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GALICIA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE

2016 Fundación Pública Galega Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia

Fundación Pública Galega Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia


CESGA Annual Report 2016

CREDITS 2016 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.

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

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MESSAGE

FROM THE PRESIDENT

In my new stage as director of the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), a Regional Governmental Agency that reports to the Galician Ministry of Economy, Employment, and Industry, it is full of hope that I assume the presidency of the Board of Trustees of Foundation CESGA . CESGA is an institution with a service history of over 23 years. Throughout this time, CESGA has significantly contrituted to the development of Research, Technological Development, and Innovation by means of collaboration with the knowledge centres, universities, and technology centres of Galicia and with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and taking part in several international and state wide initiatives. As a direct consequence of CESGA’s technological update undertaken by the end of 2015, the year 2016 brought a significant increase both in computing hours and in the number of users. The computing hours used in 2016 almost tripled with respect to those used in the previous year, and the amount of user accounts rose to over five hundred.

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Patricia Argerey Vilar President, Fundación CESGA Director, Axencia Galega de Innovación

This year, CESGA must provide itself with a new Strategic Plan for the 2017-2020 period. This Strategic Plan will define the lines of action for the accomplishment of this institution’s statutory aims, as well as to abide by the requirements established as member of the Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) - Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES). From the regional government, Xunta de Galicia, in close collaboration with CSIC and the Galician university system, we shall put forth all our efforts so that CESGA successfully achieves its goals.


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2016 HIGHLIGHTS In the first three months of 2016, CESGA successfully undertook the technical tunning, adaptation, trial, and deployment phase of the computing infrastructures acquired in 2015. Thus, in April 2016 the new FinisTerrae computational capacity was made available to its user community.

--A total of 26 courses and practical workshop trainings for users and personnel took place in 2016. 2.- Transferring knowledge to Industry

1.- Consolidating CESGA as a Centre of Excellence in Computational Science.

An intense collaboration activity with industry was maintained throughout the year, 44 contracts and collaboration agreements backed this activity. CESGA also increased its presence in industry through the following actions. --In the European arena: participation in the European Commission projects: FORTISSIMO, and FORTISSIMO 2, as well as in the European Network of High Performance Computing (HPC) for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Leveraging Centres, SESAME.NET. --In the Spanish arena: leading the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) task Group for the implementation of HPC in SME, RESxPYME. --In Galicia: promoting and supporting the GAIN-IGAPECESGA joint initiative for the dissemination of HPC use in the Galician SME.

2.- Achieving a significant presence in industry.

3.- Increasing international presence

3.- Increasing international activity.

CESGA actively participated in 29 international projects, 12 of which correspond to experiments under FORTISSIMO and FORTISSIMO2 projects.

Also in 2016, CESGA’s organisation wide engagement with Equal Opportunity in Employment rights, encouraged us to implement a sexual harassment prevention protocol. 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.

Here we provide further detail regarding 2016 most relevant activity toward the achievement of these aims. 1.1 - Research, Development & Innovation Activity

--CESGA participated in 37 projects (including 12 FORTISSIMO and FORTISSIMO 2 experiments). Additionally, throughout the year, 45 new project proposals were submitted to competitive calls, 9 were granted, 15 rejected, and 24 are pending decision. 1.2.- Service to users

--The amount of computing user accounts grew 28% with respect to the previous year. By the end of 2016 there were 502 accounts (including 46 GRID accounts). --The usage of computing hours throughout the year was multiplied by 2.7, reaching a a total of 57.4 million hours by the end of 2016.

--New specialized computing systems were made accessible to the user community including: a Big Data cluster, a scientific visualization cluster and a cluster for industrial uses.

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CESGA’s CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY IN 2016 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-three 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 2016. 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 2016, 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.

tform, 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 businesses. Through intense collaboration with CESGA, more than forty enterprises have taken new products and services to market or improve their productivity.

• Helping local tech-businesses go global. Through their collaboration with CESGA, several university spin-off companies 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.

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

• Designing new drugs. Through the use of computing, researchers from the Galician Universities were able to work on the design and characterization of new drugs.

• 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 distributed computing.

• Spreading the knowledge of foreign languages. Through the use of the Centre’s e-learning and collaboration pla-

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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 31/12/2016

**Till July 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

STAFF IN 2016

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)

8

0

8

5 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

14

6

20

3 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

4

1

5

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

3

1

4

Other

2

0

2

31

8

39

Total

Data as of 31/12/2015 Access Committee

Quality Committee

8

Secretary

Gender Equality Committee

20% of females in the Staff

20% of the Staff holds a Ph.D.


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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLAN CESGA aims to be a research and working institution which respects every individual’s dignity, where no discriminatory behavior in relation to any personal or social circumstances is present. From 2014, CESGA has highlighted its vow to fight against inequality and gender related issues, by developing and actively implementing a gender equal opportunity plan. In 2016, a protocol to prevent sexual and gender related harassment in the workplace has been designed and approved by CESGA management, gender committee and staff. CESGA’s new “Protocol to prevent sexual and gender related harassment in the workplace” is a firm step in the right direction with a view to prevent these situations, through dissemination, awareness, training and counseling actions. This protocol follows regional, national and EU legislation in this field, and is public in our website, internal documents, and a leaflet with basic information accessible to staff, users and visitors. In 2016 we also created a logo to visualize our compromise with gender equality which is placed in our website and publications.

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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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CESGA fully integrated in ICTS-RES Spanish HPC Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure In 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 Technical 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). RES, coordinated by BSC-CNS, announces periodic competitive competitive project calls in order to grant access to research groups. A single and common procedure allows any researcher to apply for access to any given RES node. CESGA integrated its supercomputer, FinisTerrae, into these calls once the new server was fully deployed in 2016. This allowed CESGA to contribute with 5,270,000 CPU hours to RES calls in 2016. These CPU hours were assigned to 9 projects. CESGA also contributed to the Spanish Supercomputing Network leading the task Group RESxPYME, for the implementation of the access of SMEs to HPC resources in Spain. CESGA also actively participated in other RES group related to key performance indicators (KPI), and contributed to a dissemination group of all of ICTS activities in Spain.

Spanish HPC Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure Network - ICTS - RES - Spanish Supercomputing Network

Projects assigned computing resources at CESGA through RES calls in 2016 Researcher

Project Title

CPU HOURS

Sascha Husa

Highly resolved gravitational wave signals from black hole mergers

1,200,000

Assensi Oliva

Flow over a realistic car model: Turbulence structures and wheel rotation effects

750,000

Carlos D. Pérez Segarra

DNS of 3D turbulent sprays with the aid of adaptive mesh refinement and low dissipative advective schemes

750,000

Ivette Rodríguez

Boundary layer development and turbulent structures in airfoils at high lift

Albert Rimola

H additions to CO towards CH3OH formation: adsorption, diffusion and reactions

240,000

Assensi Oliva

Flow over a realistic car model: Turbulence structures and wheel rotation effects

700,000

Assensi Oliva

Direct Numerical Simulation of turbulent atomizing two-phase jets with an adaptive mesh refinement strategy

400,000

Perla Wahnon

Search of dopants to enhance the light absorption in photovltaic perovskites by two-photon proccess

140,000

Jordi Villa-Freixa

Lipid-dependent binding of neutralizing and nonneutralizing antibodies to the membrane-proximal external region of HIV gp41

350,000

741,000

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2016 FINANCIAL INFORMATION The following is a brief summary of CESGA Foundation accounts for the fiscal year 2016 CESGA’s main sources of operational income in 2016 came from the Galician Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia), the Galician universities, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and from the European Commission.

2016 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

2016 OPERATIONAL INCOME

GALICIAN GOVERNMENT

Services to User Community

1,121,355.00

Comp. Projects + 3rd Party S.**

40,973,63

CSIC

SPANISH GOVERNMENT

EUROPEAN COMISSION

ENTERPRISES + OTHERS*

276,478.79

1,397,833.79 84,861.16

796,265.39

Finnancial and others Applied for amortisation

TOTAL

1,162,328.63

276.478,79

84,861.16

796,265.39

* 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.

2016 EXPENSES

2016 EXPENSES

Personnel

1,449,107.81

Current expenses & taxes

658,021.88

Amortisation

1,324,742.51

TOTAL

3,431,872.20

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TOTAL

162,333.45

1,084,433.63

2,035.78

2,035.78

1,280,724.03

1,280,724,03

1,445,093.26

3,765,027.23


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SERVICES

Computing Systems

CESGA

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

Scientific Applications & Projects Scientific computing Technical support (parallelisation, tuning, debugging, porting, algorithms)

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Communications Network Centre connection: analysis and connection plan Communications consulting: connectivity, security, and advanced services

High Throughput Computing (HTC) GRID Computing Cloud Computing for HPC Big Data Data Storage

Project partnering

Data Centre auditing and advanced services

Web hosting (contents of interest for researchers)

User technical support

Training Server housing

Geographical Information Systems

RTD & Innovation Project design and management

Virtual server hosting

Project partnering

Security (firewalls, IDS, IPS...)

Project grant search

GIS project design and management

Project partner search

Voice communications and videoconferencing management

HPC advanced services

User support

Training

Collaboration Tools and e-Learning

GIS project partnering Management of new services (IPv6, multicast, mobility...)

Geo-referenced data production and analysis Digital map processing GIS application development

Transfer to Industry

GIS advanced services

Videoconferencing Multicasting of events

Project design and management Project partnering & grant search Learning Technology Assesment Project partner search

Industy HPC service provider

e-Learning platform for courses and events

Project partnering & grant search

Virtual classroom for webinars

Transfer promotion

e-Learning advanced services

GIS user training GIS platform Cartographic service hosting

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USER TECHNICAL HELPDESK SERVICE REQUESTS IN 2016

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 2016

AREA

NUMBER OF REQUESTS

Communications

230

Applications

490

Systems

279

Infrastructures

30

e-Learning

345

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 2016, categorized by service type.

General

15

TOTAL

1.389

User satisfaction with services provided in 2016 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 2016 survey results.

Excellent

14

Good

Average

Poor

HPC services user satisfaction levels Questions related to user satisfaction levels with computing, storage, and related support services were posed to 411 active user account holders. A total of 103 answers were collected through the 2016 survey (a 25% 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 4.5/5

mean 4.3/5

mean 4.7/5


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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 36 contact persons in the different universities, labs, and centres that RECETGA interconnects. A total of 11 contact persons completed the survey which represents an 30% response rate. In general, respondents expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of the survey.

Network Support

Network Connectivity

mean 4.8/5

mean 4.6/5

Excellent

Good

Average

Poor

Very poor

N/A

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 74 contact persons in the different labs, centres, and organisations that use IT services provided by the Communications Department. A total of 28 contact persons completed the survey which represents a 38% response rate. In general, users expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of this survey.

IT Support

IT Services

mean 4.6/5

mean 4.6/5

Excellent

Good

Average

Poor

Very poor

N/A

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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

71

26

49

29

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

12

8

18

3

DOCTORAL THESES

2

-

1

-

CSIC users reported

71

Scientific Articles

Galician Universities users reported

104

Scientific Articles

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION REPORTED BY CESGA USERS 2004-2016

Scientific Journal Articles

Presentations at Congresses

INCLUDES: CSIC, UDC, USC, UVIGO, UAB, IEO.

16

Ph. D Dissertations


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COMPUTING USERS The number of active user accounts (that is, users who have executed computing jobs on CESGA’s servers throughout the year) significantly increased during 2016. The number of user accounts associated with CSIC rose from 72 to 91. Active user accounts from Galician Universities experienced an increase from 259 to 292. The total number of active user accounts, including CSIC, Galician Universities, and other institutions, increased by 78, from 378 in 2015 to 456 in 2016.

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.

456

Active User Accounts in 2016

ACTIVE USER ACCOUNT EVOLUTION BY INSTITUTION PER YEAR, 2003 - 2016

CSIC

Other

Universities

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

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CPU TIME CONSUMED DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION IN ALL SYSTEMS IN 2016

CPU USAGE DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION AND MACHINE in 2016

CSIC

18

UDC

USC

UVIGO

Contracts & Services


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CPU DISTRIBUTION BY RESEARCH AREA 2016

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 2016 there were 46 grid user accounts running jobs at CESGA Grid node. The number of CPU hours offered to these users was 148 hours. Users holding CESGA accounts benefited from the use of 5,049,951 hours on other nodes of this distributed infrastructure which as a whole provided computing services for more than 28,145 million hours.

Thus in 2016, in addition to providing Grid knowledge,

46

User Accounts on CESGA

5,049 K

Grid node

CPU hours on other GRID nodes

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USERS 2014 - 2016 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2014 2015 2016

2014

2015

2016

CSIC - CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Centre d’Investigació en Nanociéncia i Nanotecnología

2

1

0

1.068,70

94,40

-

0

1.716,20

-

-

(CIN2) Centro de Astrobiología

1

0

Centro de Física de los Materiales de San Sebastian

0

0

1

-

-

107.399,60

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB)

4

3

4

38.214,40

31.045,60

1.119.909,80

1

1

0

137.972,50

61.084,20

-

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación

1

1

0

26,80

13,00

-

Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB)

1

1

1

557.133,60

209.492,00

273.931,10

Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD)

3

3

9

7.065,70

10.861,20

527.116,00

Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex

0

0

1

-

-

99,30

Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (IACT)

0

0

1

-

-

10.856,50

Instituto Cajal

3

3

2

111.537,80

488.248,00

82.545,80

Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos

0

1

0

-

34.870,90

-

0

1

1

-

4.169,00

3.586,60

Instituto de Biología Funcional y Genómica

1

1

0

4,90

45,90

-

Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis (IBVF)

1

0

0

768,00

-

-

Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica

5

3

2

158.343,80

877.371,10

236.103,70

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid

2

0

2

26.868,40

-

168.027,80

Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona.

6

7

8

2.036.949,50

670.807,30

710.283,90

Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC-IEEC)

2

1

1

260.591,70

156.947,20

37.310,30

Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Sevilla

2

1

1

9.327,80

23.403,50

797,20

Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía

1

1

1

54.191,00

572,20

46.119,40

Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT)

2

1

0

5.382,00

146,00

-

Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM)

6

8

7

585.816,90

358.397,80

220.396,20

Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA)

0

1

1

-

774,80

2.247.211,80

Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF)

8

6

9

933.736,40

585.826,00

362.286,50

Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT)

1

0

7

58,20

-

7.745.333,70

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (IIM)

1

1

1

16.430,20

32.913,20

19.561,80

Centro de Investigaciones en Nanomateriales y Nanotecnología (CINN)

Systems (UIB-CSIC)

(IATA) Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)

Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (IIQ)

3

7

6

116.217,30

207.500,80

242.769,50

1

0

0

1.701,50

-

-

Instituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG)

4

3

3

131.026,20

218.893,20

510.267,40

Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea

8

6

11

275.665,70

142.350,40

182.170,60

Instituto de Química Médica (IQM)

Misión Biolóxica de Galicia (MBG)

1

1

0

69,50

1.674,40

-

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

2

2

2

2.977,40

5.080,50

20.669,50

Unidad Asociada CSIC-Tecnalia

1

1

1

34,40

26.570,20

119.378,70

0

1

1

-

240,00

1,60

Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Biodiversidad (UOCSIC-PA)

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CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

USERS 2014 - 2016 # active user accounts

CPU hours used

2014 2015 2016

2014

2015

2016

UDC - UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUÑA Escola Politécnica Superior Enxeñaría Naval e Oceánica

0

1

2

-

41.157,70

1.986.579,20

Enxeñaría Industrial II

0

1

2

-

8,10

41,70

0

0

1

-

-

46,00

Métodos Matemáticos e de Representación

0

0

5

-

-

2.835.697,30

Tecnoloxía da Construcción

2

0

2

16.381,60

-

31.623,50

Bioloxía Animal

2

0

0

7.942,90

-

-

Bioloxía Celular e Molecular

3

2

3

39.253,20

93.199,60

126.086,30

Química Física e Enxeñaría Química I

7

7

7

379.530,60

557.526,00

474.873,00

19

21

19

898.529,80

1.541.772,10

1.297.745,10

Computación

5

6

3

103.067,40

81.069,90

70.003,00

Electrónica e Sistemas

6

7

8

4.459,20

102.434,50

3.692.171,70

Matemáticas

0

1

3

-

0,70

11.062,60

Tecnoloxías da Información e as Comunicacións

11

8

6

1.859.729,40

2.319.523,30

1.735.356,20

23

6

0

1.443,00

7.177,30

-

Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura Métodos Matemáticos e de Representación Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría Camiños, Canles e Portos

Facultade de Ciencias

Química Fundamental Facultade de Informática

UDC Xenérico

USC - UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Centro Singular de Investigación en Tecnoloxías da Información CiTiUS

0

0

1

-

-

1.246,20

Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría

3

3

4

107.133,10

234,00

2.383,10

Electrónica e Computación

3

3

3

107.133,10

234,00

596,20

Enxeñaría Química

0

0

1

-

-

1.786,90

0

0

2

-

-

2.667,00

Bioloxía Funcional

0

0

1

-

-

237,70

Bioquímica e Bioloxía Molecular

0

0

1

-

-

1.214,00

Botánica

0

0

1

-

-

9.260,00

Edafoloxía e Química Agrícola

1

1

0

11.427,50

2.697,50

-

Zooloxía, Xenética e Antropoloxía Física

1

1

1

19.270,20

252.617,90

26.458,80

0

0

1

-

-

5.866,00

Facultade de ADE (Campus Lugo) Economía Cuantitativa Facultade de Bioloxía

Facultade de Ciencias (Campus Lugo) Química Física

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USERS 2014 - 2016 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2014 2015 2016

2014

2015

2016

3.620,40

101,70

USC - UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Facultade de Física Electrónica e Computación

5

3

Física Aplicada

2

112.931,10

12

13

11

523.939,20

268.340,20

228.948,20

Física de Partículas

19

18

22

1.002.720,40

1.225.027,60

1.452.974,30

0

0

1

-

-

1.933,90

Estatística, Análise Matemático e Optimización

4

2

7

176.339,10

250.923,60

353.424,40

Matemática Aplicada

3

3

0

114.550,50

62.123,70

-

Matemáticas

0

0

2

-

-

113.128,10

16

13

12

1.570.625,70

1.044.432,10

1.403.393,80

1

2

3

7.795,40

95.904,20

166.058,60

15

21

18

1.684.935,00

832.866,80

1.790.279,00

1

3

4

5.217,70

10.804,10

129.223,10

0

0

1

-

-

18.958,40

1

0

1

1.326,40

-

0,50

0

0

1

-

-

469,40

3

5

4

80.453,70

65.876,40

37.480,20

Facultade de Xeografía e Historia Departamento de Historia Facultade de Matemáticas

Facultade de Química Química Física Química Inorgánica Química Orgánica Facultade de Veterinaria Zooloxía, Xenética e Antropoloxía Física IDEGA - Instituto de Estudos e Desenvolvemento de Galicia Fundamentos da Analise Económica Instituto de Acuicultura Unidade de Ictiopatoloxía Instituto de Investigacións Tecnolóxicas Departamento de Física Aplicada Instituto de Medicina Legal Medicina Legal Observatorio Astronómico Ramón María Aller Observatorio R.M. Aller USC Xenérico

0

1

1

-

299,20

5.383,70

50

46

53

4.543,70

6.930,40

8.473,00

1

1

1

5.217,70

21.268,50

1.423,50

1

0

0

1.246,80

-

-

1

1

0

46.928,10

13.176,50

-

0

1

1

-

137,80

120,40

UVIGO - UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO Escola Superior de Enxeñaría Informática (Campus Ourense) Departamento de Informática E.T.S de Enxeñaría de Minas Enxeñaría de Recursos Naturais e Medio Ambiente E.T.S. de Enxañaría de Telecomunicación Matemática Aplicada I Teoría do Sinal e Comunicacións

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CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

USERS 2014 - 2016 # active user accounts

CPU hours used

2014 2015 2016

2014

2015

2016

UVIGO - UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO Facultade de Bioloxía Bioquímica, Xenética e Inmunoloxía

0

0

1

-

-

401,80

Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal

0

1

1

-

28,50

3.301,60

Grupo de Bioinformática e Evolución Molecular

3

0

11

16.755,70

-

2.872.266,90

10

12

10

396.867,50

738.671,80

7.721.303,10

3

3

2

72.466,70

32.980,30

9.583,30

0

0

1

-

-

128,60

Química Física

7

6

2

51.767,70

50.788,40

249,10

Química Inorgánica

3

2

1

38.074,00

5.766,90

109,10

23

22

20

2.350.099,90

3.583.584,50

5.040.003,90

Facultade de Ciencias do Mar Física Aplicada Facultade de Ciencias (Campus Ourense) Química Analítica e Alimentaria Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais Economía Aplicada Facultade de Química

Química Orgánica

METEOGALICIA - XUNTA DE GALICIA Calidade do Aire

0

1

1

-

1.138,50

12,10

Predición e Investigación Numérica

6

6

4

537.514,70

437.193,90

488.512,90

HOSPITALS - FUNDACIÓN PÚBLICA GALEGA DE MEDICINA XENÓMICA Fundación Xenómica

6

5

4

8.513,10

1.317,90

9.766,40

6.918,60

IEO - INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA Centro Oceanográfico de A Coruña

3

3

2

101.330,60

52.688,20

Centro Oceanográfico de Gijón

1

0

0

106.335,10

-

-

Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo

2

0

1

8.685,90

-

65,40

-

357,6

-

UPV - UNIVERSITAT POLTÉCNICA DE VALENCIA Universitat Politécnica de Valencia (UPV)

0

1

0

UAB - UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BARCELONA Arquitectura de Computadores y Sistemas Operativos

1

1

1

26,80

10,40

11.048,10

1

2

2

35.553,80

7,7

51.088,70

UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD - SERVIA Faculty of Technical Sciences

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USERS 2014 - 2016 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts 2014

CPU hours used

2015 2016

2014

2015

2016

RES - RED ESPAÑOLA DE SUPERCOMPUTACIÓN UAB

0

0

4

-

-

527.748,70

UIB

0

0

4

-

-

113.163,30

UPC

0

0

4

-

-

2.359.804,40

UPM

0

0

2

-

-

167.904,30

UVIC

0

0

1

-

-

582.747,40

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

1

5

5

324.159,50

383.280,70

642.925,80

107

93

79

1.383.705,10

1.792.043,50

2.475.982,10

PROJECTS & SERVICES CESGA

SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES & TECHNOLOGY CENTRES SME & Tech. Centre

7

21

27

13.744,60

72.822,10

936.759,80

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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TOTAL

AGREGADO 2016

PEAK PERFORMANCE 480 TFLOPS

DATA

SVG

MEMORY 69.000 GB

DISK 2.650 TB

TAPE 2.200 TB

BIG DATA

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURES

RTD&i CENTRES

VISUALIZATION

BACKUP

INDUSTRY CLOUD

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COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE SERVERS IN PRODUCTION IN 2016 (Partially financed with ERDF Funds) 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 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

Resource

FinisTerrae II

SVG Cloud SVG Big Data

SVG

26

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

InfiniBand DDR GbE InfiniBand FDR GbE

Storage/ node

Shared storage

1TB 1TB 1TB

1TB

Lustre 768TB EMC2 120TB

EMC2 120TB

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 2016, so are the cases of Fortissimo, EGI-Inspire Fedcloud or Rural Schools Cloud.

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 was 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 2016

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 2004-2016 (IN GFLOPS*)

476K GFLOPS

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

EVOLUTION OF CPU TIME CONSUMED 2006-2016 (IN HOURS)

million 57.4 hours in 2016

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NUMBER OF JOBS EXECUTED BY SYSTEM PER MONTH IN 2016 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.

AVERAGE IN-QUEUE WAITING TIME 2006 - 2016 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 2016) in HOURS

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SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS STATISTICS OF APPLICATIONS USE DURING 2016 10 MOST DEMANDED APPLICATIONS in 2016 These statistics, extracted from the accounting records, summarise the use of applications from January 1st, 2016 through December 31st, 2016. 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, 2016

other

30

CPU Hours

% of total CPU used

User codes

15,096,997

41.74

g98/03/09

7,488,434

20.70

waccm

3,969,525

10.97

amber

1,155,362

3.19

relion

915,665

2.53

RAxML

653,223

1.81

WRF

606,395

1.68

NAMD

605,332

1.67

nwchem

441,422

1.22

VASP

435,219

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INSTALLED or UPDATED ELEMENTS DURING 2016 APPLICATION/LIBRARY

VERSION

APPLICATION/LIBRARY

VERSION

Amber

14 16

fltk

1.3.3

ANGSD

0.910

Freefem

3.46

5.300.4 7.500.2

g2clib

1.5.0

3.4.0

GATK

3.5 3.6

armadillo ARPACK bamsurgeon BEAGLE beast2 Bioconductor boost Bowtie bsmooth-align

1.0 2.1.2 2.3.2 3.2 1.60.0 1.61.0 1.62.0

Gaussian 09

D.01 E.01

gblocks

0.91b

GDL

0.9.5

Gemtools GeneValidator

1.7.1-i3 1.6.6

1.1.2 2.2.9

geos

3.5.0

0.8.1

gl2ps

1.3.9

g_lomeppro

1.0.2

glpk

4.60

BWA

0.7.12

bzip2

1.0.6

caffe

04.07.2016

GMT

cairo

1.14.2 1.14.6

gnuplot

5.0.4 1.3.24

casino

2.12.1

GraphicsMagick

CGAL

4.8.1

Gromacs

ClustalW

2.1

gsl

clustalX

2.1

HDF5

4.5.14 5.2.1

5.1.0 5.1.2 1.16 1.8.15-patch1 1.8.16

cp2k

2.6.1

hmmer

3.1b2

Crystal

2014

Hoomd

2.0.0

curl

7.49.1

igakit

cutadapt

1.11

6e43f43e47bd

illumina

1.4.8

Dalton

2016

ima2p

2015

deal II

8.4.0

imlib2

1.4.9

Indelible

1.03 1.9.2

delft3D

4.01.00

Detonate

1.10

iris

EMAN

1.9

JAGS

examl

3.0.17

JasPer

Exonerate

2.4.0

jellyfish

2.2.5

1.0

libcaca

0.99.beta19

fairsoft

1.900.1

fastqc

0.11.5

fastx

0.0.14

masurca

3.2.1_06302016 3.2.1_11112016

2.1.5 3.3.4 3.3.5

mayavi2

4.4.3

FFTW

mafft

4.2.0

7222

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INSTALLED or UPDATED ELEMENTS DURING 2016 APPLICATION/LIBRARY mcl MCR medicc MKL

12135 2016b

Paup* pcre

VERSION 4a147 8.38

petiga

0.1

11.3.3

PETSc

3.7.0

5.5

molpro

2015.1

mothur

APPLICATION/LIBRARY

1.0

Molden

monovar

1.0 1.38.1.1

phipack Phylip PHYML

1.0 3696 3.1

Picard

2.2.1

mpfr

3.1.4

platypus

0.8.1

muparser

2.2.5

plink

v1.07

muscle

3.8.31

NAMD

2.11

Ncarg

6.3.0

NCBI-Blast

2.2.31+ 2.3.0+

ncurses

5.9

NetCDF

4.3.3.1 4.4.0-C 4.4.3-fortran

Netcdf-c

4.4.0

Netcdf-cxx

4.2

Netcdf-cxx4

4.2.1

plumed

2.2.1

potion

1.1.2

prank

150803

qhull

2015.2

QIIME qrupdate Qt quantumespresso R

Netcdf-fortran

4.4.3

RAxML

nlopt

2.4.2

readline

octave

4.0.2

Relion

oncotator OpenCV OpenFOAM openfst

1.9 3.1.0 2.3.1 2.4.0 3.0.1 4.1

sagemath Samtools

1.1 4.8.6 5.7.0 5.4.0 6.0 3.2.3 3.2.4 3.3.0 3.3.2 8.2.8 6.3 1.4 1.2.31 1.2.9 7.0 1.2 1.3 2008

1.5.2 2.1

scotch

6.0.4

openssl

1.0.2f

SIESTA

3.2-pl-5 4.0b-458 trunk-462

ORCA

3.0.3

silo

p4est

1.1

paml pamlX parallel Parallel-NetCDF

1.3.2

rsem

1.9.1

sapt

openjpeg

32

VERSION

4.8 4.9a 4.9c 1.3.1

4.10.2

Simphy

1.0.2

Singular

4.0.3

Sortmerna

2.1

20160422

Sparsehash

1.0

1.7.0

SRA Toolkit

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INSTALLED or UPDATED ELEMENTS DURING 2016 APPLICATION/LIBRARY

VERSION

Stacks

1.40

STAR

2.5

COMPILERS AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS PGI Compilers

stochkit

2.0.12

Ruby

Structure

2.3.3

TBB

ncurses

5.10

NetCDF

4.3.3.2 5.4.0-C 5.4.3-fortran

Netcdf-c

4.2.2

Netcdf-fortran

4.4.4

nlopt

2.4.3

octave

4.0.3

oncotator

1.10

OpenCV

3.1.1

OpenFOAM

1.3.3

openjpeg

1.5.3 2.2

openssl

2.0.2f

ORCA

3.0.4

p4est

1.2

paml

4.9

COMPILERS AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

GNU Compilers

VERSION 1.9.6 2.8.12.2 3.4.3 3.6.1 6.5 7.5

4.8.2 4.9.1 5.2.0 5.3.0 6.1.0

Intel C++ Compiler

2016.3.210

Intel Fortran Compiler

2016.3.210

Intel MPI Library JDK Oracle miniconda openmpi

4.4

2.3.2 2.4.1 3.0.2 4.2

openfst

CUDA

2.3.0 2.3.1

4.3

Netcdf-cxx5

Cmake

15.9

4.4.1

Netcdf-cxx

ant

VERSION

5.1.3.223 1.8.0_74 cesga 1.10.2

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AREA Scientific Analysis

Bioinformatics

34

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

SVG

fairsoft

X

MCR

X

X

octave

X

X

R

X

X

sagemath

X

Singular

X

VCFtools

X

ABySS

X

X

allelecount

X

ANGSD

X

ascatngs

X

bamsurgeon

X

batwing

X

bbmap

X

BEAGLE

X

X

BEAST

X

beast2

X

Bioconductor

X

Bismark

X

Bowtie

X

X

bsmooth-align

X

BWA

X

CD-HIT

X

cgpvcf

X

CLUMPP

X

ClustalW

X

clustalX

X

CTMC CoalHMM

X

cutadapt

X

Detonate

X

DSSP

X

EIGENSOFT

X

examl

X

Exonerate

X

X

fastqc

X

fastx

X

flash

X

GATK

X

X

gblocks

X

Gemtools

X

GeneValidator

X

genometools

X

Gtool

X

guenomu

X

hmmer

X

illumina

X


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AREA Bioinformatics

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

SVG

IMa2

X

ima2p

X

X

Impute

X

Indelible

X

JAGS

X

X

jellyfish

X

mafft

X

Maker

X

masurca

X

medicc

X

Migrate

X

monovar

X

mothur

X

MrBayes

X

MSVAR

X

muscle

X

X

NCBI-Blast

X

X

ncbi-rmblastn

X

ngsPopGen

X

novoalign

X

oncotator

X

OpenBUGS

X

p4est

X

X

paml

X

X

pamlX

X

Paup*

X

pcap-core

X

phipack

X

X

Phylip

X

PHYML

X

Picard

X

X

platypus

X

plink

X

X

potion

X

X

prank

X

X

QIIME

X

X

RAxML

X

X

RepeatMasker

X

repet

X

rjags

X

rsem

X

Samtools

X

X

scite

X

Shapeit

X

Simphy

X

SNAP

X

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AREA Bioinformatics

Compilers and Tools

FINISTERRAE

SVG

SOAPdenovo

X

Sortmerna

X

SRA Toolkit

X

Stacks

X

STAR

X

Structure

X

X

tassel

X

tmap

X

transdecoder

X

TreeMix

X

trimal

X

X

trinityrnaseq

X

X

velvet

X

X

vsearch

X

ziphmm

X

ant

X

argtable2

X

Cmake

X

X

CUDA

X

darshan

X

GNU Compilers

X

X

Intel C++ Compiler

X

X

Intel Fortran Compiler

X

X

JDK Oracle

X

X

miniconda

X

mono

X

Open64

X

parallel

X

patchelf

X

pcre

X

X

PGI Compilers

X

Python

X

Ruby

X

X

setuptools

X

TBB

X

yasm

X

Software Management

git

Profiling Tools

Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector

X

likwid

X

TotalView

X

Mathematical Libraries

36

APPLICATION

X

Modules

X

Sparsehash

X

X

ACML

X

armadillo

X

X

ARPACK

X

boost

X

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AREA Mathematical Libraries

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

SVG

CGAL

X

deal II

X

FFTW

X

X

GotoBLAS2

X

gsl

X

Hypre

X

igakit

X

metis

X

MKL

X

X

mpfr

X

muparser

X

X

nlopt

X

NumPy

X

openfst

X

parmetis

X

PETSc

X

qhull

X

X

qrupdate

X

ScaLAPACK

X

scotch

X

SuiteSparse

X

X

SUPERLU

X

Machine Learning

caffe

X

Tensorflow

X

theano

X

MPI

Intel MPI Library

X

X

mpi4py

X

X

MPICH2

X

openmpi

X

X

pyMPI

X

Multiphysics and CFD

Chemistry and Materials

Code-Aster Elmer

X

X

FRANC3D

X

Freefem

X

gmsh

X

MaxFEM

X

OpenFOAM

X

X

petiga

X

abinit Amber

X X

X

Amsol

X

autodock_vina

X

casino

X

X

cp2k

X

X

Dalton

X

X

Gamess

X

X

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AREA Chemistry and Materials

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

Gaussian 03

X

Gaussian 09

X

X

gridcount

X

Gromacs

X

X

g_count

Simulation

Scientific Visualisatión and Data Formats

X

IboView

X

LAMMPS

X

X

Molden

X

X

NAMD

X

X

NCIPLOT

X

OpenBabel

X

plumed

X

PSI4

X

quantumespresso

X

SIESTA

X

X

stochkit

X

VASP

X

X

VMD

X

X

XCrySDen

X

delft3D

X

DMASON

X

EMAN

X

Gadget

X

glpk

X

Hoomd

X

MASON

X

mcl

X

MM5

X

Relion

X

X

Salome

X

sapt

X

voronoi

X

Basemap Matplotlib Toolkit

X

bzip2

X

cairo

X

X

CDO

X

CFITSIO

X

curl

X

Ferret

X

ffmpeg

X

fltk

X

g2clib

X

GDAL

38

SVG

X

geos

X

X

gl2ps

X

GMT

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AREA Scientific Visualisatión and Data Formats

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

SVG

gnuplot

X

X

GraphicsMagick

X

grib_api

X

HDF5

X

X

helyx-os

X

idv

X

imlib2

X

iris

X

JasPer

X

X

libcaca

X

Matplotlib

X

mayavi2

X

Ncarg

X

NCO

X

ncurses

X

Ncview

X

NetCDF

X

Netcdf-c

X

X

Netcdf-cxx

X

X

Netcdf-cxx4

X

Netcdf-fortran

X

X

Netcdf4-python

X

octcdf

X

OpenCV

X

openjpeg

X

openssl

X

osdea

X

pandas

X

Parallel-NetCDF

X

X

ParaView

X

X

PyNIO

X

pyproj

X

Qt

X

X

Qwt

X

readline

X

silo

X

szip

X

texlive

X

udunits

X

Visit

X

VTK

X

wxWidgets

X

X

xz

X

zlib

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 2016, 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 equipment was partially financed with ERDF Funds. RECETGA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Based on Dark Fibre

Backbone Network

1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet and ATM links JUNIPER MX480 Gigarouters JUNIPER EX4500 and EX4300 10G Switches Based on Fibre Optics, leased lines

Access Network

and WIFI technologies Up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet as needed JUNIPER Gigarouters,

Network Management

Zabbix, Nagios, and custom developments

Connection to RedIris

Two links at 10 Gbps

CESGA Internal network

40

Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet JUNIPER, HP & Alcatel Switches

Network 2016 Highlights 2016 was a year of great stability. Following the dark fibre deployments undertaken through out the period 2008-2015, no major relevant back-bone network changes are to be highlighted for 2016. With respect to the centres connected to the network, two changes in 2016 are worth mentioning: ANFACO’s connectivity was upgraded from a 100Mbps to a 1Gbps link, and, with the help of CSIC, IEGPS’ connectivity was amilliorated so that it now enjoys two redundant lines at 100MBps as well as redundant network equipment.


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RECETGA - REDIRIS TRAFFIC Traffic exchanged coming in and going out of Galician research and academic 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 2016 typically reached peaks in excess 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 8.78 Gbps in incoming traffic and 6.8 Gbps of outgoing traffic. Average traffic volumes registered in 2016 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 4 Gbps. Overall, average incoming traffic in 2016 grew by 32.31% with respect to that of 2015, while average outgoing traffic grew by 11.67%. RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. PATTERN OBSERVED THROUGHOUT 2016

Incoming Traffic - RedIRIS - RECETGA [avg] Outgoing Traffic - RedIRIS - RECETGA [avg]

avg 1.30 Gbps 464.89 Mbps

max 8.78 Gbps 6.88 Gbps

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. MAXIMUM OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2008-2016

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. AVERAGE OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2008-2016

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CENTRES CONNECTED TO RECETGA

CENTRES

LINK

UDC – Universidade da Coruña

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

USC – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

AVBLTY.

UNIVERSITIES

UVIGO – Universidade de Vigo

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

100% 100% 99.994%

RTD CENTRES ANFACO-CECOPESCA - Centro Técnico Nacional de Conservación de Productos de la Pesca

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

100%

CETMAR – Fundación Centro Tecnológico del Mar

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.656%

CIS Galicia – Centro de Innovación e Servizos do Deseño e a Tecnoloxía de Galicia (sede Ferrol) 2 x Radio Link (750Mbps) 99.274% CETECA - Centro Tecnolóxico da Carne

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.912%

TECNOPOLE – Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.912%

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

Wireless Link

100%

CSIC IEGPS – Instituto de Estudos Galegos Padre Sarmiento

2 x Ethernet (100 Mbps)

98.771%

IIAG – Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.841%

IIM – Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas de Vigo

Ethernet (10 Gbps)

MBG – Misión Biológica de Galicia

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.808% 100%

Delegación CSIC en Galicia Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.267%

HOSPITALS COG – Fundación Centro Oncolóxico Galicia

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

CHUS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

INIBIC - CHUAC – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

100% 100% 99.987%

IEO IEO Coruña – Instituto Español de Oceanografía (Coruña)

Ethernet (1 Gbps) 99.756%

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

Metrolan (100 Mbps)

100%

EXCHANGE WITH OTHER NETWORKS RedIRIS

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

XUNTA DE GALICIA – Public School System

Ethernet (10 Gbps)

99.998%

100%

SERGAS – Servizo Galego de Saúde

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.998%

CEIDA - Centro de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental de Galicia

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

87.646%

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede Santiago)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100%

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede Vigo)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100%

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

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100%

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

100%

PUBLIC BODIES & ORGANIZATIONS

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)

Pontevedra (Campus Universitario)

Misión Biolóxica de Galicia

San Caetano

Rede Xunta

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas

Centros de Ensino Secundaria

Vilaxoán, Centro de Control de Acuicultura

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)

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

Clara Tein2 Internet2 GARR Renater Janet2

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REDIRIS 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 more than 50% from 5,342 MWh in 2011 to 2,618 MWh in 2016. 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 1.71 in 2011 to 1.6 in 2016. 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”.

The following table shows CESGA power consumption over time and PUE evolution.

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

MWh

5,342

4,210

3,421

3,292

3,056

2,618

PUE

1.71

1.56

1.54

1.6

1.58

1.6

1,100 KVA

COOLING Chilled Water Plants

2 x 580 Kw

CRAH

8 Units x 120 Kw

DATA CENTRE ROOM Technical Flooring Surface Area

340 m2

FIRE SUPPRESSION Fire Detection & Extinction System

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

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RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION PROJECTS The presentation of project proposals to European Commission financed calls was one the CESGA’s main activities in 2016. Of a total of 36 presented last year a high percentage were presented to Fortissimo project experiment calls.

remained high at CESGA in 2016. It is also worth mentioning that CESGA retained active projects with Spanish financing. We have enjoyed success in the services area, having presented 83 service offers and having had 62 of these approved. This area of activity has steadly grown in these last few years.

The success ratio of these proposals was not high, yet efforts paid off. The number of active projects (29) with EC financing

NEW PROJECTS & SERVICE PROPOSALS IN 2016 Proposed

Granted

Under

Denied

evaluation Public Open Calls - International

36

4

21

11

9

5

3

4

Total projects

45

9

24

15

Services to Public & Private Entities

83

62

17

4

41

19

- National

GRAND TOTAL

128

71

ONGOING PROJECTS PER YEAR (2009-2016) AREA

PROJECTS 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Computing

19

18

17

15

13

Network Communications

3

3

1

-

1

Collaboration Tools & e-Learning

9

5

5

6

Geographical Information Systems

3

3

3

4

2014

2015

2016

23* 27* 26* 3

3

1

6

8

5

6

2

5

2

3

Other Grants for Research

10

8

7

4

2

1

1

1

TOTAL

44

37

33

29

24

40**

38

37

GRANT SOURCE

PROJECTS 2009

2010

European & International

10

8

Spanish Government

13

Galician Regional Government

19

2011

2014

2015

2016

3

2012 9

2013 15

23

28

29

9

9

7

3

6

3

4

17

13

11

3

6

4

2

Industry

2

3

3

2

3

5

3

2

TOTAL

44

37

33

29

24

40**

38

37

* 2016 Project Data includes 12 Fortissimo and Fortissimo2 experiments / 2014 data includes 7 Fortissimo Funded Experiments / 2015 data includes 9 Fortissimo funded experiments

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**

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MSO4SC Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization for Societal Challenges with Scientific Computing http://mso4sc.elmerex.hu/ Coordinator: Atos Spain, S.A. Partners: TUB, Universite de Strasbourg, Stiftelsen Sintef, BCAM, Szechenyi Istvan Univertisy, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik, Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan, Stichting European Service Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation, CESGA. Principal Researcher: C. Fernández. Financing: European Commission H2020 RIA. Project Code: 731063. CESGA budget: 322,500.00€. Total budget: 2,435,064.50€. Period: 2016 – 2018. Objective: The mission of the MSO4SC project is to design , build, test and deliver an e -infrastructure for hosting, developing and provisioning on demand, high performance math-supported software packages and end-user applications, based on HPC and cloud computing. In order to achieve that mission, MSO4SC will fulfil the following objectives. First, it will develop technology to allow Mathematics Application Development Frameworks (MADFs), including FEniCSHPC , Feel++ and OPM run on clouds and across Cloud and HPC simultaneously by exploiting containerisation, improving the automatic deployment of these applicati ons so that their distribution in the nodes benefits from memory sharing and messaging mechanisms, as required. MSO4SC will provide simple access to on demand cloud and HPC for MADFs. To accelerate the take up and dissemination of MADFs, a product marketplace with catalogue and GUI will be set up.

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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.

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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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 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 from 10 European member States 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-16 Operational Weather Forecast for Galicia www.meteogalicia.es Partners: CESGA, METEOGALICIA. Coordinator: METEOGALICIA. Principal Researcher: Ignacio López Cabido, CESGA. Financing: Xunta de Galicia . Period: 2016. 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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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 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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SVO Spanish Virtual Observatory. Scientific and Technical Exploitation of Astronomical Archives 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 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: 01/07/2013 End Date: 30/06/2016 Funding Agency: European Commission Total Budget: 21,657,380.00 EUR


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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.

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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.

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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 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/

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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 Start Date: 2013 End Date: 2016 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 QA Provisioning of the Quality Assurance Infrastructure for EGI Partners: CESGA Coordinator: CESGA Principal Researcher: C. Fernández Financing: EGI.eu CESGA budget: 30,000.00€ Total budget: 100,000.00€ Period: 2016 - 2017 Objective: Provide and operate the infrastructure for the Quality Assurance 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 3 Accounting and Metrics Portal Partners: CESGA Coordinator: CESGA Principal Researcher: C. Fernández Financing: EGI.eu CESGA budget: 25,000.00€ Period: 01/05/2016 - 31/12/2017 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 2016 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: 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016 Objective: supporting the GENOMIC FOUNDATION on high performance computing during 2016. As a result of the ultra-sequence 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 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.

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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.

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.

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 €. 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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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 € 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

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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Project Code: 540182 -LLP -1 -2013-1 - ES- COMENIUS -CMP Start Date: 12/1/2013 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)

iSEAS Innovative Solutions for Enhancing Knowledge Application and Transfer towards a Sustainable European Fishing Activity http://lifeiseas.eu/ Partners: IIM-CSIC, CETMAR, CESGA, 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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PHENOLOGIT Spatial Data Analysis and mobile learning for schools Partners: Plymouth University - UK, CESGA, VIA University College – DK, Centre of Information Technologies in Education – LT, CPI Multilingüe O Cruce – ES

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Coordinator: Plymouth University Principal Researcher: M.J. Rodríguez, E. Abad Financing: European Commission. ErasmusPlus Project Code: 2015-1-UK01-KA201-013537 CESGA budget: 84,310.00€ Total budget: 268,483.00€ Period: 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2018 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.

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GIS-ESTRIMNIDES The route of the Estrímnides. Mediterranean trade and multiculturality in Northwestern Iberia Partners: US, USC, CESGA Coordinator: US - Universidad de Sevilla Principal Researcher: E. Abad Financing: Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness CESGA budget: 4,132.00€ Total budget: 35,000.00€ Period: 13/06/2016 – 30/06/2017 Objective: Developing a database to integrate, analyze, and share archaeological information of the project .

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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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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/


CESGA Annual Report 2016

KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER 2016 Activity Highlights

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.

During 2016, CESGA has continued to expand its services to innovating SMEs, research entities and industry organisations. CESGA has been steadily strengthening collaborations with sectors such as manufacturing, biotech, entertainment, engineering, aeronautical or agri-food industry. CESGA has also signed service agreements with a multinational company working in the areas of complex equipment infrastructure and engineering. In 2016, CESGA has intensified its activities oriented to promote computing use by SMEs. Noteworthy in this area, are the efforts undertaken within the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) Initiative RESxPYME, which CESGA leads and coordinates. In Galicia, CESGA has joined efforts with IGAPE and GAIN to support SMEs in accessing computing, modeling and Big Data technologies for Industry 4.0 by means of dissemination events and consultancy activities carried out within Reacciona TIC Programme. CESGA has also tried to boost the use of computing technologies in traditional Humanities fields, like Heritage or Linguistics, increasing its connections with professionals and enterprises working in these fields, as well as designing and piloting initiatives to provide this kind of users the full power of data analytics using high capacity systems. Other field of activity in order to provide industry with easier to access services is the work done for engineering use of point cloud or sets of data points in coordinate systems. In order to provide easier to access information and more tailored solutions, a specific website for SMEs and industry was designed.

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SOME ENTITIES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM SERVICES THROUGH CONTRACTS OR COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS WITH CESGA IN 2016 ENTERPRISES AIMEN AMPHOS21 Appentra BALIDEA BISCARRI CARTOGALICIA CEGEN CITANIA CLAG CTAG CYTSA EGI-Engage FBGS GDI GRADIANT HIC HIDROMOD IMASGAL IMATIA INAER Babcock INCAT INTERMET MD.USE MERCATOR-OCEAN S4SD TELEVES TELTEK UN-EM

Asociación de investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste Scientific & Strategic Environmental Consulting Appentra Automatic Software Acceleration Balidea Consulting and Programming, S.L. Biscarri Consultoría Cartogalicia S.L. Centro Nacional de Genotipado A Citania Arqueoloxía, S.L. Cluster Audiovisual Galego Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia Creatividad y Tecnología European Grid Infrastructure FBGS Technologies GmbH GDI Centro Tecnológico de Telecomunicaciones de Galicia Health In Code Hidromod IMASGAL Imatia Inaer Babcock International Ingeniería Cívil del Atlántico, S.L Intermet MD.USE Mercator Océan Software for Science Developments / Affinimeter Televes TELTEK Video Research, S.L. UN-EM

www.aimen.es www.amphos21.com www.appentra.com www.balidea.com www.biscarri.cat www.cartogalicia.com www.usc.es/cegen www.acitania.com www.clag.es www.ctag.com www.cytsa.com www.egi.eu www.fbgs.com www.gdincor.es www.gradiant.org www.healthincode.com www.hidromod.com www.imasgal.com www.imatia.com www.inaer.com www.babcockinternational.com www.incat.es www.intermet.com www.mduse.com www.mercator-ocean.fr www.affinimeter.com www.televes.es www.teltek.es www.un-em.com

Agencia Estatal de Meteorología Consello da Cultura Galega Centro Tecnolóxico da Carne Fundación Centro Tecnológico del Mar Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela Centro de Innovación e Servizos Tecnolóxicos de Galicia Centro de Innovación e Servizos Tecnolóxicos da Madeira de Galicia Centro Oncolóxico de Galicia Delegación Institucional CSIC en Galicia Fundacion Biomédica do CHUVI Fundación Ramón Domínguez I+D+i Biosanitaría Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Coruña Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Vigo

www.aemet.es www.consellodacultura.org www.ceteca.net www.cetmar.org hospitalcoruna.sergas.es xxisantiago.sergas.es www.cis.org www.cismadeira.es www.cog.es www.delegacion.galicia.csic.es chuvi.sergas.es/es/fundacionbiomedica www.fundacionramondominguez.es fundacion.xenomica.org www.ieo.es www.ieo.es

ADMINISTRATIONS AEMET CCG CETECA CETMAR CHUAC CHUS CIS-GALICIA CIS-MADEIRA COG DELEG. EN GALICIA CSIC F. BIOMEDICA F. R. DOMINGUEZ FPGMX IEO-Coruña IEO-Vigo

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IIAG (CSIC) IIM (CSIC) INCIPIT (CSIC) INIA INIBIC INTA INTECMAR MARINE INST. MBG (CSIC) METEOFRANCE METEOGALICIA PdE SERGAS TECNOPOLE

Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas de Galicia Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria Instituto de Investigación Biomédica Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño Marine Institute (Ireland) Misión Biolóxica de Galicia Météo France Servizo de Predición da Xunta de Galicia Puertos del Estado Servicio Galego de Saúde Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia

www.iiag.csic.es www.iim.csic.es www.inicipit.csic.es www.inia.es www.inibic.es www.inta.es www.intecmar.org www.marine.ie www.mbg.csic.es www.meteofrance.com www.meteogalicia.es www.puertos.es www.sergas.es www.tecnopole.es

ACADEMIC ACSUG AEPMR BIFI-UNIZAR BIOFARMA BUGALICIA CEIDA CIMNE CINECA CIUG CVO EMPRENDIA EPCC HES-SO HLRS IPC ITMATI KPEDU MC Novi Sad U. RAGC REDEMPRENDIA RSME SAN SGAPEIO SGO Surfsara UBU UDC UPC USC UVIGO VIA U.

Axencia para a Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia Asociata pentru Educatie Permanenta in Mediul Rural (Romania) Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos Membrane biology and signal transduction mechanisms in applied pharmacology Research Group Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de Galicia Centro de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental de Galicia International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering Consorzio Interuniversitario (Italy) Comisión Interuniversitaria de Galicia CVO Antwerpen Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs (Belgium) Emprendia University of Edimburgh (United Kingdom) Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale. (Switzerland) High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (Germany) IPC Groene Ruimte (The Netherlands) Instituto Tecnolóxico de Matemática Industrial Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia (Finland) Myerscough College (United Kingdom) Novi Sad University (Serbia) Real Academia Galega de Ciencias Red Universitaria Iberoamericana de Incubación de Empresas Real Sociedad Matemática Española Spoleczna Akademia Nauk - Academy of Management (Poland) Sociedade G. Promoción da Estatística e Investigación Operativa Sociedade Galega de Ornitoloxía SURFsara Universidad de Burgos Universidade da Coruña Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Universidade de Vigo VIA University College (Denmark)

www.acsug.es/gl/acsug www.aepmr.ro www.bifi.es www.usc.es/biofarma www.bugalicia.org www.ceida.org www.cimne.com www.cineca.it ciug.cesga.es www.cvoantwerpen.be www.uniemprende.es www.epcc.ed.ac.uk www.hes-so.ch www.hlrs.de www.ipcgroen.nl www.itmati.com www.kpedu.fi www.myerscough.ac.uk www.uns.ac.rs www.ragc.cesga.es www.redemprendia.org www.rsme.es www.san.edu.pl www.sgapeio.es www.sgosgo.org www.surf.nl www.ubu.es www.udc.es www.upc.cat www.usc.es www.uvigo.es www.viauc.com

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SOME ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATE TECH. CENTRES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM CESGA’s SERVICES THROUGH COMPETITIVE PROJECT FINANCING IN 2016 AGROKNOW AIMEN ARCTUR ATOS BALIDEA BULL COMPASSIS DATAPIXEL dieBERATER DINAK EMO ENG ENGINEERING EPC GOMPUTE GRNET IMATIA INGE-CON INTEL ISONAVAL JOSMAR KALEIDO MAAT MAPIX MATIS MATRICI NRC OPROMAR ORSK OXOLUTIA QUANTECH RODA SCAPOS SCHNELL SEKOIA SHUTTLE THREAD SICOS SISENER SYN TELTEK TÖKNI TRIMEK UNIMETRIK VASCOGALLEGA VICUS DT WAvEC XLAB

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Agro-Know IKE Asociación de investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste Arctur Racunalniski Inzeniring Doo (Slovenia) ATOS Spain S.A. Balidea Consulting and Programming BULL SAS (France) Compass Ingeniería y Sistemas DataPixel Quality Control Engineering die Berater Unternehmen Mensch (Austria) Dinak, S.A. Chimeneas España EMO-ORODJARNA INGEGNIERIA INFORMATICA SPA (Italy) Engine Power Components Group Europe, S.L. GridCore AB (Sweden) Ethinico Diktyo Erevnas Technologias AE (Greece) Imatia Innovation Ingeniería y Control Electrónico, S.A. Intel GMBH (Germany) Isonaval, Diseño e Ingeniería Naval Grupo Josmar, S.L. Kaleido, Ideas & Logistics MAAT France (France) MAPIX Technologies Ltd. (United Kingdom) Matis OHF (Iceland) Matrici Sociedad Cooperativa (Corporación Mondragón) NRC LTD (United Kingdom) Organización de Productores de Pesca Fresca del Puerto y Ría de Marín Orthopedic-Rehabilitation Clinical Hospital (Poland) Oxolutia S.L. Quantech ATZ Fundicións de Roda SCAPOS AG (Germany) Schnell Software Sekoia Assisted Living Technology Platform (Denmark) Shuttle Thread Ltd. (United Kingdom) SICOS BW GMBH (Germany) Sisener Ingenieros S.L. SYNTESA Partners and Associates APS (Denmark) Teltek Video Research Tökni TRIMEK, S.A. Unimetric Metrology and Calibration Vasco Gallega Sociedad de Cartera, S.L. Vicus Desarrollos Tecnológicos Wavec Offshore Renewables Xlab Razvoj Programaske Opreme in Svetovanje Doo (Slovenia)

www.agroknow.com www.aimen.es www.arctur.si www.atos.net www.balidea.com www.bull.com www.compassis.com www.datapixel.com www.dieberater.com www.dinakchimeneas.com www.emo-orodjarna.com www.eng.it www.engpwr.com www.gompute.com https://grnet.gr www.imatia.com www.ingenieriaycontrol.es www.intel.com www.isonaval.net www.grupojosmar.com www.kaleidologistics.com www.maat-g.com www.mapix.com www.matis.is www.matrici.com www.nrclimited.com www.opromar.com www.klinika.net.pl www.oxolutia.com www.quantech.es www.fundicionesderoda.es www.scapos.com www.schnellsoftware.com www.sekoia.dk www.shuttlethread.com www.sicos-bw.de www.sisener.com www.syntesa.fo www.teltek.es www.tokni.com www.trimek.com www.unimetrik.es www.vascogallega.com www.vicusdt.com www.wavec.org www.xlab.si


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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.

2016 Activity Highlights The activity of CESGA’s GIS Department in 2016 has been primarily focused on continuing work as technological partner through the participation in the European projects LIFE iSeas and Erasmus+ PhenoloGIT. Financing from the Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness for the development of a new exciting project, GIS-Estrímnides, was achieved in 2016. This project aims to build a large, georeferrenced database of archaeological sites and materials related to meditarranean trade in the Northwestern Iberian Peninsula. We participate as technological partner with the Universities of Sevilla and Santiago de Compostela.

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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.

2016 Activity Highlights 2016 was an intense year to collaborate with European and local partners in 5 active projects, as well as to transfer these results to our regional community (webminars on Augmented Reality in Education, participation in Galician E-learning Network,) as well as strengthening our collaboration with university research groups.

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.

Our e-learning platform, Aula Cesga -based on Open Source software Chamilo -, has now almost 30.000 active users, remaining the most popular free platform to learn and experiment with ICT based education and collaborative proposals in Galicia. This year, its infrastructure was updated to meet the high demands requested by its users. Additionally, we manage our cloud collaborative storage service (Cúmulo) to easily allow researchers work together and share files in their projects.

Imaxes da celebración do Día Internacional das Rapazas nas TIC 2016

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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

2016 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 2016, CESGA coordinated or actively participated in several dissemination activities such as: the closing ceremony of the ESTALMAT Galicia 2016 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. In 2016, 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 2016, the centre continued publishing a periodic electronic newsletter and managed CESGA’s profiles in various social media and other sites such as: twitter, facebook, slide share, or youtube.

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