EGI-InSPIRE:Amb 2014-03-19

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Activity Reports

NA1

NA2

NA2.2

  1. News Items/Articles
  2. Media Mentions
    • Worked with YL on text for iSGTW interview
  3. Events
  4. CF2014
    • Timetable is live
    • Editing abstracts
    • Designing Book of Abstracts and attendee folder
    • Launched competition ot find 4 lightning talks for the opening plenary
  5. Publications/Materials
  6. Website
    • e-Grant portal added to front page (see rotating gallery on RHS)
  7. Other Projects
    • Discussions with PRACE, EUDAT, TERENA and EC on the e-ScienceTalkToo proposal
  8. Other
    • Discussions with OpenAIRE about bulk claiming of papers and harvesting information for use on EGI site, currently inconclusive

NA2.3 Strategic Planning and Policy Support

NA2.4 Events

NA2.5 Technical outreach

EGI-InSPIRE

  • Federated Cloud: meeting with the DCH-RP community
  • Engagement scoping phase:
    • Meeting with 'Sequencing and Protein Folding' VT; 1st VT plan draft proposal.
    • Drafted VT plan for LifeWatch
    • Plan next meetings
  • Meeting with start-up BSIM2: introduce EGI's service portfolio and explore engagement opportunities

ER-flow

  • Finalizing easy material getting-started and platform pages for ER-flow website for users to access and run workflows without the need of training and support.
    • Blocking issues: no way to explain the user what credentials he needs to get to run workflow X associated to DCI X.
    • DCI field namings normalization proposed ( also manual fixing of the current workflows in the repository is needed because DCI field is not used)
    • Proposed namings to improve the shiwa-portal resource configuration web form (currently it is _very_ misleading; "Type" and "Grid" or "Name" fields are used with values such as: gt2,gt4,glite,gemlca defining the resource or DCI. Proposing few changes: "Type" -> "DCI", if DCI is EGI, then "Grid" -> "VO" and so on.).
  • No new suitable events for ER-flow found
  • No new related projects to target for ER-flow found
  • input for 3rd interim report

BioVeL

  • Assess OMWS2 and ENM WF current status
  • ST weekly meeting

Major Events Planned

SA1

https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/Inspire_sa1_2014-03-18

SA2

SA4 (in progress)

Summary

  • D8.1 initiated
    • Includes a full reference of all activities undertaken in the 6/12 months of duration
    • Includes a mini project self-appraisal section for each individual mini project
    • TOC is available.

TSA4.2 - MOOC

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.3 - Liferay

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.4 - OCCI for CMF

rOCCI-{core,api,cli}
  • bug fix releases (up to v4.2.3)
rOCCI-server
  • bug fixes, released beta.3
  • native packaging for Debian/CentOS/Scientific Linux (DEB and RPM)
  • installation & configuration docs finished (some cosmetic changes needed)
ToDo for next week
  • work on additional backends (CloudStack still has the highest priority)
  • continue to do quick bug -> bug fix -> another beta release

iterations for rOCCI-server (no major changes, feature freeze)

Problems
  • CloudStack devs still haven't responded, we will attempt to

port their code ourselves and produce at least a basic (and working) backend for CloudStack

Delays
  • no delays

TSA4.5 - CDMI in CMF

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.6 - OCCI CompClouds

no report given

TSA4.7 - AppDeployment

no report given

TSA4.8 - CloudCapabilities

Progress
  • We finalized the image scaling facility for the Swift proxy server. Peachnote are now actively using it in their infrastructure. Caching behavior has been improved, scaled versions of images are cached.
  • Stress testing of BNCweb use case lead to surprising results. These have been commented by developers of the software. Tests will need to be changed for stress testing the MySQL connection.
Plans for next week
  • BNCweb: Additional stress tests for MySQL, as well as finalizing contextualization of the web frontend image and connecting it with the MySQL instances.
  • 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.
  • working with BioVel guys to install their new image on deb7 w/ full cloud-init support
  • Preparation of CF14 tutorial
Problems we encountered, but can solve in the mini-project
  • No feedback from DesktopGrid community
Problems and issues we need external help with

TSA4.9 - VAPOR

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.10 - CompReports

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.12 - AllocateFedRes

https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/VT_Resource_Allocation_Tools#Report_due_14.03.2014

JRA1

Report: Inspire jra1 2014-03-18

Participants

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