Federated Cloud Piloting - SKA

UTC
Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania

Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania

Via Santa Sofia, 78 95123 Catania
Description

The purpose of this meeting is to launch the pilot demonstration project of a South African - European federated cloud to support collaboration on SKA Pathfinder data intensive large programs between South African and European research teams.  Scientific and technical teams have been working on preparatory documents articulating science use cases and the technical issues and solutions for the federated cloud. This meeting will pull this information together and build the project structure, plans and timeline for the pilot.   

  1. Reports on relevant activities at each potential collaborating institution

  2. Discussion of collaborative science projects/programs we wish to work on together in the Federated environment and the people involved.  This can be related to collaboration on MeerKAT LSPs as well as other data intensive SKA pathfinder projects/programs e.g. LOFAR.

  3. Identify functionality for the federated cloud to support the science programs to inform the technical specifications.

  4. develop an agreed detailed technical plan and implementation roadmap

  5. detail the collaboration on the technical development, who works on what and what gets implemented where?

  6. discuss resource issues and potential funding sources and opportunities, 

  7. Define the project governance and management structure and any agreements or understandings that need to be set up.


 

SOC:

  • Alessandro Costa

  • Tiziana Ferrari

  • Mauro Nanni

  • Andrea Possenti

  • Rob Simmonds

  • Riccardo Smareglia

  • Giuliano Taffoni

  • Russ Taylor

  • Grazia Umana

LOC:

  • Giancarlo Bellassai

  • Salvatore Buttaccio

  • Francesco Cavallaro

  • Alessandro Costa

  • Adriano Ingallinera

  • Teresa Chiara Pulvirenti

  • Simone Riggi

  • Eva Sciacca

  • Fabio Vitello

Participants
  • Adriano Ingallinera
  • Alessandra Forti
  • Alessandro Costa
  • Andrea Possenti
  • Bjorn Backeberg
  • Bruno Coelho
  • Cristina Knapic
  • Diego Scardaci
  • Domingos Barbosa
  • Eva Sciacca
  • Fabio Roberto Vitello
  • Francesco Cavallaro
  • Franco Tinarelli
  • Grazia Maria Gloria Umana
  • Isabella Prandoni
  • John Garbutt
  • João Paulo Barraca
  • Kechil Kirkham
  • Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro Atalaya
  • Marzia Rivi
  • Matteo Stagni
  • Raymond Oonk
  • Riccardo Smareglia
  • Russ Taylor
  • Salvo Buttaccio
  • Sebastian Luna-Valero
  • Simone Riggi
  • Susana Sánchez Expósito
  • Teresa Pulvirenti
  • Ugo Becciani
  • Vincenzo Galluzzi
  • Tuesday, September 10
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Introduction
      • 9:00 AM
        Overview meeting and Introductions 15m
        Speaker: Russ Taylor
      • 9:15 AM
        High Level Objectives and Outcomes 15m
        Speakers: Rob Simmonds , Russ Taylor
    • 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
      Reports on relevant activities at partner institutions
    • 10:30 AM 10:45 AM
      Discussion
    • 10:45 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 15m
    • 11:00 AM 11:40 AM
      EU-SA SKA Pathfinder Large Projects and Core Data Sets
    • 11:40 AM 1:00 PM
      Overview of Science Use cases and Functionality Required
    • 1:00 PM 2:15 PM
      Lunch 1h 15m
    • 1:45 PM 2:15 PM
      Signing Ceremony IDIA-INAF Collaboration on 3D Virtual Reality Data Analysis tool for HI cubes from SKA precursors 30m
    • 2:15 PM 2:30 PM
      Introduction to Technical and Science Track
    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Science Track - Science teams could break out here to discuss detailed plans for collaborative projects and requirements
    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Technical Track - Rob Simmonds to facilitate
    • 4:00 PM 4:20 PM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 4:20 PM 6:30 PM
      Science Track - Science teams could break out here to discuss detailed plans for collaborative projects and requirements
    • 4:20 PM 6:30 PM
      Technical Track - Rob Simmonds to facilitate
    • 6:30 PM 6:45 PM
      Discussion
    • 8:30 PM 10:30 PM
      Social Dinner 2h Materia Prima

      Materia Prima

      Via Cardinale Dusmet n. 21/23 (Catania)

      Materia Prima Restaurant
      https://materiaprimacatania.it/

  • Wednesday, September 11
    • 9:00 AM 9:40 AM
      Report back from Day 1 tracks
      • 9:00 AM
        Science track 20m
        Speaker: Russ Taylor
      • 9:20 AM
        Technical track 20m
        Speaker: Rob Simmonds
    • 9:40 AM 10:45 AM
      Discussion
    • 10:45 AM 11:05 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:05 AM 12:05 PM
      The user experience/interface
    • 12:05 PM 1:00 PM
      Discussion
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Defining the Demonstration project
    • 4:00 PM 4:20 PM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 4:20 PM 5:50 PM
      Next steps