EGI-InSPIRE:MAPPER-PRACE-EGI Task Force (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, 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'. 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 deliver 2 distributed multiscale computing applications as sustainable ‘services’ to ??which customers?? by 1 Dec 2011.
- EGI, MAPPER, PRACE Projects: There is an implicit desired strategic effect of this work which is to further ‘Promote’ the ‘sustainable services’ that are collectively delivered by the 3 participating 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:
|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 to connect via telcon?|
|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||What meeting?|
|Evaluation phase starts|
|Report further recommendations|
|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.|