EGI webinar programme 2021

28 April, 2 PM (CEST): Managing Singularity, Docker and udocker containers, Kubernetes clusters in the EGI Cloud

In this webinar we will introduce the different runtimes available for executing containers in EGI infrastructure and will show how to manage Kubernetes clusters to get your containers under control executed on EGI cloud providers.

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5 May, 2 PM (CEST): Providing controlled access to distributed resources and services with EGI Check-in: the user and provider perspectives

This webinar will help new services to integrate with Check-in, the EGI Authentication & Authorisation Infrastructure enabling secure access to relying parties. The target group of the training are developers and administrators of services that want to connect to Check-in for user authentication and authorisation.

It will showcase the use of the EGI Check-In Federation Registry tool for managing the lifecycle of a relying party, i.e. registration, reconfiguration and de-registration. The training will include hands-on sessions for the participants to integrate their own relying party to Check-In.

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12 May, 10 AM (CEST): Access and analyze data from the EGI DataHub with Jupyter notebooks and MATLAB

Good, clean data is hard to come by. The EGI provides scientists and researchers access to a large collection of public datasets from data centers globally. These data can be accessed using the EGI Jupyter Notebook service. MATLAB users can now analyze this data using the familiar MATLAB desktop, via a web browser, on the EGI’s resources. 

In this webinar, you will learn how to

  • Use your MATLAB license to login to the EGI MATLAB installation
  • Access data from the EGI DataHub 
  • Read in scientific data into MATLAB
  • Analyze and visualize data using computational notebooks called MATLAB Live Scripts. 
  • Share your MATLAB code with your peers

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19 May, 1.30 PM (CEST): Monitoring services with ARGO

ARGO is a lightweight service for Service Level Monitoring designed for medium and large sized Research Infrastructures. In this webinar we are going to show the process we follow to monitor a new service with ARGO. In addition, the real time computations and the results via the alerts, API and UI will be shown.

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26 May, 2 PM (CEST): Deploying virtual infrastructures with Infrastructure Manager (IM)

In this webinar we will focus the usage of the IM Dashboard an easy to use web interface designed to enable not advanced users to deploy a set of predefined and well tested customizable virtual infrastructures (Kubernetes, SLURM, Mesos, Galaxy, …) in top of a wide range of cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, EGI Cloud Compute, OpenStack, OpenNebula, …) with a single set of mouse clicks.

In this webinar Miguel will present how end-users can deploy complex and customized virtual infrastructures on top of IaaS Cloud deployments (such as AWS, OpenStack, EGI FedCloud, etc.).

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16 June 2 PM CEST: Using Dynamic DNS service in EGI Cloud infrastructure

Nowadays, more and more services are dynamically deployed in Cloud environments. Usually, the services hosted on virtual machines in Cloud are accessible only via IP addresses or pre-configured hostnames given by the target Cloud providers, making it difficult to provide them with meaningful domain names.

The Dynamic DNS service provides a unified, federation-wide Dynamic DNS support for VMs in EGI infrastructure.

The webinar will provide demonstration and tutorial, also practical advice on using Dynamic DNS service in realistic user scenarios.

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23 June 2 PM (CEST): Running containers in your user space with udocker

Udocker enables the execution of docker containers in user space without requiring root privileges for installation or use. Udocker implements the pull, load, import and execution of containers by non-privileged users in Linux systems where docker is not available. It can be used in Linux batch systems and interactive clusters that are managed by other entities, such as grid infrastructures or externally managed batch or interactive systems. udocker does not require any type of privileges nor the deployment of services by system administrators. It can be downloaded and executed entirely by the end user.

Udocker offers several execution modes exploiting system call interception, library call interception and namespaces. udocker integrates several tools to provide a subset of the docker capabilities aimed at container execution.

In this webinar we will explain the udocker fundamentals, how to use udocker to execute Linux containers and how to best exploit the several execution engines.

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22 Sept 2PM (CEST): Analyze your data using DODAS generated cluster

DODAS enables the execution of user analysis code both in batch mode and interactively via the Jupyter interface. DODAS is highly customizable and offers several building blocks that can be combined together in order to create the best service composition for a given use case. The currently available blocks allow to combine Jupyter and HTCondor as well as Jupyter and Spark or simply a jupyter interface. In addition, they allow the management of data via caches to optimize the processing of remote data. This can be done either via XCache or MinIO S3 object storage capabilities. DODAS is based on docker containers and the related orchestration relies on Kubernetes that enables the possibility to compose the building blocks via a web-based user interface thanks to Kubeapps.

In this presentation we will explain the DODAS fundamentals and we will provide a user oriented demo.

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29 Sept 2PM (CEST): Using EGI Cloud infrastructure with fedcloudclient

fedcloudclient is a command-line client and high-level Python package for interaction with EGI Federated Cloud. The client will allow users to perform the various OpenStack operations in EGI Federated Cloud. The webinar will provide tutorial and demonstration of using fedcloudclient in EGI Cloud infrastructure. Four modules are included:

  • fedcloudclient.checkin for operation with EGI Check-in like getting tokens,
  • fedcloudclient.endpoint for searching endpoints via GOCDB, getting unscoped/scoped token from OpenStack keystone,
  • fedcloudclient.sites manages site configurations
  • and finally fedcloudclient.openstack for performing OpenStack operations.

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6 Oct 2PM (CEST): Data Management in EGI with Rucio and FTS

Rucio is a data management software, originally developed for ATLAS at CERN to supersede their previous data management software 10 years ago. Since then Rucio has been constantly developed by ATLAS and other communities that have come to use Rucio, ensuring that it is a feature rich, and well maintained open software.

Multi-VO Rucio implemented by the STFC in the UK hosts Rucio as a service for many communities. This is to provide communities the opportunity to use Rucio for their data management solution, without having to learn about, and host their own instance of Rucio.

We will discuss how Rucio works generally, this includes how you would interact with Rucio, some of the important concepts within Rucio, and what Rucio then interacts with to move the data.

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27 Oct 3PM (CEST): How to orchestrate services in the EOSC Compute Platform with the INDIGO PaaS

The INDIGO PaaS implements an abstraction and federation layer on top of heterogeneous distributed computing environments: it allow to orchestrate and coordinate the provisioning of virtualized compute and storage resources on Cloud Management Frameworks, both private and public (like OpenStack, OpenNebula, AWS, etc.), and the deployment of dockerized long-running services and batch jobs on Container Orchestration Platforms like Apache Mesos and Kubernetes.

In this webinar, we will describe the architecture of the INDIGO Platform and its main features. The demo will show how users can easily interact with this orchestration system using both the command line interface and the web dashboard.

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24 Nov 2PM (CET): The Role of Research in Data Spaces and Data Ecosystems

In recent years, there has been growing discussion of data ecosystems and data spaces, primarily in the context of industry and government.  The European Commission just announced (November 10, 2021) 410 Million Euros for actions supporting the deployment of common data spaces including sectoral data spaces and the supporting cloud-to-edge infrastructure and services.  This webinar will explain what data spaces and data ecosystems are, how they relate to FAIR and open research data, and present scientific communities with a roadmap for participating in data spaces/ecosystems.  The architectures and terminology of Gaia-X, International Data Spaces and FIWARE will be presented in comparison with common practices in research related to data exchange and sharing.

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1 Dec 2 PM (CET): How to use AI technology and the EGI Compute to train your models

We will have a tour around all the services developed during the Deep Hybrid Datacloud project. These will include:

  • How to use the DEEP Dashboard to deploy CPU/GPU resources to train or develop AI models
  • How to access these resources via Jupyter Lab or the DEEPaaS API
  • How to deploy and access already trained models shared by other users in the DEEP Marketplace
  • How to share your developed model with other users in the DEEP Marketplace.

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