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2015

ANNUAL REPORT GALICIA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE

Fundación Pública Galega Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia


Computational GenomicsChemistry

2015 ANNUAL REPORT Oceanography Economics

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Climate Studies

Meteorology Bioinformatics

Earth Sciences

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CESGA Annual Report 2015

CREDITS 2015 CESGA ANNUAL REPORT DIRECTOR: Javier García Tobío. COORDINATOR: Fernando Bouzas Sierra. CONTRIBUTORS:

Ignacio López Cabido, Andrés Gómez Tato, Carlos Fernández Sánchez, Maria José Rodríguez Malmierca, Francisco Landeira Vega, Emilio Abad, Ramón Basanta Cheda, Pablo Rey Mayo, Javier López Cacheiro, Aurelio Rodríguez, Carmen Cotelo Queijo, Emilio Otero Mera, Juan Villasuso Barreiro, Natalia Costas Lago, Carlos Mouriño, Barbara Gesto, Pilar Iglesias Oubiña, Rosa Fernández Acevedo, Alejandro Feijóo Fraga, Diego Nieto Caride, Raquel García Tiagonce, Miguel Arce Otero.

GRAPHS & CHARTS: Fundación CESGA. COPYRIGHT BY: Fundación Pública Galega Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia (Fundación CESGA).

EDITED BY: CESGA Foundation Avenida de Vigo s/n (Campus Vida) 15705 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Ph: 34 981 569 810. dixitos@cesga.gal www.cesga.gal

CESGA Foundation is a non-profit organisation at the service of scientific research, technological development and innovation since 1993. The Regional Goverment of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) participate in Fundación CESGA.

CESGA Foundation infrastructures have been partially funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and by the Government of Spain through the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) as well as by the Xunta de Galicia and CSIC.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................................MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT ...................................................................................................................HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR ..............................................................................................................CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY .............................................................................................................................BOARD OF TRUSTEES .......................................................................................................................ORGANISATIONAL CHART ............................................................................................................EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLAN ..............................................................................................................................MISSION STATEMENT ......................................................................................................................FINANCIAL INFORMATION ...................................................................................................................................................SERVICES ............................................................................................................................QUALITY OF SERVICES ..................................................................................COMPUTING USERS SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................COMPUTING USERS ...........................................................................................................COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE .........................................................................................................................................DATA STORAGE ......................................................................................................................SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS ...............................................................................GALICIAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NETWORK ................................................................................................ENERGY SAVINGS & EFFICIENCY PLAN .............................................................................................................................RESEARCH PROJECTS ........................................................................................KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ...............................................................................................GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS ...........................................................................................E-LEARNING & COLLABORATION TOOLS ........................................................................................................................................DISSEMINATION

6 7 8 10 10 11 12 14 15 16 18 19 26 27 30 36 41 42 51 55 56 57

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MESSAGE

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Manuel Varela Rey President, Fundación CESGA Director, Axencia Galega de Innovación

Following through with the commitment established by the end of 2014, the actions necessary for the technological update of CESGA’s infrastructure were undertaken in 2015.

usage and research at a state wide level will be optimized and contributions to European supercomputing strategy will be made through RES.

CESGA’s technological update was accomplished through an investment of 5.2 million euros jointly financed by the Regional Government of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia), by the Spanish Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO),and by the contributions of the European Commission (EC) through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

In 2015, CESGA provided 391 access permits to the supercomputing systems that allowed for the development of 141 research projects and for the production of 119 scientific publications.

In addition to this, other systems were deployed for the amelioration of services in areas requested by researchers and technologists belonging to the Galician University System, to the Spanish National Research Council, and to Industry. The Galician Science and Technology Network (RECETGA) in collaboration with RedIRIS deployed new dark fibre optic cables for the connection of University of A Coruña Esteiro Campus, CETMAR Foundation, and Institute for Marine Research (IIM-CSIC) at Vigo. The integration of CESGA in the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) in 2015 was of special relevance. HPC resource

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As a direct consequence of these actions, by December 2015, CESGA installed FinisTerrae II which with its 328 TFLOPS of peak performance capacity (billions of operations per second) increases twenty fold FinisTerrae I computing capacity.

With regard to industry, CESGA renewed its efforts aimed at transferring HPC knowledge, methods, and technologies to the productive sector via active participation in four European industry transfer projects, leading RES SME HPC implementation task force, and managing the Galicia-North of Portugal Euro regional Project, CloudPYME2.

The joint effort undertaken by the Regional Government of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia), through both the Regional Ministry for the Economy, Employment, and Industry (CEEI) and the Regional Ministry for Culture, Education, and Universities (CCEOU), by the Spanish Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), by the Galician Universities (UDC, USC, UVIGO), and the contributions of the European Commission (EC) through ERDF, has made possible the deployment of a new and important technological update of the centre’s infrastructure, which, one more year comes to confirm the commitment of these institutions with CESGA as an essential means for the realisation of research, technological development, and innovation, in Galicia specifically, and in Spain in general.


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2015 HIGHLIGHTS In 2015, CESGA successfully undertook the technological update of most of the computing infrastructures it manages. Activity was especially intense in the technical, administrative, and logistic areas. The acquisition of the new equipment was closed with six different providers through public tenders: Bull, Data Base Storage, Emerson, HP, Inforhouse, and Itelsis. In this annual activity report, CESGA manifests one more year its commitment with equal opportunity employment policies, particularly as they relate to gender, through the accomplishment of the actions detailed in the corresponding Plan. CESGA’s 2013-2016 Strategic Plan establishes the goals and objectives for this period which are annually detailed in the Yearly Plan of Activity. The following are CESGA’s strategic objectives. 1.- Consolidating CESGA as a Centre of Excellence in Computational Science. 2.- Achieving a significant presence in industry. 3.- Increasing international activity. Here we provide further detail regarding 2015 most relevant activity toward the achievement of these aims. 1.1 - Research, Development & Innovation Activity

--CESGA participated in 38 projects (including 9 FORTISSIMO experiments) and 8 thematic networks and clusters. Additionally, throughout the year, 23 new project proposals were submitted to competitive calls, 12 were granted, 7 rejected, and 5 are pending decision.

--CESGA contributed, one more year, to the HPC Interuniversity Master Programme. 1.2.- Service to users Due to the activity related to the updating of the computing infrastructures undertaken mostly during the last quarter, the CPU hours provided during the year amounted to 20.6 million hours, down from the 21.7 million CPU hours provided the previous year.

Technological Update of the Centre: --FinisTerrae II: with 328 TFLOPS, provides a twenty-fold increase in computing capacity with respect to FinisTerrae. --SVG – Cloud for HPC: provides and additional 52 TFLOPS. --SVG – Big Data: new cluster architecture, with 831 TB in disc, 2.4 TB memory and 17.5 TFLOPS. --SVG – Industry: SVG nodes specifically dedicated for industrial use with a heterogeneous architecture providing 44 TFLOPS. --UPS: In order to optimize CESGA’s power usage effectiveness, one of the uninterrupted power systems was substituted in 2015. --Computer Classroom: The equipment installed in the computer room was updated. --Updating of RECETGA: The Galician Science and Technology Network upgraded to fibre optic connections the Esteiro Campus (UDC-Ferrol), the Marine Research Institute (IIMCSIC), and CETMAR; CIS Galicia was connected through radio links. All these investments were partially funded with ERDF Funds. 2.- Transferring knowledge to Industry An intense collaboration activity with industry was maintained throughout the year, 61 new contracts and collaboration agreements were reached. Galicia’s Regional Ministry of Economy and Industry through the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) financed the acquisition of a computing infrastructure dedicated to industry actions and services oriented to industry under the Industry 4.0 initiative. CESGA also increased its presence in industry through the following actions. --In the European arena: participation in the European Commission projects: SESAME.net, FORTISSIMO, and FORTISSIMO 2. --In the Spanish arena: leading the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) task Group for the implementation of HPC in SMEs. --In the Euro-Region: leading projects CLOUDPYME and CLOUDPYME 2, and proposing Project MAS4SME. --In Galicia: closely collaborating with GAIN through CIS Galicia. 3.- Increasing international presence CESGA actively participated in 28 international projects, 9 of these correspond to experiments under FORTISSIMO and FORTISSIMO2 projects).

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CESGA’s CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY IN 2015 Leadership in any area of human activity is facilitated by a variety of factors, such as the existence of knowledge and skills within its population, the availability and accessibility to investment capital, the presence of support infrastructures, and the existence of a legal framework which incorporates the changes required to maintain a leading position. Twenty-two years ago, the Xunta de Galicia together with CSIC firmly resolved to build a knowledge hub in Galicia with a powerful infrastructure in order to achieve and support relevant positions, when not leadership, in various areas. First and foremost, CESGA is a basic infrastructure of the global knowledge society in which we live today. It is an infrastructure created to enable leadership in fundamental research and technological development as well as business and industrial innovation dealing with countless areas of knowledge and application. CESGA is defined by advanced computing, storage, and networking infrastructures as well as by a group of HPC researchers and highly specialized support, development, and management staff members. As an organization, CESGA is designed to enable research teams to pursue and achieve their RTD+I objectives in public and private entities such as engineering and innovative companies that operate in a great number of different fields of business. In this sense, CESGA has contributed to society as a whole by making possible the production of valuable outputs from our industries, our administrations, and, above all, from our research and learning communities in 2015. Thus, CESGA’s infrastructures have contributed to the production of new scientific knowledge in various areas and allowed for the training of highly specialized young researchers, thereby offering Spanish and especially Galician research groups a better chance to secure financing in order to pursue their scientific endeavours. Such infrastructures have made it possible for citizens and businesses alike to enjoy valuable innovative services provided by various administrations. These infrastructures have allowed small and medium enterprises to develop and refine new products and services and take them to market. Throughout 2015, the infrastructures have provided umpteen opportunities for some of our more knowledgeable minds to

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attempt to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges, for example, to try to accurately predict atmospheric and oceanic conditions, to search for materials to help battle climate change; to look for new ways and materials to harvest, harness, and store energy; to develop new methods to better understand the sources of illness and treatment methods; to develop methods and techniques to better manage and protect our natural and heritage resources; to create new products and services for the international markets, or to delve into the understanding of the workings of the human mind; to assist the elderly and provide tech environments for active aging; or to sharpen support tools to aid in emergency management and homeland security services. CESGA’s services, research activity, and resources have contributed to make possible many activities. Although there are many others that are similarly important, here we briefly present a few which we find particularly remarkable and thus noteworthy.

• Increasing scientific productivity and competitiveness. Through the use of computing and storage services, researchers from Galician universities and CSIC labs have been able to produce over a hundred scientific papers, participate in well over a hundred research projects, and present ten Ph.D. candidate dissertations.

• Connecting researchers and learning communities. Through the use of backbone network services, the Galician universities, as well as all other research organisms present in Galicia (CSIC, IEO, etc) have been able to connect researchers, students, and professors to their communities as well as to the most advanced scientific instruments and data repositories in the world.

• Providing local businesses a competitive edge. Through the use of cloud and high performance computing services, an incipient yet very relevant group of Spanish small and medium manufacturing enterprises have begun to test and analyze the adoption of numerical modelling and simulation techniques in order to gain a competitive edge in their markets.

• Increasing weather forecast accuracy. Through the use of computing, the Regional Government of Galicia Weather Forecast Service (MeteoGalicia) has been able to maintain the general public, several industries, emergency management and homeland security services informed of weather


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conditions. Through the use of storage, MeteoGalicia has cured valuable meteorological data.

• Increasing maritime traffic safety. Through the use of computing, the Spanish Port Authority (Puertos del Estado) has delivered daily information on the state of our oceans to users from all over Europe including maritime transport and fishing industries as well as local port authorities.

• Ameliorating the management of fisheries. Through the use of computing, the Spanish Oceanographic Institute (Instituto Español de Oceanografía) has been able to enhance their forecasts with regard to the evolution of fisheries. These forecasts are fundamental in order to inform the Government’s positions in fishing quota negotiations. Through the use of storage and housing services, IEO has been able to cure oceanographic data.

• Helping the fishing sector adapt to the cero discard policy. Through the use of CESGA online geographic information systems (GIS) platforms and know-how, CSIC, IEO and, CETMAR together with fishing industry associations (OPROMAR) have been able to complete better maps of fishing discards that will enable this industry to extract value from this biomass while complying with the new Common Fisheries Policy which includes the gradual introduction of a discard ban and compulsory landing for the fishing fleets on European waters.

• Predicting climate change. Through the use of computing, researchers from the Universidade de Vigo were able to study the structure and behaviour of the atmosphere of the Northern Hemisphere during winter and the impact of solar radiation on computations of climate change.

• Taking strides toward personalized medicine. Through the use of cloud computing services, the Galician Public Health Service has been able to maintain their scientific and clinical service production through the activity of the Genomic Foundation (Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica).

• Fighting deafness. Through the use of computing, researchers from CSIC’s Instituto Cajal have looked deeply into the causes of certain types of deafness. These researchers are studying the response to force of certain proteins using simulations to understand the processes and how a certain type of deafness is produced.

• Designing new drugs. Through the use of computing,

• Warranting accountability in the use of global e-science collaborations. Through the use of CESGA’s distributed computing monitoring and accounting services, the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) has been able to adequately manage the largest worldwide scientific collaboration in computing. This infrastructure was a key tool for the LHC experiments zoom in on the Higgs boson.

• Increasing local industry competitiveness. Through the use of cloud computing services, Galician small and medium enterprises have been able to gain a competitive edge in their respective markets by providing innovative solutions that have helped them deliver extra added value to their global customers.

• Spreading the knowledge of foreign languages. Through the use of the Centre’s e-learning and collaboration platform, AulaCESGA, the Official Languages School (Escuela Oficial de Idiomas) has been better able to offer language training to thousands of citizens in Galicia.

• Internationalizing highly specialized training. Through the use of AulaCESGA, the Institute of Heritage Sciences (INIPIT-CSIC) has been able to internationalize specialized training courses without additional costs.

• Transferring technology to local businesses. Through intense collaboration with CESGA, local enterprises have taken new products and services to market.

• Helping local tech-businesses go global. Through their collaboration with CESGA, University of Santiago de Compostela spin-off companies such as Software for Science Developments (S4SD) have achieved a better position from which to pursue their global business.

• Mapping our local past to better manage our heritage. Through the resources and knowledge of CESGA’s GIS department, USC’s group for prehistoric studies of the Northwest (GEPN) was able to build the largest to date georeferenced database of Iron Age archaeological data of the Iberian Northwest.

• Searching for new materials. Through the use of computing, researchers from various CSIC Materials Science Centres have analysed the structure, dynamics, and behaviour of several materials which are of importance from an industrial development point of view. Researchers from these institutes also use computing to be able to predict the behaviour of new materials.

researchers from the Universidade da Coruña were able to work on the design and characterization of drugs.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OF CESGA FOUNDATION

The Board of Trustees of CESGA Foundation is composed of members designated by the regional government of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia) and of representatives designated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Xunta de Galicia designated Trustees:

CSIC designated Trustees:

President of the Board

Manuel Antonio Varela Rey

Director of the Galicia Innovation Agency (GAIN)

Secretary of the Board

Patricia Iglesias Rey

Chief of the Cabinet of the Vicepresidency, Regional Ministry for the Presidency, Public Administrations and Justice.

Member of the Board

José Alberto Díez de Castro

Secretary General for Universities

Member of the Board

Mar Pereira Álvarez

Director of the Galicia Modernisation Agency (AMTEGA)

Member of the Board

Manuel Mauro Fernández Dabouza

Director General for Computing Centre for Tax, Economic, Financial and Accounting Management (CIXTEC).

José Ramón Urquijo Goitia

Vice-president for Organisation and Institutional Relations

Eduardo Pardo de Guevara y Valdés

Institutional Coordinator in Galicia (CSIC).

Vice-president of the Board Member of the Board

Data as of 31/12/2015

CERTIFICATIONS

STAFF IN 2015

CESGA Foundation deeply cares about the services it provides and the research, development and innovation activities it conducts. Therefore, CESGA holds a quality management certification related to this area.

Academic Trainning Level

ISO 9001:2008

ORGANISATIONAL CHART

Scientific Committee

Advisory Committee

Male

Female

Total

PhD (6yr. Higher Ed. + Dissertation)

7

0

7

5 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

10

5

15

3 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

4

1

5

Secondary Ed. & Technical School (2 yr. Degree)

5

2

7

Other

2

0

2

28

8

36

Total

Data as of 31/12/2015 Access Committee

22%

Quality Committee

of females in the Staff

10

19% of the Staff holds a Ph.D.


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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLAN From 2014, CESGA developed and actively implements a gender equal opportunity plan which includes a set of detailed actions to tackle inequality issues. The Supercomputing Centre of Galicia (CESGA) plays a key role within the Galician RDI system, having been acknowledged as a Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (ICTS). This institution’s activity is focused not only on providing support to other entities, but also on developing intensive research and collaboration activity with other agents in the scientific and technological realm. The path initiated by CESGA with the elaboration of this equal opportunity plan is coherent with the current official policies on RDI. Firstly, there has been a clear interest on visibilizing the ongoing gender gap in this field on the part of European, Spanish and regional institutions. The undertaken diagnoses have brought up the unequal situation of women in this area. Thus, phenomena such as horizontal and vertical segregation or the leaking pipeline -the loss of female representatives in Science- have been detected within multiple contexts. Secondly, the identification of this gender inequality has led to the inclusion of equality as a crosscutting objective of scientific and technological policies. With this goal, the need for correcting the underrepresentation of women has been addressed both in action plans and government regulations in order to achieve a fully egalitarian RDI system. On the other hand, the policy framework on equality in the workplace has also undergone some major changes. Not only have specific aspects (e.g. discrimination or sexual harassment) been regulated, but also new tools serving this purpose have been promoted among different organizations. The production of an equality plan by CESGA allows us to comply with the 2/2007 Law on Equality for Women in the Workplace in Galicia. Its article 11 establishes that every government-owned foundation in Galicia must create a plan to tackle gender inequality. This plan includes a number of actions, not only focused towards CESGA staff, but also to visibilize the role of women in technology, as well to promote actions to engage girls into enjoying ICT and create a positive influence for them to consider working in this sector in the future.

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MISSION STATEMENT • Collaborating in the transfer of research results between

Foundation CESGA has the mission to contribute to the advancement of Science and Technical Knowledge, by means of research and application of high performance computing and communications, as well as other information technologies resources, collaborating with other institutions in pursuit of benefits and boons for society.

public research centres and private companies.

• Boosting and promoting cooperation between institutions at the national and international level.

• Contributing to the development and strengthening of the competitive capacity of the Galician and CSIC research communities. • Collaborating with institutions, companies and citizens in any matter related to the aims of the Foundation. • Promoting and collaborating in the organisation of courses, seminars and meetings related to innovation by means of computing and communications. • Promoting and disseminating those activities and results considered of interest for the Foundation. • Collaborating with other supercomputing centres for an effective use of the technologies. • Searching for and obtaining resources for the development of its activities. • Tending to the technological needs of the entities and companies that so require it in the area of supercomputing. • Any other activity considered of interest for the accomplishment of the mission of the Foundation.

In general, the purposes of the Foundation are all those that promote the research in and the use of high performance computing, advanced communications and development of information and communications technologies, as an instrument for sustainable socioeconomic development, devoting special attention to the relations of cooperation between research centres, whether public or private, and the productive sector. Activities conducted by Foundation CESGA: • Promoting and participating in research, technological development and innovation projects. • Providing computing capacity, communications and technical support to its users by means of the equipment available at the Foundation. CESGA FUNCTIONAL AREAS

HPC, HTC, GRID and CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES

SERVICES

e-LEARNING & COLLABORATION TOOLS RTD PROJECTS

HPC, HTC Servers,

Code Optimisation

Viability Analysis

GRID Servers, Cloud Servers,

Problem Definition

Proposal Development

Scientific Software Applications

e-Learning Platform

Parallelisation

Project Negotiation

AULA CESGA

Critical Storage

COMMUNICATION NETWORK

RECETGA

DNS, Hosting, Mail Servers, Mailing List,

Technology

Multicast, Network

Network of Galicia

TRAINING (EDUCATION) Workshops and Training

Management, Security Systems, Statistics...

SERVICES Analysis Development Implementation Hosting of Solutions, Video-conference,

...

MCU / Gateway

KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER RESOURCES

SERVICES

Technology Transfer

Viability Analysis

Courses for Users Computational Science HPC Masters Programme

Unit

Project writing Partnership Formation

SERVICES

Science and Communications

Management

SERVICES Systems

RESOURCES

Network and

Consortium Creation

DATA STORAGE

Storage Servers

e-Learning Room

Big Data User Support...

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

DISSEMINATION Web, Publications, Presentations, Seminars, Scientific Conferences ...

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESOURCES

SERVICES

Map Servers,

Analysis

Geographical

Development

Data Bases

Deployment Hosting of Solutions

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ICTS: A Spanish Unique

Scientific and Technical Infrastructure In 2008, CESGA was recognised by the Spanish Government as a “Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure “ (ICTS). Since then, remote access to the FinisTerrae Supercomputer and research visits to CESGA are possible for any researcher from European Union members and associated states. Through the ICTS programme, scientists from communities outside Galicia and CSIC are able to get access to resources for their research projects, acquiring knowledge, or receiving training in technologies in use at the Centre.

In the case of CESGA, its resources will be integrated into these calls starting midterm of 2016, after the new supercomputer FinisTerrae II is fully deployed.

CESGA also contributes in the Spanish Supercomputing Network leading the newly created task Group for the implementation of HPC in SMEs in Spain.

During the last years, CESGA developed an intense activity as an ICTS, opening 20% of its available resources through 9 competitive calls, which allowed for the execution of 107 different scientific research projects. During the year 2014, the Spanish Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness, through its Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy Council, established a new Map of Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructures , in which it was decided to integrate all significant infrastructures in the area of High Performance Computing in a single and distributed ICTS called the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RED ESPAÑOLA DE SUPERCOMPUTACIÓN AMPLIADA). This ICTS integrates the already existing ICTS’s in the area of HPC in Spain, that is: Supercomputers Mare Nostrum and the old RES nodes, Supercomputer FinisTerrae, and the computing resources of CSUC.

Spanish HPC Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure Network - RES

RES AMPLIADA was oficially constituted in 2015. The following institutions contribute machines to RES AMPLIADA: Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS), Supercomputing and Visualisation Center of Madrid (CeSViMa), Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC), Physics Institute of Cantabria (IFCA), University of Malaga (UMA), University of Valencia (UV), Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Canary Islands Technological Institute (ITC), Fundación del Centro de Supercomputación de Castilla y León (FCSCL), Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC), CénitSCOMPUTAEX, CESGA, and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). All of these facilities willl be integrated in the regular competitive calls of the RES, coordinated by BSC-CNS, so within a single and common procedure, one scientist can get access to any of them.

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2015 FINANCIAL INFORMATION The following is a brief summary of CESGA Foundation accounts for the fiscal year 2015 CESGA’s main sources of operational income in 2015 came from the Galician Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and from the European Commission.

2015 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

2015 OPERATIONAL INCOME

GALICIAN GOVERNMENT

CSIC

Services to User Community

1,121,355.00

276,478.79

Comp. Projects + 3rd Party S.**

39,460.97

SPANISH GOVERNMENT

EUROPEAN COMISSION

ENTERPRISES + OTHERS*

1,397,833.79 30,346.12

344,881.60

Finnancial and others Applied for amortisation

TOTAL

1,160,815.97

276.478,79

30,346.12

344,881.60

* ENTERPRISES + OTHERS includes income from services billed to companies, institutions, and administrations. ** Comp. Projects + 3rd Party S. includes income from the execution of competitive projects as well as from services provided to companies, institutions, and administrations.

2015 EXPENSES

2015 EXPENSES

Personnel

1,247,619.07

Current expenses & taxes

653,303.03

Amortisation

543,9 06.39

TOTAL

2,444,828.49

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TOTAL

203,561.08

618,249.77

29,618.71

29,618.71

514,610.78

514,610.78

747,790.57

2,560,313.05


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SERVICES

Computing Systems

CESGA

provides a varied repertoire of services to researchers and innovators as well as to industry users, administrations, and research institutions. Here we present a list of the services offered by area.

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Communications Network Centre connection: analysis and connection plan

Scientific Applications & Projects Scientific computing

Geographical Information Systems GIS project design and management GIS project partnering Geo-referenced data production and analysis

Communications consulting: connectivity, security, and advanced services

Cloud Computing for HPC Big Data Data Storage Data Centre auditing and advanced services

Web hosting (contents of interest for researchers)

User technical support

Server housing

Training

Security (firewalls, IDS, IPS...)

RTD & Innovation Project design and management

Voice communications and videoconferencing management

Project grant search

GRID Computing

Project partnering

Technical support (parallelisation, tuning, debugging, porting, algorithms)

Project partnering

High Throughput Computing (HTC)

Training

Virtual server hosting

User support

Project partner search

Management of new services (IPv6, multicast, mobility...)

HPC advanced services

Videoconferencing

Digital map processing Multicasting of events

Collaboration Tools and e-Learning Project design and management Project partnering & grant search Learning Technology Assesment

GIS application development

Project partner search

GIS advanced services

e-Learning platform for courses and events

GIS user training Virtual classroom for webinars GIS platform e-Learning advanced services Cartographic service hosting

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USER TECHNICAL HELPDESK SERVICE REQUESTS IN 2015

Most often, users interact with CESGA’s technical helpdesk personnel through e-mail or by phone. Either way, requests are kept track of through an automated request tracker application, called RT. Everytime a user places a helpdesk service request, a ticket is opened in the RT application. This provides users and helpdesk personnel with an opportunity to track at all times how the request is being handled (which actions are taken, and when the actions are taken regarding the problem posed by the user).

USER SUPPORT ACTIVITY 2015

AREA

176

Applications

195

Systems

215

Infrastructures

15

GIS

1

e-Learning

User satisfacction with services provided in 2015

Excellent

16

Good

Average

Poor

NUMBER OF REQUESTS

Communications

Service tickets are categorized according to the type of request solicited and the technical area involved in the provision of a solution. The table on the right summarises the amount of service requests attended in 2015, categorized by service type.

CESGA conducts a yearly survey to collect data relating to user satisfaction levels with the different services. It also requests user reflections and thoughts on how to improve services. To conduct this user satisfaction survey, an on-line questionnaire is made available for all users to declare their level of satisfaction with services and provide their views and insights on how to improve them. In order to encourage users to express whatever negative views they may have, answers are automatically collected anonymously. Here we account for the 2015 survey results.

394

General

18

TOTAL

1.014

HPC Services User Satisfaction Levels Questions related to user satisfaction levels with computing, storage, and related support services were posed to 337 active user account holders. A total of 69 answers were collected through the 2015 survey (a 20.47% response rate). Satisfaction levels expressed through the survey scored high across all dimensions. The following pie charts summarise the results of this survey.

Very poor

N/A

Computing

Storage

Support

mean 4.6/5

mean 4.5/5

mean 4.8/5


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RECETGA Network Connectivity and Network Support Related Services User Satisfaction Levels Questions related to user satisfaction levels with RECETGA network connectivity and network support helpdesk services were posed to 35 contact persons in the different universities, labs, and centres that RECETGA interconnects. A total of 14 contact persons completed the survey which represents an 40% response rate. In general, respondents expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of the survey.

Network Support

Network Connectivity

mean 4.7/5

mean 4.5/5

IT Services and Related Support Services User Satisfaction Levels Questions related to user satisfaction levels with IT services and IT services support helpdesk were posed to 130 contact persons in the different labs, centres, and organisations that use IT services provided by the Communications Department. A total of 26 contact persons completed the survey which represents a 20% response rate. In general, users expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of this survey.

IT Support

IT Services

mean 4.8/5

mean 4.6/5

Excellent

Good

Average

Poor

Very poor

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COMPUTING USERS

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION

DISTRIBUTION OF SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION DECLARED BY USERS FROM CSIC AND GALICIAN UNIVERSITIES CSIC

UDC

USC

UVIGO

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

48

13

35

16

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

10

8

17

1

DOCTORAL THESES

6

-

2

2

CSIC users reported

48

Scientific Articles

Galician Universities users reported

64

Scientific Articles

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION REPORTED BY CESGA USERS 2004-2015

Scientific Journal Articles

Presentations at Congresses

Ph. D Dissertations

Master Theses / Post GRAD. Projects

INCLUDES: CSIC, UDC, USC, UVIGO, ICTS users, IEO, UAB, IEO, MeteoGalicia, and CESGA

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COMPUTING USERS The number of active user accounts (that is, users with significant CPU time consumption throughout the year) decreased during 2015. User accounts associated with CSIC decreased from 74 to 69. Active user accounts from Galician Universities experienced a decrease from 268 to 238. The total number of active user accounts, including CSIC, Galician Universities, and other institutions, decreased by 37, from 374 in 2014 to 337 in 2015. The bar chart below takes into consideration 30 active user accounts linked to projects in which CESGA participates.

NUMBER OF ACTIVE USER ACCOUNTS

These data do not take into account GRID projects users, which belong to national and international institutions present in the different GRID initiatives in which CESGA participates IBERGRID, National GRID Initiative, CLOUDPYME, CYTEDGRID, and EGI-Inspire.

337

Active User Accounts in 2015

ACTIVE USER ACCOUNT EVOLUTION BY INSTITUTION PER YEAR, 2000 - 2015

CSIC

Other

Universities

* Other includes Technology Centres, Hospitals, IEO, UCM, UIB, MeteoGalicia, PdE, ICTS... (GRID users are not included in this chart).

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CPU TIME CONSUMED DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION IN ALL SYSTEMS IN 2015

CSIC

UDC

USC

UVIGO

MeteoGalicia

Contracts & Services

CPU USAGE DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION AND MACHINE in 2015

CSIC

20

UDC

USC

UVIGO

MeteoGalicia

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CPU DISTRIBUTION BY RESEARCH AREA 2001 - 2015

Other Areas

Biochemical Modeling

Numerical Methods

Physics

Earth Sciences

Computer Science

GRID ACTIVITY CESGA’s technical team is involved in the development of automated tools to facilitate the operation of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI). Technicians at CESGA are working on the consolidation of the Universal Middleware Distribution (UMD) as the software distribution for EGI, and the development of middleware for parallel computing in the Grid. Through these and other activities, CESGA contributes to the deployment and operation of several Grid initiatives (IBERGRID, National GRID Initiative, EGI, including the largest distributed computing infrastructure in production today, the European Grid Infrastructure.

technical developments and support, CESGA focused its efforts in Grid accounting and monitoring, software quality verification, migration to a virtualized cloud infrastructure and coordination of IBERGRID operations. CESGA also provides computing nodes to the Grid. In 2015 there were 54 grid user accounts running jobs at CESGA Grid node. The number of CPU hours offered to these users was 181 hours. Users holding CESGA accounts benefited from the use of 3,508,576 hours on other nodes of this distributed infrastructure which as a whole provided computing services for more than 23,114 million hours.

Thus in 2015, in addition to providing Grid knowledge,

54

User Accounts on CESGA

3,508 K

Grid node

CPU hours on other GRID nodes

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USERS 2013 - 2015 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2013 2014 2015

2013

2014

2015

CSIC - CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes

1

0

0

5.201,90

0,00

0,00

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnología (ICN2)

5

2

1

38.404,40

1.068,70

94,40

Centro de Astrobiología

2

1

0

47.654,1 0

1.7 16,20

0,00

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas

6

4

3

72.267,30

38.214,40

31.045,60

Centro de Investigaciones en Nanomateriales y Nanotec-

0

1

1

0,00

137.972,50

61.084,20

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación

1

1

1

0,70

26,80

13,00

Centro Nacional de Biotecnología

2

1

1

751.437, 1 0

557.133,60

209.492,00

91

4

3

138.988,60

7.067,1 0

10.861,20

Estación Experimental del Zaidin

2

0

0

5.514,50

0,00

0,00

Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos

1

0

0

175.413,60

0,00

0,00

Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (IACT)

1

0

0

780,60

0,00

0,00

Instituto Cajal

3

3

3

409.189,1 0

1 1 1 .537,80

488.248,00

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

4.169,00

Instituto de Biología Funcional y Genómica

0

1

1

0,00

4,90

45,90

1

1

0

2.410,30

768,00

0,00

Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica.

6

5

3

1.102.410,90

1 5 8 .343,80

877.37 1, 1 0

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid.

4

2

0

19.870,20

26.868,40

0,00

Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona.

8

6

7

1.890.498,90

2.036.949,50

670.807,20

Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC-IEEC)

3

2

1

202.773,1 0

260.591,70

156.947,20

Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Sevilla

1

2

1

57.879,60

9.327,80

23.403,50

Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía

1

1

1

119.600,20

54.1 9 1 ,00

572,20

Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT)

3

3

1

41.839,40

5.383,00

146,00

Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM)

6

6

8

782.553,60

585.816,90

358.397,80

Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA)

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

774,80

Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF)

8

8

6

707.700,70

933.736,40

585.826,00

Instituto de Física Teórica

3

1

0

151.932,50

58,20

0,00

Instituto de Investigación en Inteligencia Artificial

1

1

0

1.249,20

0,30

0,00

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (IIM)

1

1

1

14.824,30

16.430,20

32.913,20

Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas

4

3

7

134.328,40

1 1 6 . 2 1 7,30

207.500,80

Instituto de Química Médica

3

1

0

6.959,20

1.701,50

0,00

Instituto de Química Orgánica General

6

4

3

75.091,50

1 3 1 .026,20

218.893,20

Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea

9

8

6

467.563,40

275.665,70

142.350,40

nología (CINN)

Estación Biológica de Doñana

Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis (IBVF)

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CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

USERS 2013 - 2015 # active user accounts

CPU hours used

2013 2014 2015

2013

2014

2015

CSIC - CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Misión Biolóxica de Galicia.

1

1

1

52.629,40

69,50

1.674,40

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

2

2

2

233.578,50

2.977,40

5.080,50

Unidad Asociada CSIC-TECNALIA

0

1

1

0,00

34,40

26.570,20

Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Biodiversidad (UO-

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

240,00

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

UDC - UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUÑA

1

2

2

433.737,10

233.578,50

Escola Politécnica Superior

1

0

1

23.519 ,1 0

0,00

41 .1 57,70

Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría de Camiños, Can-

1

2

0

1.600,20

16.381,60

0,00

Facultade de Ciencias

32

31

30

2.087.067,20

1.325.256,50

2.1 92.497,70

Facultade de Informática

27

23

21

1.232.307,30

1.967.264,60

2.503.024,50

UDC Xenérico

55

28

6

10.701,60

1.470,20

7.177,30

CSIC-PA)

les e Portos

USC - UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría

2

3

3

558,50

107.133,1 0

234,00

Facultade de Bioloxía

2

2

2

39.899,70

30.697,70

255.315,40

33

37

34

1.831.244,00

1.639.591,20

1.496.988,20

3

7

5

114.577,80

290.889,60

313.047,30

36

32

35

3.884.679,70

3.263.356, 1 0

1.973.202,20

Facultade de Veterinaria

1

1

3

879,90

5.217,70

10.804, 1 0

Instituto de Acuicultura

0

1

0

0,00

1.326,40

0,00

Instituto de Medicina Legal

2

3

5

51.283,60

80.453,70

65.876,40

Observatorio Astronómico Ramón María Aller

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

299,20

1

0

1

123,60

0,00

1,40

22

48

42

1.620, 1 0

4.522,90

6.913,70

Facultade de Física Facultade de Matemáticas Facultade de Química

Unidade de Medicina Molecular USC Xenérico

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USERS 2013 - 2015 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2013 2014 2015

2013

2014

2015

UVIGO - UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO Escola Superior de Enxeñaría Informática Ourense

1

1

1

5.493,20

5.217,70

21.268,50

E.T.S. de Enxeñaría de Minas

0

1

0

0,00

1.246,80

0,00

E.T.S. de Enxeñaría de Telecomunicación

0

1

2

0,00

46.928,1 0

13.314,30

Facultade de Bioloxía

3

3

1

152.676,20

16.755,70

28,50

10

10

12

293.388,00

396.867,50

738.671,80

5

3

3

177.387,40

72.466,70

32.980,30

28

33

29

1.813.024,50

2.439.941,60

3.640.139,70

Facultade de Ciencias do Mar Facultade de Ciencias de Ourense Facultade de Química

HOSPITALS & FUNDACIÓN PÚBLICA GaALEGA DE MEDICINA XENÓMICA Hospital do Meixoeiro

1

0

0

3.840,00

0,00

0,00

Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica

5

5

3

181.384,00

7.192,60

1.243,00

Hospitais Xenérico

1

1

1

62.281,50

1.320,50

68,30

IEO - INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA Centro Oceanográfico de A Coruña

5

3

3

53.835,80

101.330,60

52.688,20

Centro Oceanográfico de Gijón

1

1

0

73.781 ,1 0

106.335,1 0

0,00

Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo

0

2

0

0,00

8.685,90

0,00

44.528,90

26,80

10,40

UAB - UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BARCELONA Departamento de Arquitectura de Computadores y

1

1

1

Sistemas Operativos

UPV - UNIVERSITAT POLITÉCNICA DE VALENCIA U. Politécnica de Valencia

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

357,60

1

1

1

53.442,50

35.553,80

5,70

UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD - SERBIA Faculty of Technical Sciences

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USERS 2013 - 2015 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts 2013 2014 2015

CPU hours used 2013

2014

2015

PUERTOS DEL ESTADO (PdE) - SPANISH PORT AUTHORITY Puertos del Estado

3

1

5

363.499,50

324.159,50

383.280,70

6

6

7

671.374, 1 0

537.514,70

438.332,40

89

109

91

1.266.144,40

METEOGALICIA - XUNTA DE GALICIA MeteoGalicia - Galician Met Office

CESGA PROJECTS & SERVICES CESGA

1.398.468,50 1.834.621,30

SME - SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES & TECHNOLOGY CENTRES SERVICES

11

7

20

10.643,50

13.876,20

81.579,20

This listing includes all user accounts that have made use of the computing resources for over 10 cpu hours in the three year period.

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COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE SERVERS ACQUIRED AND INSTALLED in 2015 (Partially financed with ERDF Funds) Resource

Nodes

Cores/node

Proc/node

Accel/node

RAM/node

306

24

2 Xeon E5-2680v3

-

128GB

4

24

2 Xeon E5-2680v3

2

24

2 Xeon E5-2680v3

1

128

8 Xeon E7-8867v3

-

4096GB

InfiniBand FDR

28,8TB

4

24

2 Xeon E5- 2680v3

-

128GB

InfiniBand FDR 10GbE

2TB

68

20

2 Xeon E5-2650v3

-

64GB

GbE

900GB

4

20

2 Xeon E5- 2650v3

-

64GB

10GbE

3,8TB

34

12

2 Xeon E5-2620v3

-

64GB

10GbE

24TB

4

12

2 Xeon E5-2620v3

-

64GB

10GbE

3,8TB

Visualization

4

20

2 Xeon E5-2650v3

256GB

InfiniBand FDR 10GbE

1,8TB

SVG Industry

8

20

2 Xeon E5-2650v3

128GB

GbE

4TB

FinisTerrae II

SVG Cloud SVG Big Data

2 NVIDIA Tesla k80 2 Xeon Phi 7120P

NVIDIA Grid K2 NVIDIA Grid K2

128GB 128GB

Network

InfiniBand FDR GbE InfiniBand FDR GbE InfiniBand FDR GbE

Storage/node

Shared storage

1TB 1TB 1TB

Lustre 768TB EMC2 120TB

EMC2 120TB

SERVERS IN PRODUCTION DURING 2015, INSTALLED in PREVIOUS YEARS Resource

Nodes

Cores/node

Proc/node

Accel/node

RAM/node

FinisTerrae I

142

16

16 Itanium2

-

128GB

18

24

2 Xeon E5-2680v3

-

64GB

10

40

Xeon E5-1240

-

32GB

GbE

2TB

8

16

2 Xeon E5-2670v2

-

64GB

GbE

2TB

2

32

4 Xeon E5-4620

-

512GB

GbE

6TB

46

24

2 AMD 6174

-

32GB

GbE

500GB

4

24

2 AMD 6174

-

64GB

GbE

2TB

SVG

26

Network

InfiniBand DDR GbE InfiniBand FDR GbE

Storage/node

Shared storage

1TB

HPSFS 144TB

2TB

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CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE CESGA launched a Cloud computing service for users which delivers a virtual infrastructure, configurable to the requirements of the final user: operating system, number of processors, memory, disk, and number of nodes are configured to user’s needs in a dynamic form. The management of the system uses OpenNebula software with a web user interface to launch the virtual servers. Cloud service is one of the main research and production areas in CESGA´s activity as is demonstrated by the number of cloud related projects active during 2015, so are the cases of CloudPYME2, Fortissimo, EGI-Inspire Fedcloud, Centinel or Rural Schools Cloud. During 2015 new resources were added to the service including 72 servers with two Intel Haswell 2650v3 processors and 64GB of main memory each.

DATA STORAGE & BIG DATA SERVICE Nowadays data sets are so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. CESGA provides its user community the experience gained with the simulations of the Large Hadron Collider and offers this service based on Apache Hadoop. Apache Hadoop is an open-source software widely used to store and process large volumes of data in parallel according to the Big Data paradigm. Apache Hadoop is composed mainly by two components: a parallel filesystem (HDFS) where the data to analyse is stored; and a programming API (MapReduce) that is commonly used through Java programs, even if other languages are also supported. The purpose of this service is to allow CESGA’s users to enter into the Big Data field in a easy way, through Hadoop, probably the most widely used platform in this area. The service allows to launch very easily new Hadoop clusters of variable size, ranging from 10 to 100 slave nodes, over CESGA’s cloud platform. Even if the deployed cluster is totally operative to start uploading data and launching jobs, the enduser has total control over it, being able to modify the system to perform his/her data analytics processes. This service is available for institutions that belong to the Galician University System (SUG), CSIC centres, R&D departments of institutions and/or public or private companies, and institutions and/or companies that participate in R&D&i activities with CESGA whenever they satisfy the adhesion criteria.

Any user with an active user account can request access to the Hadoop on-demand service by simply sending an email to sistemas@cesga.es indicating their username and their desire to access this service. In just a few hours their account will be enabled to use the service. Two technical reports are available to learn more about this new service: “Hadoop and MapReduce” gives an introduction to the technologies behind this service and “Running Big Data at CESGA” provides a use-case on how to use Big Data technologies on CESGA infrastructures. During 2015 a dedicated infraestructure consisting of 38 servers with 816TB of storage was added to the service. In 2016 this infraestructure will be fully operational providing Big Data Services with different frameworks including Hadoop, Spark, and others that can fullfill the needs of the research and industrial community.

DATA STORAGE AVAILABLE IN 2015

TYPE OF STORAGE

CAPACITY (TB)

Big Data

816

Scratch

484

Parallel Scratch

1,127

Home + Massive Data Stge.

225

Tape

1,360

TOTAL

4,012

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PEAK PERFORMANCE EVOLUTION AT CESGA 2003-2015 (IN GFLOPS*)

476K GFLOPS

1 GFLOPS= 1,073,741,824 floating point operations per second

EVOLUTION OF CPU TIME CONSUMED 2004-2015 (IN HOURS)

million 20.6 hours in 2015

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NUMBER OF JOBS EXECUTED BY SYSTEM PER MONTH IN 2015 A “job” is a unit of work running in a computing server. The number of jobs executed does not only depend on the available computing capacity but also on the resources necessary for their execution.

CLOUD

FINISTERRAE

SVG

AVERAGE IN-QUEUE WAITING TIME 2006 - 2015 IN HOURS The average in-queue time represents the average amount of time that users must wait from the moment that they request CESGA resources until their jobs begin to run. This time varies as a function of the quantity of jobs being performed. It is CESGA’s aim to keep the waiting time as low as possible in order to deliver a better service to users. This average is a good indicator of the level of saturation that exists in the computational resources, because the higher the computing systems occupation level, the longer the in-queue time will be until the required resources are available. Usually, the waiting time decreases during the summer and winter holidays. AVERAGE IN-QUEUE TIME FOR ALL PROCESSES IN ALL SYSTEMS (JAN 2006 - DEC 2015) in HOURS

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SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS STATISTICS OF APPLICATIONS USE DURING 2015 10 MOST DEMANDED APPLICATIONS in 2015 These statistics, extracted from the accounting records, summarise the use of applications from January 1st, 2015 through December 31st, 2015. Data collected for accounting purposes included only those entries with execution times greater than 30 seconds (both system and user time) in order to avoid saturating the system. This does not include explicitly marked applications in which the threshold is lower, due to the much shorter time used by this sort of applications. The 68 most used applications are presented in the Figure below in which “others” stands for non-classified applications, fundamentally, those that are installed or developed by the users themselves. The tag “system” stands for system management executables.

DISTRIBUTION OF CPU TIME CONSUMED PER APPLICATION, 2015

30

CPU Hours

% of total CPU used

g98/03/09

5,957,383

38.78

User codes

3,845,902

25.03

VASP

1,094,525

7.12

WRF

752,590

4.90

Gromacs

537,481

3.50

CHARMM

518,753

3.38

Nemo

289,257

1.88

blast

268,712

1.75

amber

257,198

1.67

Xmipp

204,688

1.33


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INSTALLED or UPDATED ELEMENTS DURING 2015 APPLICATION Abaqus abinit

VERSION 6.13 7.10.4

LIBRARY

VERSION

boost

1.58.0

ffmpeg

2.7.2

CD-HIT

v4.6.1-2012-08-27

FFTW

3.3.4

CFITSIO

3.370

GATK

3.3-0

Code-Aster

10.8.0

GDAL

1.11.2

Matplolib

1.4.3

cp2k Elmer

2.6.1 7.0-r6816

MKL

11.2.1

11.2.3

Exonerate

2.2.0

parmetis

3.2.0

gmsh

2.8.5

Qt

4.8.6

Gromacs

5.0.2

Qwt

6.1.0

SuiteSparse

4.2.1

HyperWorks IboView

12.0.220 20150427

Maker

2.31

MOLCAS

7.4

novoalign

3.02.07

octave

3.8.2

ParaView

4.2.0

Picard

1.1.28

PSI4

Beta5

QIIME

1.9.0

R

3.1.2

RepeatMasker Samtools

4.0.5 1.1.19

SNAP

2013-11-29

tassel

5.0, 5.2.1.2

Wien2k

14.1

XFLOW

v94

COMPILERS AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

VERSION

Intel C++ Compiler

2015.1.133 2015.3.187

Intel Fortran Compiler

2015.1.133 2015.3.187

Intel MPI Library Cmake JDK Oracle openmpi git GNU Compilers

5.0.2.044 5.0.3.048 5.1.0.079 3.2.2 1.8.0_31 1.7.0_75 1.7.0_79 1.8.0_45 1.8.5 2.4.6 4.9.1

patchelf

0.8

Python

2.7.8

yasm

1.3.0

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Applications and utility libraries available in 2015 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA Bioinformatics

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

batwing

X

BEAGLE

X

BEAST

X

Bowtie

X

bsmooth-align

X

CD-HIT

X

CLUMPP

X

cortex_var

X

CTM CoalHMM

X

DSSP

X

EIGENSOFT

X

Exonerate

X

GATK

X

Genehunter

X

Gtool idba_ud

X X

IMa2

X

Impute

X

JAGS

X

Leadmix

X

Migrate

X

Maker MrBayes

X X

MSVAR

X

NCBI-Blast

X

OpenBUGS

32

X

X X

novoalign

Compilers

SVG

X X

X

Picard

X

plink

X

QIIME

X

RAxML

X

RepeatMasker

X

Samtools

X

Shapeit

X

SNAP

X

SOAPdenovo

X

Structure

X

tassel

X

Trinity

X

velvet

X

ziphmm

X

Cmake

X

X

GNU Compilers

X

X

Intel C++ Compiler

X

X

Intel Fortran Compiler

X

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Applications and utility libraries available in 2015 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA Compilers

APPLICATION JDK Oracle

FINISTERRAE X

mono Open 64

X

yasm

X

ACML

X X

ARPACK

X

Blitz++

X

boost

X

CGAL

X

FFTW

X

GotoBLAS2 gsl

X X X

X

Hypre

X

metis

X

MKL

X

MUMPS

X

nlopt

X X

NumPy

X

X

octave

X

X

octcdf

X

X

parmetis

X

PETSc

X

PSBLAS

X

X

qhull

X

X

ScaLAPACK SciPy

X X

scotch

Molecular Calculations

X X

X

armadillo

Math Libraries

X X

X

PGI Compilers Python

SVG

X

SPARSKIT

X

SuiteSparse

X

X

abinit

X

X

Amber

X

X

Amsol

X

AutoDock

X

CAMPARI

X

cp2k

X

CPMD

X

Dalton

X

ESPResSo

X

X

Gamess

X

X

Gaussian 03

X

X

Gaussian 09

X

X

gridcount

X

X

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Applications and utility libraries available in 2015 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA

APPLICATION Gromacs

Molecular Calculations

FINISTERRAE X

g_count LAMMPS

X

X

Molden

X

X

NAMD

X

X X

NWChem

X

Octopus

X

OpenBabel

X

plumed

X

PSI4 SIESTA

X X

VASP

X X

Intel MPI Library

X

X

mpi4py

X

X

MVAPICH2

X X

openmpi

X

Platform MPI

X

pyMPI

X

HP-Caliper

X

Intel Thread Checker

X

Intel Thread Profiler

X

Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector

X

likwid

Scientific Analysis

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X X

PAPI

X

TotalView

X

4ti2

X

X

ABySS

X

CFITSIO

X

geos

X

grib_api

X

MCR

X

Netcdf4-python

X

pandas

X

pyproj

Scientific Visualisation and Animation

X

HP MPI

MPICH2

Profiling Tools

X X

NCIPLOT

MPI

SVG

X

R

X

Singular

X

Basemap Matplotlib Toolkit

X X

cairo

X

CDO

X

etsf_io

X

X

Ferret

X

ffmpeg

X


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Applications and utility libraries available in 2015 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA

APPLICATION ftgl

Scientific Visualisation and Animation

FINISTERRAE

SVG

X

GDAL

X

GMT

X

X

gnuplot

X

X

Grace

X

Grads

X

HDF

X

HDF5

X

IboView ImageMagick

X X

X

JasPer

X

Matplotlib

X

Ncarg

X

X

NCO

X

X

NetCDF

X

X

Panoply

X

Parallel-NetCDF

X

ParaView pgplot

X X

X

Qt

X

Qwt

X

szip

X

X

udunits

X

X

VMD

X

X

VTK

X

XCrySDen Aires

X

Code-Aster

X

DMASON

Simulation

X

EMAN

X

FLEXPART

X

Gadget

X

MASON MEEP

X X

MM5

X

PyNIO

X

Relion

Software Management

X

git

X

X

Modules

X

X

patchelf

X

setuptools

Structural, Fluids and Magnetism

X

subversion

X

Elmer

X

X

FRANC3D

X

gmsh

X

MaxFEM

X

OpenFOAM

X

X

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GALICIAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NETWORK CESGA manages and operates RECETGA, Galicia’s Science and Technology Network. RECETGA is an advanced communications infrastructure that provides connectivity to all public agents in the science, development and innovation system in Galicia. In 2015, RECETGA users continued enjoying the high quality and excellent reliability of the dark fibre based backbone, after the efforts undertaken in previous years. The maturity level of the new network is considered very high. The migration undertaken during the last years of most of the old microwave access links to circuits provided through network operators has impacted very positively in the availability of the service, reaching 99.999% or above in most of the centres.

Network 2015 Highlights The last dark fibre circuits included in the collaboration between RedIRIS and CESGA were fully deployed in 2015. These circuits include the connection of the Esteiro Campus (UDC Ferrol), the Marine Research Institute (IIM-CSIC), and CETMAR. A new high capactity and redundant radiolink was installed at the Galician Centre for Innovation and Services (CIS – Galicia) in Ferrol, increasing the available bandwidth to 750 Mbps full duplex. Network Points of Presence at Coruña and Vigo (Torrecedeira) have been updated with new equipment based on Juniper EX4300 model configured in high availability. The interconnect with the network of the Regional Government of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia) was highly improved, thanks to the deployment of BGP routing.

RECETGA updates were partially financed with ERDF Funds. RECETGA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Based on Dark Fibre, leased lines and SDH Radio Links

Backbone Network

1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet and ATM links JUNIPER MX480, M20, M10 & M10i Gigarouters JUNIPER EX4500 10G Switches Based on Fibre Optics, SDH Radio Links, and other

Access Network

technologies such as WIFI, WIMAX, etc... Up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet as needed JUNIPER Gigarouters, JUNIPER, FORE, CISCO & ENTERASYS Switches

Network Management Connection to RedIris CESGA Internal network

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Developments based on open source software

Two links at 10 Gbps

Gigabit Ethernet, fast Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet JUNIPER, 3COM, ENTERASYS, DELL, HP & Alcatel Switches JUNIPER, ENTERASYS, CISCO Switchrouters


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RECETGA - REDIRIS TRAFFIC Traffic exchanged coming in and going out of Galician research institutions has grown steadily since RECETGA was first launched in 1993. Significant growth in traffic volumes has been registered every time investments in the backbone network have allowed for greater bandwidth. Traffic exchange between RECETGA and RedIRIS during 2015 typically reached peaks of 5 Gbps of incoming traffic and 1 Gbps of outcoming traffic. Peak values are consistently registered around noon every working day. These peaks have eventually reached up to 6.5 Gbps in incoming traffic and 3.2 Gbps of outgoing traffic. Average traffic volumes registered in 2015 show significant growth due to the influence of the traffic from public primary and secondary schools, which account for an approximate average of incoming traffic of 3 Gbps. Overall, average incoming traffic in 2015 grew by 27.96% with respect to that of 2014, while average outgoing traffic grew only by 1.43%. RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. TYPICAL PATTERN AS OBSERVED IN A TWO WEEK PERIOD IN OCTOBER 2015

Trรกfico Entrada - RedIRIS - RECETGA [avg] Trรกfico Salida - RedIRIS - RECETGA [avg]

last avg 596.19 Mbps 1.32 Gbps 243.46 Mbps 453.15 Gbps

max 5.77 Gbps 1.39 Gbps

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. MAXIMUM OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2006-2015 Max. Outgoing

Max. Incoming

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. AVERAGE OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2006-2015 Average Outgoing

Average Incoming

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CENTRES CONNECTED TO RECETGA

CENTRES

LINK

AVBLTY.

UDC – Universidade da Coruña

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

99.995%

USC – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

99.999%

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

99.986%

UNIVERSITIES

UVIGO – Universidade de Vigo

RTD CENTRES ANFACO-CECOPESCA - Centro Técnico Nacional de Conservación de Productos de la Pesca Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.176% CETMAR – Fundación Centro Tecnológico del Mar

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.944%

CIS Galicia – Centro de Innovación e Servizos do Deseño e a Tecnoloxía de Galicia (sede Ferrol) Radio Link (750Mbps) 99.076% CETECA - Centro Tecnolóxico da Carne

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.999%

TECNOPOLE – Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.999%

INTECMAR - Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño de Galicia

Radio Link (155 Mbps)

99.999%

CSIC IEGPS – Instituto de Estudos Galegos Padre Sarmiento

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

98.116%

IIAG – Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.239%

IIM – Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas de Vigo

Ethernet (10 Gbps)

99.999%

MBG – Misión Biológica de Galicia

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.999%

Delegación CSIC en Galicia Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.298%

HOSPITALS COG – Fundación Centro Oncolóxico Galicia

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

99.999%

CHUS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.999%

INIBIC - CHUAC – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.742%

IEO IEO Coruña – Instituto Español de Oceanografía (sede Coruña)

Ethernet (1 Gbps) 99.689%

IEO Vigo – Instituto Español de Oceanografía (sede Canido-Vigo)

Metrolan (100 Mbps)

99.177%

EXCHANGE WITH OTHER NETWORKS RedIRIS

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

XUNTA DE GALICIA – Rede de Telecomunicacións Galega

Ethernet (10 Gbps)

99.999% 99.975%

SERGAS – Servizo Galego de Saúde

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.999%

PUBLIC BODIES & ORGANIZATIONS CEIDA - Centro de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental de Galicia

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

97.756%

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede Santiago)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.999%

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede Vigo)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.986%

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede A Coruña)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.995%

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.999%

OTHER CENTRES IES San Clemente – Instituto de Ensinanza Secundaria San Clemente

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CETMAR

Rede Retegal

Instituto Español de Oceanografía

FEUGA

ANFACO

Vigo - Torrecedeira (Campus Universitario)

Ourense (Campus Universitario)

Tecnópole

IES San Clemente

Delegación do CSIC

Santiago (Campus Universitario)

Vigo - Marcosende (Campus Universitario)

Padre Sarmiento

Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago

FEUGA

Ferrol (Campus Universitario)

CIS Galicia

Instituto Español de Oceanografía

Centro Oncolóxico de Galicia

Lugo (Campus Universitario)

Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas (CSIC)

A Coruña (Campus Universitario)

Pontevedra (Campus Universitario)

Misión Biolóxica de Galicia

San Caetano

Rede Xunta

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas

Meteogalicia

Centro Ramón Piñeiro

Vilaxoán, Centro de Control de Acuicultura

Corón, Centro de Investigacións Mariñas

C.H.Universitario de A Coruña

Santa Cruz CEIDA

2xINTERNET

ESPANIX

{

20 Gbps or higher 10 Gbps 1 Gbps 100 Mbps 2 Mbps (wifi) 54 Mbps or higher (wifi)

GEANT

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REDIRIS TOPOLOGY

GEANT TOPOLOGY

CONNECTIONS THROUGH GEANT

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ENERGY SAVINGS AND EFFICIENCY PLAN ENERGY USAGE OPTIMISATION CESGA SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURES In order to guarantee 24x7 service to users and researchers at CESGA, the computing servers as well as the network core switching, and routing equipment have a support infrastructure available which provides the resources presented in the table below.

EQUIPMENT

CHARACTERISTICS

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY Transformers

1 - 1,600 KVA 2 - 630 KVA

UPS

2 x 400 KVA

External Electrical Supply Line

1.5 Mw

Power Generator

Electricity usage is one of the main operational costs of CESGA, that is why it is so important to optimize its consumption. During the last five terms CESGA has reduced its yearly consumption by 51% from 6,254 MWh in 2010 to 3,056 MWh in 2015. CESGA, like most datacentres, measures its power efficiency using a metric called, Power Usage Effectiveness or PUE. PUE is the ratio of total amount of energy used by a computer datacentre facility to the energy delivered to computing equipment, and its ideal value is 1.0. This metric, at CESGA, has evolved from 1.9 in 2010 to 1.5 in 2015. Nowadays it is quite difficult to reduce this figure without modifying the cooling system or applying new technologies to the supercomputer (like water cooling to the servers). PUE changes daily and can be followed at CESGA web page under “State of the systems”. In 2015, we replaced 3 UPS with 60KVAs, 120KVAs and 400KVAs of power, with a new Emerson Trinergy UPS of 400KVAs, much more efficient than the previous ones. This update allowed us to increase efficiency from from 90 to 99%. This will have an estimated impact of 14.200€ in annual electricity costs savings. The following table shows CESGA power consumption over time and PUE evolution.

1,100 KVA

COOLING Chilled Water Plants

2 x 580 Kw

CRAH

8 Units x 120 Kw

Year

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

MWh

6,168

5,342

4,210

3,421

3,292

3,056

PUE

1.9

1.71

1.56

1.54

1.6

1.58

DATA CENTRE ROOM Technical Flooring Surface Area

340 m2

FIRE SUPPRESSION Fire Detection & Extinction System

Based on HFC227 Gas Newly installed UPS at CESGA in 2015, partially funded with ERDF Funds.

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RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION PROJECTS The total number of research projects in execution during 2015 has remained stable (from 40 in 2014 to 38 in 2015). Ten new proposals obtained grants from European programs (from FP7, from on-going project calls, and from H2020). Also, the ratio of success is still very high (10 out of 16), which confirms the high quality of the proposals submitted, many of them with small companies in the manufacturing sector.

Additionally, the number of bids to private companies has increased. In the case of services for private and public companies, the numbers are also impressive, 59 were accepted, that is over 90%.

NEW PROJECTS & SERVICE PROPOSALS IN 2015 Proposed

Granted

Under

Denied

evaluation Public Open Calls - International

16

10

1

6

- National

7

2

4

1

Private research and other projects

10

2

8

0

Total projects

33

14

13

7

Services to Public & Private Entities

69

59

6

4

19

11

GRAND TOTAL

102

73

ONGOING PROJECTS PER YEAR (2009-2015) AREA Computing

PROJECTS 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

19

18

17

15

13

2015

23* 27*

Network Communications

3

3

1

-

1

3

3

Collaboration Tools & e-Learning

9

5

5

6

6

8

5

Geographical Information Systems

3

3

3

4

2

5

2

Other Grants for Research

10

8

7

4

2

1

1

TOTAL

44

37

33

29

24

40**

38

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

European & International

10

8

3

9

15

23

28

Spanish Government

13

9

9

7

3

6

3

Galician Regional Government

19

17

13

11

3

6

4

Industry

2

3

3

2

3

5

3

TOTAL

44

37

33

29

24

40**

38

Thematic Networks Tecnological Platforms & Clusters

19

14

13

GRANT SOURCE

*

2014

PROJECTS

13

2013

13

9

2014 Project data includes 7 Fortissimo Funded Experiments / 2015 data includes 9 Fortissimo funded experiments

** 2014 Totals include 3 industrial projects subject to non-disclosure agreements.

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EGI-INSPIRE European Grid Initiative www.egi.eu Partners: Over 50 European and international institutions including: CSIC, CESNET, CSC, CNRS, GRNET, NORDUNET, TCD, CERN, LIP, University Putra Malaysia, and the National University of Singapore. Coordinator: EGI.eu. Principal Researcher: C. Fernández. Financing: European Commission FP7. Project Code: INFSO-RI-261323. CESGA budget: 1,352,784.00€. Total budget: 72,000,000.00€. Period: 2010 – 2015. Objective: The EGI-InSPIRE project continued the transition to a sustainable pan-European e-Infrastructure started in EGEE-III. It maintained support for Grids of high-performance and high-throughput computing resources, while seeking to integrate new Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs), i.e. Clouds, Supercomputing, Desktop Grids, etc., as they were required by the European user community. It established a central coordinating organisation, EGI. eu, and supported the staff throughout Europe necessary to integrate and interoperate individual national grid infrastructures. EGI.eu provideed a coordinating hub for European DCIs, working to bring existing technologies into a single integrated persistent production infrastructure for researchers within the European Research Area.

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EGI-Engage European Grid Initiative Partners: Over 50 European and international institutions including: CSIC, CSNET, CSC, CNRS, CERN, LIP Coordinator: EGI.eu Principal Researcher: Carlos Fernández Financing: European commission CESGA budget: 157,000.00€. Total budget: 7,972,387.00€. Period: 01/03/2015 – 01/09/2017. Objective: EGI-Engage will accelerate advancements within the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) in strategy, policy, business and technical innovation, user engagement towards researchers within the long-tail of science, domain-specific research communities, Research Infrastructures (RIs) within the ESFRI roadmap, as well as SMEs and industry at large.

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IBI-MFC COPERNICUS Iberian-Biscay-Irish Monitoring &Forecasting Centre Partners: Puertos del Estado, CESGA, Mercator-Ocean, AEMET, MeteoFrance, Marine Institute.

Principal Researcher: Enrique Alvárez Fanjul (Puertos del Estado) Financing: Mercator-Ocean Project Type: Service Contract CESGA budget: 240,000.00€ Total budget: 1,521,900.00€ Period: 01/5/2015 – 30/5/2018. Objective: Development, optimisation, operation, and management of the Oceanographic Monitoring & Forecasting Centre for the Iberian-Biscay-Irish Atlantic Area.

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FORTISSIMO2 Factories of the Future Resources, Technology, Infrastructure and Services for Simulation and Modelling 2 Principal Researcher: Mark Parsons (UEDIN) Financing: European Comission Project Code: 680481 (H2020) CESGA budget: 422,942.50€ Total budget: 9,990,775€ Period: 01/11/2015 – 30/10/2018. Objective: The Fortissimo 2 project is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 framework Programme for Research and Innovation through grant agreement no 680481. And part of the ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) action (www.i4ms.eu) is a follow on action to the Fortissimo project. As its predecessor, Fortissimo 2 is a collaborative project that will enable European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on a High Performance Computing (HPC) cloud infrastructure. The project is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh and involves Fortissimo 2 manufacturing companies, application developers, domain experts, IT solution providers, HPC cloud service providers and HPC centres. Fortissimo 2 will drive the uptake of advanced modelling, simulation and data analytics by European engineering and manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps.This will enable innovative solutions to manufacturing challenges, leading to new and improved design processes, products and services. A key feature of Fortissimo 2 will be the adaption of the Fortissimo Marketplace

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based on feedback from the application experiments.

PRACE-4IP PRACE 4th Implementation Phase Project http://www.prace-ri.eu/prace-fourth-implementation-phaseprace-4ip-project/ Financing: European Comission Project Code: H2020-EINFRA-2014-2015 CESGA budget: 48,125.00€ Total budget: 16,460,000.00€ Period: 01/02/2015 – 01/06/2017. Objective: PRACE-4IP is designed to build on and seamlessly

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continue the successes of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and start new innovative and collaborative activities. These include: assisting the transition to PRACE 2; strengthening the internationally recognised PRACE brand; preparing strategies and best practices towards exascale computing, coordinating and enhancing the operation of the multi-tier HPC systems and services, and supporting and educating users to exploit massively parallel systems and novel architectures.

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SESAME NET SUPERCOMPUTING EXPERTISE FOR SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE NETWORK Partners: 14 Partners form more than 10 European countries Coordinator: Karen Padmore Principal Researcher: Ignacio López Financing: European Comission Project Code:. 654416 (H2020) CESGA budget: 157,695.00€ Total budget: 1,998,363.00€ Period: 01/06/2015 – 30/06/2017. Objective: SESAME Net Project main objective is to create an European network of High Perfomance Computing (HPC) Competence Centres for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This network intends to promote access to computational expertise anywhere in European Union as well as to enable the dissemination of “best practices” in HPC for industrial use, mainly in SMEs.

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METEOGALICIA Operational Weather Forecast for Galicia www.meteogalicia.es Partners: CESGA, METEOGALICIA. Coordinator: METEOGALICIA. Principal Researcher: Ignacio López Cabido, CESGA. Financing: Xunta de Galicia . Period: 2015. Objectives: The objectives of this project is to provide the necesary computing and storage resources and technical support for Meteogalicia to produce daily and timely weather forecast information.

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MAREFRAME Co-creating Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions Partners: MATIS OHF (Coordinator), IEO, CETMAR, CSIC, and 24 other partners from Europe and other continents. Project Code: 613571 Start Date: 1/1/2014 End Date: 31/12/2018 Funding Agency: European Commission

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Total Budget: 7,748,208.44€. Funded Budget: 5,999,908.00€. CESGA Budget: 18,000.00€. Description: MareFrame seeks to remove barriers preventing a more widespread use of an Ecosystem-based Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM). It will develop assessment methods and a Decision Support Framework (DSF) for management of marine resources and thereby enhance the capacity to provide integrated assessment, advice and decision support for an EAFM. Enabling comparisons between relevant “what-if” scenarios and their likely consequences, DSF will support the implementation of the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Indicators of Good Environmental Status (GES) will be developed along with models for ecosystembased management.

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CLIMA Extreme Phenomena in the Stratosphere’s Winter Circulation Partners: CESGA, UVIGO. Coordinator: UVIGO. Principal Researcher: Laura de la Torre Ramos, UVIGO. Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Project Code: CGL2011-24826. CESGA Budget: 6,000.00€. Total Budget: 139,150.00€. Period: 01/09/2012 – 01/09/2015. Objectives: The objectives of this project are understanding the processes that lead to the anomalous behaviour of the circulation and studying its direct impacts, both in the polar cap and following the vortex. We will also look for the keys of the different behaviours of the vortex (major vs. minor, displacement vs. split) and the differences with the final warnings at the end of the cold season, when the stratosphere troposfere dynamical coupling is no longer possible. Also, the impacts on the Brewer Dobson circulation, the recovery of the stratospheric polar ozone, the polar tropopause or the polar jet will be studied. Finally, the evolution of the intensity and frequency of these phenomena in several climate change scenarios will be studied.

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SVO EL OBSERVATORIO VIRTUAL ESPAÑOL. EXPLOTACION CIENTIFICO-TECNICA DE ARCHIVOS ASTRONOMICOS Partners: INTA-CAB, CSIC, UPV, IAC, IEEC, CESGA, UCM, UV, CEFCA Coordinator: INTA-CAB Principal Researcher: Enrique Solano /Carlos Fernández (CESGA) Financing: Spanish Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness Project Code: AYA2014-55216-P Total budget: 72,600.00€ Period: 01/06/2015 – 29/06/2018. Objective: The Network of Excellence proposed here Red


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Española de Centros de Datos Astronómicos) outlines a range of activities that aim to achieve an effective liaison between the Spanish Virtual Observatory project and the wider community of astronomical data centers and data providers in Spain. This includes several activities bringing together Virtual Observatory (VO) experts and data providers as well as an update of the Spanish data centre census. RECDA consists of multidisciplinary groups with proven experience in astrophysics, management of astronomical archives and grid/cloud computing resources.

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FORTISSIMO PROJECT Factories of the Future Resources, Technology, Infrastructure and Services for Simulation and Modelling www.fortissimo-project.eu Project Code: 609029 Start Date: 07/01/2013 End Date: 06/30/2016 Funding Agency: European Commission Total Budget: 21,657,380.00 EUR CESGA Budget: 295,321.00 EUR Description: Fortissimo will make advanced simulation more easily accessible, particularly to SMEs, through the realisation of a “one-stop shop” where hardware, expertise, applications, visualisation and tools will be easily available and affordable on a pay-per-use basis. In doing this, it will create and demonstrate a sustainable commercial ecosystem where actors at all levels in the value chain can realise sufficient commercial benefit to enable that ecosystem will persist independent from EU funding and will continue to provide affordable services to manufacturing industry, particularly SMEs.

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Fortissimo Experiment FLASH Enabling Fatigue Life ASsessment in HPC-Cloud to SMEs www.fortissimo-project.eu Partners.Isonaval, Compassis, CESGA CESGA budget: 49,744.8 € Total budget: 219,664.8 € Period: 01/07/2015 – 31/12/2016. Objective: The main objective of the FLASH project is to develop, validate and demonstrate an easy-to-use one-stopshop service for fatigue life calculation using HPC-Cloud resources. Fatigue is a phenomenon characterized by the progressive structural damage that occurs when a material is subjected to cyclic loading (i.e. waves loading). The exploitation of the FLASH project results first aims to increase the efficiency of the engineering design of a marine structure, by offering new added-value services to the market. FLASH will increase the commercial penetration of the software RamSeries in the offshore and ship design industry, by offering a new fatigue life assessment tool affordable in cost, time and usability to most of the SMEs and large companies.

Fortissimo Experiment SHEAKS HPC-enabled System for enHanced sEeakeeping and stAtionKeeping design www.fortissimo-project.eu Partners.Vicusdt, WavEC, Compassis CESGA budget: 241,849.2 € Total budget: 54,379.2 € Period: 01/07/2015 – 31/12/2016. Objective: The main objective of the FLASH project is to develop, validate and demonstrate an easy-to-use one-stopshop service for fatigue life calculation using HPC-Cloud resources. Fatigue is a phenomenon characterized by the progressive structural damage that occurs when a material is subjected to cyclic loading (i.e. waves loading). The exploitation of the FLASH project results first aims to increase the efficiency of the engineering design of a marine structure, by offering new added-value services to the market. Furthermore, FLASH will increase the commercial penetration of the software RamSeries in the offshore and ship design industry, by offering a new fatigue life assessment tool affordable in cost, time and usability to most of the enterprises.

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Fortissimo Experiment 501 Cloud4Maps - Cloud-based HPC platform for maps conversion http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, INGECON, SISENER Projetc Code: 609029-501 Total Budget: 255.660€ Funded Budget: 192.597€ CESGA funded Budget: 47.517€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: The experiment will offer an HPC cloud based service for transforming geographic maps in different formats and resolutions to a regular XYZ grid format using Kriging interpolation. It will also support interpolation of maps in areas lacking information.

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Fortissimo Experiment 503 CastINcloud - Sustainable CLOUD Services for bringing High Performance CASTINg Simulations to the SMEs http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, QUANTECH, CIMNE, Fundiciones de Roda Projetc Code: 609029-503 Total Budget: 304.985€ Funded Budget: 228.739€ CESGA funded Budget: 55.564€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: CastINCloud will develop and validate a simulation software service layer for advanced casting simulations. The experiment will build flexibly on existing HPC Cloud providers and offer casting design and simulation to SMEs under a pay-per-use service.

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Fortissimo Experiment 505 Improved and optimized design of high temperature exhaust gases concentric chimneys http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, DINAK, AIMEN, UDC Projetc Code: 609029-505 Total Budget: 318.206,32€ Funded Budget: 238.654,74€ CESGA funded Budget: 7.647,16€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: The objective of this experiment is to optimize the design of high temperature exhaust gases concentric chimneys, employing a cloud-based HPC simulation environment to perform the numerical analysis of natural and forced convection of gases with high turbulence and thermal coupling, using computational fluid-dynamics.

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Fortissimo Experiment 509 VIC4CAM Experimentation of VIrtual Metrology HPC Simulation Services for SME Production Process Control in Sustainable and Competitive CAMshaft Manufacturing http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, UNIMETRIK, DATAPIXEL, EPC Projetc Code: 609029-509 Total Budget: 332.930,62€ Funded Budget: 249.697,97€ CESGA funded Budget: 18.387,17€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: VIC4CAM aims to provide new Virtual Metrology HPC simulation services for early defect and deviation detection. This service will generate quantitative information useful for the optimization of camshaft manufacturing, allowing the final users to achieve 100 % dimensional quality control. Fortissimo Experiment 516 StamHPC High performance computing for the metal stamping industry http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, QUANTECH, MATRICI, SCAI Projetc Code: 609029-516 Total Budget: 344.871€ Funded Budget: 249.742€ CESGA funded Budget: 77.184€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: The main outcome of StamHPC will be a new HPC cloud based software solution, allowing the metal stamping industry to solve sheet metal forming simulation problems easily.

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Fortissimo Experiment 517 Cloud-based optimization platform for reinforcement steel cut industries http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, UNIZAR, Schnell Software Projetc Code: 609029-517

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Total Budget: 276.516.2€ Funded Budget: 207.987,17€ CESGA funded Budget: 8.787,17€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: The experiment will set up a SaaS based on the Fortissimo HPC cloud for optimising the manufacturing (number, type, sequence) of steel pieces for buildings, supporting customers in the steel cut industry. The service will be based on the Optimo simulation code, which is a stochastic optimisation using Simulated Annealing and Monte Carlo methods.

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Fortissimo Experiment 521 Multi-physics simulation of high temperature superconducting devices http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, OXOLUTIA, ICMAB, CIMNE Projetc Code: 609029-521 Total Budget: 333.045,71€ Funded Budget: 249.784,29€ CESGA funded Budget: 9.387,17€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: High temperature superconductors (HTS) are ideal for the development of low-loss AC/DC superconductor cables and small, efficient and light-weighted electric generators. In all those applications, the quantitative knowledge of the essential design parameters must be provided by a high performance computing (HPC) tool because of the strong non-linearity, multiscale and multiphysics nature of the problem. The experiment will customize the simulation software to run on the Fortissimo HPC cloud as a service for the HTS manufacturer end user.

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SMARTGOV Smart Government Interconnecta Project run by IMATIA Partners: Imatia Innovation S.L., CESGA Coordinator: Imatia Principal Researchers: C. Fernández, F. Landeira Financing: Innterconecta CESGA budget: 88.000€ Total budget: 1.000.000€ Period: 01/06/2015 – 31/12/2017 Objective: Build a cloud platform and provide GIS analysis tools.

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CLOUDPYME2 Ameliorating SME competitiveness through innovation supported on ICT and Cloud .www.cloudpyme.eu Partners: CESGA, AIMEN, CATIM, AIMMAP Coordinator: CESGA. Principal Researcher: Andrés Gómez Tato, CESGA. Project Code: 0682_CLOUDPYME2_1_E


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Start Date: 07/01/2013 End Date: 06/30/2015 Funding: POCTEP Total Budget: 369,921.86€ CESGA Budget: 168,087.86€ Objective: The project aims to create an infrastructure to support innovation in small and medium enterprises (SME): Providing SME access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities in an attempt to improve their international competitiveness in line with European Commission recommendations; encouraging the implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools and techniques, seeking to improve efficiency in new product development, and boosting the use of Open Innovation platforms. The project aspires to involve SME in the move toward constant innovation. It is a POCTEP funded project with AIMEN, CATIM, and AIMMAP as partners.

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OLA SPI Provisioning of the Software Provisioning Infrastructure for EGI Partners: GRNET, CESGA Coordinator: GRNET Principal Researcher: C. Fernández Financing: EGI.eu CESGA budget: 18,336.00€ Total budget: 47,664.00€ Period: 01/05/2014 - 30/04/2015 Objective: Provide and operate the infrastructure for the Software Provisioning in EGI. The software-provisioning infrastructure provides the technical tools to support the UMD release process from pulling packages from the developers’ repositories to the build of a release.

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OLA ACCOUNTING Accounting and Metrics Portal Partners: CESGA Coordinator: CESGA Principal Researcher: C. Fernández Financing: EGI.eu CESGA budget: 10,152.00€ Period: 01/05/2014 - 30/04/2015 Objective: Maintenance and operation of the accounting and metrics portal. The Accounting Portal provides data accounting views for users, VO Managers, NGI operations and the general public. The Accounting Portal is part of the EGI Core Infrastructure Platform which supports the daily operations of EGI. The EGI Accounting Infrastructure is distributed. At a central level it includes the repositories for the persistent storage of usage records. The central databases are populated through individual usage records published by the Resource Centres, or through the publication of summarised usage records. The Accounting Infrastructure is essential in a service oriented business model to record usage

information. The Metrics Portal aggregates metrics from the EGI Infrastructure from activity leaders and NGI managers in order to quantify and track the infrastructure evolution.

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GENOMICA 2015 Collaboration Agreement between the Genomic Foundation (Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica) and CESGA Partners: FPGMX and CESGA Coordinator: CESGA Principal Researcher: C. Fernández Financing: FPGMX CESGA budget: based on storage and computational resources usage Period: 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015 Objective: supporting the GENOMIC FOUNDATION on intensive calculation during 2015. As a result of the ultrasequence SOLiD technology (Life Technologies), the Genomic Foundation generates a great amount of information shaped in the small sequences it needs to line up and map to the already known sequence of the human genome. The GENOMIC FOUNDATION aims to bio-analyse by computer this information, compelling millions of small sequences in just a short number of huge sequences and facilitate the post-processing of the results. Due to the complexity of the system to be developed and the GENOMIC FOUNDATION non availability of the basic technical means to confront on its own the aim task of the current agreement, the collaboration between GENOMIC and CESGA Foundations becomes essential for an intensive calculation support.

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UBERCLOUD http://www.theubercloud.com/ Principal Researcher: Ignacio López Cabido, CESGA. Partners: 272 Infrastructure providers, Supercomputing Centres, and HPC user institutions. Funding Source: Industry Start Date: 01/07/2012 Description: UberCloud is a free community driven effort that explores the end-to-end processes of accessing and using remote computing resources in HPC centres and HPC clouds, on demand. Participants in the experiment get hands on experience using remote computing resources in HPC centers and in the Cloud for their own projects; in the process they learn how to cope with the challenges and get over many of the common roadblocks. The project teams working on the end-users applications discuss their experience, the hurdles they ran into, their lessons learned, and the best practices on the UberCloud community web site. The UberCloud HPC Experiment was launched in July 2012, and within a year has grown to over a thousand organizations and individuals from over 60 countries. More than 120 teams have been formed since then and many

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of these teams are covered on the UberCloud community web site. UberCloud HPC Experiment offers free trials for up to 1,000 CPU core hours. Ubercloud have handled over 120 such projects

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MH-ScaE2 Automated lectures recording Matterhorn platform scalability experimentation (Experiment over Fed4Fire facilities) Fed4Fire http://www.fed4fire.eu/ Fed4Fire Partners: Over 20 European and international institutions and companies Coordinator: Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (iMinds VZW) Financing: European Commission. Project Code: 318389 (FP7-ICT) Period: 01/10/2012 – 30/09/2016. Total budget: 11,067,773.00€ Experiment partners: TELTEK/CESGA Experiment budget (TELTEK/CESGA): 24,569.20€ CESGA budget: 8,299.00€. MHScae2 objectives: One of the main project objectives of Fed4Fire is to provide experimentation facilities to SMEs so they can test and evaluate new products and services for worldwide users, before investing on infrastructure on their own. TELKET and CESGA’s experiment proposal is focused on an Opencast-Matterhorn based experiment. This experiment aims to achieve two major goals: to optimize the integration of its proposed ecosystem, comprised of Opencast-Matterhorn as the core engine, Galicaster as the platform’s capture agent and PuMuKIT as the media portal and content video delivery engine in the global-cloud testbed provided by the project and to evaluate the perceived user experience from institutions and students, ingesting and accessing contents from anywhere in the world. The experiments will count on CESGA’s background on cloud and storage solutions to tune the experiments performance. The outcome of this experiments will allow TELTEK to optimize and empower dramatically it’s cloudhosted Video Solution based on OC-Matterhon and PuMuKIT.

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Create Your Future Partners: CATRO. (Bulgaria). Coordinator Die Berater (Austria). KKH - Kinderkrebshilfe(Austria). Austrian childhood cancer parents and patients/survivors organisation SDOHZ (Bulgaria) Association of Children with Oncohematologic Diseases. CESGA (Spain). USC (Spain). EA (Greece). Kyttaro and the Spanish association for Childhod Cancer Survivors were chosen as associated partners. KYTARRO (Greece). Federación Española de Padres de Niños con Cáncer, FEPNC, (Spain). Principal Researcher: Maria J. Rodríguez Malmierca. Financing: European Commission (Erasmus+ Bulgarian Agency) CESGA budget: 40,800.00 €.

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Total budget: 312,953.00€ Period: 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2017. Objective: The main aim of YOUR FUTURE is to develop a comprehensive career counselling programme for childhood cancer survivors (15-25 years) that takes into account the special needs, stresses and strains of the target group. The project builds on the expertise gained in Austria by Die Berater and Austrian Youth Cancer Association and develops a sustainable career orientation program in 3 other European countries in order to reduce the unemployment of Childhood Cancer Survivors and to fulfil the Lisbon Strategy goal of “full employment”.

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AR-Sci Augmented Reality for Science Education Partners: VIA E-Learning and Media (Coordinator), VIA University College, CESGA,Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HIOA), Jisc-UK, Centro Público Integrado O Cruce (CPI O’Cruce), Skolen i Midten (SIM). Principal Researcher: Diego Nieto Caride. Financing: European Commission (Erasmus+ Bulgarian Agency) CESGA budget: 56,349.00 € Total budget: 368,357.00 € Period: 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2017. Objective: The science subjects pose problems or obstacles for a large number of students in European schools. School science subjects are considered “hard” and require high levels of abstraction. As a result, there has been a decline in young Europeans’ interest in the science subjects both during their education and as career opportunities.AR-Sci project addresses these concerns by contributing to developing and implementing innovative science education in order to enhance the quality of science teaching/learning and student attitudes and motivation. AR-sci will develop a more student-centered approach facilitating an inquiry-oriented teaching, collaboration and active learning, and a visualization of the often hidden processes that are central to understanding science. This will be done through the introduction of Augmented Reality (AR) and a development of a needed pedagogical approach to its uses.

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PhenoloGIT. Spatial data analysis & mobile learning for schools www.phenologit.org

Project code:      2015-1-UK01-KA201-013537 Partners: University of Plymouth (UK), Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia (ES), CPI Multilingüe O Cruce (ES), Centre of Information Technologies in Education – (LT), VIA University College (DK)  Coordinator: University of Plymouth  Main researcher: Maria José Rodríguez Malmierca Financing: European Commission CESGA budget: 84310 €


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Total budget: 258930 € Period:  Sep. 2015 - 31 Aug. 2018 Objective: PhenoloGIT will design, build and test a collaboratively created educational environmental information platform, supported by state-of-the-art mobile technology and Geographical Information Technologies (GIT), to be used by teachers and students in primary and secondary schools. The platform will allow them not only to make scientific observations in their local environment and gather new data in an intuitive and engaging way, but also to acquire complex knowledge by collaboratively creating and sharing new information using open-source tailored educational tools to analyse and reflect on graphical, spatial and mathematical data sets.  These tools and resources will be based – and released – as open source/free license resources, to promote their use and evolution in the following years and so offer great potential benefits in the longer term for schools across Europe.

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Blend. Developing and testing innovative blended work based learning in VET www.blendproject.eu Partners: Myerscough College – UK, IPC Groene Ruimte -NL, Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia – FI, Galicia Supercomputing Center – ES Coordinator: Myerscough College – UK Main researcher: Diego Nieto Caride Financing: European Commission Project code: 2015-1-UK01-KA202-013566 CESGA budget: 30578 € Total budget: 263067 € Period:  Sep. 2015 - 31 Aug. 2018 Objective:  This project  will develop a flexible, cost efficient, blended learning model that utilises new learning technology to produce interactive learning packages. The aim of the project is to embed and mainstream the innovation and adaptation of work based learning, piloted as part of the MOVE IT (TOI 520) project, whilst continuing to advance and understand more about pedagogical approaches in the workplace, opportunities through collaborative learning and advances in the application of new learning technologies.

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RuralSchoolCloud Cloud Computing for School Networking & Learning https://www.cesga.es/en/investigacion/proyectos/Proyecto?id=382

Project Code: 540182 -LLP -1 -2013-1 - ES- COMENIUS -CMP Start Date: 12/1/2013 End Date: 11/30/2015 Funding agency: European Commission Program: LLP

Total Budget: 287,072.00 € CESGA Budget: 70,354.00 € Description: This European project aims to improve the quality of learning and teaching in small rural/dispersed schools in Europe, through exploration, adaptation and improvement of several innovative ICT-based methodologies, which help to meet the different needs teachers face in designing their classes, as well as improving their skills.

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ENTELS. Teachers CPD: Qualified Teachers=Successful Learners www.entelsproject.eu Partners:  Dirección Xeral de Educación, FP. e Innovación Educativa. Consellería de Educación, Xunta de Galicia. (ES), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (ES),  H2 Learning Ltd. (IE), KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS (LT), University of Plymouth(UK) Coordinator:  Dirección Xeral de Educación, FP. e Innovación Educativa. Consellería de Educación, Xunta de Galicia. (Spain) Main researcher: Maria José Rodríguez Malmierca Financing: Subcontracted by Xunta de Galicia Project code: 2014-1-ES01-KA201-004346 CESGA budget: 9.000€ Total budget: 24.0286 € Period: Sept 2014 -Aug 2016. Objective: The ENTELS consortium will develop and analyse innovative pedagogy and assessment approaches and methods to support these diverse individual learning pathways in order to help learners to acquire and new skills for new jobs. The ENTELS project will focus on preparing teachers to design and test advanced applications and technologies.

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UnderstAID Support Platform for dementia informal caregivers www.understaid.com Project Code: AAL_UnderstAID Start Date: 4/1/2013 End Date: 3/31/2016 Funding Agency: European Commission Total Budget: 53,966.00 € CESGA Budget: 53,966.00 € Description: The aim of this project is to create a technological ICT-based system, both for smartphones and PCs, that can support informal carers in their role, providing knowledge, skills and attitudes in several areas and under concrete daily life situations to reduce anxiety and stress.

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iSEAS Innovative Solutions for Enhancing Knowledge Application and Transfer towards a Sustainable European Fishing Activity http://lifeiseas.eu/ Partners: IIM-CSIC, CETMAR, CESGA,

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IEO, USC, JOSMAR, OPROMAR Coordinator: IIM-CSIC Principal Researcher: F. Landeira Financing: European Commission. Project Code: LIFE13 ENV/ES/000131 CESGA budget: 138,661.00€. Total budget: 2,078,965.00€ Period: 01/07/2014 – 30/06/2018 Objective: The main objective of LIFE iSEAS is to demonstrate that a sustainable scenario of the EU fisheries is possible through the enhancement of the real application on the fishing sector of existent knowledge and innovative solutions for discards reduction and management.

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GIS-Propsolos Research on soil properties of Galicia Objective: Partners: USC-Edaphology Dpt., CESGA Coordinator: USC-Edaphology Dpt. Principal Researcher: Emilio Abad Financing: Xunta de Galicia Project Code: EM 2012/060 CESGA budget: 6,000.00€ Period: 27/06/2012 – 30/06/2015 Objective: GIS support for USC Edaphology in order to create a soil properties Geoportal from Galicia. It is framed within the call of research projects for emergent investigators of the Regional Government of Galicia.

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GIS-RAIATEC-MDT IDE Incamar services for RAIATEC proyect Partners: Intecmar, CESGA Coordinator: Intecmar Principal Researcher: F. Landeira, E. Abad Financing: Intecmar CESGA budget: 3,290.00€ Period: 30/04/2015 – 30/09/2015 Objective: Developing a Digitial Marine model of the Galician coast for Intecmar to be included in the Raiatec project.

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DIRAC-VRE Preparation for proposal DIRAC Virtual Research Environments Partners: UB, UAB, USC, UPV, URL, CESGA Coordinator: UB Principal Researcher: Ricardo Graciani / Carlos Fernández (CESGA) Financing: Spanish Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness Project Code: EUIN2013-50926 Total budget: 25,000€ Period: 01/08/2014 – 28/1/2015

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Objective: Preparation of a group under the leadership of Dr. Ricardo Graciani, Coordinator of the DIRAC Consortium, to work toward the completion of the Consortium goals.

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Funding for Youth Employment in RTD+I. Financing: Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness Period: 2015-2017 Objective: Incorporate to CESGA’s staff 5 technologist in training.

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Research Networks, Technological Platforms & Industry Clusters in which CESGA participated in 2015 SESAME NET. Supercomputing Expertise for Small & Medium Enterprise Network. http://sesamenet.eu

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REDE CLOUD BIGDATA HPC Rede de tecnoloxías Cloud e Big Data para HPC http://lbd.udc.es/p/R-Bigdata. CAPAP-H. Red de Computación de Altas Prestaciones sobre Arquitecturas Paralelas Heterogéneas. http://capap-h.uji.es/

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OPEN EDUCATION EUROPA http://openeducationeuropa.eu/ TELGalicia. Technology Enhanced Learning Galicia. Rede de E-learning Galicia http://redetelgalicia.es/ Rede TMATI. Rede Tecnolóxica de Matemática Industrial. REGICC .Rede Galega de Investigación en Cáncer Colorrectal http://www.regicc.ime.dir.udc.es REGID. Rede Galega de Investigación e Desenvolvemento de Medicamentos. http://regid.cesga.es/

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CLAG. Cluster Audiovisual Galego. http://www.clag.es/ CLUSTER TIC GALICIA. Cluster das Tecnoloxías da Información e das Comunicacións en Galicia. http://www.clusterticgalicia.com/


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KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CESGA Foundation charter specifically states as one of its goals that of transferring knowledge and technology to businesses and public administrations alike. Thus, CESGA Foundation has the goal of actively collaborating in the transfer of research results in the field of computing, storage and communications to other research, technology, and innovation centres as well as to businesses and public administrations. Another mandate explicitly gathered under CESGA Foundation charter is that of collaborating with other institutions, as well as with private businesses in order to fulfil technological needs of entities and companies in the field of supercomputing. Transfer activities are encouraged across the whole of CESGA’s Strategic Plan. This is increasingly shaping CESGA’s infrastructures orientation to address SMEs needs, as well as those of academic users. It resulted in a better collaboration between the Centre’s Departments in order to meet entrepreneurial and industry challenges. In general, all transfer activities are aimed at fulfilling CESGA Charter Mission Statement of contributing to the advancement of science and technology, by means of research and application of high performance computing and communications, collaborating with other institutions in pursuit of benefits and boons for society.

2015 Activity Highlights CESGA continued to increase its innovation service offer to industry, consolidating some of the areas of work as human genetics, chemical analysis, and video streaming platforms, as well as getting more users in these and other fields such as photogrametry, language technologies, and audiovisual applications. CESGA has also contracted services related to Smart Government management, UAV’s operation, meteorology, oceanography and environment. Regarding industry types, CESGA has held relations with large corporations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and startups. With the incorporation of a specific cluster for industry needs, designed and adquired in this year, CESGA plans to fit more closely their specific needs, contribute to pack the services in an easier to handle way for the SMEs, and estimulate new industry users. CESGA has begun to contribute to the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) and Spanish ICTS platform contributing its experience working for the industry innovation and transfer.

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SOME ENTITIES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM SERVICES THROUGH CONTRACTS OR COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS WITH CESGA IN 2015 ENTERPRISES MERCATOR-OCEAN Mercator Océan www.mercator-ocean.fr INCAT Ingeniería Cívil del Atlántico, S.L www.incat.es TELTEK TELTEK Video Research, S.L. www.teltek.es BALIDEA Balidea Consulting and Programming, S.L. www.balidea.com CARTOGALICIA Cartogalicia S.L. www.cartogalicia.com GDI GDI www.gdincor.es HIC Health In Code www.healthincode.com CTAG Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia www.ctag.com Appentra Appentra Automatic Software Acceleration www.appentra.com CITANIA A Citania Arqueoloxía, S.L. www.acitania.com S4SD Software for Science Developments www.affinimeter.com AMPHOS21 Scientific & Strategic Environmental Consulting www.amphos21.com AIMEN Asociación de investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste www.aimen.es CILENIS Cilenis Language Technology www.cilenis.com CLAG Cluster Audiovisual Galego www.clag.es CYTSA Creatividad y Tecnología www.cytsa.com ELBYT SYSTEMS ELBYT SYSTEMS www.elbitsystems.com HIDROMOD Hidromod www.hidromod.com IMASGAL IMASGAL www.imasgal.com IMATIA Imatia www.imatia.com INAER Inaer www.inaer.com INTERMET Intermet www.intermet.com MD.USE MD.USE www.mduse.com UN-EM UN-EM www.un-em.com

ADMINISTRATIONS EGI European Grid Infrastructure www.egi.eu METEOGALICIA Servizo de Predición da Xunta de Galicia www.meteogalicia.es PdE Puertos del Estado www.puertos.es IEO Instituto Español de Oceanografía www.ieo.es AEMET Agencia Estatal de Meteorología www.aemet.es METEOFRANCE Météo France www.meteofrance.com MARINE INST. Marine Institute www.marine.ie INTECMAR Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño www.intecmar.org F. BIOMEDICA Fundacion Biomédica do CHUVI chuvi.sergas.es/es/fundacionbiomedica F. RAMONDOMING Fundación Ramón Domínguez I+D+i Biosanitaría http://www.fundacionramondominguez.es CEIDA C. de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental www.ceida.org CCG Consello da Cultura Galega www.consellodacultura.org FPGMX Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica fundacion.xenomica.org CETMAR

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ACADEMIC CIMNE International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering www.cimne.com ITMATI Instituto Tecnolóxico de Matemática Industrial www.itmati.com IIAG Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas de Galicia (CSIC) www.iiag.csic.es UDC Universidade da Coruña www.udc.es USC Universidade de Santiago de Compostela www.usc.es UVIGO Universidade de Vigo www.uvigo.es UBU Universidad de Burgos www.ubu.es INCIPIT Instituto de Ciencias do Patrimonio (CSIC) www.incipit.csic.es SGAPEIO Sociedade G. Promoción da Estatística e Investigación Operativa www.sgapeio.es SGO Sociedade Galega de Ornitoloxía www.sgosgo.org RSME Real Sociedade Matemática Española www.rsme.es BUGALICIA Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de Galicia www.bugalicia.org RAGC Real Academia Galega de Ciencias www.ragc.cesga.es REDEMPRENDIA Red Universitaria Iberoamericana de Incubación de Empresas www.redemprendia.org ACSUG Axencia para a Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia www.acsug.es/gl/acsug CIUG Comisión Interuniversitaria de Galicia ciug.cesga.es Novi Sad U. Novi Sad University www.uns.ac.rs

SOME ENTERPRISES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM CESGA’s SERVICES THROUGH COMPETITIVE PROJECT FINANCING IN 2015 AIMEN Asociación de investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste www.aimen.es CATIM Centro de Apoio Tecnológico á Industria Metalomecânica www.catim.pt AIMMAP Associação dos Ind. Metalurgicos, Metalo-Mecanicos e Afins de Portugal www.aimmap.pt TEXAS CONTROLS Texas Controls S.L. texascontrols.es SCHNELL Schnell Software www.schnellsoftware.com DINAK Dinak, S.A. Chimeneas España www.dinakchimeneas.com INGE-CON Ingeniería y Control Electrónico, S.A. www.ingenieriaycontrol.es SISENER Sisener Ingenieros S.L. www.sisener.com QUANTECH Quantech ATZ www.quantech.es RODA Fundicións de Roda www.fundicionesderoda.es OXOLUTIA Oxolutia S.L. www.oxolutia.com UNIMETRIK Unimetric Metrology and Calibration www.unimetrik.es DATAPIXEL DataPixel Quality Control Engineering www.datapixel.com EPC Engine Power Componets Group Europe www.engpwr.com MATRICI Matrici S. Coop. (Mondragón) www.matrici.com COMPASSIS Compass Ingeniería y Sistemas www.compassis.com WAvEC Wavec Offshore Renewables www.wavec.org ISONAVAL Isonaval, Diseño e Ingeniería Naval www.isonaval.net EMO EMO-ORODJARNA www.emo-orodjarna.com TRIMEK TRIMEK, S.A. www.trimek.com EPC Engine Power Components Group Europe, S.L. www.engpwr.com TÖKNI Tökni www.tokni.com DQUBITO DQubito Formación y Desarrollo en Ingeniería Biomédica www.dqubito.com ARQPERFIL Arqperfil, S.A. www.arqperfil.com VASCOGALLEGA Vasco Gallega Sociedad de Cartera, S.L. www.vascogallega.com FERRI Industrias Ferry, S.A. www.ferri-sa.es MATIS Matis OHF (Iceland) www.matis.is NRC NRC LTD (United Kingdom) www.nrclimited.com

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SYN SYNTESA Partners and Associates APS (Denmark) www.syntesa.fo MAPIX MAPIX Technologies Ltd. (United Kingdom) www.mapix.com SHUTTLE THREAD Shuttle Thread Ltd. (United Kingdom) www.shuttlethread.com SCAPOS SCAPOS AG (Germany) www.scapos.com BULL BULL SAS (France) www.bull.com XLAB Xlab Razvoj Programaske Opreme in Svetovanje Doo (Slovenia) www.xlab.si ARCTUR Arctur Racunalniski Inzeniring Doo (Slovenia) www.arctur.si GOMPUTE GridCore AB (Sweden) www.gompute.com INTEL Intel GMBH (Germany) www.intel.com TELEVÉS TELEVÉS Diseño, Desarrollo y Fabricación de Equipos de Telecomunicaciones www.televes.es EMALCSA Empresa Municipal de Aguas de La Coruña www.emalcsa.es INFOJC, S.L. InfoJC www.infojc.com TÉCNICASSOFT Técnicas de Soft S.A. Ingeniería y Automatización Industrial www.tecnicasdesoft.es ARCADE Arcade Consultores, S.L. www.arcadeconsultores.es COREMAIN Coremain www.coremain.es AYCO AYCO Internet www.ayco.net TELTEK Teltek Video Research www.teltek.es INCAT Ingeniería Civil del Atlántico www.incat.es HIC Health in Code, Diagnóstico de Cardiopatías Familiares www.healthincode.com VICUS DT Vicus Desarrollos Tecnológicos www.vicusdt.com PROYFE Grupo PROYFE, Consultoría, Ingeniería y Arquitectura www.proyfe.com MDC MDC Ingeniería, SL. www.mdcingenieria.es ENMACOSA Enmacosa Consultoría Técnica www.enmacosa.com BALIDEA Balidea Consulting and Programming www.balidea.com HES-SO Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale. (Switzerland) www.hes-so.ch dieBERATER die Berater Unternehmen Mensch (Austria) www.dieberater.com SAN Spoleczna Akademia Nauk - Academy of Management (Poland) www.san.edu.pl CVO CVO Antwerpen Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs (Belgium) www.cvoantwerpen.be MC Myerscough College (United Kingdom) www.myerscough.ac.uk AEPMR Asociata pentru Educatie Permanenta in Mediul Rural (Romania) www.aepmr.ro KPEDU Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia (Finland) www.kpedu.fi IPC IPC Groene Ruimte (The Netherlands) www.ipcgroen.nl VIA U. VIA University College (Denmark) www.viauc.com ORSK Orthopedic-Rehabilitation Clinical Hospital (Poland) www.klinika.net.pl SEKOIA Sekoia Assisted Living Technology Platform (Denmark) www.sekoia.dk JOSMAR Grupo Josmar, S.L. www.grupojosmar.com OPROMAR Organización de Productores de Pesca Fresca del Puerto y Ría de Marín www.opromar.com

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GIS

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Objectives The objective of the Department of Geographic Information Systems includes conducting analysis and computing projects in the area of GIS, working with and processing raster and vector geo-referenced information, alphanumerical data bases, conducting studies that include analysis, programming, visualization, and diverse outputs (print, applications, intranet, Internet). In addition, this department is responsible for the promotion and support of the use of GIS technology in the research community.

2015 Activity Highlights The activity of the CESGA GIS Department in 2015 has been primarily focused in the marine environment. We have continued actively participating in the European project LIFE iSEAS as technological partner. In addition, we have contributed to the RAIATEC project developing a digitial marine model of the coast of Galicia for INTECMAR, Galicia’s Regional Goverment Technological Institute for the Monitoring of the Marine Environment. The project Soils Properties of Galicia developed with the Edaphology Dpt. of the University of Santiago de Compostela was completed in 2015. Working together with the e-Learning Dept. and with the Systems Dept at CESGA, financing for two new exciting projects was obtained in 2015. Thus, this year we started working on a European Erasmus project, PhenoloGIT with the e-Learning Dept, and the Smartgov project with the Systems Dept.

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e-LEARNING

& e-COLLABORATION TOOLS

Objectives To carry out RTD initiatives in the area of ICT applied to learning and teaching in different contexts. To promote and disseminate the use of ICT applied to learning and collaboration, as well as to promote e-learning and e-collaboration tools and strategies in research and education. To provide e-learning and e-collaboration tools, services and support to CESGA’s users.

2015 Activity Highlights This area had an intense activity in 2015. We led a European project, dealing on cloud computing for dispersed & rural schools (RuralSchoolCloud) with 7 partners from 6 countries, which followed a very innovative path we started in 2010 with a research grant by HP Labs named “Rural Schools Virtual Communities for Education in the Cloud”. The project aimed to build a sustainable and flexible cloud solution adapted for rural schools in Europe, based on Open Source Software and validated by the educational community. A 5 language version booklet with the findings and educational strategies from the project as well as the downloadable technical solution was produced and presented at a very successful final conference in Santiago de Compostela in October 2015. Additionally, we started two new European projects (PhenoloGIT and Blend), leading to 6 active European projects running during this year. Besides, we were subcontracted by Consellería de Educación (Xunta, Galicia Government) to design and carry out the e-learning solution for another European project they coordinate, ENTELS. Our e-learning platform, Aula Cesga -based on Chamilo software, counts on over 25.000 active users, being the most popular free platform to learn and experiment with ICT based education and collaborative proposals in Galicia.

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e-Learning Technological Resources: • Aula Cesga. An e-learning and e-collaborative online platform to provide support to innovation in learning courses, research groups and teacher training. • Audio and video streaming tools for training sessions and meetings • Professional videoconferencing equipment for training or collaborative sessions • Seminar. Webminar with multiconferencing, data sharing and synchronized whiteboard for live collaboration and training sessions.

• Fully equipped computer room for training course (IP multiconferencing, videowall, interactive board, etc.)

• Hardware for different e-learning models: m-learning, b-learning, t-learning.

• Cloud file repository for sharing, file exchanging and collaborative live editing among project users.


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DISSEMINATION Objectives • Planning, coordination, and execution of CESGA dissemination activities.

• Development and maintenance of communication tools (website, annual report, Dixitos magazine, social networks, etc.). • Organisation and logistics of training actions for CESGA personnel and users. • Organisation of conferences, workshops, seminars, visits to CESGA, project and service presentations, etc

2015 Activity The PR & Communication department provided dissemination support to the RTD projects executed by the Centre, as well as to research efforts and activities conducted by users. The department coordinated relation with the media and provided support to users in their approaches to mass media. It also edited the Centre’s publications: the “díxitos magazine”, the Annual Report as well as brief publications regarding specific services or projects.

In 2015, CESGA coordinated or actively participated in several dissemination activities such as: the closing ceremony of the ESTALMAT Galicia 2015 programme, or the event organised by the ICT-Go-Girls project in celebration of the Girls in ICT Day promoted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). CESGA also hosted over 20 visits from primary and secondary schools, non profit associations, and enterprises. CESGA organised the event in which firms such as Fujitsu, HP, Bull, IBM, Lenovo, Nvidia, Amazon, or Gompute recognize the efforts of the students graduating from the HPC Masters Programme. In 2015, CESGA supported the scientific dissemination radio programme Efervesciencia, broadcasted by Radio Galega. In addition, the departement helped in the organisation of researchers visits and in the presentation of project results, and of activities and projects developed by businesses such as Software for Science Developments and of business associations such as CONFEMADERA. The department was also active in the implementation of the Equal Opportunity Plan. In 2015, the centre launched an electronic newsletter and managed CESGA’s profiles in various social media and other sites such as: twitter, facebook, slide share, youtube, or flicker.

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ngineeringMassive Screening

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