EGI-InSPIRE:Amb 2014-03-05

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Activity Reports




  1. News Items/Articles
  2. Media mentions
  3. Events
    • Attended CloudScapeVI in Brussels
  4. Human Networks
    • Had a meeting with the XSEDE Campus Champions organisers
  5. Publications
    • Producing a new poster for the biomedical community
    • New version of "Why EGI?" ready to be circulated for comments
    • Proof-read/provided contributions to the white papers on "Community-driven Innovation & Support", "Federated Operations" and "Federated Cloud".
  6. Webinars
  7. Other Projects
    • Recorded 2nd training video for ENVRI project
    • Reviewing position papers for CloudWatch concertation meeting
  8. Website
    • Adding APARSEN and CloudWATCH pages to the collaborations section of the website

NA2.3 Strategic Planning and Policy Support

NA2.4 Events

NA2.5 Technical outreach


  • Meeting: DRIHM federated cloud use case
  • ENVRI knowledge transfer meeting (Reference Model)
  • UCB meeting
  • Engagement scoping phase (meetings)
    • Input for council meeting
    • Update NGI engagement tables
    • Meetings held:
      • Astro community
      • Agricultural Sciences
  • Federated Cloud: status of use cases
  • AppDB: bug issue reported on Weekly news digest
  • APARSEN meeting


  • Hackathon abstract corrected and updated for EGI CF 2014
  • WS-PGRADE developers accepted enhancement to enable support VAPOR white listing in DCI-Bridge
  • Finalizing on getting-started and platform pages for ER-flow website
  • OMB disseminated Nagios instance request for to NGIs
  • Discussions about Enhancement: SHIWA repo should provide listing by DCIs, but if that field should be mandatory and workflow developer should set it.


  • ST weekly call
  • Manage BioVeL / EGI monitoring meeting

Major Events Planned





no report given

TSA4.3 - Liferay

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.4 - OCCI for CMF

  • rOCCI-cli
    • released packages for Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 6, Debian 7, CentOS/SL 5 and CentOS/SL 6
    • available from the EGI AppDB
  • rOCCI-server
    • bug fixes
    • working on installation & configuration docs
  • ToDo for next week
    • work on additional backends (CloudStack has the highest priority)
    • continue to do quick bug -> bug fix -> another beta release iterations for rOCCI-server
  • Problems
    • CloudStack devs still haven't responded, we don't have a concrete timeline for the CloudStack backend yet
  • Delays
    • no further delay

TSA4.5 - CDMI in CMF

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.6 - OCCI CompClouds

TSA4.7 - AppDeployment

  • Adding user account management in the front-end.
  • Continue with improvements on front-end design
  • Writing documentation so other people can use the service.
Plans for next week
  • Start reaching other communities.

TSA4.8 - CloudCapabilities

  • On request of the Peachnote community, we developed an automatic image scaling facility for the Swift proxy server, allowing to request scaled versions of sheet music images. Some safe-guards to protect the server have been implemented. We also deployed a cache to avoid having to scale the same images to the same sizes repeatedly. Deployment is available in a testing environment.
  • Discussions with BNCweb about stress testing the MySQL server. We received two queries to create load on the server.
Plans for next week
  • Deploy Peachnote image scaling on a real Swift endpoint.
  • Test the BNCweb queries mentioned above in an environment hiding the MySQL servers behind mysql-proxy for load balancing.
  • work on full contextualization of BNCweb application, i.e. configure mysql-proxy and web server
  • 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
  • No feedback from DesktopGrid community


bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.10 - CompReports

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.12 - AllocateFedRes



Report: Inspire jra1 2014-03-04