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GALICIA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE

Fundación Pública Galega Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia


CESGA Annual Report 2017

CREDITS 2017 CESGA ANNUAL REPORT DIRECTOR: Ignacio López Cabido. COORDINATOR: Fernando Bouzas Sierra. CONTRIBUTORS:

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 ............................................................................................................................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 ............................................................................................................EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLAN ...............................................................................................GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS ...........................................................................................E-LEARNING & COLLABORATION TOOLS ........................................................................................................................................DISSEMINATION

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CESGA Annual Report 2017

MESSAGE

FROM THE PRESIDENT

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

ICESGA is a mature institution with a service history of over 24 years. Throughout this time, CESGA has significantly contributed to the development of Research, Technological Development and Innovation by means of collaboration with knowledge centres, universities and technology centres of Galicia, and with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), taking part in several international and statewide initiatives.

CESGA’s Board of Trustees. This plan establishes the goals and objectives for the period and includes the investment lines to guarantee the level of competitiveness of CESGA as a leading supercomputing centre in Spain. The development of this plan will allow CESGA to comply with the requirements as a member of the Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) – Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES).

Throughout 2017, CESGA’s services continued to be strongly influenced by the technological update undertaken by the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, specially FinisTerrae II, with a direct impact in an increase of the computing hours provided (which grew by 22% with respect to 2016), and in the number of user accounts (which grew by 35 %), reaching more than six hundred by the end of the year.

From the Galician regional government, Xunta de Galicia, in close collaboration with both CSIC and the Galician university system, we shall put forth all our efforts so that CESGA successfully achieves its goals.

In 2017, the new strategic plan for the 2017-2020 period, which had been designed by CESGA’s staff in the previous year, was reviewed by CESGA’s Scientific Committee as well as by CESGA’s Advisory Committee and was then approved by

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS During 2017, CESGA provided its computing service with all of the new infrastructure installed in 2016, which for the first time were in production for the full year. CESGA staff invested a lot of time in the integration of the different computing platforms in a single environment, facilitating its usage by CESGA’s community of users.

theses. Likewise, they report having used CESGA’s resources for work related to their participation in 135 research projects funded through competitive calls. According to our users reports, these projects mobilised 132 Million euros, out of which 34 Million directly financed the research groups that benefit from CESGA’s servers use.

In 2017, a new permanent storage system was acquired and put in production, replacing the old NAS system EMC2 VNX5700. The new system is a Netapp FAS9000 installed by Fujitsu, which provides 1,3 Petabytes of capacity shared by all the computing systems at CESGA.

1.2 - Service to users.

In order to help us save money, manage our energy resources, and tackle climate change, over the second semester, we developed an energy management system compliant with the international standard ISO 50001. CESGA’s Scientific Committee, chaired by Juan Touriño (UDC), convened for its first meeting in 2017. In this first meeting, it reviewed, improved and sanctioned CESGA’s Strategic Plan which, by then had already been endorsed by CESGA’s Advisory Committee. This plan furthers the goals and objectives already stated in the previous 2013-2016 plan: 1. Consolidating CESGA as a Centre of Excellence in Computational Science 2. Achieving a significant presence in industry 3. Increasing international activity Also, in 2017, CESGA’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Trustees.

-- The amount of computing user accounts grew 35% with respect to the previous year. By the end of 2017, there were 616 accounts. -- The usage of computing hours throughout the year grew 22%, reaching a total of 70,4 million hours by the end of 2017. -- A new Network Attached Storage system of 1.3 PB of capacity was put in production, integrated with FinisTerrae II, and the SVG, Big Data, and Scientific visualization clusters, as well as with the cluster for industrial usage. -- A total of 10 training actions for users and personnel were undertaken in 2017. -- FinisTerrae, through a RES open call, provided 1,2 Million hours of computing capacity to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment which would later be awarded with the 2017 Physics Nobel Price.

2. - Transferring Knowledge to Industry.

Here we provide further detail regarding 2017 most relevant activity towards the achievement of these aims:

An intense collaboration activity with industry was maintained throughout the year. In 2017, CESGA collaborated with 80 companies, out of which 63 were SMEs.

1.1 - Research, Development & Innovation Activity.

3. - Increasing international presence.

CESGA participated in 27 projects. Additionally, throughout the year, 15 new project proposals were submitted to competitive calls, 6 were granted, 26 rejected and 2 were still pending decision by 31st December 2017.

CESGA actively participated in 19 international projects, 4 of which correspond to FORTISSIMO2 project experiments.

CESGA’s users, from Galician universities and CSIC, report having published in 2017, 199 scientific articles and 12 Ph.D.

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CESGA’s CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY IN 2017 For a region to attempt to lead over others in any given area of human endeavour, a variety of factors must be present, knowledge and skills are a definite requirement; so are the availability and accessibility to investment capital, the presence of powerful and mission oriented support infrastructures, and the existence of a legal framework which incorporates the changes required to maintain a leading position. In 1993, the Xunta de Galicia together with CSIC firmly resolved to build a knowledge hub in Galicia with a powerful and well managed 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 many 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 2017. 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 for small and medium enterprises to develop and refine new products and services and take them to market. Throughout 2017, the infrastructures have provided umpteen

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opportunities for some of our most knowledgeable minds to 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; 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 public safety services. CESGA’s services, research activity, and resources have contributed to make many activities possible. Although there are many others that are similarly important, here we briefly present a few which we find particularly remarkable and thus noteworthy.

• Increasing CESGA’s user community scientific productivity and competitiveness. Through the use of computing and storage services, researchers from Galician universities and CSIC labs have been able to produce 199 scientific papers and to present 12 Ph.D. candidate dissertations.

• Increasing CESGA’s user community competitiveness. Research groups from Galician universities and CSIC labs report having participated in 135 research projects. According to user’s reports, these projects have mobilised a grand total amount of 132.662.250,12 euros, out of which our research users have been funded with 34.513.663,42 euros.

• Contributing to the attraction and retention of qualified scientific talent linked to CESGA’s user community. According to user’s reports, the grants obtained for the development of these projects have, among other things, allowed the research groups that use CESGA’s infrastructures to hire 149 qualified R&D personnel.

• 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.


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• Providing local businesses with 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 analyse the adoption of numerical modelling and simulation methods, as well as, artificial intelligence, and big data 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 public safety services informed of weather 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) in collaboration with the European Marine Environment Monitoring System, Copernicus, has delivered daily information and forecasts 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 Spanish Government’s positions in fishing quota negotiations. Through the use of storage and housing services, IEO has been able to cure oceanographic data.

• Aiding researchers search for genetic traits of interest in livestock and forestry species of economic value. Through the use of computing resources, researchers form INIA (the Spanish National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology) have conducted studies aimed at determining traits to ameliorate species’ capacity to adapt to climate change.

• 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 the compulsory landing for the fishing fleets on European waters.

• Taking strides toward personalized medicine. Through the use of cloud computing services, the Galician Public Health Service (SERGAS) 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 platform, AulaCESGA, the Official Languages School (Escuela Oficial de Idiomas) has been better able to offer language training to thousands of citizens in Galicia.

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

• Transferring technology to businesses. Through intense collaboration with CESGA, SMEs and large enterprises from Galicia 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 Geographical Information Systems department, USC’s group for prehistoric studies of the Northwest (GEPN) was able to build the largest to date geo-referenced 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

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GOVERNMENT BODY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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

Patricia Argerey Vilar

Director of the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN)

Secretary of the Board

Patricia Iglesias Rey

General Legal Advisor – Chief of the Cabinet of Studies and EU Law Xunta de Galicia

Member of the Board

José Alberto Díez de Castro

Secretary General for Universities

Member of the Board

Mar Pereira Álvarez

Director of the Galician 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 CSIC Coordinator in Galicia

Vice-president of the Board Member of the Board

MANAGEMENT BODY MANAGING DIRECTOR Javier García Tobío

Managing Director

Galicia Supercomputing Centre, CESGA

CONSULTATIVE BODIES ADVISORY COUNCIL Patricia Argerey Vilar

President

Director of the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN)

Patricia Iglesias Rey

Secretary

General Legal Advisor – Chief of the Cabinet of Studies and EU Law Xunta de Galicia

Jesús E. Marco de Lucas

Vice-president

Vice-president for Scientific and Technical Research (CSIC)

Manuel Lozano Fantoba

Member

Research Professor at Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona (IMB-CSIC)

Julio Rodríguez Banga

Member

Research Professor at Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (IIM-CSIC)

Mª Jesús Tallón Nieto

Member

Director General for the Promotion of Science and Technology Xunta de Galicia

Adrián Lence Paz

Member

Infrastructures & Telecomm. Area director, AMTEGA - Xunta de Galicia

Carlos Escudero Cascón

Member

Deputy to the Presidency for ICT - UDC

Isabel Rodríguez-Moldes Rey

Member

Research & Innovation Vice-president - USC

Mª Asunción Longo González

Member

Research Vice-president - UVIGO

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Juan Touriño Domínguez

Chair

UDC – Computer Science

Afredo Bermúdez de Castro

Member

USC – Applied Math

Otilia Mó Romero

Member

UAM - Chemistry

Romualdo Romero March

Member

UIB – Earth Science

Paula Anna-Maria Eerola

Member

University of Helsinki - Physics

Data as of 31/12/2017

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STAFF IN 2017

CERTIFICATIONS 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

Male

Female

Total

PhD (6yr. Higher Ed. + Dissertation)

9

0

9

5 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

14

6

20

3 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

5

1

6

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

3

1

4

Other

2

0

2

Total

33

8

41

Data as of 31/12/2017

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Advisory Committee

Scientific Committee

Managing Director Access Access Committee Committee

Systems Department

Communications Department

GenderEquality Equality Gender Committee Committee

Deputy Administrative Director

Applications & Projects Department

22%

of the Staff is female

of the Staff holds a Ph.D.

Secretary

Quality Committee

Deputy Technical Director

19,5%

Deputy Info - Society Director

Technology Transfer Department

e-Learning & Collaboration Tools Department

GIS Department

PR & Communication Department

In December 2017, CSIC’s new president visited CESGA: From left to right: Javier García Tobío (Managing Director at CESGA), Patricia Argerey (Director at GAIN and President at CESGA), Rosa Menéndez (President at CSIC), Eduardo Pardo de Guevara y Valdés (Institutional Coordinator in Galicia at CSIC), and Ignacio López Cabido (Technical Deputy Director at CESGA)

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MISSION STATEMENT 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 technology resources, in collaboration with other institutions in pursuit of benefits and boons for society. 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.

• Collaborating in the transfer of research results between public research centres and private companies.

• Boosting and promoting cooperation between institutions at 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 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.

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

RESOURCES e-Learning Room Network and

Big Data

Consortium Creation

e-Learning Platform

Parallelisation

Project Negotiation

AULA CESGA

User Support

Management

Storage Servers

Systems

COMMUNICATION NETWORK RESOURCES RECETGA Science and

Servers, Mailing List,

Technology

Multicast, Network

Communications Network of Galicia

TRAINING (EDUCATION) Workshops and Training

Management, Security Systems, Statistics

Implementation Hosting of Solutions,

KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER RESOURCES

SERVICES

Technology Transfer

Viability Analysis

Courses for Users Computational Science HPC Masters Programme

Unit

Project writing Partnership Formation

SERVICES DNS, Hosting, Mail

Development

MCU / Gateway

SERVICES Critical Storage

Analysis

Video-conference,

DATA STORAGE RESOURCES

SERVICES

DISSEMINATION Web, Publications, Presentations, Seminars, Scientific Conferences

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESOURCES

SERVICES

Map Servers,

Analysis

Geographical

Development

Data Bases

Deployment Hosting of Solutions

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ICTS-RES CESGA node activity

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).

and Ocean Sciences, steered by Juan Añel from UVIGO; and another on Marine Services and Supercomputing, steered by Manuel Ruiz from IEO Coruña. Also, in September 2017, CESGA hosted the 11th Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) Users’ Conference & the 6th HPC Advisory Council Conference.

RES, coordinated by BSC-CNS, announces periodic 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 9,477,913.70 CPU hours to RES calls in 2017. These CPU hours were assigned to 16 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. In 2017 CESGA provided support to two Scientific Seminars funded by RES: one on HPC and Modeling of Atmospheric

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

Projects assigned computing resources at CESGA through RES calls in 2017 CENTER

LEAD RESEARCHER

TITLE

CALL

HOURS

UIB

Sascha Husa

Highly resolved gravitational wave signals from black hole mergers

17-01

200.000

BSC-CNS

Chloe Prodhomme

Tackle seasonal forecast deficiencies by improving mean state representation

17-01

400.000

BSC-CNS

Maria Teresa Pay Perez

Photochemical modelling to attribute emission sources and source regions to high particulate matter concentration in urban areas in Spain

17-01

300.000

UV

Martin Obergaulinger

Engines of long gamma-ray bursts in massive stars

17-01

700.000

UB

Carme Rovira Virgili

Elucidating catalytic mechanisms of engineered glycosidases and glycosyltransferases

17-01

300.000

UB

Ignacio Pagonabarraga

Emerging structures in actuated and active suspensions

17-01

1.000.000

UAM

Fernando Martín

Attosecond atomic and molecular dynamics

17-01

700.000

UB

Carme Rovira Virgili

Elucidating catalytic mechanisms of engineered glycosidases and glycosyltransferases

17-02

50.000

UB

Helvi Witek

Black holes in dark matter environments

17-02

1.400.000

UPC

Borja Servan Camas

Simulation of Ship Navigation in Ice

17-02

80.000

UPC

Assensi Oliva

Computations of the impact of a bubble against an inclined plane

17-02

760.000

UDG

Lluís Blancafort

Application of the explicit exciton approach to the study of the photocatalytic oxidation of water on TiO2

17-02

285.000

UPC

Ivette Rodríguez Pérez

Boundary layer development and turbulent structures in airfoils at high lift

17-02

959.000

UPC

Josep M Bergada Granyo

3D Ahmed body with Active Flow Control

17-03

1.200.000

UB

Francesc Illas

Excited states of realistic anatase TiO2 nanoparticles from many body GW techniques: relevance to photocatalytic activity

17-03

1.300.000

IMDEA

Javier LLorca

Multiscale Modelling of Precipitation Strengthening in Metallic Alloys

17-03

1.000.000

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2017 FINANCIAL INFORMATION The following is a brief summary of CESGA Foundation accounts for the fiscal year 2017. CESGA’s main sources of operational income in 2017 came from the Galician Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia), the Galician universities, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and from the European Commission.

2017 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

2017 OPERATIONAL INCOME

Services to User Community Comp. Projects + 3rd Party S.**

GALICIAN GOVERNMENT

1,121,355.00

CSIC

SPANISH GOVERNMENT

EUROPEAN COMISSION

ENTERPRISES + OTHERS*

367.879,69

40,935,05

1.489.234,69 101.291,50

679.831,78

Finnancial and others Applied for amortisation

TOTAL

1.162.290,05

367.879,69

101.291,50

679.831,78

* 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.

2017 EXPENSES

2017 EXPENSES

Personnel

1.507.151,86

Current expenses & taxes

751.475,36

Amortisation

1.244.733,67

TOTAL

3.503.360,89

12

TOTAL

221.086,12

1.043.144,45

1.544,29

1.544,29

1.237.7411,44

1.237.411,44

1.460.041,85

3.771.334,87


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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, etc.)

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, etc.)

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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CESGA

USER TECHNICAL HELPDESK SERVICE REQUESTS IN 2017

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 2017

AREA

NUMBER OF REQUESTS

Communications

Service tickets are categorized according to the type of request solicited and the technical area involved in the provision of a solution. The table on the right summarises the amount of service requests attended in 2017, categorized by service type.

112

Applications

692

Systems

348

Infrastructures

19

e-Learning

64

General

6

TOTAL

1.241

User satisfaction with services provided in 2017 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 2017survey results.

Excellent

11%

Good

Average

Poor

2% 1% 5% 60% 16%

1% 2%

HPC services user satisfaction levels Questions related to user satisfaction levels with computing, storage, and related support services were posed to 395 active user account holders. A total of 129 answers were collected through the 2017 survey (a 32.6% 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

18%

N/A 2% 12% 1% 5%

40% 21%

50%

88% 52%

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Support

mean 4.3/5

mean 4.2/5

mean 4.6/5


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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 38 contact persons in the different universities, labs, and centres that RECETGA interconnects. A total of 12 contact persons completed the survey which represents an 31.5% response rate. In general, respondents expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of the survey.

Network Support

Network Connectivity mean 4.5/5

41,67%

mean 4.8/5

16,67%

58,33%

83,33%

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 73 contact persons in the different labs, centres, and organisations that use IT services provided by the Communications Department. A total of 21 contact persons completed the survey which represents a 28.7% response rate. In general, users expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of this survey.

IT Services

IT Support

mean 4.6/5

mean 4.6/5

4,76%

38,10%

9,25%

23,81%

61,10%

61,90%

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

69

42

59

26

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

19

15

45

11

DOCTORAL THESES

2

4

3

3

CSIC users reported

69

Scientific Articles

Galician Universities users reported

127

Scientific Articles

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION REPORTED BY CESGA USERS 2004-2017

Scientific Journal Articles

Presentations at Congresses

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

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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 2017, reaching a record number of users in all systems.

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, and EGI-Engage.

The number of user accounts associated with CSIC rose from 91 to 96. Active user accounts from Galician Universities experienced an increase from 292 to 381. The total number of active user accounts, including CSIC, Galician Universities, and other institutions, increased by 170, from 456 in 2016 to 616 in 2017.

616

Active User Accounts in 2017

ACTIVE USER ACCOUNT EVOLUTION BY INSTITUTION PER YEAR, 2001 - 2017

CSIC

Other

Universities

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

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CPU TIME CONSUMED DISTRIBUTION CPU USAGE DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION AND MACHINE in 2017 BY INSTITUTION IN ALL SYSTEMS IN 2017

CSIC

UDC

USC

UVIGO

Contracts & Services

GRID ACTIVITY in 2017 CESGA’s technical team is involved in the development of automated tools for facilitating 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 on 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. Thus, in 2017, in addition to providing Grid knowledge,

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User Accounts

technical developments and support, CESGA focused its efforts on Grid accounting and monitoring, software quality verification, migration to a virtualised cloud infrastructure and coordination of IBERGRID operations. CESGA also provides computing nodes to the Grid. In 2017, there were 24 grid user accounts running jobs at CESGA Grid node. The number of CPU hours offered to these users was 4,030,445 hours. Users holding CESGA accounts benefited from the use of 3,215,989 hours on other nodes of this distributed infrastructure which as a whole provided computing services for more than 35,557 million hours.

on CESGA

3,215 K

Grid node

CPU hours on other GRID nodes

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CPU DISTRIBUTION BY RESEARCH AREA 2017

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USERS 2015 - 2017 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2015 2016 2017

2015

2016

2017

0,0

0,0

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

1

0

0

94,4

(CIN2) Barcelona Centro de Fisica de Materiales de San Sebastian

0

1

1

0,0

107.399,6

122,3

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas

3

4

3

31.045,6

1.119.909,8

73.033,6

1

0

0

61.084,2

0,0

0,0

1

0

2

13,0

0,0

11.199,1

1

1

1

209.492,0

273.931,1

66.935,8

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

529,5

Centro de Investigaciones en Nanomateriales y Nanotecnología (CINN) Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación Centro Nacional de Biotecnología Centro Técnico de Informática Estación Biológica de Doñana

4

9

7

10.862,5

527.116,0

883.277,2

Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex

0

1

0

0,0

99,3

0,0

Systems, IFISC (UIB-CSIC) Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (IACT)

0

1

1

0,0

10.856,5

4.775,2

Instituto Cajal

3

2

1

488.248,0

82.545,8

1.376,0

1

0

0

34.870,9

0,0

0,0

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

58,0

3.586,6

291,4

Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA) Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

1

1

1

4.169,0

Instituto de Biologia Funcional y Genomica

1

0

0

45,9

0,0

0,0

Instituto de catálisis y petroleoquímica.

3

2

2

877.371,1

236.103,7

45.717,5

Instituto de ciencia de Materiales de Madrid.

0

2

4

0,0

168.027,8

121.981,1

Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona.

7

8

9

670.807,3

710.283,9

560.980,2

Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC-IEEC)

1

1

0

156.947,2

37.310,3

0,0

Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Sevilla

1

1

1

23.403,5

797,2

23,7

Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía

1

1

1

572,2

46.119,4

1.278,1

Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT)

1

0

0

146,0

0,0

0,0

Instituto de Estructura de la Materia

8

7

6

358.397,8

220.396,2

343.533,1

Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC)

0

0

2

0,0

0,0

356.590,9

Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA)

1

1

2

774,8

2.247.211,8

1.122.152,3

Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF)

6

9

9

585.826,0

362.286,5

2.185.590,9

Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT)

0

7

7

0,0

7.745.333,7

8.568.626,5

Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IIRC)

0

0

3

0,0

0,0

51.505,3

Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas de Galicia

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

601,5

(IIAG) Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (IIM)

1

1

3

32.913,2

19.561,8

18.945,6

Instituto de Investigaciones Quimicas (IIQ)

7

6

8

207.500,8

242.769,5

465.516,4

Instituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG)

3

3

2

218.893,2

510.267,4

948.920,7

Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea

6

11

10

142.350,4

182.170,6

70.463,7

Misión Biolóxica de Galicia (MBG)

1

0

0

1.674,4

0,0

0,0

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN)

2

2

1

5.080,5

20.669,5

117,9

Unidad Asociada CSIC-Tecnalia

1

1

1

26.570,2

119.378,7

2.400,1

Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Biodiversidad (UO-

1

1

0

240,0

1,6

0,0

(ISQCH)

CSIC-PA)

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CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

USERS 2015 - 2017 # active user accounts

CPU hours used

2015 2016 2017

2015

2016

2017

UDC - UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUÑA Escola Politécnica Superior

2

4

4

41.165,8

1.986.620,9

705.279,0

Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura

0

1

0

0,0

46,0

0,0

Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría de Camiños,

0

7

13

0,0

2.867.320,8

7.142.767,6

Facultade de Ciencias

30

29

26

2.192.497,7

1.898.704,4

1.482.626,7

Facultade de Informática

22

22

28

2.503.028,4

5.508.602,1

2.775.771,6

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

66,9

6

0

12

7.177,3

0,0

13.154,1

1.246,2

236.827,0

Canais e Portos

Facultade de Ciencias do Deporte e a Educación Física (INEF Galicia) UDC Xenérico

USC - UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA CiTIUS - Centro Singular de Investigación en Tecno-

12

0,0

0

1

Escola Politécnica Superior (Lugo)

0

0

2

0,0

0,0

30.862,4

Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría

3

5

6

234,0

2.392,9

87.696,9

Facultade de ADE (Lugo)

0

2

1

0,0

2.667,0

17.520,0

Facultade de Bioloxía

2

4

5

255.315,4

37.170,5

43.950,6

Facultade de Ciencias (Lugo)

0

1

1

0,0

5.866,0

10.391,8

30

35

35

1.419.560,5

1.643.584,4

3.189.008,9

0

1

2

0,0

1.933,9

9.075,2

loxías da Información

Facultade de Física Facultade de Xeografía e Historia Facultade de Informática

1

1

1

77.415,0

38.439,9

161.026,5

Facultade de Matemáticas

5

9

14

313.047,3

466.552,5

3.138.593,1

Facultade de Medicina

0

0

3

0,0

0,0

535.736,0

Facultade de Química

36

33

26

1.973.203,1

3.359.731,4

3.555.395,1

Facultade de Veterinaria

3

4

4

10.804,1

129.223,1

108.246,6

IDEGA Instituto Universitario de Estudos e Desenvolve-

0

1

1

0,0

18.958,4

35.040,0

Instituto de Investigacións Tecnolóxicas

0

1

1

0,0

469,4

5.485,9

Instituto de Medicina Legal

4

4

3

65.873,7

37.480,2

115.646,9

1

1

0

299,2

5.383,7

0,0

0

0

2

0,0

0,0

1.573,9

43

52

68

6.928,1

8.472,3

174.479,7

0,0

0,3

1.727,6

mento de Galicia

Observatorio Astronómico Ramón María Aller Unidade de Medicina Molecular USC Xenérico

UDC - UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO Centro de Investigacións Biomédicas (CINBIO)

0

1

4

Escola de Enxeñaria Industrial

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

778,2

Escola Superior de Enxeñaría Informática (Ourense)

1

1

1

21.268,5

1.423,5

2.092,6

Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría de Telecomuni-

2

1

3

13.314,3

120,4

19.165,8

cacións 1

13

25

28,5

2.875.970,3

4.128.249,6

Facultade de Ciencias do Mar

12

11

14

738.671,8

7.721.305,6

913.028,3

Facultade de Ciencias (Ourense)

3

2

0

32.980,3

9.583,3

0,0

Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais

0

1

1

0,0

128,6

359.439,2

30

24

27

3.640.139,8

5.040.370,5

7.935.643,4

Facultade de Bioloxía

Facultade de Química

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USERS 2015 - 2017 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2015 2016 2017

2015

2016

2017

438.332,4

488.525,0

891.256,3

METEOGALICIA - XUNTA DE GALICIA MeteoGalicia

7

5

6

IEO - INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA Centro Oceanográfico de A Coruña

3

2

4

52.688,2

6.918,6

114.276,8

Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo

0

1

1

0,0

65,4

0,1

INIA - INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y TECNOLOGÍA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA INIA

0

0

10

0,0

0,0

347.849,0

FPGMX - FUNDACIÓN PÚBLICA GALEGA DE MEDICINA XENÓMICA FPGMX - Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina

4

4

2

1.249,6

9.766,4

1.217,1

1

0

0

68,3

0,0

0,0

383.280,7

642.925,8

1.693.121,3

Xenómica Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela

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

5

5

3

RES - RED ESPAÑOLA DE SUPERCOMPUTACIÓN Barcelona Supercomputing Centre - Centro Nacional

0

0

9

0,0

0,0

603.341,2

IMDEA - Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzado

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

312.488,4

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

0

4

0

0,0

527.748,7

0,0

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

0

0

2

0,0

0,0

154.421,5

Universitat de Barcelona

0

0

11

0,0

0,0

2.884.303,9

Universitat de Girona

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

32.619,6

Universitat de les Illes Balears

0

4

6

0,0

113.163,3

1.139.330,5

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

0

4

7

0,0

2.359.804,4

3.575.790,7

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

0

2

0

0,0

167.904,3

0,0

Universitat de València

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

775.595,4

Universitat de Vic -Universitat Central de Catalunya

0

1

0

0,0

582.747,4

0,0

de Supercomputación

PRACE - PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED COMPUTING IN EUROPE Cyprus University of Technology

22

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

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CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

USERS 2015 - 2017 # active user accounts

CPU hours used

2015 2016 2017

2015

2016

2017

140.465,6

OTHER UNIVERSITIES, RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY CENTRES Universidad de Zaragoza (BIFI)

1

1

1

2.374,0

357.533,4

Universidad Miguel Hernández (IBMC)

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

1.000,8

Universidad de Alcala de Henares

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

88.763,2

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

1

1

1

10,4

11.048,1

1.179,5

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

1

0

0

357,6

0,0

0,0

Universidade do Minho (Portugal)

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

637,4

University of Novi Sad (Servia)

2

2

1

7,7

51.088,7

6,7

ARDITI-OOM - Observatorio Oceanico de Madeira

0

0

2

0,0

0,0

6.531,2

AIMEN - Asociación de Investigación Metalúrgica del

2

3

7

716,4

7.254,3

73.509,4

1

0

0

2.311,1

0,0

0,0

0

1

2

0,0

11.718,4

33.157,4

0

0

5

0,0

0,0

6.268,7

PIEP - Pólo de Inovação em Engenharia de Polímeros

0

0

2

0,0

0,0

8.249,1

ANFACO-CECOPESCA - Asociación Nacional de Fabri-

0

0

1

0,0

0,0

1.611,7

1

3

1

76,5

55.561,7

136,9

0

0

9

0,0

0,0

256,1

2.180.974,0

3.118.925,8

4.327.882,6

61.693,3

504.692,0

587.610,1

Noroeste CATIM - Centro de Apoio Tecnológico à Indústria Metalomecânica GRADIANT - Centro Tecnológico de Telecomunicaciones de Galicia ITMATI - Instituto Tecnológico de Matemática Industrial

cantes de Conservas CIMNE - International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering EISTI - École Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de L’information

OTHER PROJECTS & SERVICES CESGA - Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia

105

90

88

SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES - INDUSTRY SME & Industrial users

9

19

12

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 2017

PEAK PERFORMANCE 480 TFLOPS

DATA

SVG

MEMORY 69.000 GB

DISK 4.787 TB

TAPE 2.200 TB

BIG DATA

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURES

DONE

RTD&i CENTRES

VISUALIZATION

BACKUP

INDUSTRY CLOUD


COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE SERVERS IN PRODUCTION IN 2017 (Partially financed with ERDF Funds) Resource

Nodes

Cores/node

Proc/node

Accel/node

RAM/node

306

24

2 Xeon E5-2680v3

-

128GB

4

24

2 Xeon E5-2680v3

2

24

2 Xeon E5-2680v3

1

128

8 Xeon E7-8867v3

-

4096GB

InfiniBand FDR

28,8TB

4

24

2 Xeon E5- 2680v3

-

128GB

InfiniBand FDR 10GbE

2TB

68

20

2 Xeon E5-2650v3

-

64GB

GbE

900GB

4

20

2 Xeon E5- 2650v3

-

64GB

10GbE

3,8TB

34

12

2 Xeon E5-2620v3

-

64GB

10GbE

24TB

4

12

2 Xeon E5-2620v3

-

64GB

10GbE

3,8TB

Visualization

4

20

2 Xeon E5-2650v3

256GB

InfiniBand FDR 10GbE

1,8TB

SVG Industry

8

20

2 Xeon E5-2650v3

128GB

GbE

4TB

18

24

2 Xeon E5-2680v3

-

64GB

InfiniBand FDR GbE

2TB

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

FinisTerrae II

SVG Cloud SVG Big Data

SVG

2 NVIDIA Tesla k80 2 Xeon Phi 7120P

NVIDIA Grid K2 NVIDIA Grid K2

128GB 128GB

Network

InfiniBand FDR GbE InfiniBand FDR GbE InfiniBand FDR GbE

Storage/node

Shared storage

1TB 1TB 1TB

Lustre 768TB NetApp FAS9000 600TB

NetApp FAS9000 600TB

NetApp FAS9000 600TB

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CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE CESGA has a Cloud computing service available 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 users’ 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 2017, so are the cases of Fortissimo, EGI-Inspire Fedcloud or Rural Schools Cloud, as well as the support provided by this infrastructure to the Civil UAV Initiative and to the European Open Science 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 with the experience gained through the simulations of the Large Hadron Collider and it offers this service based on Apache Hadoop. CESGA provides different storage and data mangement services, from high performace storage systems to backup services and a Big Data platform based on Hadoop technologies. In 2017 the permanent storage system was upgraded. This service was provided by a EMC2 VNX5700 system installed in 2011 and was replaced by a NetApp FAS 9000HA system providing 1.3 Petabytes of high performance and reliable storage. This new system increases fivefold the available storage of CESGA users. Performance impact will be significant, providing over 240Gbps of communication bandwith and fast storage systems based on SSD and NVMe technologies.

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DATA STORAGE AVAILABLE IN 2017

TYPE OF STORAGE

CAPACITY (TB)

Big Data

816

Scratch

484

Parallel Scratch

1,127

Home + Massive Data Stge.

1,000

Tape

1,360

TOTAL

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PEAK PERFORMANCE EVOLUTION AT CESGA 2005-2017 (IN GFLOPS*)

476K GFLOPS

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

EVOLUTION OF CPU TIME CONSUMED 2008-2017 (IN HOURS)

million 70.4 hours in 2017

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NUMBER OF JOBS EXECUTED BY SYSTEM PER MONTH IN 2017 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 2007 - 2017 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 2007 - DEC 2017) in HOURS

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SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS STATISTICS OF APPLICATIONS USE DURING 2017 10 MOST DEMANDED APPLICATIONS in 2017 These statistics, extracted from the accounting records, summarise the use of applications from January 1st, 2017 through December 31st, 2017. 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 72 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.

CPU Hours

% of total CPU used

User codes

17,999,216

36.46

g98/03/09

10,386,228

21.04

OpenFoam

3,526,307

7.14

1,621,053

3.28

nwchem alya

1,575,059

3.19

R

1,387,883

2.81

Gromacs

1,325,301

2.68

Cactus

1,292,814

2.62

Nemo

1,189,392

2.41

WRF

1,082,181

2.19

DISTRIBUTION OF CPU TIME CONSUMED PER APPLICATION, 2017

other

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INSTALLED or UPDATED ELEMENTS DURING 2017 Scientific analisys Application/Library ert GDL ipopt jmodeltest MCR MCR Pyomo R R R saga Trilinos

Compilers and Tools

12

Version 2.1.5 0.9.7 3.12.6 2.1 2013a 2017a 5.2 3.3.3 3.4.0 3.4.2 4.0.1 12.6.3

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Application/Library argtable2 Bison Cmake CUDA CUDA dmtcp expat filezilla filezilla filezilla gettext igrapg Intel C++ Compiler Intel Fortran Compiler Inter Fortran Compiler intel_sdk_for_opencl JDK Oracle json-spirit lffp libffi libgdiplus libtool libunistring libxml2 llvm llvm mono nasm nccl nettle openssi openssi openssi parallei patchelf pcre pcre PGI Compilers php pkg-config popt pypy Pyton Sparsehash swig tmux uuid

Version 2.13 3.0.4 3.8.1 8.0 9.0 2.5.2 2.2.0 3.25.2 3.26.2 3.28.0 0.19.8 0.7.1 2018.1.163 2017.4.196 2018.1.163 1.2-sdk-6.0.0.1049-rt-4.5.0.8 1.8.0_121 4.08 4.8.3 3.2.1 5.4 2.4.6 0.9.6 2.9.4 3.9.0 3.9.1 5.0.1.1 2.12.02 1.3.4 3.2 1.0.2k 1.1.0c 1.1.0e 20170522 0.10 8.39 8.38 16.10 7.1.10 0.29.1 1.16 5.8.0 2.7.12 2.0.3 3.0.11 2.5 1.6.2

Editors

2

Profiling Tools

5

Application/Library atom nano Application/Library darshan Inter Advisor XE Intel Inspertor XE Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector Intel VTune Amplifier

30

Version 1.16.0 2.8.7

Version 3.1.2 2018.1.1.535164 2018.1.1.535159 2018.1.017 2018.1.0.535340

Bioinformatics Application/Library ABySS AbySS allelecount ANGSD annocript art ascatings bbmap bcftools BEAGLE beast2 beast2 bedtools BioPython Bowtie BWA carma3 CD-HIT cgpvcf circos computel cufflinks eager eagle ega EIGENSOFT epacts fasta36 fastqsim fastuniq flash GATK genometools guenomu hisat2 hmmer hmer hotnet2 ima2p joinx kallisto megahit microbiomeutil mothur MrBayes multisnv music2 NCBI-Blast ncbi-rmblastn ncbi-rmblastn opossum Paup* Paup* Paup* pbmpi pcap-core Picard plink prokka RAxML repet rna2dnalign salmon Samtools sanjuan sccaller scite seq-gen shrimp sifit snplice SRA Toolkit Stacks stringtie Structure svdetect tablemaker tophat trans_ABySS treetoreads trinitymaseq trinitymaseq vast-tools

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Version 2.0.2 1.5.2 3.2.1 0.919 1.1.3 2016-06-05 4.0.0 36.92 1.4.1 2.1.2 2.4.4 2.4.7 2.26.0 1.68 2.2.6 0.7.15 1.0 4.6.8 2.1.1 0.69-6 0.3 2.2.1 1.92.27 2.0.3 2.2.2 7.2.1 3.3.0 36.3.8f 3.0 1.1 1.2.11 3.7 1.3.7 2013.08 2.0.5 2.3 2.3.2 1.0.1 2015 1.12.0 0.43.1 1.1.2 r20110519 1.39.5 3.2.6 1.0 0.2 2.2.26 2.2.28 2.6.0 1.0 4.0a157 4a158 4a159 1.7 3.4.1 2.13.2 1.9-beta4 1.12 7.7.6 2.5 1.0.12 0.8.2 1.3.1 1.0-beta 1.2 1.0 1.3.4 2.2.3 1.0 1.8.0 2.8.2 1.46 1.3.3b 2.3.4 r0.8b 2.1.1 2.1.1 1.5.5 0.0.4 2.4.0 2.5.0 1.2.0


Chemistry and Materials

INSTALLED or UPDATED ELEMENTS DURING 2017 Math Libraries Application/Library boost boost boost eigen expokit fadbad++ fiat GMP GMP gsl libmatheval metis MKL MKL MKL mpfr mpmath NumPy openblas parmetis PETSc PETSc PETSc plplot SuiteSparse sundials SUPERLU

Machine Learning Application/Library caffe-intel caffe2 CNTK keras libxsmm mxnet Tensorflow Tensorflow Tensorflow theano Torch

MPI

Application/Library Intel MPI Library Intel MPI Library mpi4py openmpi openmpi openmpi

Multiphysics and CFD Application/Library Abaqus Abaqus Abaqus fenics freesteam gmsh OpenFOAM OpenFOAM OpenFOAM OpenFOAM spherepack star-ccm+ star-ccm+

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Version 1.58.0 1.63.0 1.49.0 3.3.2 1.0 2.1 1.6.0 6.1.2 6.1.1 2.3 1.1.11 5.1.0 2017.0.3 2017.0.4 2018.0.1 3.1.5 0.19 1.8.2 0.2.19 4.0.3 3.6.4 3.7.5 3.4.3 5.12.0 4.4.0 2.7.0 4.3

11

Version 06.07.2016 26.04.2017 2.0 2.0.5 1.6.4 0.11.0 1.0.0 1.2.1 1.3.1 0.8.2 7 - 10/06/2017

6

Version 2017.3.196 2018.1.163 2.0.0 2.0.1 2.1.1 2.0.2

13

Version 2016 6.14-AP 6.12-3 1.6.0 2.1 2.16.0 3.0+ 1612 1706 5.0 3.2 11.06.011 12.04.010

Application/Library AutoDock autodock_vina cp2k CPMD erkale fhi-aims Gamess Gaussian 03 lboView LAMMPS libint libxc libxc Molden NAMD NCIPLOT oommf OpenBabel ORCA VASP vtst-tools

Simulation

Application/Library libevent libslater Salome SLEPc SLEPc SLEPc voronoi

Scientific Visualization Application/Library cdftools cdftools CDO chimplot Ferret tfmpeg fontconfig freetype glib gnuplot-iostream grass gribex HDF5 helyx-os idv libdrm libglu libpng meld mesa meshlab nautilus-dropbox ncurses Ncview Netcdf4-python osdea Parallet-NetCDF ParaView ParaView pbzip2 pygtk pyvtk2 Qt ResInsight rstudio VTK

Sofware Management Application/Library bazel bazel

21

Version 4.0.1 1.1.2 4.1 4.1 1.0 160328_3 18Aug2016 E.01 20150427 17Nov16 1.1.6 3.0.0 2.2.3 5.7 2.12 3.0 1.2-alpha6 2.4.0 4.0.0 5.4.4 173

7

Version 2.1.8 1.0 7.8.0 3.6.3 3.7.3 3.4.3 0.4.6

36

Version 3.0.0 2.1 1.6.9 0.5 6.96 3.1.3 2.12.1 2.7 2.49.5 95f9502 7.0.3 370 1.8.17 2.4.0 5.3 2.4.70 9.0.0 1.6.26 1.8.6 12.0.2 2016.12 2015.10.28 6.0 2.1.7 1.2.7 0.2 1.8.1 5.1.2 5.2.0 1.1.13 2.16.0 66f91655d460 4.8.7 2016.11 0.98.1103 7.1.0

2

Version 0.5.2 0.6.0

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The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA Bioinformatics

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

ABySS

X

allelecount

X

ANGSD

X

art

X

ascatngs

X

bamsurgeon

X

batwing X

bcftools

X

BEAGLE

X

BEAST

X

X X

beast2

X

bedtools

X

Bioconductor

X

BioPython

X

Bismark

X X

bsmooth-align

X X

BWA

X

carma3

X

CD-HIT

X

cgpvcf

X

circos

X

X

CLUMPP

X

ClustalW

X

clustalX computel

X X

CTMC CoalHMM

X

cufflinks

X

cutadapt

X

dammit

X

Detonate

X

DSSP

32

X

X

bbmap

Bowtie

SVG

X

eager

X

eagle

X

ega

X

EIGENSOFT

X

epacts

X

examl

X

Exonerate

X

fasta36

X

fastqc

X

fastqsim

X

fastqtl

X

faststructure

X

fastuniq

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CESGA Annual Report 2017

The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA Bioinformatics

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

fastx

X

flash

X

GATK

X

gblocks

X

Gemtools

X

GeneValidator genometools

X

X X

Gtool

X

guenomu

X

hisat2

X

hmmer

X

hotnet2

X

igv

X

illumina

X

IMa2 ima2p

SVG

X X

Impute

X X

Indelible

X

infernal

X

jellyfish

X

joinx

X

kallisto

X

last

X

mafft

X

Maker

X

masurca

X

medicc

X

megahit

X

methtuple

X

microbiomeutil

X

Migrate

X

monovar

X

mothur

X

MrBayes

X

MSVAR

X

multisnv

X

muscle

X

music2

X

NCBI-Blast

X

ncbi-rmblastn

X

X X

ngsPopGen

X

novoalign

X

oncotator

X

OpenBUGS

X

p4est

X

X

paml

X

X

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The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA Bioinformatics

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

pamlX

 X

Paup*

X

pbmpi

X

pcap-core

X

phipack

X

Phylip

X X

PHYML

X

Picard

X

platypus

X

plink

X

X

potion

X

X

prank

X

X

prokka

X

QIIME

X

X

RAxML

X

X

raxml-ng

X

RepeatMasker repet

X X

rna2dnalign

X

rsem

X

salmon

X

Samtools

X

sanjuan

X

sccaller

X

scite

X

segemehl

X

seq-gen

X

Shapeit

X

X

shrimp

X

sifit

X

Simphy

X

SNAP snplice

X

X

rjags

X X

SOAPdenovo

X

Sortmerna

X

SRA Toolkit

X

Stacks

X

STAR

X

stringtie

X

Structure

X

svdetect

X

tablemaker

X

tassel

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SVG

X

X

X

tmap

X

tophat

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CESGA Annual Report 2017

The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA Bioinformatics

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

tpp

X

transdecoder

X

trans_ABySS

X

TreeMix

Chemistry and Materials

SVG

X

treetoreads

X

trimal

X

X

trinityrnaseq

X

X

vast-tools

X

VCFtools

X

velvet

X

vsearch

X

wgs-assembler

X

X

ziphmm

X

abinit

X

Amber

X

Amsol

X X

AutoDock

X

autodock_vina

X

bagel

X

casino

X

X

cp2k

X

X

Dalton

X

X

erkale

X

Gamess

X

X

Gaussian 03

X

X

Gaussian 09

X

X

gridcount Gromacs

X X

X

g_count

X

g_lomeppro

X

IboView

X

X

LAMMPS

X

X

libxc

X

Molden

X

X

NAMD

X

X

NCIPLOT

X

X

oommf

X

OpenBabel

X

X

plumed

X

PSI4

X

quantumespresso

X

SIESTA

X

stochkit

X

VASP

X

X

VMD

X

X

vtst-tools

X

X

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The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

Chemistry and Materials

XCrySDen

Compilers and Tools

ant

X

argtable2

X

X

Bison

X

Cmake

X

CUDA

X

curl

X

dmtcp

X

expat

X

filezilla

X

GNU Compilers

X

igraph

X

Intel C++ Compiler

X

X

Intel Fortran Compiler

X

X

intel_sdk_for_opencl

X

JDK Oracle

X

json-spirit

X

lftp

X

libgdiplus

X

llvm

X

miniconda

X

mono

X

nccl

X

nettle

X

Open64

X

X

X

X

X

openssl

X

parallel

X

patchelf

X

X

pcre

X

X

PGI Compilers

X

X

php

X

pypy

X

Python

X

X

Ruby

X

X

setuptools

X

Sparsehash

X

TBB

X

tmux

X

uuid

X

wine

X

yasm

Editor

SVG

X

X

atom

X

nano

X

 

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The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA Machine Learning

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

caffe

X

caffe-intel

X

caffe2

X

CNTK

X

horovod

X

keras

X

mxnet

X

survivalnet

X

Tensorflow

X

theano

X

Torch

X

ACML

X

armadillo

X

ARPACK

X

boost

X

CGAL

X

deal II

X X X

eigen

X

expokit

X

fadbad++

X

FFTW

X

fiat

X

GMP

X

GotoBLAS2 gsl

SVG

X

X X

Hypre

X

igakit

X

metis

X

X

MKL

X

X

mpfr

X

muparser

X

nlopt

X X

NumPy

X

openblas

X

openfst

X

parmetis

X

PETSc

X

plplot

X

qhull

X

qrupdate

X

X

X

X

ScaLAPACK

X

scotch

X

SuiteSparse

X

SUPERLU

X

X Â

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The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA MPI

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

Intel MPI Library

X

X

mpi4py

X

X

MPICH2 openmpi

Multiphysics and CFD

X X

X

pyMPI

X

Code-Aster

X

Elmer

X

FRANC3D

X

Freefem

X

gmsh

X

MaxFEM

Profiling Tools

SVG

X X

OpenFOAM

X

petiga

X

spherepack

X

darshan

X

Intel Advisor XE

X

Intel Inspector XE

X

Intel Trace Analyzer and

X

X

X

Collector Intel VTune Amplifier XE

Scientific Analysis

X

likwid

X

TotalView

X

ert

X

fairsoft

X

GDL

X

ipopt

X

jmodeltest

Scientific Visualization and Data Formats

X

MCR

X

X

octave

X

X

pyomo

X

R

X

saga

X

sagemath

X

Singular

X

X

Trilinos

X

Basemap Matplotlib Toolkit

X

bzip2

X

cairo

X

cdftools

X

CDO

X

CFITSIO

38

X

X X X

chimplot

X

Ferret

X

X

ffmpeg

X

X

fltk

X

g2clib

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CESGA Annual Report 2017

The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA Scientific Visualization and Data Formats

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

GDAL

SVG X

geos

X

gl2ps

X

GMT

X

gnuplot

X

gnuplot-iostream

X

GraphicsMagick

X

grass

X

gribex

X

grib_api

X

X

X

HDF5

X

helyx-os

X

idv

X

imlib2

X

iris

X

X

JasPer

X

libcaca

X

libemos

X

matio

X

Matplotlib

X

X

mayavi2

X

meld

X

meshlab

X

nautilus-dropbox

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

X

octcdf

X

OpenCV

X

openjpeg

X

osdea

X

pandas

X

pandoc

X

Parallel-NetCDF

X

X

ParaView

X

X

pbzip2

X

pygtk

X

PyNIO

X

pyproj

X

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The catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2017 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users.

AREA Scientific Visualization and Data Formats

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

pyvtk2

X

Qt

X

Qwt X

ResInsight

X

rstudio

X

silo

X X

szip texlive

X X

udunits

X

Visit

X

VTK

Simulation

X

wxWidgets

X

xz

X

zlib

X X

DMASON

X

EMAN

X

fds

X X

glpk

X

Hoomd

X

JAGS

X

libevent

X

libslater

X

MASON mcl

X

X X

MM5

40

X

delft3D

Gadget

Software Management

X X

readline

smv

SVG

X

Relion

X

Salome

X

sapt

X

SLEPc

X

voronoi

X

bazel

X

X

git

X

Modules

X


CESGA Annual Report 2017

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 2017, 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 2017 Highlights 2017 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 2017. In 2017, CESGA closely collaborated in the planning, technical study, and layout of the connection of the European Fisheries Control Agency in Vigo, and of CIAR-INTA in Castro de Rei to RECETGA via dark fibre optic link. With respect to the centres connected to the network, there were no relevant changes in 2017.

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

Backbone Network

10 Gigabit Ethernet and links JUNIPER MX480 Gigarouters JUNIPER EX4500, EX4300 and EX4200 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

Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet JUNIPER, CISCO, Lenovo, Netgear, HP & Alcatel Switches

Data as of 31st, December, 2017

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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 2017 typically reached peaks in excess of 8 Gbps of incoming traffic and 1.5 Gbps of outgoing traffic. Peak values are consistently registered around noon every working day. These peaks have eventually reached up to 16.27 Gbps in incoming traffic and 9.87 Gbps of outgoing traffic. Average traffic volumes registered in 2017 show significant growth due to the influence of the traffic from public secondary schools, which account for an approximate average of incoming traffic of 4 Gbps. Overall, average incoming traffic in 2017 grew by 31.26% with respect to that of 2016, while average outgoing traffic grew by 24.68%. RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. PATTERN OBSERVED THROUGHOUT 2017

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

avg 2.55 Gbps 737.99 Mbps

max 13.04 Gbps 9.38 Gbps

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. MAXIMUM OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2009-2017

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. AVERAGE OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2009-2017

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CENTRES CONNECTED TO RECETGA CENTRES

LINK

AVBLTY.

UDC – Universidade da Coruña

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

100%

USC – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

99.957%

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

99.993%

UNIVERSITIES

UVIGO – Universidade de Vigo

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

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

CETMAR – Fundación Centro Tecnológico del Mar

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100% 99.982%

CIS Galicia – Centro de Innovación e Servizos do Deseño e a Tecnoloxía de Galicia (sede Ferrol) 2 x Radio Link (750Mbps) 99.413% CETECA - Centro Tecnolóxico da Carne

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.955%

TECNOPOLE – Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.955%

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

Wireless Link

100%

IEGPS – Instituto de Estudos Galegos Padre Sarmiento

2 x Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.723%

IIAG – Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

IIM – Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas de Vigo

Ethernet (10 Gbps)

INCIPIT – Instituto de Ciencias do Patrimonio

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

CSIC

99.971% 99.998% 99.971%

Delegación CSIC en Galicia Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.951%

HOSPITALS COG – Fundación Centro Oncolóxico Galicia

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

CHUS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.998%

100%

INIBIC - CHUAC – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.987%

IEO Coruña – Instituto Español de Oceanografía (Coruña)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

98.998%

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

Metrolan (100 Mbps)

99.501%

IEO

EXCHANGE WITH OTHER NETWORKS RedIRIS

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

XUNTA DE GALICIA – Public School System

Ethernet (10 Gbps)

SERGAS – Servizo Galego de Saúde

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.998% 99.963%

100%

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

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede Santiago)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

97.250% 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%

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

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FEUGA

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (CSIC)

CETMAR

Instituto de Estudios Galegos Padre Sarmiento (CSIC)

RED SERGAS

Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago

Centro de Control de Acuicultura de Vilaxoán

Centro de Investigacións Mariñas de Corón

Retegal

ANFACO FEUGA Instituto Español de Oceanografía

VIGO-TORRECEDEIRA (CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO)

PONTEVEDRA (CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO)

CUD

XUNTA DE GALICIA San Caetano

RED XUNTA

LUGO (CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO)

FERROL (CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO)

Instituto Español de Oceanografía

IES San Clemente

VIGO-MARCOSENDE (CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO)

ORENSE (CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO)

Tecnópole

Instituto Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas (CSIC) Instituto de Ciencias do Patrimonio (INCIPIT)

GEANT

2xINTERNET

ESPANIX

Clara Tein2 Internet2 GARR Renater Janet2

RECETGA Point of Presence

Third party equipment

20 Gbps or higher 10 Gbps 1 Gbps 100 Mbps > 500 Mbps or higher (wireless) 54 Mbps or lower (wireless)

CIS Galicia

Centro Oncolóxico de Galicia Santa Cruz CEIDA

Delegación CSIC en Galicia

SANTIAGO (CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO)

CORUÑA (CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO)

Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña

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REDIRIS TOPOLOGY

GEANT TOPOLOGY

CONNECTIONS THROUGH GEANT

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

EQUIPMENT

CHARACTERISTICS

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY Transformers

1 - 1,600 KVA 2 - 630 KVA

UPS

2 x 400 KVA

External Electrical Supply Line Power Generator

1.5 Mw

1,100 KVA

COOLING Chilled Water Plants

2 x 580 Kw

CRAH

8 Units x 120 Kw

Electricity usage is one of the main operational costs of CESGA, that is why it is so important to optimise its consumption. During the last six terms CESGA has reduced its yearly consumption by more than 50%, from 5,342 MWh in 2011 to 2,302 MWh in 2017. 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 1.54 in 2017. 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’s web site under “State of the systems”. The following table shows CESGA’s power consumption over time and PUE evolution. Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

MWh

5,342

4,210

3,421

3,292

3,056

2,618

2,302

PUE

1.71

1.56

1.54

1.6

1.58

1.6

1.54

One of the main priorities for 2017 in the energy usage optimisation, is the recognition of the methodology to obtain the ISO50001 certificate. Over the past year we implemented the procedures and guidelines for the certification, and passed the first internal audit. A total of 13 tasks to improve the energy efficiency of the Centre were scheduled in 2017 and we managed to achieve 70% of them.

DATA CENTRE ROOM Technical Flooring Surface Area

340 m2

FIRE SUPPRESSION Fire Detection & Extinction System

Based on HFC227 & CO2 Gases UPS installed at CESGA, partially funded with ERDF Funds.

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RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION PROJECTS In the following pages we summarise information regarding projects in which CESGA has participated during 2017. A brief description of each project active during the year is offered. Additionally, we include information on some significant advanced research services provided throughout the year to different OPIs, research groups, and consortia. We also present a list of those research networks and business

clusters in which we were active throughout 2017. Under this section, we also present a handful of the most relevant advanced research services provided involving computing and / or storage infrastructures. Throughout 2017, CESGA provided services to 86 different entities including various branches government, academic institutions, tech centres, corporations, and small and medium enterprises.

NEW PROJECTS & PROPOSALS IN 2017 Proposed

Granted

Under

Denied

evaluation Public Open Calls - International - National Total projects

14

5

2

24

1

1

0

2

15

6

2

26

ONGOING PROJECTS PER YEAR (2009-2017) PROJECTS AREA/yr.

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

2017

23* 27*

26*

17

3

3

1

1

6

8

5

6

5

2

5

2

3

3

Other Grants for Research

10

8

7

4

2

1

TOTAL

44

37

33

29

24

40**

GRANT SOURCE/yr.

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

European & International

10

8

3

9

Spanish Government

13

9

9

7

Galician Regional Government

19

17

13

Industry

2

3

3

TOTAL

44

37

33

1

1

1

38

37

27

2014

2015

2016

2017

15

23

28

29

19

3

6

3

4

6

11

3

6

4

2

1

2

3

5

3

2

1

29

24

40**

38

37

27

PROJECTS

* 2017 Project data includes 3 Fortissimo2 experiments / 2016 Project data includes 12 Fortissimo and Fortissimo2 experiments / 2014 data includes 7 Fortissimo Funded Experiments / 2015 data includes 9 Fortissimo funded experiments

/

**

2014 Totals include 3 industrial projects

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MSO4SC Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation 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 this 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.

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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 based on feedback from the application experiments.

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PRACE-4IP PRACE 4th Implementation Phase Project http://www.prace-ri.eu/prace-fourth-implementation-phaseprace-4ip-project/ Financing: European Comission Project Code: H2020-EINFRA-2014-2015 CESGA budget: 48,125.00€ Total budget: 16,460,000.00€ Period: 01/02/2015 – 01/06/2017 Objective: PRACE-4IP is designed to build on and seamlessly 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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PRACE-5IP PRACE 5th Implementation Phase Project http://www.prace-ri.eu/prace-5ip/ DE AQUÍ PARA EN ADELANTE ES COPIA PEGA DEL 4IP Financing: European Comission Project Code: H2020-EINFRA-2014-2015 CESGA budget: 48,125.00€ Total budget: 16,460,000.00€ Period: 01/02/2015 – 01/06/2017 Objective: PRACE-4IP is designed to build on and seamlessly 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’s 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 the European Union as well as to enable the dissemination of “best practices” in HPC for industrial use, mainly in SMEs.

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

heries 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 centres 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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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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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€

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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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i-SEAS 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 of existent knowledge and innovative solutions for discards reduction and management on the fishing sector. Create Your Future Partners: CATRO. (Bulgaria). Coordinator Die Berater (Austria).

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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 programme in 3 other European countries in order to reduce the unemployment of Childhood Cancer Survivors and to fulfil the Lisbon Strategy goal of “full employment”.

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

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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, CESGA – 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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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: Spanish 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, analyse, 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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CLIMA2 Extreme Phenomena in the Stratosphere’s Winter Circulation Partners: CESGA, UVIGO. Coordinator: UVIGO. Principal Researcher: Laura de la Torre Ramos, UVIGO. Financing: Spanish Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness Project Code: CGL2011-24826. CESGA Budget: 6,000.00€ Total Budget: 139,150.00€ Period: 2016 – 2018 Objectives: The objectives of this project are to understand the processes that lead to the anomalous behaviour of circulation and to study its direct impacts, both in the polar cap and following the vortex. We will also look for the keys of the different behaviours of the vortex (major vs. minor, displacement vs. split) and the differences with the final warmings at the end of the cold season, when the stratosphere troposfere dynamical coupling is no longer possible. Also, the impacts on the Brewer Dobson circulation, the recovery of the stratospheric polar ozone, the polar tropopause or the polar jet will be studied. Finally, the evolution of the intensity and frequency of these phenomena in several climate change scenarios will be studied.

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FF2-FREIGHPC Enhancing Manufacturing cost efficiency through the utilisation of PC for the estimation of freight Financing: European Commission Project Code: H2020 IA Total Budget: 208.819€ CESGA Budget: 52.015€

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Period: 01 Nov. 2016 - 30 Abr. 2018 Objective: Manufacturing companies need to pay particular attention to the delivery cost of their products to the customer as well as those for gathering raw materials and semi-finished products. In the particular case of sea freight, which can be up to 90% of the total transport cost, finding an optimal choice of transport it is important to take into account cost, scheduling, and port congestion. Finding an optimal choice can be very computationally intensive because so many parameters are involved. This experiment aims to develop a high-performance cloud-based application available as SaaS that can bring together historical data, both from the user and the wider market, and external parameters obtained at the time of the request, to perform detailed logistical planning. Such a service reflects a clear demand from companies operating in the marine logistics sector.

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DAVIDEO Galician Digital AV Delivery Financing: Spanish Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness. Total Budget: 35,996.00€ CESGA Budget: 12,197.00€ Period: 01 Jun. 2017 - 30 Mar. 2018 Objective: Technical viability study and production of a pilot for the project Galician Digital AV Delivery for the business association Cluster Audiovisual Galego.

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BOATS4SCHOOLS Boats for Schools http://www.boats4schools.eu/ Partners: Project Code: 2017-1-PT01-KA201-035868 Financing: European Commission - ErasmusPlus Total Budget: 230,281.00€ CESGA Budget: 32,421.00€ Period: 01 Oct. 2017 - 31 Mar. 2020 Objectives: Boats4Schools project expects to create a fun and educational methodology that can get young students’ attention to the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as a possible pathway for the future, adding A (Art) skills to the technical skills of STEM. Boats4Schools is committed to create an exciting yet challenging educational experience involving students with age ranges from 12 to 17 in a challenge where students (working as a team) will have to build a miniature boat under very strict rules. This will inspire students to get in contact and learn about several technologies like 3D modelling, Additive Manufacturing, Cloud Manufacturing, Computer Engineering tools, Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Innovation, Design and Creativity.

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FF2DIGESTER2.0 fPartners: EnergyLab, Norvento, Universidade do Minho, CESGA Financing: European Commission, Fortissimo2 H2020 Project Total Budget: 174,590.00€ CESGA Budget: 43,281.00€ Period: 01 May 2017 - 31 Oct. 2018 Objective: Livestock production sector is yearly generating around 1,400 million tons of manure in Europe. The technological strategy for manure management depends on many factors, mainly related to local or regional conditions. Biogas production through anaerobic digestion (AD) is a common practice for managing this kind of wastes. However, AD of manure presents certain challenges, mainly due to the relatively low organic content and the poor biodegradability of the solids, which makes the process economically unfavourable. Moreover, the investment cost of a biogas digester is huge, partially because of the over-dimensioned installations and due to unoptimised coupling of hydraulic and biological systems. Digester 2.0 experiment aims to find a solution to the low CH4 yield of manure by developing advanced computational codes that should support the design optimisation of anaerobic digesters at the industrial scale.

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FF2OTEARES Financing: European Commission, Fortissimo2 H2020 Project Total Budget: 213,340.00 € CESGA Budget: 13,188.00 € Period: 01 May 2017 - 31 Oct. 2017 Objectives: The main objective of OTEAres experiment is to deploy a predictive tool which enables to detect maintenance incidents before they happen, based on historical real time data monitored by means of the platform of remote management of facilities OTEA. The implemented tool will apply mathematical and statistical algorithms in order to get a reliable predictive maintenance, improving the efficiency of the current system, extending the equipment life cycle and allowing a smarter management of resources. In addition, an increment of the OTEA platform value is expected given that it will be offered a more complete service to the clients whereas the maintenance cost will be reduced.

Advanced research services provided in 2017 involving computing and / or storage infrastructures GENOMICA 2017 Collaboration Agreement between the Genomic Foundation (Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica) and CESGA Project Type: Service Contract CESGA budget: based on storage and


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computational resources usage Period: 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017 Objective: To provide support to the GENOMIC FOUNDATION on high performance computing during 2017. The Genomic Foundation generates a great amount of information they need to process in a timely manner.

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

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METEOGALICIA-17 Operational Weather Forecast for Galicia www.meteogalicia.es Project Type: Service Contract Financing: Xunta de Galicia . Period: 2017. Objectives: Provision of the necessary computing and storage resources and technical support for Meteogalicia to produce daily and timely weather forecast information.

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IEO - INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA Project Type: Service Contract Financing: Instituto Español de Oceanografía Period: 2017. Objectives: Provision of the necessary computing and storage resources and technical support for IEO either through the use of CESGA’s resources or through the housing of IEO’s storage servers.

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INIA - INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y TECNOLOGÍA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA Project Type: Service Contract Financing: INIA Period: 2017. Objectives: Provision of the necessary computing and storage resources and technical support for INIA researchers and technicians.

Research Networks, Technological Platforms & Industry Clusters in which CESGA participated in 2017 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.

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CAPAP-H Red de Computación de Altas Prestaciones sobre Arquitecturas Paralelas Heterogéneas. http://capap-h.uji.es/

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

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2017 Activity Highlights During 2017, CESGA has provided services to 63 SMEs, research entities and industry organisations. Among public organisations, we can highlight contracts with a big Spanish State Institute in the field of agri-food research as well as a Portuguese Institute for Oceanic observation and weather prediction. CESGA has collaborated intensely with industry clusters on sectors such as biotech and entertainment. One sectorial workshop was organised with the Biotech sector. A Public Call-funded project oriented to horizontal sector services was developed in collaboration with the Enterteinment Industry Cluster. An important achievement of CESGA’s Applications Dept. was the first ever R&D Project funded entirely by a private manufacturing company, in collaboration with USC. During 2017 CESGA has increased its participation in Civil UAV’s Initiative contracts, providing more services for the aeronautic sector in the Research Phase. CESGA has also participated in several Consortiums for the services Phase of the same programme.


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SOME ENTITIES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM SERVICES THROUGH CONTRACTS OR COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS WITH CESGA IN 2017 ENTERPRISES ANFACO-CECOPESCA AIMEN Appentra Babcock Biotech Service CARTOGALICIA CLAG CTAG EPTISA FINSA GAUSSIAN GDI GRADIANT HARMATTAN IMATIA INAER MD.USE S4SD SRM TELEVES TELTEK

Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Conservas de Pescados Asociación de investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste Appentra Automatic Software Acceleration Babcock International Biotech Service Cartogalicia S.L. Cluster Audiovisual Galego Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia Eptisa Servicios de Ingeniería Financiera Maderera, S.A. Gaussian, Inc. GDI Centro Tecnológico de Telecomunicaciones de Galicia Harmattan International SL  Imatia Inaer MD.USE Software for Science Developments / Affinimeter SRM Consulting Televes TELTEK Video Research, S.L.

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ADMINISTRATIONS AEMET CCG CEGEN CETECA CETMAR CHUAC CHUS CIS-GALICIA CIS-MADEIRA COG DELEG. EN GALICIA CSIC F. BIOMEDICA F. R. DOMINGUEZ FPGMX Fundación Rof Codina IEO-Coruña IEO-Vigo IIAG (CSIC) IIM (CSIC) INCIPIT (CSIC) INIA INIBIC

Agencia Estatal de Meteorología Consello da Cultura Galega Centro Nacional de Genotipado 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

www.aemet.es www.consellodacultura.org www.usc.es/cegen/ 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/

Fundacion Biomédica do CHUVI Fundación Ramón Domínguez I+D+i Biosanitaría Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica Hospital Veterinario Universitario Rof Codina Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Coruña Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Vigo 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

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INTA INTECMAR ITC MARINE INSTITUTE MBG (CSIC) MERCATOR-OCEAN METEOFRANCE METEOGALICIA OOM PdE SERGAS TECNOPOLE

Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño Centre for Information Technologies in Education Marine Institute (Ireland) Misión Biolóxica de Galicia Mercator Océan Météo France Servizo de Predición da Xunta de Galicia Oceanic Observatory of Madeira Puertos del Estado Servicio Galego de Saúde Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia

www.inta.es www.intecmar.org www.itc.smm.lt www.marine.ie www.mbg.csic.es www.mercator-ocean.fr www.meteofrance.com www.meteogalicia.es oom.arditi.pt/ www.puertos.es www.sergas.es www.tecnopole.es

Axencia para a Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia GI-1291 Biodiversidade e Conservación de Plantas Vasculares 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 Cyprus University of Technology (via PRACE) l’Ecole Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de l’Information University of Edimburgh (United Kingdom) High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (Germany) Instituto de Estudios Miñoranos Instituto Tecnolóxico de Matemática Industrial Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia (Finland) Myerscough College (United Kingdom) Novi Sad University (Serbia) Pólo de Inovação em Engenharia de Polímeros. Plymouth University Real Academia Galega de Ciencias Red Universitaria Iberoamericana de Incubación de Empresas Real Sociedad Matemática Española Sociedade G. Promoción da Estatística e Investigación Operativa Sociedade Galega de Ornitoloxía SURFsara Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Universidad de Burgos Universidade da Coruña Universidade do Minho Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Universidad de Sevilla Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Universidade de Vigo VIA University College (Denmark)

www.acsug.es/gl/acsug www.usc.es/gl/investigacion/grupos/bcpv/ www.bifi.es www.usc.es/biofarma/

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SOME ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATE TECH. CENTRES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM CESGA’s SERVICES THROUGH COMPETITIVE PROJECT FINANCING IN 2017 AIMEN Adivina ARCTUR Área5.1 ATOS BULL CATIM CATRO CLAG CTV dieBERATER ECOMT EDIT VALUE EMO ENERGYLAB ENG ENGINEERING EPC Formato GOMPUTE IMATIA INTEL IPC JOSMAR KALEIDO MAAT MAPIX MATIS NORVENTO NRC OPROMAR SCAPOS Setemedia SHUTTLE THREAD SICOS SYN T21I TELTEK TÖKNI TRIMEK VASCOGALLEGA XLAB

Asociación de investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste Adivina Producciones Arctur Racunalniski Inzeniring Doo (Slovenia) Área5.1 Factoría audiovisual ATOS Spain S.A. BULL SAS (France) Centro de Apoio Tecnológico à Indústria Metalomecânica Catro Bulgaria Cluster Audiovisual galego CTV S.A. die Berater Unternehmen Mensch (Austria) Ecomanagement Technology Edit Value Capital Humano EMO-ORODJARNA Centro tecnologico de eficiencia y sostenibilidad energetica INGEGNIERIA INFORMATICA SPA (Italy) Engine Power Components Group Europe, S.L. Formato Producciones GridCore AB (Sweden) Imatia Innovation Intel GMBH (Germany) IPC Groene Ruimte (The Netherlands) Grupo Josmar, S.L. Kaleido, Ideas & Logistics MAAT France (France) MAPIX Technologies Ltd. (United Kingdom) Matis OHF (Iceland) Norvento Enerxía NRC LTD (United Kingdom) Organización de Productores de Pesca Fresca del Puerto y Ría de Marín SCAPOS AG (Germany) Producciones audiovisuales Setemedia Shuttle Thread Ltd. (United Kingdom) SICOS BW GMBH (Germany) SYNTESA Partners and Associates APS (Denmark) Transferimento Tecnoloxico Innovazione Teltek Video Research Tökni TRIMEK, S.A. Vasco Gallega Sociedad de Cartera, S.L. Xlab Razvoj Programaske Opreme in Svetovanje Doo (Slovenia)

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SOME PRIVATE ENTITIES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM TRAINING ACTIONS ORGANISED BY CESGA IN 2017 ALTIA ANFACO BABCOCK BAHÍA BIOGA CORU.NET ECOMT ENERGYLAB FINSA GRADIANT IMAXIN IN&S INTASA Iterdata KALEIDO OSVENTOS R SITUM SIVSA SIXTEMA TEIMAS TELEVES TORUSWARE TRALOS

Altia Consultores, S.A. Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Conservas de Pescados y Mariscos Babcock International Group PLC Bahía Software S.L.U. Clúster Tecnolóxico Empresarial Das Ciencias Da Vida Diseñador de sitios web Ecomanagement Technology, S.L. Centro Tecnolóxico de Eficiencia e SostiviENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DE EFICIENCIA Y SOSTENIBILIDAD ENERGÉTICA Financiera Maderera S.A. Centro Tecnolóxico de Telecomunicacións de Galicia imaxin|software Factoría de Software e Multimedia IN&S Comunicación e Innovación Sostenible Industrias del Tablero, S.A. Iterdata Fashion Retail Kaleido Ideas and Logistics Osventos Innovación en Servizos R Cable y Telecomunicaciones Galicia, S.A.U. Situm Technologies SL SOLUCIONES INFORMÁTICAS, S.A. SOLUCIONES Y PROYECTOS DE INFORMACIÓN, S.L. Teimas Desenvolvemento, S.L. Televés S.A. Torus Software Solutions, S.L. Tralos Engineering

www.altia.es www.anfaco.es www.babcockinternational.com bahiasoftware.es www.bioga.org/ coru.net www.ecomt.net www.energylab.es www.finsa.com www.gradiant.org imaxin.com innovacion-sostenible.es industriasdeltablero.com www.iterdata.com www.kaleidologistics.com www.osventos.com www.mundo-r.com situm.es www.sivsa.com www.sixtema.es teimas.com www.televes.com torusware.com tralosengineering.com

SOME ENTITIES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE USE OF CESGA’S INFRASTRUCTURES THROUGH COMPETITIVE CALLS ISSUED BY THE SPANISH SUPERCOMPUTING NETWORK (RES) OR BY THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED COMPUTING IN EUROPE (PRACE) BSC-CNS IMDEA CUT UAB UAM UB UDG UIB UPC UPM UV UVIC

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www.bsc.es www.imdea.org www.cut.ac.cy www.uab.cat www.uam.es www.ub.edu www.udg.edu www.uib.es www.upc.edu www.upm.es www.uv.es www.uvic.cat


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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. In 2014, CESGA highlighted its active compromise with equality polices by designing and implementing a gender equal opportunity plan, based on five lines:

-- Equality at the heart of Cesga policies -- Representation, selection and promotion of women at Cesga -- Work conditions and occupational Risk Control -- Work-life balance -- Gender-based violence In 2016, a protocol to prevent sexual and gender related harassment at the workplace was designed and implemented, in order to prevent these situations through dissemination, awareness, training and counseling actions. In 2017 we kept on applying policies and activities designed in our gender equal opportunity plan, which finalizes its validity period, and will be revised in 2018 to update and present a new plan.

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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.

2017 Activity Highlights The activity of the CESGA GIS Department in 2017 has been focused primarily continuing, as technological partner, the participation in the European projects LIFE iSeas and Erasmus+ PhenoloGIT, and the national projects GISEstrĂ­mnides and Smartgov.

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e-LEARNING

& e-COLLABORATION TOOLS

Objectives To carry out initiatives related to research and technological development in the area of ITCs applied to education and different types of collaboration. To promote and spread the use of ITCs applied to learning and collaboration, as well as encourage the use of E-learning and E-collaboration resources and strategies for research and educational purposes. To provide CESGA´s users with E-learning and E-collaboration resources as well as with tools, services and assistance in the area of research in virtual teaching/learning and collaboration processes.

2017 Activity Highlights 2017 was an intense year in which CESGA collaborated together with several European and local partners in a total of five active projects. All of the respective results were transferred to our Autonomous Community through the centre´s participation in courses and workshops on augmented reality for education purposes as well as in the project Galician Web for E-learning (Rede Galega de e-learning). What is more, CESGA managed to increase and consolidate its cooperation with different business and university research groups.

integrates seamlessly a webinar platform to enhance the teaching and collaborative live sessions. The newest version of Aula Cesga brings more than 10,600 active users together and it remains the main free platform of Galicia where researchers and teachers can use for their collaboration and training experiences based on ITCs. In addition to the above, our collaborative storage platform on the cloud (Cúmulo Cesga) was updated and now it features new functions which help researchers to collaborate with each other and to share documents related to their projects.

e-Learning Technological Resources: • Aula Cesga. An online E-Learning and Collaboration platform that assists innovation within learning courses, research groups and teacher-training. • Collaborative document storage with group functionalities. • Resources for live audio and video broadcasting during meetings and training sessions. • Professional videoconference equipment for collaboration or training sessions. • Virtual seminars with conference calling and live streaming .

It was also the first year of existence of the solution developed by our project ¨A School Network on the Cloud¨ that, in the year 2014, was delivered to the Education Department and the Agency of Technological Modernisation of the Regional Government of Galicia, as well as to all of the Group Rural Schools of Galicia. This turned out to be the culmination of the process of delivery of an innovation born within a CESGA´s research project aimed at social welfare. Within our services of E-Learning and Collaboration, the E-Learning platform Aula Cesga, based on the open-source software Chamilo, was completely updated by increasing the number of its features and by improving its adaption to mobile platforms, thus giving it a better infrastructure that can provide better answers to the demands of our users. The platform

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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.

2017 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.

Together with Appentra Solutions, S.L., in May, we held the first edition of CESGAHACK, a five day hackathon designed to aid researchers boost the performance of their scientific codes. In February 2017, we held the last of a series of meetings with SMEs initiated the previous year in which Simulation, Big Data and HPC uses under the Industry 4.0 iniciative. This series of meetings was organised together with GAIN and IGAPE. In November 2017, together with the Technological Business Cluster in Life Sciences, BIOGA, we organised a Workshop on Computing, Cloud, and Storage in the Bio Sector. In 2017, CESGA coordinated or actively participated in several other dissemination activities such as: the closing ceremony of the ESTALMAT Galicia 2017 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 2017, CESGA supported the scientific dissemination radio programme Efervesciencia, broadcasted by Radio Galega. The department was also active in the implementation of the Equal Opportunity Plan. In 2017. The department continued publishing a periodic electronic newsletter and managed CESGA’s profiles in various social media.

In 2017, CESGA hosted the 11th Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) Users’ Conference & the 6th HPC Advisory Council Conference and also provided support to two Scientific Seminars funded by RES: one on HPC and Modeling of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, steered by Juan Añel from UVIGO; and another on Marine Services and Supercomputing, steered by Manuel Ruiz from IEO Coruña.

In September, CESGA hosted the RES Annual User Meeting 2017. From left to right: Sergi Girona (Operations Director at BSC), Francisco Conde (Regional Minister for the Economy, Employment, and Industry at Xunta de Galicia), Carmen Vela (Secretary of State for RTDI at MINECO), Patricia Argerey (Director at GAIN and President at CESGA), and Javier García Tobío (Managing Director at CESGA).

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