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The Latin American Grid Initiative: model and operation cost estimate. Roberto Barbera (EELA-2 Technical Coordinator) University of Catania and INFN (Italy) EELA-2 Workshop Loja (Ecuador), 05.12.2008. Outline. Concepts and analogies

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The Latin American Grid Initiative: model and operation cost estimate

Roberto Barbera (EELA-2 Technical Coordinator)

University of Catania and INFN (Italy)

EELA-2 Workshop

Loja (Ecuador), 05.12.2008


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Outline estimate

Concepts and analogies

The Grid “ecosystem”, its evolution, and the conditions for its long-term sustainability

A reference example: The European Grid Initiative (EGI)

The Latin American Grid Initiative (LGI)

Summary and conclusions

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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Some concepts (1/2) estimate(www.un.org/esa/sustdev/natlinfo/indicators/isd.htm)

  • Sustainability: in a general sense, is the capacity to maintain a certain process or state indefinitely; the term has its roots in ecology as the ability of an ecosystem to maintain ecological processes, functions, biodiversity and productivity into the future.

  • Sustainable development: is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future.

  • The three pillars: sustainable development must involve social and economic development, and environmental protection

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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Environmental protection estimate: is the process of making sure current processes of interaction with the environment are pursued with the idea of keeping the environment as pristine as naturally possible.

Economic development: is made of three building blocks, i.e. information, integration, and participation.

Pillars of World Sustainable

Development

…some more concepts…

Social development: also known as social change, refers to:

  • change in social structure: the nature, the social institutions, the social behaviour or the social relations of a society, community of people, and so on;

  • any event or action that affects a group of individuals that have shared values or characteristics.

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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Real world estimate

Social

Environment

Economic

e-Infrastructures

Virtual Organizations

Resource Centres + Service Provi-ders →National Grid Initiatives

Middleware services, Application support, and Training

VOs

e-Infrastructures’

Sustainable

Development

Sustain.

e-Infra.

M/W, Supp.,

Training

NGIs

…and some analogies

Key analogy: Grids are complex “ecosystems” of services

“sold”and “bought” by virtual communities.

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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Timeline of EU and US Grids estimate

OSG

GriPhyN, iVDGL, PPDG

GRID 3

Inter-operation

WLCG

EU DataGrid

EGEE 1

EGEE 2

EGEE 3

LCG 1

LCG 2

Jürgen Knobloch/CERN Slide 6

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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The Collaboration estimate

4 LHC experiments

~250 computing centres

12 large centres (Tier-0, Tier-1)

38 federations of smaller “Tier-2” centres

Growing to ~40 countries

Grids: EGEE, OSG, Nordugrid

Technical Design Reports

WLCG, 4 Experiments: June 2005

Memorandum of Understanding

Agreed in October 2005

Resources

5-year forward look

WLCG(www.cern.ch/lcg)

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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>27 estimate0 VOs from several scientific domains:

  • Archaeology

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • Civil Protection

  • Computational Chemistry

  • Comp. Fluid Dynamics

  • Computer Science/Tools

  • Condensed Matter Physics

  • Cultural Heritage

  • Earth Sciences

  • Fusion

  • High Energy Physics

  • Life Sciences

EGEE Communities

CPU usage increased *12

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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Computing at a “world” scale! estimate

How can we make it sustainable ?

Tier-1 Centers: TRIUMF (Canada); GridKA(Germany); IN2P3 (France); CNAF (Italy); SARA/NIKHEF (NL); Nordic Data Grid Facility (NDGF); ASCC (Taipei); RAL (UK); BNL (US); FNAL (US); PIC (Spain)

Jürgen Knobloch/CERN Slide 9

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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National estimate

Ref.: D. Kranzlmüller presemtation at EGEE’08

Global

Routine Usage

Testbeds

Utility Service

Grid “Ecosystem” evolution in Europe

The system becomes sustainable only if a social change occurs.

By analogy, this means a change in the way we consider and support VOs

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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States estimate

Chiefdoms

Tribes

Bands

Large

Grid

Initiatives

NGIs

JRUs

Univs.

Orgs.

Other analogies…(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society and links therein)

Social evolution

Grid evolution

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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Joint Research Units (JRUs) estimate

  • A Joint Research Unit (JRU) is a partnership with no legal status as such, formed between entities of the same nationality and meeting the following conditions:

    • scientific and economic unity (internal MoU in place);

    • lasting a certain length of time (not linked to a particular project);

    • recognised by a public authority (minister, secretary of state, etc.).

  • See some examples at:

    • http://documents.eu-eela.eu/collection/JRUs%20-%20NGIs

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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An example (in spanish): estimateLa Red Española de eCiencia (1/2)

  • Iniciativa, avalada por el MCI, para el establecimiento de una eInfraestructura nacional;

  • Alineada con el EGI (European Grid Initiative);

  • En formación, el MEC financia durante dos años mobilidad;

  • Objetivo: habilitar el desarrollo de la eCiencia en España;

  • Fases:

    • 1) definir la estructura;

    • 2) definir los mecanismos de decisión, inclusión y coordinación;

    • 3) asociar y hacer disponibles las eInfrastructuras ya existentes;

    • 4) soportar un cjto mínimo de aplicaciones y comunidades;

  • Inicial unas 3000 CPUs;

  • Modelo de financiación todavía no definido.

Ref. Raul Ramos, CETA-CIEMAT, Spain

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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An example (in spanish): estimateLa Red Española de eCiencia (2/2)

Ref. Raul Ramos, CETA-CIEMAT, Spain

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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National Grid Initiatives (NGIs) estimate(www.eu-egi.eu/fileadmin/public/Deliverables/EGI_DS_D4-3_FINAL.pdf)

  • It’s a legal Organisation that must:

    • Have the capacity to sign the statutes of the Large Grid Initiative it is member of – either directly or through a legal entity representing it;

    • Have a mandate to represent its national Grid community in all matters falling within the scope of Large Grid Initiative it is member of;

    • Be the only organisation having the mandate described in the previous point for its country and thus provide a single contact point at national level;

    • Nominate a representative duly authorised to deliberate, negotiate and decide on all matters falling within the mandate of the Large Grid Initiative it is member of;

    • Have a sustainable structure or be represented by a legal structure that has a sustainable structure in order to commit to Large Grid Initiative it is member of in the long term.

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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The European Grid Initiative (EGI) estimate

Goal:

  • Long-term sustainability of grid infrastructures in Europe

    Approach:

  • Establishment of a new federated model bringing together NGIs to build the EGI Organisation

    EGI Organisation:

  • Coordination and operation of a common multi-national, multi-disciplinary Grid infrastructure

    • To enable and support international Grid-based collaboration;

    • To provide support and added value to NGIs;

    • To liaise with corresponding infrastructures outside Europe.

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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EGI Design Study started Sept 07 to establish a sustainable pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010

The main foundations of EGI are 37 National Grid Initiatives (NGIs)

Project is funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Program

The “path” to EGI → EGI_DS(www.eu-egi.eu)

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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The EGI Business Model pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010

Ref.: EGI Blueprint and D3.1

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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EGI.org pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010

Funding and Policy Bodiessuch as:

  • eIRG

  • EU

  • ESFRI

  • national bodies

EGI Council

EGI Director

Strategy Committee

User Committeesfor :

  • Operations

  • Applications

  • Middleware

AdvisoryCommittees

CAO

Admin & PR

COO

Operations

CTO

Developments

Administration& PR Group

OperationsGroup

DevelopmentsGroup

The EGI Management/Governance

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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Duration pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 201027 months:

Develop EGI Proposal

NGIs signing Proposal

Start of EGEE-III

Final Draft of EGI Blueprint Proposal

Submission of EGEE-III

EGI Blueprint Proposal

Start of EGI Design Study

EGEE-III transition to EGI-like structure

EU Call Deadline for EGI Proposal

EGI Entity in place

EGEE-III (2YEARS)‏

EGI operational

EGEE-II (2YEARS)‏

2008

2010

2009

EGI Time Schedule

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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? pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010

EELA-2

4/2010 →

EELA

4/2008-3/2010

1/2006-12/2007

…and in Latin America ?

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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The Latin American Grid Initiative (LGI) pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010(http://documents.eu-eela.org/record/1119/files/)

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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The Latin American pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010Grid Infrastructure - GridLGI

  • GridLGI is composed, from bottom to top of three layers, each of them including Grid and Network components:

    • At the lower Institute level:

      • The Resource Centre (RC) is the actual site of the Grid computing resources;

      • The backbone LAN or MAN network connects the Computing and Storage Elements (CE & SE) at the RC site;

    • At the intermediate national level:

      • The National Grid Initiative (NGI) integrates all Grid Institutions in the country and federates under its Grid Operation Centre (GOC) all their RCs in a National Grid (GridNGI);

      • The underlying National Research & Education Network (NREN) links country-wide the Research and Education Institutes and optimizes / monitors their network activity via its associated Network Operation Centre (NOC);

    • The upper international layer is made of two entities at the same level:

      • The Latin American Grid Initiative (LGI) which brings together all NGIs and supervises the various GridNGIs operation from its Grid Support Centre (GSC);

      • CLARA: Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas that is the WAN network which integrates the Latin American NRENs and supervises the overall RedCLARA network activity by means of its Network Support Centre (NSC).

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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LGI Management/Governance pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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A possible structure of a pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010Latin American NGI

A strong liaison with the NREN must be established.

Local conditions permitting, NGI and NREN can merge into a single entity.

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LGI costs in terms of pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010human resources needed

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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Summary and conclusions pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010

  • Long-term sustainability of e-Infrastructures world wide is key for a continued support of scientific communities;

  • EELA-2 has defined the model and the architecture of the Latin American Grid Initiative (LGI) and they are in good agreement with basic principles and with what is being done in Europe with EGI on the same subject;

  • However, the roof will be solid only if the pillars will be strong so Latin American countries should start as soon as possible the creation of NGIs in close relationships with NRENs;

  • Ecuador is a “new” partner of EELA-2 so the creation of a JRU, and eventually a NGI, are very important steps that have to be taken as soon as possible and I hope that this workshop can set the ground for this to happen.

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Thank you very much! pan-European grid infrastructure after the end of EGEE-3 in 2010…Any Questions ?

Loja (Ecuador), EELA-2 Workshop, 05.12.2008


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