European Grid Initiative - Towards a Sustainable Grid ...
European Grid Initiative Design Study Current Status Ludk Matyska CESNET EGI_DS Project Director (With thanks to Juergen Knobloch for pictures) Project Information Title: European Grid Initiative Design Study Budget: 3 872 425 EC Contribution: 2 497 000 Starting date: September 1st, 2007 Duration: 27 months Total man power: 299.25 PMs Coordinator: CESNET, Czech Republic (since July 1st, 2008)
GUP University Linz, Austria (till June 30th, 2008) EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 2 Project Partners 1. CESNET (coordinator): CESNET, zajmove sdruzeni pravnickych osob (Czech Republic) 2. GRNET: Greek Research and Technology Network S.A. (Greece) 3. INFN: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy) 4. CSC: CSC - TIETEELLINEN LASKENTA OY (Finland) 5. LMU: Ludwig Maximillian Universitaet (Germany) 6. CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland) 7. DNF: Verein zur Foerderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes DFN-Verein (Germany) 8. STFC: Science & Technology Facilities Council (UK) 9. CNRS: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) 10. GUP (former coordinator): Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz (Austria) EGI workshop, Catania
March 2nd, 2009 3 Goal of EGI Design Study Design of a new organizational model of a sustainable pan-European Grid infrastructure the Blueprint and the Function Description Securing the endorsement of the proposed design Endorsed at the Policy Board Meeting on 20th January 2009 Preparation and setup of the new organization the EGI.org, the EGI project EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 4 Project Organization Five workpackages to deal with the objectives
WP2: EGI Requirements Consolidation WP3: EGI functions definition WP4: Design study of EGI legal and organisational options WP5: Establishment of EGI WP6: EGI Promotion and links with other Initiatives The management workpackage WP1 EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 5 Workpackage timing WP6 (28 months) WP5 (24 months) WP4 (15 months)
EGI workshop, Catania EGI Design Study Project (28 months) March 2nd, 2009 6 Project Review October 3, 2008, Brussels Successfully passed (Good to Excellent) Major issues from the review report Steps for the targeted call for EGI in 2009 NGI maturity: Identify credible potential partners, assess the NGI maturity in regular intervals Location of the EGI.org Convincing EC at the political level Convincing National Authorities and funding bodies EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 7
The Blueprint General framework for the EGI Defines role of EGI.org NGI international tasks Operations User and application support Middleware maintenance Business model Financial framework EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 8 The Road to the Current Blueprint Requ i from D5.1: Draft Definition of EGI Org D5.2: Draft Convention
re m NGIs ents , EGE E WP3 consolidation WS 29-31-Jan-08 MW: Coordination no development Feedback from: NGIs, EGEE, other Grids PRACE, WLCG, etc. March 2nd, 2009 Geneva workshop 30-June-08
Feedba ck EGI workshop, Catania Fe ed ba ck D4.4: Early Draft of Blueprint dba F ee k c Provision of a large-scale production Grid infrastructure Rome workshop 13-14-March-08 Second Draft of Blueprint
Istanbul workshop 22-Sep-08 Prague Policy Board 20-Jan-09 Final Blueprint 9 EGI Basic Elements (from Blueprint) EGI = EGI.org + NGIs EGI.org as a coordinating body NGIs basic sustainable actors National funding Own agenda and tasks Synergies when working together at the EU level NGI international tasks No middleware development within EGI However, middleware maintenance included EGI workshop, Catania
March 2nd, 2009 10 EGI.org and NGI Tasks NGI NGI NGI NGI EGI.org EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 EGI.org tasks NGI international tasks NGI local tasks 11
Business Model International research teams and projects need a common international infrastructure to share data and compute resources EGI ensures a common infrastructure National funding of research infrastructures NGIs Coordination through EGI.org Steered by users EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 12 EGI Management/Governance Members NGI1, NGI2, NGI3, NGIn User Forum Steering Committee Associate Members Non-voting Representatives
e.g. EIROforum member, extra-EU NGIs, Chair of UFSC, EGI Council (UFSC) User Forum (UF) EGI.org EGI Director Advisory Committees e.g. Middleware Coordination Board (MCB) UCO
User Coordination CTO Middleware Maintenance CAO Admin & PR COO Operations User Community Services Middleware Unit Administration & PR Unit Operations Unit EGI
EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 13 Funding National and Institutional funding for research infrastructures EC funding International coordination International activities Innovation Start up phase National co-funding of all these activities EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 14 Resources for EGI.org EGI workshop, Catania
March 2nd, 2009 15 Resources in NGIs Based on current experience These resources exist in countries with operational grid infrastructure EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 16 EGI Financial Reference Model NGI International tasks Operations User services Middleware EGI.org
4.95 3.15 1.80 20 EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 17 Funding view of (medium) NGI 600 k 600 k EC Funding National Co-Funding
NGI Average medium sized NGI Membership Fees 30 k EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 EGI.org 18 Funding Evolution EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 19 Transition towards EGI EGEE and similar EU projects Major issues NGIs maturity level
The EGEE JRUs not always identical with the proto-NGI Representing/working with different user communities Different approaches toward national infrastructures EGI.org Location Key personnel identification Need for EGI technical representation Grid Infrastructures transition towards EGI (Deliverable D5.5) EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 20 EGI.org Location Process accepted in Istanbul (September 2008) Call for bids closed January 7th, 2009 Total of 8 bids received France (Lyon), Finland (Espoo), Italy (Milan), Lithuania (Vilnius), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Poland (Krakow), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Spain (Trujillo)
Evaluation Board constituted during EGI PB meeting in Prague (January 20th) Decision to be taken by the PB in Catania today, March 2nd EGI.org established before September 2009 Core of EGI Council established in June EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 21 Further steps NGI assessment Requirement from the review To identify status of preparedness To confirm Acceptance the EGI framework as described in the Blueprint Commitment to the EGI.org fees Commitment to the NGI international tasks and their cofunding MoU to define the EGI Council membership Former EGI Convention
EGI project EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 22 Expected further timing For EC co-funding, target the EC call this Autumn Expected closure of calls in December 2009 Identification of project partners EGI MoU to be signed in May Setup of project editorial board By NGIs who signed the MoU (the EGI Council) In parallel with EGI.org setup and key personnel identification Writing the project Since July/August 2009 EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009
23 Deliverables D3.2 Final EGI functions definitions Month 20 (April) D3.4 EGI functions definition feedback Month 22 (June) D5.5 Grid infrastructures transition towards EGI Month 22 (June) D5.6 EGI Memorandum of Understanding Month 20 (April, signed June) EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 24 Summary The first phase successfully completed Blueprint accepted and endorsed Huge interest in hosting EGI.org, decision hopefully
taken in a short time Clear financial breakdown The second phase even more challenging Securing EC and national funding EGI.org setup and personnel identification NGIs committing to the EGI framework Clear definition of the transition path for all EU and national Grid infrastructures EGI workshop, Catania March 2nd, 2009 25 http://www.eu-egi.eu [email protected] EGI workshop, Catania
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