PANDAAS Working Group

chaired by Andy Gotz (ESRF), Rudolf Dimper
from to (UTC)
at ESRF ( Common Building CO-1-10 )
71 avenue des Martyrs 38043 Grenoble Cedex France
Participants Alun Ashton; Frazer Barnsley; Ennio Capria; ALEJANDRO DE MARIA; Rudolf Dimper; Vincent Favre-Nicolin; David Fernandez; Claudio Ferrero; Brigitte Gagey; Andrew Goetz; Thomas Griffin; Jamie HALL; Damien Naudet; Majid Ounsy; Antoni Perez Font; Jean-François Perrin; Fabien Pinet; Milan Prica; Marius Retegan; Benoit Rousselle; Daniel Salvat; Kevin Savage; Frank Schluenzen; Vicente Armando Sole; Darren Spruce; Olof Svensson; Mirjam van Daalen; Rainer Wilcke; Sergey Yakubov
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  • Monday, 12 December 2016
    • 09:00 - 12:00 Calypso+ JRA2
      Preparation meeting for the Calypso+ JRA2
      Conveners: Andrew Goetz (ESRF), Dr. Mirjam van Daalen (PSI)
      • 09:00 Calypsoplus - Overview 20'
        CALIPSOplus brings together 22 synchrotrons and FELs in Europe, including the European XFEL as well as
        the synchrotron SESAME in Jordan, in order to enable all European researchers from academia and industry to benefit from access to world class light sources. This talk will give an overview of the proposal, the timeline and introduce JRA2 work package dedicated to Data Analysis as a Service.
        Speaker: Dr. Mirjam van Daalen (PSI)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 09:20 JRA2 - Review deliverables 20'
        This talk will review the deliverables for JRA2 and the involvement of each partner. The deliverables are : 1. Kickoff workshop, 2. Blueprint for a DAAS platform, 3. Cross site requirements, 4. Software packages of use cases, 5. Mini demonstrator, 6. White paper on HNSciCLoud and EOSC, 6. Workshop presenting results.
        Speaker: Andrew Goetz (ESRF)
        Material: document pdf file
      • 09:40 Umbrella developments 20'
        As part of the Calypsoplus project the Umbrella authentication systemwill be extended to fully support different non-web-based authentication mechanisms to be able to service a broader range of facilities (eduGain + JISC Assent) with differing needs and capabilities. This talk will present the current state of Umbrella and the extension.
        Speaker: Dr. Mirjam van Daalen (PSI)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 10:00 Industrial use case(s) 20'
        One of the work packages of Calypsoplus is dedicated to industrial users. They are part of the use cases of providing a remote service for data analysis. This talk will present the use cases and their needs.
        Speaker: Ennio Capria
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 10:20 Coffee 20'
      • 10:40 JRA2 - Implementation 30'
        This talk will step through the tasks and start the discussion on who should do what. The tasks are: 1. design a platform for remote DAAS, 2. DAAS requirements, 3. Implement DAAS platform, 4. Design and implement a DAAS portal, 5. Package data analysis software, 6. Extend Umbrella to support eduGain and JISC, 7. Test solution with users.
        Speaker: Andrew Goetz (ESRF)
      • 11:10 Links to other projects 20'
        Identify other projects which are related to JRA2 and how to create synergy or collaborate with these projects.
      • 11:30 Discussion 30'
    • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 18:35 Latest developments
      Presentation of latest developments in DAAS at the STFC, DLS, DESY, ALBA, + ESRF.
      Convener: Andrew Goetz (ESRF)
      • 14:00 ESRF - GPU on AWS, XSOCS + HNSciCloud 30'
        ESRF will present their experience using GPUs on AWS, XSOCS a nanostrain analysis package which is a candidate for DAAS, a vision for using public clouds like AWS, their involvement in HNSciCloud.
        Speakers: Andrew Goetz (ESRF), Dr. Vincent Favre-Nicolin (ESRF), Mr. Damien Naudet (ESRF)
        Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 14:30 STFC - DAaaS development updates 30'
        Present an update on the STFC setup and progress since the last meeting viz. (1) The move from OpenNebula to OpenStack (2) Cloud machine interface integration to TopCAT. Software installation and configuration (quattor and CernVMFS) (3) A comment on usability and firewalls.
        Speaker: Mr. Frazer Barnsley (STFC)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:00 DESY - docker & user namespaces 30'
        Speakers: Frank Schluenzen (DESY), Dr. Sergey Yakubov (DESY)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:30 DIAMOND - CryoEM 30'
        Speaker: Dr. Alun Ashton (Diamond Light Source)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:00 Coffee 20'
      • 16:20 PSI - news 20'
        This talk will provide an update on the following topics: (1) PSI Data policy (2) MELANI metadata catalogue, (3) DaaS project @ PSI progress.
        Speaker: Dr. Mirjam van Daalen (PSI)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 16:40 ALBA - news 20'
        The presentaton will cover news about the data policy, the data archiving and browsing, experience with the HPC cluster, a prototype of a remote operation service for MX.
        Speakers: Mr. Antoni Perez Font (CELLS), Mr. David Fernandez (ALBA)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 17:00 ILL - news 20'
        ILL will present their experience with 4 years of implementing an Open Data Policy. 
        Speaker: Mr. Jean-François Perrin (ILL)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 17:20 MAXIV - news 20'
        Update on the last 6 months of MAX IV, concerning the current and future challenges in relation to infrastructure. How this relates to research infrastructures in Sweden. News on coordination of scientific software. How to exploit further opportunities to collaborate within PanDAAS.
        Speaker: Mr. Darren Spruce (MAX IV)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 17:40 SOLEIL - news 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Majid Ounsy (Majid Ounsy)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 19:00 - 22:00 Dinner
      Convener: Fabienne Mengoni
  • Tuesday, 13 December 2016
    • 08:30 - 11:00 Common developments
      Session dedicated to identifying common developments based on existing or proposed developments.
      Convener: Andrew Goetz (ESRF)
      • 09:00 PaNData community building 20'
        Discuss how to maintain the momentum of the PaN-data community. Agree on the website as being the main portal for the community. Who can contribute? What are products could be added / updated? Do we need a charter, representatives etc. ?
        Speakers: Frank Schluenzen (DESY), Andrew Goetz (ESRF)
      • 09:20 EPN Software Catalogue 20'
        The EPN campus software catalogue ( will be presented. The proposal to make it a catalogue for the community will be discussed.
        Speaker: Claudio Ferrero
      • 09:40 HPC on AWS 20'
        This talk will present the results of using public cloud (AWS) to run HPC applications. 
        Speaker: Dr. Rainer Wilcke (ESRF)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:00 Jupyter notebooks 20'
        Demonstration of the pilot service for Python notebooks at the ESRF. How can this be generalised as a useful service for remote and local users.
        Speaker: Dr. Jerome Kieffer (ESRF)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:20 Common developments 40'
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee 30'
    • 11:00 - 12:20 Next steps
      Define next steps
      • 11:00 e-IRG feedback 10'
        Feedback about the e-IRG meeting in Bratislava where the PANDAAS needs were presented.
        Speaker: Andrew Goetz (ESRF)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:10 LEAPS feedback 10'
        Feedback about the LEAPS meeting held in Diamond on a possible future WP dedicated to IT for photons.
        Speaker: Rudolf Dimper
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:20 e-infrastructures + EOSC 20'
        Brief presentation on the e-infrastructures and their link to the EOSC.
        Speaker: Andrew Goetz (ESRF)
      • 11:40 H2020 E-INFRA-17-a call 20'
        Here is the call:
        Please send your input and ideas by the 9/1/2017
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch