EGI Core activities:2015-bidding Accounting

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Introduction

The Accounting Infrastructure provides storage and access to usage information across the EGI Federation. At a central level it includes the repositories for the persistent storage of usage records and a visualization portal for users and resource providers. The central databases are populated through individual usage records published by the Resource Centres, or through the publication of summarised usage records.


Technical description

The Accounting repositories store compute (serial and parallel jobs), storage, and cloud resources accounting data collected from Resource Centres of the EGI Federation. Accounting information is gathered from distributed sensors into a central accounting repository where it is processed to generate summaries that are available through the EGI Accounting Portal. The Accounting Repository, based on the APEL software, has a MySQL database backend, and needs to ensure the exchange of accounting information with peer e-Infrastructures.

The Accounting Portal receives and stores the site, user, and VO level summaries generated by the Accounting Repository and provides views via a web portal, for example, by aggregating sites in a country on custom time intervals. The databases are organized into a CPU record database, a User record database, and a topology database.

Coordination

This activity is responsible for:

Operations

Maintenance

This activity includes:

Support

Support through the EGI helpdesk is provided

Support hours: eight hours a day , Monday to Friday – excluding public holidays of the hosting organization.

Service level targets


Effort

Bids planning a total effort between 12 and 18 Person Months/year would allow these services and activities to be addressed appropriately.

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