EGI-ACE Work Package Overview

WP1 – Project Management

This Work Package deals with overall project administration, with finances and with project management, including the definition and coordination of the quality and risk management. It monitors resource and financial expenditures, contractual obligations, and takes care of reporting and high level supervision of the other work packages, coordinates the internal review of deliverables and plans and monitors risk analysis, contingency plans, procedures, KPIs and metrics. It manages project innovation with the support of the communication, and dissemination function.

WP1 Lead: EGI Foundation (Duc Hien Bui)

WP1 Tasks
WP1 Tasks Participants
T1.1 Administration and finance management EGI.eu (lead)
T1.2 Technical Coordination, activities, and governance management EGI.eu (lead)
T1.3 Quality and risk management EGI.eu (lead)
T1.4 Innovation Management EGI.eu (lead)
WP1 Deliverables
WP1 Deliverables Lead
D1.1, D1.3, D1.6 Quality, Risk and Innovation Management Plan EGI.eu
D1.2, D1.5 Data Management Plan EGI.eu
D1.4, D1.7 Dissemination and Exploitation Plan EGI.eu

WP2 – Coordination and cooperation

This Work Package ensures the strategic alignment of the project with EOSC Governance, policymakers, relevant projects and emerging national EOSC nodes. It ensures the alignment of the EGI-ACE service offering with the EOSC portal, covering policy, technical and service portfolio aspects. It  provides training and consultancy activities for users and providers of the EOSC Compute Platform, as well as delivers communication, dissemination and event organisation activities. 

WP2 Lead: EGI Foundation (Sergio Andreozzi)

WP2 Tasks
WP2 Tasks Participants
T2.1 Strategy and coordination with EOSC Projects and Legal Entity EGI.eu (lead)
T2.2 EOSC Portal alignment and coordination EGI.eu (lead)
T2.3 Service promotion, user community support and coordination EGI.eu (lead), ACK Cyfronet, BTIP NAS, CESGA, CNS, CNRS,
CSIC, EISCAT, GRNET, IASA, IDIA, IJS, INFN , Sciensano,
SRCE, SZTAKI, TUW, UKIM, UKRI, UPV
T2.4 Communication and dissemination EGI.eu (lead)
WP2 Deliverables
WP2 Deliverables Lead
D2.1, D2.6 Communication and engagement EGI.eu
D2.2 EGI-ACE Strategic Plan EGI.eu
D2.3, D2.7 Technical specifications for compute common services EGI.eu
D2.4, D2.8 Technical, Policy and Service Management Integration Report EGI.eu
D2.5, D2.9 EOSC Compute Platform Handbook EGI.eu
D2.10 EGI-ACE Final Recommendations EGI.eu

WP3 – Infrastructure Services (VA)

This Work Package provides infrastructure-level services and specialised support to access  baseline computing and storage resources to meet the internal needs of WP4 and WP5, and the demand arising from the EOSC Portal. Services include the EGI Cloud Compute (IaaS) and EGI High-Throughput Compute supported by 16 data centres of the EGI Federation. They also include enabling service components needed for an optimal use of the distributed infrastructure.

WP3 Lead: EGI Foundation (Enol Fernandez)

WP3 Tasks
WP3 Tasks Participants
T3.1 IaaS Federation Services IASA, IISAS, UPV
T3.2 IaaS Services CESGA, CSIC, CYFRONET,
IICT-BAS, IFIN-HH, LIP
WP3 Deliverables
WP3 Deliverables Lead
D3.1, D3.2, D3.3, D3.4, D3.5 Periodical assessment of Infrastructure services EGI.eu

WP4 – Platform Services (VA)

This Work Package provides platform-level services and specialised support for the use of compute services. The WP offers mature, generic software tools ‘as services’ with to facilitate the usage of the underlying infrastructure (cloud, HTC, HPC) by EOSC users and Data Spaces. The services include the EGI Notebooks, EGI Workload Manager, the DEEP Training Facility and DODAS.

WP4 Lead: EGI Foundation (Enol Fernandez)

WP4 Tasks
WP4 Tasks Participants
T4.1 EGI Notebooks: Create interactive documents with live code, visualisations, and text CESNET
T4.2 EGI Workload Manager: Manage computing workloads in an efficient way CNRS
T4.3 DEEP training facility: Distributed training facility for ML, AI, and Deep Learning models. CSIC, LIP
T4.4 DODAS: centralized and automated deployment of distributed and federated clusters. INFN
WP4 Deliverables
WP4 Deliverables Lead
D4.1, D4.2, D4.3, D4.4, D4.5 Periodical assessment of Platform services EGI.eu

WP5 – Federated data spaces (VA)

This Work Package provides Data Space services and specialised support in the area of health & medicine, climate research, energy and physical sciences, environmental sciences and social sciences & humanities. The Data Spaces are provided by major European research collaborations, research infrastructures and research institutes, and are composed of the infrastructure and platform services, as well as scientific applications, tools and datasets that offer science discipline specific processing and data analysis capabilities in an integrated way for EOSC users.

WP5 Lead: EGI Foundation (Giuseppe La Rocca)

WP5 Tasks
WP5 Tasks Participants
T5.1 Health and medicine CIRMMP, CNRS CREATIS, EdelweissConnect, Univ of Freiburg, UoB, UU
T5.2 Climate research CMCC, IPSL, LNEC
T5.3 Energy and physical sciences NWO-I ASTRON, SURFSARA, UKAEA
T5.4 Environmental sciences AS ASGC, CSIC, EMSO, ISA, LIP, MARIS
T5.4 Social sciences and humanities OPERAS AISBL
WP5 Deliverables
WP5 Deliverables Lead
D5.1, D5.2, D5.3, D5.4, D5.5 Periodical assessment of Data Space services EGI.eu

WP6 – Federated Access Services (VA)

This Work Package provides access services and specialised support to interact with the federated resources of the  EOSC Compute Platform. They enable  secure authentication-authorisation, access to distributed datasets from the compute resources, and management of  large data analysis workloads in scalable virtual clusters. The services are delivered by major European research institutions based on mature open source software with already established user communities from multiple scientific disciplines.

WP6 Lead: EGI Foundation (Diego Scardaci)

WP6 Tasks
WP6 Tasks Participants
T6.1 Federated AAI CESNET, GRNET, NWO-I NIKHEF
T6.2 Federated Data Access EnhanceR, UKRI, ACK Cyfronet
T6.3 Federated Compute Access INFN, UPV
WP6 Deliverables
WP6 Deliverables Lead
D6.1, D6.2, D6.3, D6.4, D6.5 Periodical assessment of Federated access services EGI.eu

WP7 – Service Delivery and Planning

This work package ensures that EGI-ACE services are provided in conformance with their Service Level Agreements. All activities relating to service delivery and service planning are covered, from the operations coordination to the maintenance of the Service Management System. The WP also includes Information Security activities, delivering an effective and functioning security infrastructure, maintaining trust in the EOSC Compute Platform via the EGI Federation.

WP7 Lead: EGI Foundation (Alessandro Paolini)

WP7 Tasks
WP7 Tasks Participants
T7.1 Service Delivery EGI.eu
T7.2 Service Planning and Green Computing EGI.eu (lead), CNRS, CSIC, JISC
T7.3 HPC integration EGI.eu (lead), CERN, CMCC, CESGA , IFIN-HH,
IICT-BAS, INFN, LIP, TUBITAK, UKAEA
T7.4 International cloud integration EGI.eu (lead), CLOUDFERRO, CNIC, GRENA, IDIA,
IMCS UL, OSG, RENAM, SZTAKI, T-SYSTEMS
T7.5 Security Coordination UKRI (lead), CERN, CESNET, GRNET,
IJS, NOW-I NIKHEF
T7.6 Service Management Tools

EGI.eu (lead), CESNET, CNRS CC-IN2P3,
CESGA, CSIC, GRNET, INFN, LIP, SRCE, UKRI

WP7 Deliverables
WP7 Deliverables Lead
D7.1 Service Management Tools Technical Plan EGI.eu
D7.2, D7.5 Status of the SMS Processes EGI.eu
D7.3 Final version of HPC integration handbook EGI.eu
D7.4 Green Computing progress and improvements within EGI-ACE CSIC