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EGI-InSPIRE:Amb 2014-03-26

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Activity Reports




NA2.3 Strategic Planning and Policy Support

NA2.4 Events

NA2.5 Technical outreach


  • NILs meeting
  • Engagement scoping phase
    • Coordinate next round of meetings
    • Update collaboration tables
    • Support Genome Analysis and Protein Sequence
    • VT initial plan for a LifeWatch collaboration
    • Input for EMSO/EGI meeting minutes
  • Federated Cloud
    • coordinate assessment of BSIM2 prospective use case
  • Applications Database
    • Assess new features: 'My Virtual Organizations' & SW/VA/VO/people connections
    • Bug reporting & fixes being implemented
  • Dissemination
    • Blog post: 6th International Workshop on Science Gateways, IWSG 2014
    • Call for Lightning talks for the EGI Community Forum 2014, via AppDB
  • User facing issues in information gathering about EGI
    • compiled summary with typical questions from users and the EGI web tools providing the answers including issues.
  • Preparation for User Introduction Training @ EGI CF - call for trainers
  • Scientific use cases - further confirmations received. Only 1 more to go...
  • Director level contact to Euro-BioImaging and BBMRI
  • DRIHM collaboration telcon (notes to be available on the agenda soon)
  • Arrange telcon with French Galaxy hackathon team from EGI CF
  • Cloud tutorial - 'smallish' changes implemented
  • Start working on the BioMedBridges e-infrastructure awareness raising workshop with EBI


  • Testing new prototype SSP with a new submission service
    • no issues found
  • getting-started and platform pages for ER-flow website
    • blocking issues: DCI field is not defined
  • Adding biobankcloud project details to the ER-flow wiki (projects to target)
  • No new suitable events for ER-flow found


  • ST weekly meeting: stress test DRW and ENM
  • Assess OpenModeller & BioSTIF WS status
    • Coordinate next ENM WF stress test with EGI end-points
  • Monitoring activity
    • Coordinate LifeWatch/BioVeL WS endorsement and VO affiliation

Major Events Planned






TSA4.3 - Liferay

  • All evaluations and tests are completed, and the final review report is being compiled.
  • Contributions to D8.1 are underway.

TSA4.4 - OCCI for CMF

  • Administrative tasks
  • contribution for the first draft of D8.1
  • bug fixes, released beta.3 & beta.4
  • polishing the first stable release
ToDo for next week
  • release stable rOCCI-server v1.0.0
  • none
  • no further delay

TSA4.5 - CDMI in CMF

TSA4.6 - OCCI CompClouds

TSA4.7 - AppDeployment


- Research on how to create VM images - Discovered bug on front-end that allowed stealing user proxies, provide a fix.

Plans for next week

- Start reaching other communities is still pending.

TSA4.8 - CloudCapabilities

  • Investigating issues with Peachnote access to object store.
  • Testing CESNET Deb 7 image contextualization with OpenStack.
  • Contributing to report D8.1
Plans for next week
  • Tutorial preparation for CF14


Project is due to end on 15th of April. As already mentioned previously, the user community features (users database, user's life cycle management) will not be started by the end of the project this time.

  • Enable support of VOs
  • Development of the dark data and lost files handling is still not completed:
    • Continued improvement of errors reporting
    • Discuss bugs in GFAL2 API with developers
    • Complete upgrade to support the gsiftp access protocol instead of srm
  • Apply a list of safety recommendations to the configuration of the web server at I3S
Plans for next period
  • Complete the dark data and lost files management and start using it in production for biomed (Same as in last period)
  • JobMonitor: add the ability to see job errors
Problems we encounter, but can solve


Problems and issues we need external help with


TSA4.10 - CompReports

TSA4.12 - AllocateFedRes


Report: Inspire jra1 2014-03-25