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*  EGI-MAPPER Memorandum of Understanding completed 1/8/2011 ([ EGI-MAPPER MoU])
*  EGI-MAPPER Memorandum of Understanding completed 1/8/2011 ([ EGI-MAPPER MoU])
*  MAPPER Core Components - Descriptions, System Requirements, Security etc ([ Components page])

=Introduction to MTF=
=Introduction to MTF=

Revision as of 14:18, 19 August 2011

MTF Clarification documents & messages

This opening section of the MAPPER MTF Wiki contains links to documents that minute key actions, instructions and decisions that have been recorded during discussions and meetings.

  • EGI-MAPPER Memorandum of Understanding completed 1/8/2011 (EGI-MAPPER MoU)
  • MAPPER Core Components - Descriptions, System Requirements, Security etc (Components page)

Introduction to MTF

This EGI Wiki Page constitutes a working document through which MAPPER, PRACE and EGI InSPIRE projects will coordinate the activities of a jointly formed MAPPER-PRACE-EGI Task Force (MTF). The page will be administered on a day to day basis by EGI (Richard McLennan). All MTF members have a responsibility to contribute to the information recorded in these pages so as to help compile as full a picture as possible.

The MAPPER project (Multiscale APPlications on EuRopean e-infrastructures) aims to deploy a computational science environment for distributed multiscale computing, on and across European e-infrastructures. In order to further the project’s aim, MAPPER has initiated a collaboration with PRACE (PaRtnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) and with EGI InSPIRE (Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe). During an initial meeting between the 3 project teams held in May 2011 (Minutes of meeting), it was determined that as a first step, 2 applications should be integrated over the forthcoming 6 months to perform distributed multiscale computing and thus be used to promote the projects; the selected applications cover in 'stent restenosis' and 'nano material science'. This represents an important stage as MAPPER moves forward towards becoming part of the sustainable infrastructure used by the scientific communities at large. The coordination of activities relevant to this collaboration will be performed via an expressly formed Task Force comprising specialists from each of the 3 organisations.


  • MAPPER Project: At a practical level, the MAPPER Project Aim is for the MTF to prove 2 distributed multiscale computing applications using PrACE and the EGI (the aim is not to deliver sustainable ‘services’) to ??which customers?? by 24 Nov 2011.
  • EGI, PRACE Projects: There is an implicitly desired strategic effect of this work which is to further ‘Promote’ the ‘sustainable services’ that are collectively delivered by the 2 collaborating projects.


The MTF has been resourced for 6 months, ie the MTF should conclude its work by the end of November. Key dates are set out beneath:

Date Activity Remarks
13 May 11 Initial meeting of partners MAPPER/PRACE/EGI
1 Jun 11 Formation of Task Force
21 June 11 Informal gathering at ISC11 in Hamburg MAPPER/PRACE - EGI connected via Skype
Agree desired outcome/effect – Activity Aims MAPPER/PRACE/EGI
Clarify all requirements - develop/agree Statement of Requirements
Report initial findings
4-6 Jul 11 Meeting in Cracow
Evaluation phase starts
Report further recommendations
24/25 Nov MTF Project Stage achievements Review Formal assessment that objectives have been achieved.
30 Nov 11 Task Force concludes
Present MAPPER application requirements to PRACE & EGI InSPIRE
May 2012 potential PRACE User Forum Derek Groen (UCL-MAPPER) to represent.

Composition of MTF – Roles and Responsibilities:

The activity to be undertaken via the MTF will ultimately have a wide impact throughout the communities of computation and scientific research and as such, there will need to be a clear understanding of a number of organisational issues: who defines what is required, who provides the budget/resources, who authorises changes, who manages day to day work and who defines the standards to be met. Answers to these questions will emerge as planning progresses.

In the first instance, the MTF is to be made up from members of each of the 3 participating Projects and will also include expert representatives from the 2 selected Applications. During the course of the investigation the MTF will necessarily call on additional support from within each of the Projects but this should be merely for the provision of expert technical information and clarification. Details of MTF members and key personalities are listed beneath.

Last Name First Name email mail list Affiliation Project Role:
Project owner Not defined Project owner
Kurowski Chris Yes PSNC MAPPER MTF Leader
Groen Derek Yes UCL MAPPER MTF - MAPPER/PRACE info exchange
Zasada Stefan Yes LMU MAPPER MTF
Saverchenko Ilya Yes LRZ/LMU MAPPER MTF
Suter James Yes LMU MAPPER MTF
Rycerz Katarzyna Yes Cyfronet MAPPER MTF
Mamoński Mariusz Yes PSNC MAPPER MTF
Borgdorff Joris Yes UvA MAPPER MTF
Brewer Steve Yes EGI-Inspire MTF & Chief Community Officer
McLennan Richard Yes EGI-InSPIRE MTF - Coordination
Axner Lilit KTH PRACE
Bona Casas Carles UvA MAPPER
Carteni Gabriele BSC PRACE
Donners John SARA PRACE
Erbacci Giovanni Cineca PRACE
Fiameni Giuseppe Cineca PRACE
Groen Derek UCL MAPPER
Hoekstra Alfons UvA MAPPER MAPPER Project Director
Kurowski Chris PSNC MAPPER
Lorenz Eric UvA MAPPER
Michielse Peter NWO PRACE
Simpson Alan EPCC PRACE
Sipos Gregely Yes EGI-Inspire Senior User Community

Support Officer

Pointek Tomasz Yes MAPPER QosCosGrid
Mamoński Mariusz Yes MAPPER QosCosGrid