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EGI Quality Criteria Release 3

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These release notes describe the third release of the Quality Criteria for UMD software with expected deliver date in early February 2011.

The documents can be found at DocDB #718, current status is DRAFT. First public draft version is available at DocDB.

What's New


The Quality Criteria (QC) can be found in the DocDB #718, there is one document for each type of capability:

  • Generic QC, for all software
  • Security Capabilities QC
  • Information Capabilities QC
  • Storage Capabilities QC
  • Data Capabilities QC
  • Compute Capabilities QC
  • Operations Capabilities QC
  • Virtualisation Capabilities QC

Take into account that a software product may cover QC specified in more than one of those documents.

Covered Capabilities

From all capabilities identified in EGI_Roadmap_and_Technology, the following are covered:

Security Capabilities

  • Authentication
  • Attribute Authority (using VOMS as reference implementation)
  • Authorization (using Argus as reference implementation)
  • Credential Management (using MyProxy as reference implementation)

Information Capabilities

  • Information Model
  • Information Discovery
  • Messaging

Storage Capabilities

  • File Encryption/Decryption (using Hydra as reference implementation)
  • File Access
  • File Transfer
  • File Transfer Scheduling (using FTS as reference implementation)
  • Storage Management

Data Capabilities

  • Data Access (using OGSA-DAI as reference implementation)
  • Metadata Catalogue (using AMGA and LFC as reference implementations)

Compute Capabilities

  • Job Execution
  • Parallel Job
  • Interactive Job Management
  • Job Scheduling (using WMS as reference implementation)

Client API Capability

  • Client API
  • Client Tools

Remote Instrumentation

  • Remote Instrumentation

Operations Capabilities

  • Monitoring
  • Accounting (using APEL as reference implementation)

Virtualisation Capabilities

  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Virtual Machine Image Format

Non Covered Capabilities

Some capabilities identified in the UMD Roadmap are still missing the Quality Criteria due to lack of a clear reference implementation or missing requirements from the EGI community.

  • Workflow
  • Image Distribution

The Quality Criteria Task will continue the process of defining the missing capabilities for the final version of the documents.

Detailed Changelog

  • Requirements from User Community
    • Rephrasing of GENERIC_DOC_4 to avoid inconsistencies (GGUS #73214)
  • Requirements from Operations Community (especially software incidents found in production)
    • New criteria: INFOMODEL_SCHEMA_2 (From RT #1378)
    • Bugs found: JOBSCH_WMS_BUG_1 (for GGUS bug: #73035)

  • Deficiencies in criteria found in Verification or Stage Rollout:
    • None
  • Recommendations and issues found by the Software Vulnerability Group:
    • None
  • Analysis of reference implementations of UMD Capabilities defined in the Roadmap:
    • New capabilities: Client Tools (CLIENT_TOOLS_*), Virtual Machine Management (VIRT_MGMT_*), Virtual Machine Image Format (VIRT_IMG_*), Virtual Image Distribution (VIRT_IMGDIST_*).
  • Review and analysis of feedback from Technology Providers
    • Better wording of several criteria to not require test suites but functionality (FILECRYPT_*, FILETRANSSCHE_*, INSTRUMENT_IE_1, DATAACCESS_*)
    • Added a reference to sample tests in STORAGE_API_2
    • Review of SAGA criteria (CLIENT_API_*)