1. Task Meetings
|Date (dd/mm/yyyy)||Url Indico Agenda||Title||Outcome|
|04 May||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=469||Globus integration task force meeting||13 participants
|06 May||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=465||UNICORE integration task force meeting||8 participants
Standard meeting with slight focus on new GOCDB service types
|18 May||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=485||Globus integration task force meeting||at least 13 active participants
Meeting during EGCF1, Munich, dedicated to Accounting and GridSAFE
|06 June||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=496||Globus integration task force meeting||11 participants
Participation in ComputeAccounting wg, discusing Staged-Rollout and EA
|15 June||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=498||UNICORE integration task force meeting||7 participants
Standard meeting, finalizing list of new GOCDB service types
|14 July||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=546||Globus integration task force meeting||11 participants
Extended meeting, update on Argus, further discusion on Staged-rollout and the possibility to have an intermediate solution for a site information system
|15 July||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=545||UNICORE integration task force meeting||10 participants
Standard meeting, some deeper discusions on accounting and extended focus on with needed reformulation of the OLA and the site certification procedure. Also here talking about the site information system.
2. Main Achievements
Within Interoperability the Globus integration task force https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/Globus_integration_task_force has been started (similar to the UNICORE integration task force) and work on MS 414 "Integrating Resources into the EGI Production Infrastructure" https://documents.egi.eu/public/ShowDocument?docid=650 has begun.
One of the biggest issues with GOCDB UNICORE integration could be solved by implementing an alternative solution to enter ServiceEndPointURLs into GOCDB. After some bug reports all RFC 3986 chars can now be entered into the URL field. The first UNICORE services have been added to GOCDB. UNICORE SAM Nagios probes should be included in SAM Release 13 which has been shifted to August.
Globus SAM Nagios Probes have been included already by SAM Release 11.
3. Issues and Mitigation
|Issue Description||Mitigation Description|
|Change of Personal for global Task "Coordination of Interoperations between NGIs and with other DCIs" due to paternal leave in the next few quarters.||The person taking over has been prepared over several months and has extensive experience with Grid Computing and Management. Some other people within the organization are hopefully understanding and helpful and will support him in this task if needed.|
|Some holding back of NGIs in early support of Globus. Some NGIs want others to go first and keep their Globus sites only national in the beginning until they are sure someone else has already found all the possible bugs.||Unsure about a really good mitigation. Possible better communication about what already works can help. Maybe some further exceptions for the calculation of availability are needed, because people are very afraid that not yet 100% working sites will look bad in some statistics. And we should have a way to reward very active NGIs which are pushing the development forward and volunteer for EA positions, like Germany.|
4. Plans for the next period
- Preparations for the EGI TF in Lyon.
- Finalizing MS 414.
- Deeper focus on Accounting with the outcome after the EMI Computeraccounting wg within the UNICORE and Globus integration task forces.