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1. MEETINGS AND DISSEMINATION

1.1. CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ORGANISED

Date Location Title Participants Outcome (Short report & Indico URL)

1.2. OTHER CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

Date Location Title Participants Outcome (Short report & Indico URL)
July, 4-6 Palermo (Italy) The Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2012) Vania Boccia Talk about "Modelling the Behaviour of an Adaptive Scheduling Controller", http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/conf/cisis/2012/
May, 9-11 Gothenburg (Sweden) BioVeL MS6 workshop Giacinto Donvito Presenting Web Service solution for exploiting IGI/EGI resource using Taverna, http://www.biovel.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43:ms6-workshop&catid=22:biovel-meetings&Itemid=122
May, 14-17 Naples (Italy) Workshop INFN GARR 2012 Giacinto Donvito, Marco Bencivenni, Luciano Gaido Talks about: Report TEG WLCG data mgmt, Web Interfaces for distribute compute and storage resources, Cloud experiences in Italian communities - agenda (in italian): http://agenda.infn.it/conferenceOtherViews.py?view=standard&confId=4801


1.3. PUBLICATIONS

Publication title Journal / Proceedings title Journal references
Volume number
Issue

Pages from - to
Authors
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Et al?
HADAB: Enabling Fault Tolerance in Parallel Applications Running in Distributed Environments Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics 9th International Conference, PPAM 2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science n.7203, ISSN 0302-9743, ISBN 978-3-642-31463-6, pp.700-709 V.Boccia, L.Carracciuolo, G. Laccetti, M.Lapegna, and V. Mele

2. ACTIVITY REPORT

2.1. Progress Summary

2.1.2. GARR  

2.1.2. INFN  

Migration activity

  • The migration activity of the Sites is ongoing. The deprecation of the gLite3.1 services (lcg-CE, site-BDII, SRM) will be completed soon: 45 of the 38 sites contacted have already dismissed the corresponding services. The remaining ones are just tied to specific site/VO issues and will upgrade during September (October for DPM).
  • The migration of all the services from glite3.2 to EMI is planned to happen by September, several sites are already upgrading their services or have moved directly from glite 3.1 to EMI.

Resource centers changes

  • Five Resource centers are suspended (GRISU-COMETA-UNICT-DIIT, GRISU-COMETA-UNIPA, INFN-NAPOLI-CMS, SISSA-Trieste, SNS-PISA).
  • Two Resource centere have been closed (GRISU-CYBERSAR-CAGLIARI, INFN-LNS).
  • One Resource center changed its name (IGI-BOLOGNA, was INFN-CNAF).
  • Two new Resource centers are under certification (CESIC-UNICAL, INAF-TS);

Core Grid services provided by NGI_IT have been upgraded to EMI-1 or EMI-2 (one LFC server is still gLite3.2 and will be upgraded in the next weeks).

IGI report generator tool

  • The IGI report tool web interface has been improved to show statistics about a more exhaustive set of accounting metrics.

Moreover, it's now possible to obtain a report of more then one month, by selecting start and end months.

IGI portal

  • IGI Portal (https://portal.italiangrid.it) is now accessible from all users of IDEM federation.
  • We are developing a new plugin for the IGI portal, in order to make easier the data management task to the Grid end user.
  • We are working on storage solution for providing storage services for scientific gateway

New core service

  • AMGA catalog: an AMGA server has been installed and configured. Some tests have been carried out and the server is now available for Italian

communities.

  • CVMFS: a CVMFS server is now available for SuperB community;
  • CVMFS: a CVMFS server is under test to distribute software for some regional VOs;

2.2. Main Achievements

2.2.1. GARR

2.2.2. INFN

  • The IGI report generator is a more powerful statistics tool.
  • IGI Portal is now available to all users part of IDEM federation.
  • An AMGA the server is now available for Italian communities.
  • CVMFS server is now available for SuperB community.
  • Partecipation Virtual team projects (National and International)
    • VT MPI within EGI
    • MPI-Multicore IGI group

2.3. Issues and mitigation

Issue Description Mitigation Description