TCB:Accounting Task Force

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The enhancement of the EGI accounting framework is necessary for the future sustainability of the EGI ecosystem and for the successful integration of heterogenous platforms and new resource types (data, virtualized resources, storage, desktop Grids, etc.).

Objectives

  • steer the process of requirements gathering from Resource Centres and NGIs in new areas of development, with a particular focus on storage and virtualization. These requirements will be provided to the EGI technology providers and to the JRA1 product teams -- cloud related accounting requirements and experimentations are lead by the Federated Cloud activity of SA2
  • DONE. analyse the PY2/PY3 development plans of EMI and IGE project, to make sure that what is proposed matches the requirements of the EGI Community
  • DONE. foster the convergence towards a common accounting solution for UNICORE Resource Centres -- UNICORE accounting will adopt SSM2, which will be supported with EMI 3
  • ON HOLD. collect information about NGI business models that require the support of accounting -- on hold. This depends on the output of the pay-per-use experimentation started in December 2012
  • IN PROGRESS. Coordinate deployment plans of NGIs which publish summarized URs (see status)
  • DONE. discuss EGI accounting development and deployment plans with peer grids to ensure future interoperability -- completed. The technical discussion initially steered by the task force was completed by EMI and result of this is the definition of SSM2.

Meetings

Duration

2 years

Expected Output

Membership

  • Chairman. T. Ferrari/EGI.eu
  • OMB requirements gathering. P. Solagna/EGI.eu

Technology providers

  • (EGI-InSPIRE JRA1) I. Diaz/A. Simon (accounting portal), J. Gordon (APEL central DB), JRA1 Act. Manager D. Cesini/INFN)
  • (ARC) SGAS. No PT currently
  • (EMI) J. Nilsen/Department of Physics Oslo, (storage accounting), A. Guarise/INFN (compute accounting)
  • (IGE) J. Robinson/Uni. of Southampton
  • (UNICORE) K. Benedyczak/UWAR

Infrastructure representatives

  • (EGI) coordinator of interoperation activities. E. Imamagic/SRCE
  • (EGI) central tools and APEL deployment, FedCloud task force accounting. J. Gordon/STFC
  • (OSG) representative (GRATIA). T. Levshina/OSG
  • NGI representatives
    • ARC deployment: NGI_CH (P. Flury/SWITCH), NGI_NDGF (U. Tigerstedt/CSC)
    • DGAS deployment: NGI_IT (A. Cristofori/INFN)
    • GLOBUS and UNICORE deployment: NGI-DE (J. Wieblitz/RRZN), GLOBUS/NGI_UK (J. Gordon)

VO representatives

  • UCST representative. To be appointed