Enabling Grids for E-sciencE IVOA Interoperability May 2009
Enabling Grids for E-sciencE IVOA Interoperability May 2009 A&A Transition to EGI C. Vuerli (1,2) and F. Pasian (1,2) (1) INAF Astronomical Observatory of Trieste (2) INAF Information System Unit Slides on EGI Model contributed by Diana Cresti INFN Padova Strasbourg, Monday 25 May 2009 www.eu-egee.org EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 EGEE and gLite are registered trademarks Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Part I The Proposed EGI Model Diana Cresti, INFN Padova [email protected] www.eu-egee.org EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 EGEE and gLite are registered trademarks The EGI Management Structure Enabling Grids for E-sciencE
Non-voting Representatives Chair of UFSC, extra-EU NGIs, Members NGI1, NGI2, NGI3, NGIn User Forum Steering Committee (UFSC) Associate Members CERN, EBI, ESA, EGI Council EGI.org Legend EGI Director Advisory Committees e.g. Middleware Coordination Board (MCB) EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667
UCO UCO CTO CTO CAO CAO COO COO User User Coord Coord Development Development Administration Administration Operations Operations User Comm Services Development Group
Administration Group Operations Group UCO : User Coordination Officer CTO : Central Technical Officer CAO : Central Administration Officer COO : Central Operational Officer Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 3 EGI User Community Services (UCS) Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Examples: Gathering requirements from the user communities and providing efficient channels for their representation with the middleware and software. E.g.: http://knowledge.eu-egi.eu/index.php/User_Requirements Carrying out a review process to integrate useful external software an extension of the EGEE RESPECT program Establishing Science Gateways that expose common tools and services (e.g.
workflow engines, web services, semantic annotation) Establishing technical collaborations with the large European Infrastructure projects (e.g. ESFRI) Providing umbrella services for collaborating projects Maintaining a European Grid Application Database e.g. http://grid.ct.infn.it/egee_applications Organising User Forum meetings and topical meetings for specific user communities. Providing services for new communities e.g. Front desk services, VO creation counseling, etc. Ensuring that the user communities and grid administrators are provided with high quality documentation and training services. For details: http://knowledge.eu-egi.eu/index.php/UCS_Tasks EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 4 Research Teams, Resource Centres, NGIs Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Research Teams Research Institutes NGI2 NGI1
European Grid Initiative EGI NGIn National Grid Initiatives (NGIs) Resource Centres EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 5 Research Teams, VOs, User Communities Enabling Grids for E-sciencE VOB2 VOA VOB1 User Community A Researchers / ResTeams EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667
VOZ VOB3 User Community B User Community Z Research Institutes Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 6 Specialised Support Centres Enabling Grids for E-sciencE SSC is currently an ambiguous term: 1. An SSC is a (physical) centre where grid-related activities are carried out, and which includes a set of UCS (User Community Services) activities 2. An SSC is a cluster of UCS activities Either way, an SSC is envisioned to have a european-level commitment, and will be represented in EGI on several levels
An SSC should have a delegate to participate in what we call the User Forum Steering Committee (see below) SSCs should interact closely with the central EGI.org UCS team (described in the EGI Blueprint) Two examples a large and a small SSC are sketched below; these are ideas to inspire some specific proposals by the user communities See also http://knowledge.eu-egi.eu/index.php/Specialised_Support_Centres EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 7 Example of a Large SSC Enabling Grids for E-sciencE EGI general SSC X SSC Chair (UF delegate) Other UC Svces: RESPECT App DB EGI User Forum
Steering Committee Grid Planning Board GP Rep EGI.org MCB (Grid Planning) UCS Wikis, repositories OPS Portals, gateways MW User Tech Support Ops Dir Usr Sup EGI User Tech Support Group (e.g. USAG) SSC Front Desk EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667
Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 8 Example of a small SSC (1/2) Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Purpose: provide umbrella services for a particular user community: for instance Civil Protection (CP) Three projects have been working (in part) on relevant services: Project A: collecting and analyzing CP requirements Project B: Data interoperability in the Earth Sciences Project C: development of remote instrumentation tools These projects have signed MoUs to establish services for the CP community EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 9 Example of a small SSC (2/2) Enabling Grids for E-sciencE
Project A has ended; it has generated useful info tools wikis, repositories, a CP portal A dedicated OGF working group has produced a set of standards, the Open Geospatial Consortium Web Services OWS Two OWS implementations have been produced and two more are in the pipeline Project C is currently working on a related implementation: Sensor Observation Service A small SSC perhaps 2 FTEs could be established to provide continuity to Project A tools, representation of CP community in EGI, support the OGF working group, integrate Project C tools via a RESPECT-type process, help disseminate results to the international community EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 The EGI User Forum Enabling Grids for E-sciencE
EGI User Forum User Forum Steering Committee - UFSC SSC11 SSC22 SSC33 SSCnn SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC SSC User Technical Support (e.g. USAG) EGI Middleware Coordination Board - MCB MW EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 OPS
UCS Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Part II The Proposed SSC for Astronomy & Astrophysics Claudio Vuerli and Fabio Pasian, INAF Trieste [email protected][email protected] www.eu-egee.org EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 EGEE and gLite are registered trademarks SSC Activities and Members Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Scope Consolidate and make permanent the presence of the European Astronomical Community within EGI, the European Grid Initiative Activities
Consolidation and maintenance of A&A VOs already in place and, if necessary, creation of new A&A VOs Interactions with other VOs in EGI Porting of new applications on the EGI Grid infrastructure Development of tools and services to make the Grid as user friendly as possible Considerable effort spent in training/dissemination activities Members At a first stage member groups are those that currently contribute to the A&A cluster but the expansion process is already in progress EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 SSC Structure (TBC) Enabling Grids for E-sciencE NGI-1 NGI-2 . NGI-3 NGI-k
A&A SSC SC (Steering Committee) EGI UFSC SSC SC Chair UTS (User Technical Support) GPB (Grid Planning Board) MW Development/Maintenance User Community Tools/Serv. GPB Coordinator EGI MCB EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 SSC Front Desk EGI EGI Users Users Community Community Operations Direct User Support Training/Dissemination UTS Coordinator EGI UTSG
Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 SSC Structure / II Enabling Grids for E-sciencE SC (Steering Committee) Governs the whole SSC Members are nominated by supporting NGIs (one for each NGI) SC members interact with their respective NGIs A&A SSC SC Chair Chosen within the SSC SC itself Should be member of the EGI UFSC (User Forum SC) GPB (Grid Planning Board) Mainly deals with development/evolution of the Grid MW Groups active in GPB: MW development/maintenance UCS (User Community Tools/Services) GBP driven by a coordinator The GPB coordinator should be member of the EGI MCB EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 SSC Structure / III
Enabling Grids for E-sciencE UTS (User Technical Support) Mainly deals with Operations, Direct User Support and Training/Dissemination being it extremely important for the evolution of the SSC UTS driven by a coordinator The UTS coordinator interacts with EGI UTSC (User Technical Support Group) SSC Front Desk Gives support to: members of the EGI main bodies members of other SSCs users who ask information about the A&A SSC others EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 SSC Participation Enabling Grids for E-sciencE
NGIs expected to support A&A SSC (support in the sense that they will commit to provide manpower and/or other resources) At a first stage all NGIs that include A&A groups currently active in EGEE-III A&A cluster: Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia Current collaborating projects Planck, Magic, LOFAR, AUGER ESFRI Projects A&A SSC is expected to be working with It is expected to work at least with ELT (Extremely Large Telescope) and SKA (Square Kilometer Array) A&A projects, but also with PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) Collaborating projects are already actively involved in the EGEEIII A&A cluster Contacts have to be initialized with ESFRI projects instead EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 SSC Governance Enabling Grids for E-sciencE It is foreseen to have a SC (Steering Committee) composed by one representative for each NGI that supports the SSC. A SC Chair will be nominated within
the SC. Other technical SSC bodies (GPB, UTS and Front Desk) have to be confirmed One of the main goals of the SSC is to consolidate the presence of the astronomical community in EGI, but also to expand it by progressively involving astronomical institutes/groups of all NGIs. As the SSC expands it is expected that all NGIs will support it and consequently will have a member in the SC EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 SSC Technical Organization Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Will the SSC have its own Grid Planning Board (i.e. local MCB), and if so, would you be interested in having specialized representatives from the middleware consortia and operations (e.g. a development coordinator specifically assigned to your thematic area)? At present the structure proposed for the SSC includes a GPB; the SSC structure however has to be further discussed and approved by partners of the A&A cluster. If the GPB will be created within our SSC, it is expected that specialized representatives coming from the middleware consortia and from operations will be part of it .
If you are planning a scientific gateway/portal, do you expect to sustain it entirely within the SSC, or do you expect some dedicated assistance from EGI (e.g. within the Operations budget)? Some dedicated assistance from EGI is expected in this case EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 1 Relations with other SSCs Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Which other SSCs can you envision having contact with? We plan to closely keep in touch with all SSCs of disciplinary clusters currently in EGEE-III, namely: HEP, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Grid Observatory, Computational Chemistry, Fusion EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 2 SSC Evolution Enabling Grids for E-sciencE
Do you have a timetable for the evolution of the SSC? Yes, until April 2010 (end of EGEE-III). The related timetable is shown in the next slide How do you expect the SSC to function in 2 - 4 years? Starting from May 2010 the main goal of the SSC is to expand and consolidate at the same time the presence of the astronomical community in EGI. This implies a growing number of astronomical research groups from all NGIs that routinely use the grid to run their applications and requires: An intense training/dissemination activity The consolidation of the A&A-related VOs currently in place (in terms of contributed resources, registered users, etc.) and, when necessary, the creation of new ones Close contacts and collaborations with other disciplinary SSCs, with horizontal SSCs to exploit their tools/services and in general with EGI.org bodies and contributing NGIs EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 2 SSC Timing Enabling Grids for E-sciencE Month
Step Mar 2009 Apr 2009 Identification of the targeted community (partners of the SSC) Identification of possible stakeholders Update of the preliminary draft of the SSC document Update of the subtask AA2 (Migration to EGI) of the A&A cluster work plan May 2009 June 2009 EGEE NA4 SSC Workshop in Athens Survey of the status of all currently active A&A-related VOs Identification of the individual who will lead the preparation of the SSC proposal (Chair of the Editorial Committee) Selection of people who will form the Editorial Committee (in charge of the Chair) Jul 2009 Dec 2009 The Editorial Committee will provide to: Finalize the A&A SSC structure Prepare the A&A SSC proposal Jan 2010 Feb 2010 Agreed structure of the A&A SSC in place
Mar 2010 Apr 2010 Fixing of possible issues highlighted during the first general meeting May 2010 SSC is in place and fully operative Organization of the first SSC general meeting EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 2 EGEE/EGI and the VObs Enabling Grids for E-sciencE The WP5 of EuroVO-DCA ended in December 2008 The WP produced a document with recommendations for standards and best practices to adopt for what concerns the relationship between Grid and VObs The work done in WP5 must go on. A subtask AA5 is now part the A&A cluster work plan EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667
Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 2 References Enabling Grids for E-sciencE EGEE-III Home http://www.eu-egee.org/ EGI Home http://web.eu-egi.eu/ EGEE-III Astronomy and Astrophysics Cluster (Have a look in particular to QRs where significant activity within A&A is reported) https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/AstronomyAndAstrophysics A&A Transition to EGI https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/EGEE/AATransitionToEGI A&A session at last EGEE User Forum IV (March 2009) http://indico.cern.ch/sessionDisplay.py? sessionId=22&slotId=0&confId=40435#2009-03-05
http://indico.cern.ch/sessionDisplay.py? sessionId=26&slotId=0&confId=40435#2009-03-05 List of A&A Cluster Members [email protected] EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 2 End Enabling Grids for E-sciencE End of Presentation EGEE-III INFSO-RI-222667 Monday 25 May 2009 - A&A Transition to EGI 2
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