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WP1 (NA1) (Yannick Legre)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task NA1.1 Administrative and Financial Management

Task NA1.2 Technical Management

Task NA1.3 Quality and Risk Management

WP2 (NA2) (Sergio Andreozzi)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • D2.2 "Master Model for SME Engagement" (M6 - Aug 2015)
    • Full version produced, internal review conducted, 1 of 2 external reviewers provided feedback (deadline 14 Aug)
  • D2.3 "Concept of EGI Marketplace" (M6 - Aug 2015)
    • Waiting for Dean to be back
  • D2.4 "Data Management Plan" (M6 - Aug 2015)
    • Advanced version in DocDB, missing contribution from ELIXIR CC

Task NA2.1 Communication and Dissemination

  • Events
    • Cloud Forward Conference - Pisa - Oct 2015: Supported the visibility of EGI on event website, coordination of EGI FedCloud paper submission, and physical presentation organisation
  • News
    • Published news item on Germany NGI joining council

Task NA2.2 Strategy, Business Development and Exploitation

  • All tasks
    • Contribution to M1.2 1st Intermediate Report
  • Service Management
    • 4 SSB meetings held
    • Update of Service Portfolio
    • Creating of the EGI FitSM Training Service Offers including full webpage design:
    • Created Service Design and Transition Package template and supporting guide
    • Organisation of 1st FitSM working group meeting and ITEMO F2F (Sept in Munich)
  • Marketplace
    • Full day meeting (F2F) held 28 July
  • Data management plan
    • Prepared survey to CC and circulated, drafted D2.4
  • Assessment of role in privacy
    • Received assessment from lawyer about role of in providing IT services and need for changes to improve compliance with law of data protection

Task NA2.3 SME/Industry Engagement and Big Data Value Chain

  • All tasks
    • Contribution to M1.2 1st Intermediate Report
  • SME Engagement
    • Full version of D2.2 Master Model for SME Engagement produced, conducted internal review, 1 of 2 external reviewers provide feedback
    • Additional national contacts added to DB
    • Follow-up with Fortissimo (open calls + collaboration)
    • ESA InfoaaS commercial offer and forms prepared (€6k)

WP3 (JRA1) (Diego Scardaci)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA1.1 Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure

Task JRA1.2 Service Registry and Marketplace

  • face to face meeting in Amsterdam
  • Skype interviews with four NGIs and  three communities about marketplace requirements
  • summary of survey and interview responses
  • business model analysis of marketplace submitted as student project
  • investigation of consortium model to support marketplace concept

Task JRA1.3 Accounting

  • Fixed cloud views to display CPU metrics as seconds.
  • Added SSM and DBloader for storage records.
  • Deleted stale DB recors
  • Fixed change of URLs by WLCG REBUS topology services, rewrite of the authentication to support HTTPS
  • Contacted WLCG REBUS team to coordinate service changes
  • Constructed UI Bootstrap Mockups for the new Accounting Portal.
  • First version and internal revision of the deliverable D3.1 "Technical Design of the New Accounting Portal"
  • Fixed Tier1 efficiency calculations for sites with multicore EMI3 jobs.
  • Installed new backup facilities for the portal instances
  • FedCloud meeting discussing normalization efforts.

Task JRA1.4 Operations Tools


  • Provided IdP/SSO login to gocdb-test for testing by EBI
  • Clarified use of eppn within EGI, waiting comments from EGI/EBI
  • Developments for v5.4.1: New improved ExtensionsParser2.php implementation for more flexible parsing of the of the 'extensions' URL param in PI; Started work on abstracting the role model as per roadmap.

Task JRA1.5 Resource Allocation – e-GRANT

  • futher development of improvements in resource negotiation in PfU process (continuation of work from July)

WP4 (JRA2) (Tiziana Ferrari)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task JRA2.1 Federated Open Data

Task JRA2.2 Federated Cloud

Task JRA2.3 e-Infrastructures Integration

Task JRA2.4 Accelerated Computing

WP5 (SA1) (Peter Solagna)

Dissamination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

Task SA1.1 Operations Coordination

Task SA1.2 Development of Security Operations

Task SA1.3 Integration, Deployment of Grid and Cloud Platforms

WP6 (SA2) (Gergely Sipos)

Dissemination reports

Milestones & Deliverables

  • Text input for Intermediate report completed
  • Collection of metrics for the intermediate report has started on the 10th of Aug

Task SA2.1 Training

  • Summary of actions to improve cloud training (triggered by the two recent cloud training events). Started working on implementation
  • Registered training events and webinars retrospectively for the whole M1-6 period in the training marketplace (
  • Registered the reusable cloud training module in the training marketplace
  • Registered the cloud-based training infrastructure as a resource in the training marketplace
  • Filled the 'Service Design and Transition Package' document about the 'Training Service' for the Services and Solutions board

Task SA2.2 Technical User Support


Task SA2.4 BBMRI

Task SA2.5 MoBrain

  • Contacts established between SURFSara and CSIC to discuss the cryo-EM task. SURFSara is in contact with the Dutch NeSCen cryo-EM center to discuss data handling and CSIC will provide VMs for data processing. This is a long-lasting task in MoBrain and implementation of VM solutions at SURFSara will follow much later in the project.
  • For the GPGPU-related task, new software was published this year (PowerFi and Disvis) that can make efficient use of GPGPU resources. Web portals will be developed (hopefully making use of EGI GPGPU resources in the future.

   * G.C.P. van Zundert and A.M.J.J. Bonvin. Fast and sensitive rigid-body fitting into cryo-EM density maps with PowerFit. AIMS Biophysics. 2, 73-87 (2015).

   * G.C.P. van Zundert and A.M.J.J. Bonvin. DisVis: Quantifying and visualizing accessible interaction space of distance-restrained biomolecular complexes. Bioinformatics. Advanced Online Publication (2015).

For the same task the AMBER suite was successfully deployed on a gpgpu cluster hosted in Florence and modifications were made for correct use of distance restraints. Test simulations have been running for a few weeks. Further, progresses about GPGPU integratinwith EGI in which some of the MoBrain partners are involved are tracked in: - -

  • An online meeting was held between the Utrecht, Florence and Gnubila partners to discuss the technical implementation of the MoBrain entry portal. The possibility to host the portal in the Federated Cloud was discussed and contacts about this were established.


  • Start creating a new Virtual Organization (tentative name:
  • VO added to the VOMS server (operated by the INFN-Bari)
  • Final version of the questionnaire published - ready to be broadcast (by mid-August)
  • On the last web meeting was decided how the questionnaire would be disseminate
  • First technical activities started (SADE mini-project) - the AAS dataset (Bavarian dialects) is imported into the gLibrary framework
  • Initial adjustments of the gLibrary are done - some fine-tuning is needed (in progress)
  • Two abstract submitted to the EGI Forum 2015

Task SA2.7 LifeWatch

The technical meeting agenda in Santander is now defined, including the participation of key experts, and covering all topics.

We have slow progress with some technical tasks, in particular for assisted pattern recognition, more solutions have to be explored (caffee from Berkeley seems to be the one to follow).

Task SA2.8 EISCAT_3D

Task SA2.9 EPOS

Task SA2.10 Disaster Mitigation

  1. Tsunami Simulation Web Portal is available at
  2. 5 case studies were identified to be done in the first year: 1) tsunami hazards estimation from Manila Trench (TW, PH); 2) potential disaster assessment from historical tsunami events in South China Sea (TW, PH); 3) Storm Surge Impact of Hiyen (TW, PH); 4) Thailand Flood Event in 2011 (TH, TW); 5) Malaysia Flood Event in 2014-2015 (MY, TW).
  3. Face-to-Face Meting on Aug. 11 collocated at Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  4. iCOMCOT training was delivered in Malayisa on Aug. 11.