppDeployment

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.8 - CloudCapabilities

bi-weekly reporting


  • Continue the development of dark data and lost files handling:
    • Improve fault tolerance and errors reporting, add control of SE check rate not to overload the machine
    • Continue work on GridFTP usage: new version of GFAL2 API to be delivered soon to fix issues.
  • Re-check the results of the JobMonitor against the Nagios alarms to see if JobMonitor does no longer fail where Nagios probes work (follow-up of the issue fixed during the last period).
  • Continue the investigation about high error rates of VAPOR's JobMonitor: several critical issues have been fixed with delivery of 2 versions of JSAGA. Now errors reported by VAPOR seem much more reliable. Some work is on-going about remaining issues.

At last, we managed to get in touch with the right person, Maria Alandes Pradillo from CERN, to help us find out how to build the gsiftp url to access an SE, and when it is applicable or not (mentioned as a problem in the last report).

Plans for next period
  • Complete the dark data and lost files management and start using it in production for biomed.
  • Enable one or 2 other VOs in VAPOR.
Problems we encounter, but can solve


Problems and issues we need external help with


TSA4.10 - CompReports

  • [CompEng] In progress: Re-iterate the validation of results
  • [CompEng] In progress: Support the use of Availability Profiles in the computations
  • [WebUI] In progress: Management of recomputations
  • [WebUI] In progress: Management of availability profiles
  • [WebAPI] In progress: Return daily and monthly results for Service Flavors
  • [WebAPI] In progress: Scheduling of recomputations
  • [WebAPI] In progress: History of recomputations
  • [Ops] Automation of the packaging
  • [Ops] In progress: Automate the execution of the A/R computations
Plans for next sprint
  • [CompEng] Investigate the compute requirements for A/R
  • [Ops] Installation of Lavoisier on ~okeanos
  • [Ops] Automation of the packaging
  • [Ops] In progress: Automate the execution of the A/R computations
  • [CompEng] Re-iterate the validation of results
  • [CompEng] Support the use of Availability Profiles in the computations
  • [WebUI] Management of recomputations
  • [WebUI] Management of availability profiles
  • [WebAPI] Return daily and monthly results for Service Flavors
  • [WebAPI] Scheduling of recomputations
  • [WebAPI] History of recomputations
Problems encountered
  • The SAM migration activity has consumed to much resources and has affected the progress of TSA4.10.

TSA4.12 - AllocateFedRes


Report: Inspire jra1 2014-02-25