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NA3: Training and Induction . Robin McConnell Activity Manager UEDIN (NeSC) EGEE-III First Review, 24-25 June, 2009. Activity Overview. NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009. 2. NA3 Objectives in EGEE-II.

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na3 training and induction

NA3: Training and Induction

Robin McConnell

Activity Manager

UEDIN (NeSC)

EGEE-III First Review, 24-25 June, 2009

activity overview
Activity Overview

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

2

na3 objectives in egee ii
NA3 Objectives in EGEE-II
  • Expand and refine the training material and courses, to provide training resources for an ever-widening range of Grid applications.
  • Train a wide variety of users, within & outside EGEE consortium
  • Develop mechanisms for passing on knowledge to end-users of EGEE related projects.
  • Expand online learning services, meeting the needs of an expanded project and larger user-base.
  • Support the provision of t-infrastructure on the GILDA testbed by developing/maintaining training resources to cover diverse range of application scenarios.

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

na3 tasks
NA3 Tasks
  • TNA3.1
  • Course Content, Scheduling, Organisation & Delivery
    • Lead Partner – University of Edinburgh
    • Partners – All
  • TNA3.2a
  • Trainer Support Systems
    • University of Edinburgh
  • TNA3.2b
  • Training Infrastructure Provision
    • Lead partner – INFN, Catania
    • Partners – 9
  • TNA3.3
  • Activity Management & Partner Coordination
    • Lead partner – University of Edinburgh, Deputy – MTA SZTAKI
    • Partners - 6
training events
Training Events

29 Countries

56 Locations

99 Training Events (Target 60)

1383 Participants (Target 600)

4439 “participant days” (Target – 1500)

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

geographical spread of events
Geographical spread of events

http://bit.ly/EGEEtrainingmap

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

training event locations
Training Event Locations

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

training event data in egee ii
Training Event Data in EGEE-II
  • < Event Duration
    • Average course length 2.5 days

Average evaluation score 5.1 (out of 6) (n=60)

Comparison Vs previous years

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

breakdown by event type
Breakdown by Event Type

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

egee collaboration events
EGEE Collaboration events

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

iwsgc 09
IWSGC’09

Resources

  • NA3 Management ran Programme Committee
  • EGEE Training Material
  • Tutors
  • GILDA – provided testbed for ALL technologies
  • gLITE
  • 5 “technology weeks”
  • ~15 hours per week (student average)
  • 37 Participants

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

digital library updates 1
Digital Library - updates 1

Rebranding

Introduction of “Feeds”

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

digital library updates 2
Digital Library - updates 2

“Cloud tags”

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

digital library updates 3
Digital Library - updates 3

Improved Search & Filter

New eLearning modules

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

gilda t infrastructure
GILDA t-Infrastructure

~2Tb storage

180 cpu

Training Infrastructure for EGEE and other European projects, providing resources for training events

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

gilda t infrastructure1
GILDA t-Infrastructure
  • Available for Grid novices training – 24/7
  • Bookable for Training events (also commercial events)
    • Year 1 – 85 events
  • GILDA available for porting applications tutorials
    • Testbed availability for new applications
  • Improved documentation and facilities offered to grid beginners
    • Online tutorials available (wiki & linked from eLearning modules) example:

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

gilda improvements
GILDA improvements
  • Stability of GILDA vastly improved
    • Close match to production infrastructure
      • updated with the latest middleware releases
      • 2nd WMS installed
      • GILDA performance exceptional during ISSGC’08 (45 students, 4 middlewares)
    • Efforts to install monitoring tools
      • GILDA is monitored by GStat
      • Plans to register sites with GOCDB, enabling production monitoring
  • Improved Interfaces
    • Classic interface updated in response to increased demand
    • Provides UI for GridWay, P-Grade and GANGA

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

development of egee trainers
Development of EGEE Trainers
  • “Training the Trainers”
    • Provide Partner autonomy
    • Experts ensure quality of message
    • Balance - Technical vs Pedagogy

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

trainer registry
Trainer Registry
  • Currently lists 102 trainers
  • Records trainer history/details
  • Event organisers can browse trainer experience
industrial training
Industrial Training
  • Potential solution for commercial training (Business Associate)
    • EGEE provided Linalis with:
      • Training (Train the Trainer event)
      • Access to training material
      • Use of t-Infrastructure (GILDA)
    • Linalis now working with EGEE Business group

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

issues
Issues
  • GILDA sites

Low number active in early Year 1

    • Previous sites dropping out, requiring maintenance
    • Delay in new sites coming online
    • Infrastructure now enlarged
  • International Summer / Winter Schools in Grid Computing no longer funded
    • Winter School resource intensive to ensure it happened.
    • Summer school2008 took place in Balatonfured, 2009 will be in July in Sophia Antipolis
  • Digital Library “hit” rate lower than expected
    • Survey - 33% awareness, 92% found useful
    • Response – Promoted at EGEE08, promotional material to launch new website

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

year 2 plans
Year 2 Plans
  • Sustainability
    • Ensure autonomous training groups
      • Assist Training groups where possible in becoming self-sufficient
      • Continue to develop Trainers
      • Train the trainer events
    • Integration of t-Infrastructure into Production
      • Running as Training VO
  • Scalability
    • Continue e-learning facilities
      • Further development of library
      • Further development of modules
  • ParticipantsCommitted Users
    • Ensure potential users aware of assistance available (e.g App Porting)

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

summary
Summary
  • 99 training events delivered, and with wider geographical coverage than anticipated, well above target metrics
  • Support Services continuously enhanced during EGEE-III, in response to need for greater scalability
  • Improvements to GILDA have provided larger infrastructure with better performance
  • Expanding trainer base to ensure sustainable training geographically

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

NA3 – Robin McConnell - EGEE-III First Review 24-25 June 2009

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