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This is an archive page about the Distributed Competence Centre (DCC) implementation in the EGI-InSPIRE FP7 project. The information was relevant between 2010-2014. Since 2015 the DCC concept is implemented in EGI through the EGI-Engage:WP6 Competence Centres of the EGI-Engage H2020 project. For up-to-date information about the EGI DCC please refer to EGI_Distributed_Competence_Centre.

DCC members

This page is a web based registry of the skills and technical assets of the DCC. The registry is not meant to be an exhaustive and fully up to date catalogue of assets of the DCC, but one that gives a good picture about the skills and interests of the various partners.

The registry is maintained in a distributed fashion by the contributors. If you need access to edit this wiki page please email the EGI.eu operations team at support@egi.eu.

List of skills and assets Partner (institute or NGI or project or...) Contacts
Country

Earth Science

  • Solutions to access data from ES Datacenters (e.g.: access to ESGF, which was done with IPSL, France, automatic ES Datadiscovery with opensearch, use of iRODS)
  • administrative support for resource providers in ES VO ( SCAI (running glite, Unicore, globus; ROC in DE) and CNRS IPGP are Service providers)
  • also available: catch all ES VO for ES single Users, groups etc.
  • experience with ES Data Formats and different portal technologies
User community: Earth Science

Partners: CNRS IPSL (Sébastien Denvil), Fraunhofer SCAI (Horst Schwichtenberg, André Gemünd)

Sébastien Denvil

sebastien.denvil@ipsl.jussieu.fr


Horst Schwichtenberg

horst.schwichtenberg@scai.fraunhofer.de


André Gemünd

andre.gemuend@scai.fraunhofer.de

International collaboration

Life-Sciences

  • Medical imaging: neuroimaging, cardiovascular imaging, radiotherapy simulation
  • Bioinformatics: genomics, proteomics, biobanking, transcriptomics
  • High-level services for life scientists: grid application porting, execution and monitoring, grid workflow management, biomedical data management and sharing
  • user interfaces: scientific gateways, browsers
  • VO administration and operations, services operating and development
User community: Life Science Grid Community

Partners: I3S, CREATIS, AMC

Johan Montagnat

johan.montagnat@cnrs.fr


Franck Michel

franck.michel@cnrs.fr


Tristan Glatard

tristan.glatard@creatis.insa-lyon.fr


Silvia Olabarriaga

s.d.olabarriaga@amc.nl

International collaboration
  • Science-wise: Macromolecular structure determination and analysis, Molecular dynamics simulations, Macromolecular docking, Small molecule docking, Structural modelling [Biophysical studies ? - would be more experimental]
  • ICT-wise: Application porting to grid, Scientific Web interfaces, Virtualization
User community: WeNMR

Partners: CIRMMP/IT, INFN/IT, Uni of Utrecht/NL

prof. dr. Alexandre Bonvin

a.m.j.j.bonvin@uu.nl


Dr. Antonio Rosato

rosato@cerm.unifi.it


Marco Verlato

Marco.Verlato@pd.infn.it

International collaboration
Electronic structure calculations, Nuclei dynamics and statistical treatments, Molecular dynamics simulations, Assemblage of multiscale simulations, Material-based molecular modelling, Quantum Chemistry/Molecular Dynamics standard data formats
  • Community-wise: Quality based collaborative credit economy, Research based distributed learning
  • ICT-wise: Application porting to GRID/HPC infrastructures, Cross platform scientific workflows, Web-enabled GRID applications
User Community: Computational Chemistry

Partners: Uni of Perugia

Antonio Lagana

lagana05@gmail.com

International collaboration
  • Parallel Computing: MPI
  • Satellite Image Processing: GRASS GIS
  • Hydrological modelling: SWAT
  • Bioinformatics: Gromacs, NAMD
  • Weather Forecasting: WRF
  • Linear Algebra: BLAS, SCALAPACK
  • Virtualization
NGI: ArmNGI

Dr. Hrachya Astsatryan

hrach@sci.am

Armenia
  • Work with scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements of the following communities: - environmental modeling and environmental protection, climate change impact, financial mathematics, modeling of semiconductor devices and support their use of pan-European grid and cloud resources.
  • Supporting communities in developing their data and compute models: - combined use of grid and cloud resources for data intensive applications - stochastic modeling and processing of scientific data using Monte Carlo methods.
  • Application porting and testing (define your area of expertise): - Compute intensive parallel applications using MPI, OpenMP, OpenCL, CUDA that still fit grid clusters like our clusters;
  • Testing of new services - We have sufficient infrastructure to allow for testing
  • Test infrastructures - We can provide access for advanced GPGPU and Xeon Phi grid resources
  • Compute services - We provide access to HPC grid clusters equipped with Infiniband and servers with GPU and Xeon Phi accelerators 1.7. MPI: - extensive knowledge of development, profiling and testing of MPI-based applications and combined usage of MPI and other technologies like OpenMP, OpenCL, CUDA, etc.
NGI: Bulgarian Grid Infrastructure

Aneta Karaivanova

anet@parallel.bas.bg


Todor Gurov

gurov@parallel.bas.bg

Bulgaria
  • interviewing scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements with special emphasis on bio and medical sciences like ELIXIR, BBMRI, Instruct);
  • supporting communities in developing their data and compute models;
  • test infrastructures;
  • compute services, esp. in virtualized (cloud) environment;
  • user authentication and authorization;
  • MPI;
  • portal preparation for research infrastructures and ESFRI projects
NGI: CESNET NGI_CZ

Prof. RNDr. Ludek Matyska

ludek@ics.muni.cz


Ivana Křenková

krenkova@ics.muni.cz


RNDr. Michal Procházka

michalp@ics.muni.cz


Miroslav Ruda

ruda@ics.muni.cz

Czech Republic
  • Virtualization (cloud: openstack)
  • Grid (administration, monitoring, porting, user support)
  • General HPC services (computing, storage)
  • HPC computing (porting, MPI, CUDA...)
  • Bioinformatics support (ELIXIR, BBMRI...)
  • Electronic structure calculation (GPAW development)
  • Multiphysical simulations (ELMER development)
  • Data analysis (Chipster development)
  • Training (software usage, grid, cloud, HPC...)
  • Authentication and Authorisation
NGI Finland/CSC

Jura Tarus

Jura.Tarus@csc.fi

Finland

Dissemination about France Grilles and EGI and the services they offer. Interviewing scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements of the following communities: INRA engineers and researchers not currently e-infrastructures users (biodiversity). Supporting communities in developing their data and compute models: a French group managing and processing financial data new to distributed infrastructures. Organization of Grid and HPC regional computing center Days with user experience talks, panels. All days webcasted. DIRAC instance service and DIRAC tutorials. iRODS instance service and iRODS tutorials. EGI central operations portal. Expertise around cloud federation, cloud installation and cloud usage

NGI France Grilles

Genevieve Romier

genevieve.romier@idgrilles.fr

France


  • interviewing scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements;
  • supporting communities in developing their data and compute models;
  • application porting and testing (define your area of expertise); testing of new services;
  • test infrastructures;
  • data management services;
  • compute services;
  • user authentication and authorization;
  • virtualization;
  • MPI;
  • coordinating Virtual Team projects;
  • providing software and development effort for integrating applications with EGI portals or workflow engines.
  • AppDB
  • Community Software repository
NGI: NGI_GRNET

Kostas Koumantaros

kkoum@grnet.gr


Christos Kanellopoulos

skanct@grnet.gr

Greece
  • Application porting to Grids / Clouds and also to Desktop Grids (both with volunteer and private resources) with special focus on workflows
  • Providing software (gUSE/WS-PGRADE) and development effort for integrating applications with EGI-enabled science gateways and workflow engines for Grid and Cloud environments
  • Virtualisation: on-demand deployment of complex computing infrastructures and services
  • Coordinating Virtual Team projects (e.g. Science Gateway and Desktop Grid related ones)
  • Capturing new requirements
Institute: MTA SZTAKI

Robert Lovas

robert.lovas@sztaki.mta.hu

Hungary
We at NGI_IL have not only been working with the academy but also with life-science industries. We have rich experience with what it takes to adapt the kind of research done in the industry (SME's) to working on the Grid, and how to overcome the myriad of problems that occur in the process. We will be happy to share this knowledge with other NGIs.
  • Porting of scientific application over grid/cloud infrastructure
  • User support
  • Web interface
  • E-Identity Federation
  • VOMS
  • Virtualization
  • Monitoring
  • Parallel computing
  • Networking
  • X.509
  • Operations
  • Software programming and provisioning
  • Netapp, EMC, Cisco, Linux admin and networking
NGI: Israel Grid Infrastructure

Zivan Yoash

zivan.yoash@isragrid.org.il

Israel
  • GRID: Multi-year experience in the creation of computing models based on distributed infrastructure using the glite middleware. Most of the experience was gained in porting to the IGI/EGI infrastructures applications in the HEP and COMPCHEM domains, but we have experience also on bioinformatics applications for NGS and biodiversity. We are acquiring experience on porting meteorological models to the Grid environment exploiting the improved support to parallel jobs we reached in our NGI in last few years.
  • GRID: multi-year experience in administering/configuring/running all the gLite core services. Many of those components are also developed by NGI_IT staff (VOMS; WMS; CREAM; DGAS Accounting system), so high qualified developing skills are also available.
  • GRID/HPC: experience acquired in running small and medium sized HPC jobs in the Grid infrastructure. In collaboration with COMPCHEM we are acquiring experience in building computing models which address mixed HTC/HPC workflows distributed to different infrastructure. (i.e. EGI/PRACE or EGI/XSEDE)
  • Virtualizazion/Cloud: we have know-how and experience related to the WNoDeS framework, used to run scientific workloads through virtualization technologies in medium to large scale data centers. In the past few years, we have also acquired significant know-how and experience with OpenStack, both in scientific environments and in national initiaties involving SMEs and targeting cloud-based solutions and services for Public Administrations.
  • APPLICATIONS: Expertise and offer of griddified important applications in several domains: (some of them available through the IGI Portal): CMMST : Venus, Crystal, QuantumEspresso, NAMD, Gaussian09 EARTH SCIENCE MODELLING: WRF, NEMO Gemomics: BLAST CFD: ANSYS, OPENFOAM HEP: FLUKA We are acquiring experience in handling licensed application in distributed systems (i.e. ANSYS).
  • TRAINING: multi-year experience in organizing/running tutorials, training events and application porting schools.
NGI: Italian Grid Infrastructure dcc-it@lists.italiangrid.it
Italy
  • interviewing scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements;
  • supporting communities in developing their data and compute models;
  • application porting and testing ( GAMESS, GAUSSIAN, CRYSTAL and applications created by Lithuanian scientis for their own using);
  • testing of new services;
  • test infrastructures;
  • data management services;
  • compute services;
  • virtualization;
  • providing software and development effort for integrating applications with EGI portals or workflow engines.
Institute: Vilnius University

Jelena Tamuliene

Jelena.Tamuliene@tfai.vu.lt


Rolandas Naujikas

Rolandas.Naujikas@mif.vu.lt


Eduardas Kutka

Eduardas.Kutka@mif.vu.lt

Lithuania

At present time RENAM's specialists can:

  • interviewing scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements;
  • supporting communities in developing their data and compute models;
  • coordinating Virtual Team projects;
  • testing of new services;
  • test infrastructures;
  • virtualization;

In the process training of specialists in:

  • application porting and testing (Fortran, C++ from MS Visual Studio to Linux);
  • user authentication and authorization;
  • OpenMP; MPI;
NGI: RENAM egidcclist@lists.renam.md

Moldova
  • MOOC development training and education on High Performance Computing;
  • Data intensive science and visualization;
  • Requirements engineering with relation to HPC infrastructure;
  • Supporting communities developing their data and compute models and stategies;
  • Application porting and testing (Map Reduce, NoSQL, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA);
  • Testing of new noSQL databases;
  • Data management services providing Persistent Identifier Services;
  • User authentication and authorization;
  • Virtualization and HPC cloud computing;
  • MPI
Institute: SURFsara

To be chosen

Netherlands

Skills for Polish NGI: interviewing scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements -- yes, with great success for ESFRI supporting communities in developing their data and compute models (CTA & EPOS activery presently) application porting and testing (vast experience concerning chemistry, biology, astrophysics, earth science and many others) testing of new services, domain infrastructures, deployment od domain services to the PL-Grid infrastructure. We provide services and expertiese for building web portals, science gateways ans also we develop a workflow engine (Kepler). PL-Grid is also provider of grid middleware QosCosGrid.

NGI: PL-Grid

Mariusz Sterzel

m.sterzel@cyfronet.pl

Poland
  • supporting communities in developing their data and compute models
  • testing of new services
  • test infrastructures
  • data management services
  • compute services
  • Parallel computing
  • virtualization and cloud computing
  • application porting (Physics, Civil Engineering, life Sciences, ...)
NGI: Portugal Grid Infrastructure

Gonçalo Borges

goncalo@lip.pt


Jorge Gomes

jorge@lip.pt


João Pina

jpina@lip.pt

Portugal
  • Grid technologies
    Deployment, maintenance, testing, profiling and tuning of available Grid technologies (core services). This includes experience of monitoring of performance of deployed technologies.
  • Grid porting
    Grid porting, debugging, profiling, and tuning of serial and parallel (MPI, OpenMP, OpenMP/MPI, GPU, XeonPhi) applications in the area of physics, chemistry, engineering, material science, as well as utilisation of advanced Grid scheduler features.
  • Workflow technologies
    Deployment, maintenance, and customisation of gUSE workflow technologies, which also includes complex workflow creation, portlet creation, and development of custom interface that envelopes a generic workflow.
  • High-level interfaces
    Development and deployment of RESTful interfaces on the top of Grid ported application.
  • Libraries and application tools
    Experience with high-performance software libraries (LAPACK, BLAS, FFTW3, SPRNG, Intel MKL, ScaLAPAC, etc.) and application tools (MPICH, MPICH2, OpenMPI, gcc, gfortran, Intel Compilers, PortlandGroup Compilers, NAMD, CPMD, Firefly, AutoDock Vina, OpenEye, etc.)
  • Training and education
    Organization and realization of both introduction and advanced training events on Grid technology and Grid porting process.
NGI: AEGIS

Antun Balaz

antun@ipb.ac.rs



ngi_aegis-grid-management@ipb.ac.rs

Serbia
  • Porting applications to HPC clusters, Grids and to GPU accelerators.
  • Providing support for running applications on HPC clusters and Grids.
  • Providing testing infrastructures for Grid and Cloud based on virtualized environments.
  • Slovak NGI can contribute to deployment support and training of Grid and Cloud compute services.
  • Slovak NGI has long term experience with virtualized environments and can contribute to support and training.
  • Providing support for running complex parallel MPI and OpenMP applications on HPC clusters and Grids.
  • Slovak NGI took part in VTP MPI within EGI: https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/VT_MPI_within_EGI
  • Slovak NGI coordinated 2 VTPs with aims to interviewing scientific groups and to capture e-infrastructure requirements:
  • Slovak NGI started communication with hydropedology scientific group from Slovakia with the aim to gather the requirements of this community.
  • Slovak NGI started communication with nanotechnology scientific groups (Slovakia, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, Poland) with the aims to gather the requirements of this community, specify use cases, create a VRC, and prepare a proposal of EU project “Cloud-Based High Performance Computing for Nanoscale Simulations”.
NGI: SlovakGrid

Dr. Ladislav Hluchy

hluchy.ui@savba.sk

Slovakia
  • Support to the deployment of the LIFEWATCH ICT-Core Services
  • Permanent contact with scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements: HEP, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Stat.Phys, Materials & Quantum Chemistry, Ecosystems, Meteorology, Genetics, Engineering, Social Complex systems (econophysics, etc.)
  • Supporting communities in developing their data and compute models; application porting and testing (define your area of expertise: see above, for HTC, HPC&supercomputers, large data sets support)
  • Test infrastructures;
  • data management services; in particular data preservation
  • user authentication and authorization in Cloud; as well as virtualization (under OpenStack)
  • MPI
  • coordinating Virtual Team projects
  • providing software and development effort for integrating applications with EGI portals or workflow engines. In particular for data integration and modelling of ecosystems
NGI: IberGrid

Jesus Marco de Lucas

marco@ifca.unican.es

Spain
  • Interviewing scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements
  • Supporting communities in developing their data and compute models
  • Application porting (focu in on HTC usecases, data analysis, model calibration)
  • Expertise in porting scientific usecases on cloud infrastructure (private, public, hybrid)
  • Expertise in cloud infrastructure provisioning
  • Expertise in cloud-bursting for local IT centers
  • Data lifecycle management (although this tends to be community specific)
NGI: Swiss Grid Infrastructure

Sergio Maffioletti

sergio.maffioletti@gc3.uzh.ch

Switzerland
  • Interviewing scientific groups to identify the e-inrastructure requirements especially with bio-medical sciences.
  • Supporting communities in developing data and compute models as it had been already done for seismology.
  • Testing the the new services: As we are experienced in administering, configuring and running most of the EMI/gLite core services.
  • Test Infrastructures: We can provide access for different type of compute nodes, also with GPGPU resources.
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
NGI: TUBITAK ULAKBIM grid-teknik@ulakbim.gov.tr Turkey
Providing accounting solutions and expertise including for new resource types, Expertise in Security (operational, policy, software vulnerability), Expertise in Service Discovery/Repositories, GPU and associated technologies, Clouds and federated clouds, Life sciences, Training marketplace solutions for new projects and communities NGI: NGI_UK

Tamas Kiss

T.Kiss@westminster.ac.uk

United Kingdom

Skills and assets:

  • interviewing scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements;
  • supporting communities in developing their data and compute models;
  • application porting and testing (Map Reduce, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA);
  • automatic complex information processing systems development;
  • testing of new services;
  • coordinating Virtual Team projects;
  • engineering services;
  • compute services;
  • cloud resources.
NGI_BY: National Academy of Sciences Center of Competence in Grid-technologies

Serge A. Salamanka

salamanka@newman.bas-net.by

Belarus
Genesis II project and the GFFS Technology Provider: University of Virginia

Andrew Grimshaw

grimshaw@virginia.edu

USA
DIRAC Technology Provider: Universitat de Barcelona, CPPM/CNRS

Ricardo Graciani Diaz

graciani@ecm.ub.es


Andrei Tsaregorodtsev

atsareg@in2p3.fr


Adrián Casajús

adria@ecm.ub.edu


Víctor Méndez

vmendez@caos.uab.es


Elisa Heymann

elisa.heymann@uab.es

Spain, France. 
Digital preservation and digital curation services Technology Providers: FTK-Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation e.V, M. Hemmje, R. Riestra, H. U. Heidbrink

Matthias Hemmje

Matthias.Hemmje@FernUni-Hagen.de


Ruben Riestra

ruben.riestra@grupoinmark.com


Hans-Ulrich Heidbrink

hans-ulrich.heidbrink@incontec.de

Alliance for Persistent Archives (APA), INCONTEC
SAGA Technology Provider: RUTGERS School of Engineering S. Jha

Shantenu Jha

shantenu.jha@rutgers.edu

USA
SCI-BUS

SCI-BUS develops a gateway technology (based on WS-PGRADE/gUSE) and a gateway customization methodology that enables effective development of customized science gateways to diverse user communities. Currently 27 SCI-BUS gateways are operated in Europe (http://www.sci-bus.eu/science-gateways) and numerous other gateways are under construction. SCI-BUS operates an Application and User Support Service that supports various user communities in creating and operating science gateways, and porting applications to various DCIs. SCI-BUS is strongly associated to EGI and the majority of SCI-BUS gateways utilize EGI resources and technology.

Technology Provider: SCI-BUS European project: http://www.sci-bus.eu/

Peter Kacsuk

kacsuk@sztaki.hu


Tamas Kiss

T.Kiss@westminster.ac.uk

International collaboration

The following EGI-Inspire partners have ARC technology experts available for DCC activities:

  • University of Copenhagen (UCPH) - Denmark
  • Arnes, SLING - Slovenia
  • Uninett Sigma As (SIGMA) - Norway

If needed, experts from non EGI-Inspire affiliated members of the NorduGrid collaboration are also available.

Technology provider: ARC

NGI: NorduGrid/ARC Partners: To be finalised by Nordugrid board

Balazs Konya

balazs.konya@hep.lu.se

International collaboration

Work with scientific groups to capture e-infrastructure requirements and support their use of pan-European grid and cloud resources in the following communities:

- coputational chemistry

- environmental modeling and environmental protection,

- climate change impact,

- bioinformatics

- coding and cryptography

Supporting communities in developing their data and compute models for use of grid and cloud resources for data intensive applications.

Application porting and testing:

- parallel applications using MPI and OpenMP

- parametric jobs

- workflow jobs

Testing of new services:

- We have sufficient infrastructure to allow for testing

Test infrastructures

- We are part of the fedCloud testbed and we can deploy different cloud instances for testing

Compute services:

- We provide access to HPC grid clusters equipped with Infiniband - extensive knowledge of development, profiling and testing of MPI-based applications and combined usage of MPI and other technologies like OpenMP

NGI: Macedonian NGI_MARGI Boro Jakimovski
boro.jakimovski@finki.ukim.mk

Vladimir Trajkovik
vladimir.trajkovik@finki.ukim.mk
Macedonia


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