NGI International Task Review MS109 Hungary

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This page contains the assessment of the NGI International Task at year 1 of the EGI-InSPIRE project (one page per NGI). The NGI representatives are required to fill the tables according to the required information. The content will be integral part of the EGI-InSPIRE milestone MS109 "NGI International Task Review"

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User Services

Human Services (Table 1)

Table 1: NGI Assessment: User Services >> Human Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA3.3N U-N-3 U-N-13 Requirements Gathering User requirements are gathered through mailing lists, and on whorkshops. Users contact support team for any new requirements through email. 4
NA3.3N U-N-14 U-N-15 Application Database Several BOINC/gLite based Grid applications (ported with the assistance of Grid Application Support Center members) have been already uploaded to the EGI AppDB. 4
NA3.3N U-N-16 U-N-17 Training A major training event is held by yearly basis. Other training sessions are performed on request. 5 no major improvement needed
NA3.3N U-N-12 U-N-18 U-N-19 Consultancy Consultancy is in progress with new academic and industrial partners (biotechnology companies) 4 specialize the consultancy

Operations Services

Human Services (Table 2)

Table 2: NGI Assessment: Operations Services >> Human Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
SA1.4N O-N-9 Requirements Gathering N/A 0 Need more grid users to gather useful input
SA1.1N O-N-9 Operations Coordination Sufficient level of internal coordination. Small NGI requires little effort. 4 Future improvement only needed with more NGI sites.
SA1.2N O-N-9 Security Quick incident response handling and good coordination. 5 Internal security management tools are tested, deployment planned in 2011.

Infrastructure Services (Table 3)

Table 3: NGI Assessment: Operations Services >> Infrastructure Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
SA1.3N O-N-9 Software Rollout NGI rollout coordination is weak, no strict version control. 2 Need version control tools & processes for deployed services.
SA1.4N O-N-3 Monitoring Nagios & ROD teams provide sufficient level of monitoring 4 Need better Nagios documentation.
SA1.5N O-N-2 Accounting N/A 0 Need to deploy internal monitoring tools, not planned for 2011
SA1.4N O-N-1 O-N-4 Configuration Repository and Operations Portal Dashboard is sufficient. 3 Would need better integration with GGUS.
SA1.6N SA1.7N O-N-6 O-N-7 Helpdesk N/A 0 Need more user input to evaluate helpdesk.
SA1.8N O-N-5 O-N-8 Core Services Service availability is sufficient, but not fully redundant. 4 Redundant BDII & WMS planned in 2011. Need to set up certification services.

Other (Table 4)

Table 4: NGI Assessment: Other
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA2.3N Policy Development Hungarian NGI has no funding in this activity. 0
NA2.2N E-N-2 Dissemination The Hungarian NGI had some events, e.g. supercomputing exhibition with its own booth and Cafe Grid event with 72 participants in Budapest. 4 organising follow up events