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NGI International Task Review MS109 Slovakia

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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 NGI_SK is trying to get new grid users by various means. 3 More active participation with is expected.
NA3.3N U-N-14 U-N-15 Application Database Although we helped some of NGI_SK users to move their application to grid, we did not entered our results into the application database. 2 Insert already gridified applications into database, even if the same application is already there, entered by other partner.
NA3.3N U-N-16 U-N-17 Training Several trainings for grid users were provided (one course in October and several individual trainings). 3 We expect that user community will slowly grow and more training courses will be provided on demand.
NA3.3N U-N-12 U-N-18 U-N-19 Consultancy We provided consultations to system administratons of NGI_SK sites and individual consultantions to users and potential users. 3 Improving according to demands of admins and users is expected.

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 We did not received any specific requirements from our sites. 2 As the NGI infrastructure will get larger we expect more requirements to be collected.
SA1.1N O-N-9 Operations Coordination NGI_SK participates on regular OMB and OM meetings. 3 none
SA1.2N O-N-9 Security Security related activities were properly propagated and followed. 3 none

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_SK did not participated in Software Rollout. 2 We plan to setup EA resources and participate in Software Rollout for EMI 1.0
SA1.4N O-N-3 Monitoring National Nagios instance is maintained and kept up-to-date. 3 none
SA1.5N O-N-2 Accounting All NGI_SK sites have migrated to ActiveMQ well ahead before the deadline. 3 none
SA1.4N O-N-1 O-N-4 Configuration Repository and Operations Portal We are using central GOCDB and Dashboard. 0 none
SA1.6N SA1.7N O-N-6 O-N-7 Helpdesk We provide dedicated support unit in central GGUS. 3 Currently the support unit in central GGUS is sufficient for us, this might be revised in the future as infrastructure will get larger.
SA1.8N O-N-5 O-N-8 Core Services NGI_SK provides national instance of top level BDII, WMS and PX for regional VO (VOCE), national CA, more local UIs. 3 Operation of national top BDII was stable, however we are in the process of setting up HA cluster for it to ensure availability in the case of HW failure.

Other (Table 4)

Table 4: NGI Assessment: Other
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA2.3N Policy Development NGI_SK implements EGI policies and procedures, and as we are small NGI, we do not actively participate in policy development. 3 More actively participate in developing EGI policies and procedures, develop and sign national policies and procedures that are in alignment with those of EGI.
NA2.2N E-N-2 Dissemination SlovakGrid SK
  • Organization of annual International Workshop on Grid Computing for Complex Problems in Bratislava
  • Press conference organization
  • Dissemination and popularization articles in Slovak journals
  • Presentations and papers on grid computing in proceedings of scientific conferences
  • Preparation of study materials on grid computing (CD in Slovak)
  • SlovakGrid website creation and actualization [1]
  • Preparation of materials for Ministry of education of Slovak republic, regarding participation of SR in EGI
  • Public events organised by NGI team
4 Visibility of Slovak NGI - SlovakGrid should be increased.