Services for the European Open Science Cloud

Training events

Introduction to HTCondor-CE service

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 15:30 to 16:30

The HTCondor-CE software is a site gateway that accepts remote resource requests (i.e., pilot jobs) and passes them along to the site's local batch system (e.g. Grid Engine, HTCondor, LSF, PBS Pro/Torque, or Slurm). 

Based on HTCondor, HTCondor-CE is widely used across the Open Science Grid (OSG) as the preferred Compute Element (CE) solution, and is now an official part of the HTCondor Software Suite. 

With the retirement of CREAM endpoints across the EGI sites planned by end of 2020, HTCondor-CE could be considered a good alternative as a CE endpoint solution and this talk will explain the reasons by giving an overview of the HTCondor-CE architecture, configuration, APEL and BDII support, and feature roadmap.

Managing Docker containers and Kubernetes clusters in the EGI Cloud

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Kubernetes is the number one orchestrator to host Docker containers and is offered by all major public clouds. In this webinar Enol will introduce you to Docker containers and Kubernetes on the EGI Cloud Federation and will show you how to get your containers under control. 

The EGI Datahub to federate distributed data sets for data-intensive applications in the cloud

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The EGI DataHub allows users to make their data available using different levels of access: from completely unrestricted open access to open data to authenticated access to closed data sets. This is possible as a result of the seamless integration with the EGI AAI service. The data hosted on the EGI DataHub can be readily accessible by cloud Virtual Machines (VMs) or running grid jobs thanks to full integration with EGI Federated Cloud and High-Throughput compute resources. The use of protocols such as POSIX and web services guarantees easy and scalable access to data from cloud and HTC applications. This ensures maximum compatibility with existing applications and minimum hassle for developers and users alike. The EGI DataHub is built on top of the EGI Open Data Platform using Onedata technology to connect a wide range of existing storage services, regardless of their underlying technology (e.g. Lustre, Amazon S3, Ceph, NFS, or dCache).

The EGI AAI Check-In service for scientific communities

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The EGI Check-in service (also called EGI AAI proxy) enables access to EGI services and resources using federated authentication mechanisms. Specifically, the proxy service is operated as a central hub between federated Identity Providers (IdPs) residing ‘outside’ of the EGI ecosystem, and Service Providers (SPs) that are part of EGI. The main advantage of this design principle is that all entities need to establish and maintain technical and trust relation only to a single entity, the EGI AAI proxy, instead of managing many-to-many relationships. In this context, the proxy acts as a Service Provider towards the Identity Providers and as an Identity Provider towards the Service Providers.

Through the EGI AAI proxy, users are able to authenticate with the credentials provided by the IdP of their Home Organisation (e.g. via eduGAIN), as well as using social identity providers, or other selected external identity providers (support for eGOV IDs is also foreseen). To achieve this, the EGI AAI has built-in support for SAML, OpenID Connect and OAuth2 providers and already enables user logins through Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and ORCID. In addition to serving as an authentication proxy, the EGI AAI provides a central Discovery Service (Where Are You From – WAYF) for users to select their preferred IdP.

The EGI AAI proxy is also responsible for aggregating user attributes originating from various authoritative sources (IdPs and attribute provider services) and delivering them to the connected EGI service providers in a harmonised and transparent way. Service Providers can use the received attributes for authorisation purposes, i.e. determining the resources the user has access to.

ARGO Monitoring Service training session for Service Providers

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

 Offering a reliable services is a good way to promote your services in EOSC. ARGO monitors your services and notifies is case of a problem allowing you to intervene asap. In this training session we are going to show the process we follow to monitor a new service with ARGO. Is that all? No, we are going to present the full stack of the service, the automations we are working on, the real time computations and the results via the alerts, API and UI.

EOSC-hub AAI training for communities

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

This training session will provide an overview of enabling the use and management of community identities for accessing resources made available through the EOSC-hub AAI. 

ECAS Webinar StuMeTa

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00

Ein erlernen ein Basiswissen, mit dem man hands-on eine Klimadatenanalyse durchführen kann. Wir werden ein paar Befehle kennen lernen, die die neuste Technik in einer modernen Programmiersprache wiederspiegelt. Wir werden die neusten Ergebnisse von den "intercomparisons"-Simulationsexperimenten, CMIP6, untersuchen und diese mit "historischen Daten" vergleichen. Das alles geschieht im Rahmen von ECAS, dem ENES Climate Analytics Service.

Online lecture: WeNMR - Structural biology in the cloud - 10 years of experience of using EGI services

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 10:00

Professor Bonvin will show how EOSC enables the WeNMR services to support thousands of researcher worldwide in the field of structural biology. WeNMR is linked to the Instruct-ERIC ESFRI. The structural biology community has focused its efforts in the last months on providing answers to fight the Sarc-Cov-2 pandemic. He will show how the WeNMR services contribute to this research.

The EGI Notebooks service: Support for analytics and big data visualisation in the cloud

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The EGI Notebooks service is an environment based on Jupyter and the EGI cloud service that offers a browser-based, scalable tool for interactive data analysis. The notebooks environment provides users with notebooks where they can combine text, mathematics, computations and rich media output. The service, in production since late 2019, it is offered in two options:

  • Notebooks for researchers: 

    • EGI offers a basic instance of the Notebooks as an open service. Any researcher can access this automatically to write and play notebooks on limited capacity cloud servers.

  • Notebooks for communities: 

    • EGI offers customised Notebooks service to scientific communities. Such customised instances can be hosted on special hardware (for example with fat nodes and GPUs), can offer special libraries, data import/export and user authentication systems.

DMP Workshop RDA/OpenAIRE

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 13:30 to 16:30

This is the third and final workshop of the RDA UK node, which will be run jointly with OpenAIRE on the theme of building bridges across open science in the UK.
It's being run jointly with OpenAIRE and focussed on open science in the UK, in particular in RDA and OpenAIRE work related to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

This is a chance to find out about RDA and OpenAIRE activities in open science, in particular in the areas of training, FAIR data, and certification. The aim of this event it to connect researchers, open science facilitators, research facilitators, repository managers, policy makers, funders and librarians with a strong focus on FAIR.