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|QR 12||NGI_DE||Germany||Jie Tao|
1. MEETINGS AND DISSEMINATION
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1.1. CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ORGANISED
1.2. OTHER CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
|Date||Location||Title||Participants||Outcome (Short report & Indico URL)|
|March12-13, 2013||Karlsruhe, Germany||WICK GDB Meeting||NGI-DE KIT staff||Cloud discussion, EMI 3, information system, etc. https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=197801|
|April 8-12, 2013||Manchester, UK||EGI Community Forum||NGI-DE sites (KIT, DESY, FZJ, LRZ)||Experience exchange, problem discussion, etc. https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?ovw=True&confId=1222|
|April 15-19, 2013||Bologna, Italy||Hepix 2013 workshop for the HEP site computers administrators||NGI-DE site DESY-HH||report, discussion|
|April 24-25, 2013||Linköping, Schweden||EGI-CSIRT face-to-face meeting||NGI-DE security staff||Activity planning 2013/14|
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2. ACTIVITY REPORT
2.1. Progress Summary
NGI_DE keeps smoothly operating Grid services in the region. Hardware capacities (storage & CPU) was kept increasing. The ROD shift ran well. Software was updated to the latest version.
2.2. Main Achievements
The following are concrete achievements of the NGI-DE sites:
- ITWM participated in EMI staged rolled EMI WN, TORQUE client, and EMI DPM; started the migration of services from EMI-2 to EMI-3; completed the installation of CVMFS while validation is pending; operated GOCDB failover instance (readonly). For the next quarter ITWM plans to continue the participation in staged rollout and to increase storage connected fornax-se2.itwm.fhg.de.
- FZJ added JUDGE compute resource.
- DESY-HH ran smoothly with ~8.000 job slots and ~6PB storage.
- KIT enlarged the tape storage and all middleware services were updated to EMI2/3 version.
2.3. Issues and mitigation
|Issue Description||Mitigation Description|
|DESY-HH worries about the unclear future of the support for the grid (glite/emi) middleware|