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Quarterly Report Number NGI Name Partner Name Author
6 NGI_IE TCD David O'Callaghan


1. MEETINGS AND DISSEMINATION

1.1. CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ORGANISED

Date Location Title Participants Outcome (Short report & Indico URL)
2011-09-20 to 2011-09-21 Lyon, France Virtualization and Cloud Computing track at EGI Technical Forum 2011 ~50 https://www.egi.eu/indico/sessionDisplay.py?sessionId=7&confId=452#20110920

1.2. OTHER CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

Date Location Title Participants Outcome (Short report & Indico URL)
2011-09-08 to 2011-09-09 Dublin, Ireland TERENA TRANSITS CSIRT training workshop 32 http://www.terena.org/activities/csirt-training/dublin11/
2011-09-12 to 2011-09-14 Marrakech, Morrocco (Videoconference) 23rd EUGridPMA Meeting ~20 http://www.eugridpma.org/meetings/2011-09/
2011-09-19 to 2011-09-23 Lyon, France EGI Technical Forum 2011 ~500 https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceTimeTable.py?confId=452


1.3. PUBLICATIONS

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2. ACTIVITY REPORT

2.1. Progress Summary

  • Installation of WS-PGRADE portal started.
  • Grid-Ireland CA
    • Renewed RA in UCC (Cork). Added RA in ICHEC (Galway).
  • Operational Security
    • On-going proactive kernel and errata updates on all NGI_IE sites.

2.2. Main Achievements

  • Participated in EGI CSIRT, including monthly and weekly meetings, and as EGI CSIRT duty contact for week starting 2011-10-31.
  • Joined EGI Federated Clouds Task Force as Resource Provider and participated in weekly meetings. Began process of making resources available via cloud interfaces, including successful conversion of WN to StratusLab cloud node, and operation of virtual WN within local cloud.
  • GPU cluster integration completed.

2.3. Issues and mitigation

Issue Description Mitigation Description
Reliability problems with storage used for shared cluster homes, including disk failures and system freezes Migrated cluster homes to alternative hardware
Scheduled cooling and networking shut down in UCC required unscheduled downtime. Requested admins in UCC to give NGI_IE advance warning of their scheduled downtimes to permit scheduling in EGI.
Site deployment of cream-ce will be required for WLCG Added deployment of CREAM-CE to to-do list.
2011-10-27 Power and cooling failure in TCD required unscheduled downtime. At time of writing, cooling and power are operational. Those responsible for cooling and power are investigating underlying cause of the problem.