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2014

Annual Report

GALICIA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE

Fundaci贸n P煤blica Galega Centro Tecnol贸xico de Supercomputaci贸n de Galicia


GALICIA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE


CESGA Annual Report 2014

CREDITS 2014 CESGA ANNUAL REPORT DIRECTOR: Javier García Tobío. COORDINATOR: Fernando Bouzas Sierra. CONTRIBUTORS:

Ignacio López Cabido, Andrés Gómez Tato, Carlos Fernández Sánchez, Maria José Rodríguez Malmierca, Francisco Landeira Vega, 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, María Santamariña Folgar.

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................................................................................................................................... 6 Highlights of the year............................................................................................................................................... 7 Contributions to Society.......................................................................................................................................... 8 Equal Opportunity Plan..................................................................................................................................... 11 Board of Trustees.................................................................................................................................................... 12 Organisational Chart................................................................................................................................................ 12 Mission Statement....................................................................................................................................................13 Financial Information...............................................................................................................................................14 Services...................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Quality of Services...................................................................................................................................................16 Computing Users Scientific Production................................................................................................................ 18 Computing Users......................................................................................................................................................19 ICTS - Access Programme 2014............................................................................................................................26 Computing Infrastructure...................................................................................................................................... 28 Data Storage............................................................................................................................................................29 Scientific Applications.............................................................................................................................................32 Galician Science & Technology Network............................................................................................................38 Energy Savings & Efficiency Plan.........................................................................................................................43 Research Projects...................................................................................................................................................44 Knowledge & Technology Transfer.....................................................................................................................53 Geographic Information Systems......................................................................................................................... 57 e-Learning & Collaboration tools.......................................................................................................................... 58 Dissemination...........................................................................................................................................................59

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MESSAGE

FROM THE PRESIDENT

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

The Supercomputing Centre of Galicia is an institution with more than 20 years of research in Computer Science and as a supplier of infrastructure and services to the academic, scientific, technological and industrial communities of Galicia as well as to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

The third aspect refers to the transfer to industry, an activity that year after year has been increasing with a greater involvement in projects with companies and specialized services offer; in 2014 the CESGA worked in 21 projects with companies.

As a Unique Scientific-Technological Infrastructure of Spain, CESGA also makes available for other national and international institutions part of its computing resources.

Fourthly, I will refer to the internationalization of the Center, through the direct participation in 23 international projects, with particular reference to the start-up activities in two ESFRI projects (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures).

The activity developed at CESGA during 2014 focused on four main areas in line with its statutory mission and the Smart Specialization Strategy of Galicia. The first aspect makes reference to the service delivery; 439 access permissions provided researches with more than 21 million hours of computing throughout the year. These computing hours contributed to 129 projects developed by the user community and by CESGA. The second aspect deals with the attainment of the investments needed to update and expand the center’s infrastructures. These investments will be fully materialized during 2015.

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From the Regional Government of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia) and in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, we keep our firm commitment to CESGA as a knowledge hub for high performance computation and infrastructure manager essential for R&D projects from Galicia.


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2014 HIGHLIGHTS In 2014, CESGA effectively implemented the Gender Equal Opportunity Plan. CESGA focused its activity in the Annual Plan compliance which is integrated in the CESGA 2013-2016 Strategic Plan. These are its priority targets: 1.- Consolidating CESGA as a Centre of Excellence in Computational Science. 2.- Achieving a significant presence in industry.

According to the Network of Science and Technology of Galicia, the input data traffic shows an increase of 62% with respect to 2013, this is so mainly to the access of education centers dependent on Xunta. Moreover, during 2014 optical fibre was being used to connect three institutions: Instituto de Investigaci贸ns Mari帽as (IIM-CSIC), Centro Tecnol贸gico del Mar and Campus Esteiro of Universidade da Coru帽a. 2.- Transferring knowledge to Industry

3.- Increasing international activity.

This year was again characterized by an increase in the activity developed in project with companies, which means revenues of 401.000 euros throughout 21 agreements and contracts.

Here we provide further detail regarding 2014 activity toward the achievement of these aims.

The improvement of a Cloud computing service oriented to SME was still carried out.

1.1 - Research, Development & Innovation Activity

3.- Increasing international presence

- CESGA participated in 40 projects and was part of 9 Thematic Networks, Clusters and Technological Platforms. Additionally, throughout the year, 52 projects were submitted and, from those, 19 were granted, 10 are awaiting assessment and 27 were denied.

CESGA has participated in 23 international projects, 7 of them are experiments granted in open public announcement of FORTISSIMO project.

- The Centre contributed, once more, to the HPC Interuniversity Master.

In 2014, 37 projects were submitted to open calls for the European Commission, 12 were awarded, 6 are awaiting assessment and 19 were rejected.

1.2.- Service to users This year was characterized by a reduced availability of updated computer resources due to the time required to overcome the prior administrative formalities needed to publish public tenders to update the CESGA computing infrastructures. This preparatory work were culminated and solved in December 2014. In December 2014 the SVG server was extended by incrementing computing capacity by an additional 17 TFLOPS. In this very month the Cooperation Agreement was signed in order to update the supercomputer FinisTerrae in 2015 and CESGA was also granted by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Regional Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia) to update and expand equipment for: Cloud computing, Big Data and Scientific Visualization.

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CESGA’s CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY IN 2014 Leadership in any area of human activity is facilitated by a variety of highly relevant factors, such as the existence of knowledge and skills within its population, the availability and accessibility to investment capital, the presence of support infrastructures, and the existence of a legal framework which incorporates the changes required to maintain a leading position. Twenty-two years ago, the Xunta de Galicia together with CSIC firmly resolved to build a knowledge hub in Galicia with a powerful infrastructure in order to achieve and support relevant positions, when not leadership, in various areas. First and foremost, CESGA is a basic infrastructure of the global knowledge society in which we live today. It is an infrastructure created to enable leadership in fundamental research and technological development as well as business and industrial innovation dealing with countless areas of knowledge and application. CESGA is defined by advanced computing, storage, and networking infrastructures as well as by a group of HPC researchers and highly specialized support, development, and management staff members. As an organization, CESGA is designed to enable research teams to pursue and achieve their RTD+I objectives in public and private entities such as engineering and innovative companies that operate in a great number of different fields of business. In this sense, CESGA has contributed to society as a whole by making possible the production of valuable outputs from our industries, our administrations, and, above all, from our research and learning communities in 2014. Thus, CESGA’s infrastructures have contributed to the production of new scientific knowledge in various areas and allowed for the training of highly specialized young researchers, thereby offering Spanish and especially Galician research groups a better chance to secure financing in order to pursue their scientific endeavours. Such infrastructures have made it possible for citizens and businesses alike to enjoy valuable innovative services provided by various administrations. These infrastructures have allowed small and medium enterprises to develop and refine new products and services and take them to market. Throughout 2014, the infrastructures have provided umpteen opportunities for some of our more knowledgeable minds to attempt to tackle some of the most pressing societal cha-

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

• Protecting endangered species. Through the use of computing resources, researchers from CSIC-Doñana were able to describe the population genomics of the Iberian Lynx using genome re-sequencing data. The Iberian Lynx is the most endangered feline in the world and also an important flagship species for Spain. Knowing the genomic impact of its dramatic decline in population size could help design new strategies of genetic rescue for this and other endangered mammals.

• Searching for the Malaysian lost plane. Through the use of computing, researchers from the Institute of Mathematical Science (ICMAT-CSIC) have analysed transport in oceanic flows and its applications to the search of the MH370 Malaysian airplane.

• Fighting climate change. Through the use of computing, researchers from IEM-CSIC were able to explore materials for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide. These materials could become important in the fight against climate change.

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

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

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

• Increasing chances for cancer survivors. Through the use of computing resources, researchers from Galician hospitals have explored genetic associations to radiotherapy toxicity.

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

• Taking steps in nanomedicine to fight tumours. Through the use of computing, researchers from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela have been able to study the effect that different particle sizes have on magnetic hyperthermia, a promising technique for cancer treatment which relies on the greater sensitivity to a temperature rise of the tumour cells with respect to the healthy ones. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are introduced into the tumour and heated up with the subsequent application of an external alternating magnetic field, reaching temperatures of 40-46 °C in the treatment area.

• Gaining insight into the causes of mental illness. Through the use of computing, researchers from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela have been able to study the polygenic component in obsessive-compulsive disorders. The main objective of this research is to develop better ways to estimate the polygenic component of risk to improve diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients as a consequence of stratification of psychiatric patients in more homogeneous subgroups.

• Advancing in the production of medical images for diagnosis. Through the use of computing, researchers from the National Biotechnology Centre (CNB-CSIC) were able to test a new statistical method for the reconstruction of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) data that they had previously developed and implemented. Such reconstructions pose stringent demands on computational resources.

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• Securing fish farms productivity. Through the use of computing, researchers from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela have been able to study genome sequences of bacterial fish pathogens. Other researchers, including USC, have been able to attempt to increase aquaculture productivity through genetic approaches. The projects carried out at CESGA were aimed at improving turbot growth through genetic selection and increasing the resistance of turbot and clams to two different parasites present along our shores.

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

• Increasing local industry competitiveness. Through the use of cloud computing services, a Galician small and medium enterprise from the oil and gas sector, Texas Controls, as well as the maritime engineering firm (INCAT) have been able to gain a competitive edge in their respective markets by providing innovative solutions that have helped them deliver extra added value to their global customers.

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

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

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

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

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

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referenced database of Iron Age archaeological data of the Iberian Northwest.

• Accelerating archaeological exploration. Through the use of GIS services, the small local enterprise, A Citania, and the City Council of Santiago de Compostela have been able to more swiftly document the archaeological excavation of the castle site, “Castelo da Rocha Forte”.

• Allowing musicians to create together wherever they are. Through the exploitation of CESGA’s telecommunications knowledge, Italian and Spanish musicians have been able to perform music together enjoying extremely low network latencies although they were almost 3,000 kilometers apart.

• Harnessing new materials to store energy. Through the use of computing, researchers from CSIC’s CIC Energigune tested sodium orthophosphates of divalent Fe and Mn ions, Na(Fe,Mn)PO4. Such ions have the potential to become important technological materials in the field of stationary energy storage within the context of new Na-ion batteries. This research is expected to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between the atomic-level structure of electrode materials and their functionality with great potential for technology transfer.

• 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 very important from an industrial development point of view. Researchers from these institutes also use computing to be able to predict the behaviour of new materials.

• Improving application specific cements. Through the use of computing, researchers from TECNALIA have sought to better understand the cement hydration process in order to improve existing cements and to fine tune the parameters for specific applications such as high performance cements or the use of cements in extreme conditions.

• Exploiting Big Data for the Development of better recommendation systems. Through the use of computing, researchers from the Universidade da Coruña were able to study and analyse new algorithms of recommender systems. Today, such systems are of the utmost importance to industries such as tourism.

• Exploring Nature’s pharmacy. Through the use of computing, researchers from the Universidade de Vigo were able to work on the development of new ways to determine the three-dimensional shape of natural products and compounds with pharmaceutical activity.


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

This confluence of factors, together with the organization staff’s interest, made possible to start the path that sets gender equality as a main goal at CESGA. The first step was to assess the current state of affairs in this matter. Thus, the first part of the plan presents a thorough analysis of the staff’s situation regarding equality among genders. It does so from a wide perspective which does not only analyse the personnel’s situation but also considers other aspects related to the image, activities and objectives of the Center. In this way, a full picture of the state of affairs on this topic is provided. The second part of the text gathers the main conclusions of the diagnoses and proposes a set of meassures, action, and goals meant to deal with those fields in which gender inequality is more apparent. By this means, the first Equal Opportunities Plan for Women and Men at CESGA is shaped, initiating an action strategy to promote equality at all levels for the better functioning of the organization in the next 4 years. The Plan was developed and implemented with a grant from:

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OF CESGA FOUNDATION

The Board of Trustees of CESGA Foundation is composed of members designated by the regional government of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia) and of representatives designated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Xunta de Galicia designated Trustees: President of the Board. Manuel Antonio Varela Rey, Director of the Galicia Innovation Agency (GAIN). Secretary of the Board. Patricia Iglesias Rey, Legal Adviser, Regional Ministry for Economy and Industry. Member of the Board. José Alberto Díez de Castro, Secretary General for Universities. Member of the Board. Mar Pereira Álvarez, Director of the Galicia Modernisation Agency (AMTEGA). Member of the Board. Manuel Mauro Fernández Dabouza, Director General for Computing Centre for Tax, Economic, Financial and Accounting Management (CIXTEC). CSIC designated Trustees: Vice-president of the Board. José Ramón Urquijo Goitia, Vice-president for Organisation and Institutional Relations. Member of the Board. Eduardo Pardo de Guevara y Valdés, Institutional Coordinator in Galicia (CSIC). Data as of 31/12/2014

CERTIFICATIONS

STAFF IN 2014

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.

ISO 9001:2008

ORGANISATIONAL CHART

Scientific Committee

Advisory Committee

Academic Trainning Level

Male

Female

Total

PhD (6yr. Higher Ed. + Dissertation)

7

0

7

5 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

11

5

16

3 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

4

2

6

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

3

2

5

Other

2

0

2

27

9

36

Total

Data as of 31/12/2014 Access Committee

25%

Quality Committee

of females in the Staff

12

20% of the Staff holds a Ph.D.


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MISSION STATEMENT • Collaborating in the transfer of research results between

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

public research centres and private companies.

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

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

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

CESGA FUNCTIONAL AREAS

HPC, HTC, GRID and CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES

SERVICES

e-LEARNING & COLLABORATION TOOLS RTD PROJECTS

HPC, HTC Servers,

Code Optimisation

Viability Analysis

GRID Servers, Cloud Servers,

Problem Definition

Proposal Development

Scientific Software Applications

e-Learning Platform

Parallelisation

Project Negotiation

AULA CESGA

Critical Storage

COMMUNICATION NETWORK

RECETGA

DNS, Hosting, Mail Servers, Mailing List,

Technology

Multicast, Network

Network of Galicia

TRAINING (EDUCATION) Workshops and Training

Management, Security Systems, Statistics...

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

...

MCU / Gateway

KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER RESOURCES

SERVICES

Technology Transfer

Viability Analysis

Courses for Users Computational Science HPC Masters Programme

Unit

Project writing Partnership Formation

SERVICES

Science and Communications

Management

SERVICES Systems

RESOURCES

Network and

Consortium Creation

DATA STORAGE

Storage Servers

e-Learning Room

Big Data User Support...

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

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

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESOURCES

SERVICES

Map Servers,

Analysis

Geographical

Development

Data Bases

Deployment Hosting of Solutions

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2014 FINANCIAL INFORMATION The following is a brief summary of CESGA Foundation accounts for the fiscal year 2014 CESGA’s main sources of operational income in 2014 came from the Galician Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and from the European Commission.

2014 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

2014 OPERATIONAL INCOME

GALICIAN GOVERNMENT

CSIC

Services to User Community

1,121,355.00

276,478.79

Competitive Projects

EUROPEAN COMISSION

OTHER

TOTAL

1,397,833.79 167,415.95

657,856.83

Finnancial and others

483,163.91

483,163.91

Applied for amortisation

427,871.62

427,871.62

TOTAL

50,412.93

SPANISH GOVERNMENT

1,171,767.93

62,390.32

276.478,79

2014 EXPENSES

2014 EXPENSES

Personnel

1,234,946.54

Current expenses & taxes

697,232.20

Amortisation

4 8 2 ,1 5 6 .0 6

TOTAL

2,414,334.80

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62,390.32

377,637.63

377,637.63

1,078,451.48

2,966,726.15


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SERVICES

Computing Systems

CESGA

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

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Communications Network Centre connection: analysis and connection plan

Scientific Applications & Projects Scientific computing

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

Communications consulting: connectivity, security, and advanced services

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

Web hosting (contents of interest for researchers)

User technical support

Server housing

Training

Security (firewalls, IDS, IPS...)

RTD & Innovation Project design and management

Voice communications and videoconferencing management

Project grant search

GRID Computing

Project partnering

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

Project partnering

High Throughput Computing (HTC)

Training

Virtual server hosting

User support

Project partner search

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

HPC advanced services

Videoconferencing

Digital map processing Multicasting of events

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

GIS application development

Project partner search

GIS advanced services

e-Learning platform for courses and events

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

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USER TECHNICAL HELPDESK SERVICE REQUESTS IN 2014

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. Every time 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 2014

AREA

303

Applications

197

Systems

160

Infrastructures

23

GIS

2

e-Learning

User satisfacction with services provided in 2014

Excellent

2%

Good

Average

Poor

Very Poor

NUMBER OF REQUESTS

Communications

Service tickets are categorized according to the type of request solicited and the technical area involved in the provision of a solution. The table on the right summarises the amount of service requests attended in 2014, categorized by service type.

CESGA conducts a yearly survey to collect data relating to user satisfaction levels with the different services. It also requests user reflections and thoughts on how to improve services to them. 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 2014 survey results.

385

General

17

TOTAL

1.087

HPC Services User Satisfaction Levels Questions related to user satisfaction levels with computing, storage, and related support services were posed to 467 active user account holders. A total of 107 answers were collected through the 2014 survey (a 22.91% response rate). Satisfaction levels expressed through the survey scored high across all dimensions. The following pie charts summarise the results of this survey.

N/A

1% 5%

18%

25% 2% 3%

40% 37%

55%

57% 20% 1%

16

34%

Computing

Storage

Support

mean 4.5/5

mean 4.4/5

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 37 contact persons in the different universities, labs, and centres that RECETGA interconnects. A total of 7 contact persons completed the survey which represents an 18.91% response rate. In general, respondents expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of the survey. Excellent

Good

Average

Poor

Very Poor

N/A

Network Connectivity

43%

57%

14%

mean 4.6/5

Network Support mean 4.8/5 86%

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 78 contact persons in the different labs, centres, and organisations that use IT services provided by the Communications Department. A total of 26 contact persons completed the survey which represents a 33.33% response rate. In general, users expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of this survey. Excellent

Good

8%

Average

Poor

Very Poor

N/A

IT Services 42%

mean 4.3/5 8%

IT Support 50%

38%

54%

mean 4.8/5

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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

79

34

66

23

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

18

1

29

2

DOCTORAL THESES

6

-

5

-

CSIC users reported

79

Scientific Articles

Galician Universities users reported

Scientific Articles

123

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION REPORTED BY CESGA USERS 2006-2014 296

300

264 245

250 225

219

218

208

212

200 160

154

148

150

137 121

105

101

100

69 56 50

34 18

18 5 4

0

2006

10

2007

Scientific Journal Articles

20 3

14

2008

9

14 12 13

2009

Presentations at Congresses

10 7 5

2010 Ph. D Dissertations

15

21 1 4

2011

1

2012 0

Master Theses / Post GRAD. Projects

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

18

8

2

2013 0

11

2 1

2014 2013

Book / Chapters


CESGA Annual Report 2014

COMPUTING USERS

NUMBER OF ACTIVE USER ACCOUNTS

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

The number of active user accounts (that is, users with significant CPU time consumption throughout the year) decreased during 2014. User accounts associated with CSIC decreased from 106 to 74. Active user accounts from Galician Universities experienced a decrease from 278 to 268. The total number of active user accounts, including CSIC, Galician Universities, and other institutions, decreased by 35, from 4O9 in 2013 to 374 in 2014. The bar chart below takes into consideration 32 active user accounts linked to projects in which CESGA participates.

Active User Accounts in 2014

374

ACTIVE USER ACCOUNT EVOLUTION BY INSTITUTION PER YEAR, 2000 - 2014

500

400

300

200

CSIC

Other

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

0

2000

100

Universities

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

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CPU TIME CONSUMED DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION IN ALL SYSTEMS IN 2014 CSIC

UDC

USC

UVIGO

Meteogalicia

Contracts & Services

22,40%

24,60%

2,50%

15,20% 11,50%

23,90%

CPU USAGE DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION AND MACHINE in 2014

100%

Contracts & Services

Meteogalicia

UVIGO

USC

UDC

CSIC

90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

20

Cloud

FinisTerrae

SVG


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CPU DISTRIBUTION BY RESEARCH AREA 2001 - 2014

90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

2001

2002

2003

Computer Science

2004 Earth Sciences

2005

2006

2007

Physics

2008 Numerical Methods

2009

2010

2011

Biochemical Modeling

2012

2013

2014

Other Areas

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

technical developments and support, CESGA focused its efforts in Grid accounting and monitoring, software quality verification, migration to a virtualized cloud infrastructure and coordination of IBERGRID operations. CESGA also provides computing nodes to the Grid. In 2014 there were 65 grid user accounts running jobs at CESGA Grid node. The number of CPU hours offered to these users was 1,325,000 hours. Users holding CESGA accounts benefited from the use of 1,260,000 hours on other nodes of this distributed infrastructure which as a whole provided computing services for more than 5,030 million hours.

Thus in 2014, in addition to providing Grid knowledge,

65

User Accounts on CESGA Grid node

1,325 K CPU hours on CESGA GRID node

1,260 K CPU hours on other GRID nodes

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USERS 2012 - 2014 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2012 2013 2014

2012

2013

2014

CSIC - CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Centre d'Investigació en Nanociéncia i Nanotec. (CIN2)

2

5

2

8.999,70

38.404,40

1.068,70

Centro de Astrobiología

3

2

1

4.906,70

47.654,10

1.716,20

Centro de Física de Materiales de San Sebastián

2

0

0

4.154,70

0,00

0,00

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas

6

6

4

104.404,20

72.267,30

38.214,40

Centro de Investigaciones en Nanomateriales y Nanotec-

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

137.972,50

1

1

1

229,40

0,70

26,80

Centro Nacional de Biotecnología

4

2

1

1.208.495,40

751.437,10

557.133,60

Estación Biológica de Doñana

11

9

4

324.151,60

138.988,60

7.067,10

Estación Experimental del Zaidin

3

2

0

71.251,50

5.514,50

0,00

Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos

2

1

0

86.415,30

175.413,60

0,00

Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA)

1

0

0

3.212,40

0,00

0,00

0

1

0

0,00

780,60

0,00

1

3

3

169.833,40

409.189,10

111.537,80

Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis (IBVF)

0

1

1

0,00

2.410,30

768,00

Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica.

7

6

5

1.192.314,80

1.102.410,90

158.343,80

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid.

5

4

2

285.825,80

19.870,20

26.868,40

14

8

6

1.368.868,90

1.890.498,90

2.036.949,50

Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC-IEEC)

2

3

2

504.055,90

202.773,10

260.591,70

Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Sevilla

1

1

2

209.560,10

57.879,60

9.327,80

Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía

1

1

1

19,30

119.600,20

54.191,00

Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT)

4

3

3

358.808,00

41.839,40

5.383,00

Instituto de Estructura de la Materia

4

6

6

210.463,90

782.553,60

585.816,90

Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF)

8

8

8

1.340.984,80

707.700,70

933.736,40

Instituto de Física Teórica

2

3

1

632.973,20

151.932,50

58,20

Instituto de Investigación en Inteligencia Artificial

2

1

1

1.234,90

1.249,20

0,30

Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas

0

1

1

0,00

14.824,30

16.430,20

Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas

3

4

3

282.238,50

134.328,40

116.217,30

Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid

1

0

0

2.044,10

0,00

0,00

Instituto de Química Avanzada de Cataluña

1

0

0

468,80

0,00

0,00

Instituto de Química Médica

3

3

1

274.798,10

6.959,20

1.701,50

Instituto de Química Orgánica General

8

6

4

196.276,00

75.091,50

131.026,20

Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea

11

9

8

342.377,50

467.563,40

275.665,70

nología (CINN) Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación

Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (IACT) Instituto Cajal

Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona.

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USERS 2012 - 2014 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2012 2013 2014

2012

2013

2014

CSIC - CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Instituto de Tecnología Química

1

0

0

15.299,40

0,00

0,00

0

1

1

0,00

52.629,40

69,50

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

1

2

2

433.737,10

233.578,50

2.977,40

Unidad Asociada CSIC-LABEIN

1

0

0

53.384,50

0,00

0,00

Unidad Asociada CSIC-Tecnalia

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

34,40

Escola Politécnica Superior

2

1

0

48.439,30

23.519,10

0,00

Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñeiros de Camiños,

0

1

2

0,00

1.600,20

16.381,60

Facultade de Ciencias

31

32

31

1.638.131,10

2.087.067,20

1.325.256,50

Facultade de Informática

26

30

24

815.220,00

1.232.311,80

1.967.271,10

UDC Xenérico

62

63

30

3.302,80

10.744,10

1.478,00

Misión Biolóxica de Galicia.

UDC - UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUÑA

Canais e Portos

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

0

2

3

0,00

558,50

107.133,10

Facultade de Bioloxía

0

2

2

0,00

39.899,70

30.697,70

1

0

0

6.458,70

0,00

0,00

Facultade de Física

41

36

38

2.610.880,80

1.831.254,80

1.639.506,40

Facultade de Matemáticas

0

3

7

0,00

114.577,80

290.889,60

39

36

32

2.585.974,20

3.884.679,70

3.263.356,10

Facultade de Veterinaria

0

1

1

0,00

879,90

5.217,70

Instituto de Acuicultura

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

1.326,40

Instituto de Medicina Legal

3

2

3

22.739,30

51.283,60

80.453,70

Unidade de Medicina Molecular

0

1

0

0,00

123,60

0,00

22

23

36

3.204,40

1.624,50

4.462,90

Facultade de Farmacia

Facultade de Química

USC Xenérico

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USERS 2012 - 2014 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2012 2013 2014

2012

2013

2014

UVIGO - UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO Escola de Enxeñaría Industrial (Sede Campus)

1

0

0

17,30

0,00

0,00

Escola Superior de Enxeñaría Informática Ourense

1

1

1

4.245,00

5.493,20

5.217,70

E.T.S de Enxeñaría de Minas

0

0

1

0,00

0,00

1.246,80

E.T.S. de Enxeñaría de Telecomunicación

3

1

1

29.289,60

0,60

46.928,10

Facultade de Bioloxía

3

2

3

36.919,30

152.676,20

16.755,70

10

10

10

540.508,00

293.388,00

396.867,50

1

0

0

733,90

0,00

0,00

34

33

37

2.119.741,40

1.990.411,90

2.512.408,50

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

HOSPITALS & FUNDACIÓN PÚBLICA GALEGA DE MEDICINA XENÓMICA Hospital do Meixoeiro Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica HOSPITALES Genérico

1

1

0

87.677,50

3.840,00

0,00

6

5

5

173.147,90

181.384,00

7.192,60

1

1

1

542.727,30

62.281,50

1.320,50

IEO - INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA Centro Oceanográfico de A Coruña

5

5

3

27.983,10

53.835,80

101.330,60

Centro Oceanográfico de Gijón

0

1

1

0,00

73.781,10

106.335,10

Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo

1

0

2

2.151,10

0,00

8.685,90

1

5.581,70

44.528,90

26,80

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

1

1

Sistemas Operativos

UIB - UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS Química

1

0

0

248,80

0,00

0,00

2

2

1

14.362,20

53.443,70

35.553,80

UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD - SERBIA Faculty of Technical Sciences

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USERS 2012 - 2014 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts 2012 2013 2014

CPU hours used 2012

2013

2014

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

4

3

1

326.832,00

363.499,50

324.159,50

7

7

6

481.853,80

671.374,10

537.514,70

70

87

111

1.795.117,50

1.266.134,00

METEOGALICIA - XUNTA DE GALICIA MeteoGalicia

CESGA PROJECTS & SERVICES CESGA

1.407.057,90

SME - SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES & TECHNOLOGY CENTRES SERVICES

14

11

4

8.893,20

10.643,50

4.341,90

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ICTS

ACCESS PROGRAMME 2014

Since 2010, CESGA has developed an intensive activity as Unique Science And Technology Infrastructure (ICTS). The aim of the ICTS access program is to provide access to CESGA resources for developing research projects, acquiring knowledge, or receiving training in technologies in use at the Centre. In 2014, CESGA opened 20% computing time of its supercomputers through a competitive call for proposals. This call was open to researchers from the Galician Universities, CSIC research groups and other research groups from Europe. The access protocol is described in detail in http://icts.cesga.es. All the projects granted last year came from Spanish research groups, excepting one coming from Portugal. Most of them come from CESGA regular users (Galician Universities and CSIC Centres). The main reason was funding, as CESGA assumes the cost of access for users from the Galician Universities and CSIC but researchers from other institutions must fund their activities. As special case, CESGA assumes the cost of projects qualified as “Excellent” by the External Access Committee.

Computing Time Granted More than 5.5 million hours of computing time were granted in 2014. After a peer review process conducted by more than 30 experts, the External Access Committee granted access to 16 proposals. Around 20% of the computing time for these proposals was granted as “non guaranteed time”, because the total requested computational time exceeded the computational time available. In addition to the usual services provided by CESGA (computing, storage and support services), the ICTS access provides a higher priority level in the applications execution or even exclusive access to the resources. These are the main reasons that many CESGA regular users also request access through the ICTS periodic calls. In 2014, one researcher from IEM-CSIC (Instituto de Estructura de la Materia) benefited from the Research Visits programme.

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF ICTS USERS

REMOTE ACCESS & RESEARCH VISITS MODALITY

APPLICATIONS

BENEFICIARIES ACCESSES

1

1

1

1

2

15

15

14

Total

16

16

15

MODALITY : 1.- Predoc. researchers working on their thesis. 2..- Postdocs or researchers with a minimum of 3 years proven research track experience, linked by statute or by contract to a public RTD institution or to a non-profit private RTD centre. Belonging to a research group, scientific department or similar unit.

26

# Activities

%

Galicia

10

62 %

Madrid

3

18 %

Barcelona

1

6%

Euskadi

1

6%

Castilla León

1

6%

Portugal

1

6%


CESGA Annual Report 2014

ICTS activities executed in 2014

Centre

Department

Activity

UBU

Universidad de Burgos

Chemistry

Sulfur Dioxide Capture by Ionic Liquids from a molecular point of view: A Density Functional Theory Study

UVIGO

Universidade de Vigo

Organic Chemistry

Palladium-catalized divergent reactions

CIC Energigune

Computational Studies

Chemistry of Na insertion/deinsertion in FePO4­NaFePO4 for cathode material in Na­ion batteries: a density functional theory study

USC

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Organic Chemistry

Research of ionic transport through peptidic nanotubes embedded in lipid membranes by the Molecular dynamics

CSIC

Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF)

Physics: Atomic, Molecular, and of Agregates

Reactive processes of astrophysical interest and nanoobjects

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Applied Physics

CIC-E

USC CSIC

Polydispersity in systems of magnetic nanoparticles for cancer treatment: possible effects on local infrawarming

Instituto de Investigaciones Quimicas (IIQ)

Group of Catalyst Development for Processes of Industrial Interest

Modelling of processes catalyzed by Fe-complex and other transition elements

Universidade de Vigo

Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution

De novo assembly of Trovaoconus RNA­seq data

CSIC

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (IIM)

Processes Engineering Group

Development of parallel methods of global optimization based on dispersed search

CSIC

Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (IEEC)

Gravitational Waves Astronomy Group-LISA

Gravitational Wave Astronomy and High­Energy Physics through Black Hole simulations

Universidade de Vigo

Organic Chemistry

Design of new catalysts for oxygen transfer processes, based on molybdenum.

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Organic Chemistry

Design of multitarget drugs for Alzheimer disease

Meteogalicia

Forecast and Numerical Research

Scalability test for the new MPI version of the hydrodynamic MOHID model

USC

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Applied Physics

Research on the rainfall recycling in the Iberian Peninsula

UCM

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Physical Chemistry

Molecular dynamics simulation with semiclassical methods (SHARC method) along with ab initio calculations of photodissociation of alkyl iodides

UVIGO

UVIGO

USC

Xunta Galicia

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SVG - Galician Virtual Supercomputing

CESGA Annual Report 2014

18 HP ProLiant XL230a Gen9 - Compute Node Processor

COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE

2 x Intel Haswell E5-2680 2.5 GHz, 30 MB Level 3 Cache, 120W, 12 cores per processor

Memory

64 GB

Storage

2 x 1 TB 6G SATA 7.2K 2.5in

Networking

Dual Port Intel 1GbE NIC Dual Port Infiniband FDR 40 Gb

10 HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 - Compute Node Processor

1 x Intel Haswell E5-1240 3.4 GHz, 8 MB Smart Cache, 80W, 4 cores per processor

CESGA provides two complementary computing infrastructures to its user community. First, the Finis Terrae Supercomputer for high end simulations that require maximum performance for parallel highly-coupled applications. Second, the Galician Virtual Supercomputer (SVG), a cluster of x86 servers that provides resources for high throughput jobs and cloud computing.

Memory

32 GB

Storage

1 x 2 TB 6G SATA 7.2K 3.5in

Networking

Dual Port Intel 1GbE NIC

46 HP ProLiant SL165z G7 - Compute Node Processor

2 x AMD OpteronTM Processor 6174 2.2 GHz, 12 MB Level 3 Cache, 80W, 12 cores per processor

Memory

32 GB (27 nodes) & 64 GB (19 nodes)

Storage

1 x 500 GB 3G SATA 7.2K NHP

Networking

2 Embedded Dual Port Intel 1GbE NICs (4 total NICs)

8 HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8 - Compute Node Processor

2 x Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2670 2.6 GHz, 20 MB Level 3 Cache, 115W, 8 cores per

FINISTERRAE SMP NUMA CLUSTER Computer

Integrity rx 7640/Superdome Itanium 2 cluster

Concurrent O.S.

Unix, Linux, Windows

Open Software

Linux, Lustre, Globus,...

Interconnect

Infiniband 4x DDR at 20 Gbps

Storage

1 x 2 TB 6G SAS 7.2K

Networking

Dual Port Intel 1GbE NIC Dual Port Infiniband FDR 40 Gb

2 HP DL560 Gen8 - Fat node (node configuration) 2.2 GHz, 16 MB Level 3 Cache, 95W, 8 cores per

Intel IA-64 Itanium 2 Montvale Dual Core

- 142 nodes, each with 16 cores, 128 GB

Memory

512 GB PC3-1333R

Storage

6 x 1 TB 3G SAS 6G 7.2K NHP

Networking

Four Port HP 1 GbE NIC Dual Port Infiniband FDR 40 Gb

memory - 1 node with 128 cores, 1,024 GB memory - 1 node with 128 cores, 384 GB memory

Processing Cores

2,580

Memory

19,670 GB

Storage Nodes

22 nodes with 96 cores

Hierarchical

390,000 GB on disk

Storage

2,200,000 GB on tape

4 HP DL 385 G7 - Visualisation node Processor

2 AMD OpteronTM Processor Model 6174 2.2 GHz, 12 MB Level 3 Cache, 80W

Memory

64 GB PC3-1333R

Storage

1 x TB 3G SATA 7.2K NHP

Networking

2 Embedded Dual Port Intel 1GbE NICs (4 total NICs)

Visualisation Card

28

4 x Intel Sandy Bridge E5-4620

processor

1600 MHz (6,4 Gflops)

Computing Nodes

64 GB

10 Gbps

Connection Processor

Memory

Processor

Node External Network

processor

ATI Firepro V7800


CESGA Annual Report 2014

CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE CESGA launched a Cloud computing service for users which delivers a virtual infrastructure, configurable to the requirements of the final user: operating system, number of processors, memory, disk, and number of nodes are configured to user’s needs in a dynamic form. The management of the system uses OpenNebula software with a web user interface to launch the virtual servers. Cloud service is one of the main research and production areas in CESGA´s activity as is demonstrated by the number of cloud related projects active during 2014, so as the cases of CloudPYME, Fortissimo, EGI-Inspire Fedcloud, Centinel or Rural Schools Cloud.

DATA STORAGE & BIG DATA SERVICE Nowadays data sets are so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. CESGA provides its user community the experience gained with the simulations of the Large Hadron Collider and in 2013 started offering this service based on Apache Hadoop.

This service is available for institutions that belong to the Galician University System (SUG), CSIC centres, R&D departments of institutions and/or public or private companies, and institutions and/or companies that participate in R&D&i activities with CESGA whenever they satisfy the adhesion criteria.

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software widely used to store and process large volumes of data in parallel according to the Big Data paradigm. Apache Hadoop is composed mainly by two components: a parallel filesystem (HDFS) where the data to analyse is stored; and a programming API (MapReduce) that is commonly used through Java programs, even if other languages are also supported.

Any user with an active user account can request access to the Hadoop on-demand service by simply sending an email to sistemas@cesga.es indicating their username and their desire to access this service. In just a few hours their account will be enabled to use the service.

The purpose of this service is to allow CESGA’s users to enter into the Big Data field in a easy way, through Hadoop, probably the most widely used platform in this area. The service allows to launch very easily new Hadoop clusters of variable size, ranging from 10 to 100 slave nodes, over CESGA’s cloud platform. Even if the deployed cluster is totally operative to start uploading data and launching jobs, the enduser has total control over it, being able to modify the system to perform his/her data analytics processes.

2,086 TB

available in 2014

Two technical reports are available to learn more about this new service: “Hadoop and MapReduce” gives an introduction to the technologies behind this service and “Running Big Data at CESGA” provides a use-case on how to use Big Data technologies on CESGA infrastructures

DATA STORAGE AVAILABLE IN 2014

TYPE OF STORAGE

CAPACITY (TB)

Scratch

142

Parallel Scratch

359

Home + Massive Data Stge

225

Tape

1,360

TOTAL

2,086

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PEAK PERFORMANCE EVOLUTION AT CESGA 1997-2014 (IN GFLOPS*) 00,0

40.0

36,0

40.000,0

35.9

35.000,0

06,0

33.1

00,0

29.5 96,0

30.000,0

96,0

25.6

25.6

,0

00,0 21.000

25.000,0

21.0

20.000,0 15.000,0 10.000,0

4,5

5.000,0 0,0

2,5

26,2

36,0

36,0

45,9

1997 1998 1998 2000

,9 125

,5

867

9,5

1.37

4.18

,5 .957

1

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

2010

2011 2012 2013 2014

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

02 3.3 .21

4

86 6.4 21 .74

23 .3

21

.61

26 5 .54 36

.82

7.1

42

20.000.000

20 .6

3

19 .4

67

.75

million 21.7 hours in 2014

25.000.000

.85

6.1

30.000.000

27

00

EVOLUTION OF CPU TIME CONSUMED 2000-2014 (IN HOURS)

13

15.000.000

570 85. 2.2

095 85. 2.4

015 33. 2.0

1.4

18.

5.000.000

991

10.000.000

0 2004

30

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

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NUMBER OF JOBS EXECUTED BY SYSTEM PER MONTH IN 2014 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. 300.000

250.000

200.000

150.000

100.000

50.000

0

jan

feb

mar

apr

may

jun

CLOUD

jul

FINISTERRAE

aug

sep

oct

nov

dec

SVG

AVERAGE IN-QUEUE WAITING TIME 2006 - 2014 IN HOURS The average in-queue time represents the average amount of time that users must wait from the moment that they request CESGA resources until their jobs begin to run. This time varies as a function of the quantity of jobs being performed. It is CESGA’s aim to keep the waiting time as low as possible in order to deliver a better service to users. This average is a good indicator of the level of saturation that exists in the computational resources, because the higher the computing systems occupation level, the longer the in-queue time will be until the required resources are available. Usually, the waiting time decreases during the summer and winter holidays. AVERAGE IN-QUEUE TIME FOR ALL PROCESSES IN ALL SYSTEMS (JAN 2006 - DEC 2014) in HOURS 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10

4-9

4-5

201

201

4-1

3-9

201

3-5

201

3-1

201

2-9

201

2-5

201

2-1

201

201

201 1-9

201 1-5

0-9

201 1-1

0-5

201

201

0-1

9-9

201

9-5

200

9-1

200

8-9

200

8-5

200

200

8-1

7-5

7-9

200

200

7-1

200

6-9

200

6-5

200

200

200

6-1

0

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SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS STATISTICS OF APPLICATIONS USE DURING 2014 10 MOST DEMANDED APPLICATIONS in 2014 These statistics, extracted from the accounting records, summarise the use of applications from January 1st, 2014 through December 31st, 2014. Data collected for accounting purposes included only those entries with execution times greater than 30 seconds (both system and user time) in order to avoid saturating the system. This does not include explicitly marked applications in which the threshold is lower, due to the much shorter time used by this sort of applications. The 68 most used applications are presented in the Figure below in which “others” stands for non-classified applications, fundamentally, those that are installed or developed by the users themselves. The tag “system” stands for system management executables.

CPU Hours

% of total CPU used

g98/03/09

4,337,662

28.70

User codes

3,898,220

25.79

amber

1,130,228

7.48

962,162

6.37

WRF

682,715

4.52

Gromacs

546,625

3.62

VASP

Xmipp

545,681

3.61

dalton

488,096

3.23

SIESTA

394,028

2.61

molcas

305,173

2.02

DISTRIBUTION OF CPU TIME CONSUMED PER APPLICATION, 2014

% CPU Time

100

80

60

40

20

31/12

32

29/01

25/02

25/03

27/04

23/05

19/06

21/07

16/08

15/09

13/10

09/11

07/12

g98/03/09 SIESTA

OTHER molcas

amber Nemo

VASP Java

WRF Venus

Gromacs blast

Xmipp ORCA

dalton ROMS

R CHARMM CDO CHIMERE MSVAR Trinity

octave LAUTREC structure RAxML Gadget plink

NAMD Materials Studio pamcrash SYSTEM bedtools molden

Cactus Turbomole PFLOTRAN bowtie2 samtools MrBayes

Molpro auger python bowtie velvet MM5

Crystal pyMPI nwchem Grads Autodock Ferret

mopac OpenFoam aimpac netcdf Mohid matlad

DL_POLY waccm gamess eimrt ABySS

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INSTALLED or UPDATED ELEMENTS DURING 2014 APPLICATION

VERSION

LIBRARY

VERSION

ABySS

1.3.7

Amber

12-at13, 14

MCR

R2009b, R2010b, R2011b, R2012b, R2013b

v145

metis

4.0.3, 5.1.0

1.6.4

MKL

11.1.2, 11.1.3

Ansys CDO CHARMM

1.6.2,

c36a1_EVB

Crystal

2014

Dalton

2013.1

DMASON EINGENSOFT FRANC3D

2.1 5.0.1 3.2

Hypre

2.9.0b

mpi4py

1.3

NCIPLOT

2014-04-04, 3.0

Netcdf4-python

1.0.8

NumPy

1.6.2

parmetis

4.0.3

scotch

6.0.0

Gadget

2.1.06

Gromacs

4.6.5

Gtool

0.7.5

gurobi

563

Intel C++ Compiler

2013_spl.1.106, 2013._sp1.2.144, 2013_sp1.3.174

Impute

2.3.1

Intel Fortran Compiler

2013_spl.1.106, 2013._sp1.2.144, 2013_sp1.3.174

MASON

17

COMPILERS AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

Intel MPI Library

VERSION

4.1.3.045, 4.1.3.048, 4.1.3.049

MaxFEM

0.3.2

MM5

3.7.4

Cmake

MOPAC

2012

1.7.0_51, 1.7.0_55, 1.7.0_67, 1.8.0_05, 1.8.0_11 JDK Oracle Intel Trace Analyzer & 8.1.3.037 Collector

NWChem

6.3revision2-src.2013-10-17

oases

0.2.8

OpenFOAM

2.3.0

ORCA Shapeit

3.0.1 2.r790

likwid

2.3.0

Modules

3.2.10

mono

3.10.0

SOAPdenovo

r240

openmpi

trans_ABySS

1.4.8

PAPI

VCFtools

0.1.11

velvet VEMGAUSS

2.8.12.2

1.6.5 5.3.0

1.2.10 v2013

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Applications and utility libraries available in 2014 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA Bioinformatics

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

batwing

X

BEAGLE

X

BEAST

X

Bowtie

X

CLUMPP

X

cortex_var

X

CTM CoalHMM

X

DSSP

X

EIGENSOFT

X

Exonerate

X

GATK

X

Genehunter

X

Gtool idba_ud

X X

IMa2

X

Impute

X

JAGS

X

Leadmix

X

Migrate

X

Maker MrBayes

X X

MSVAR

X

NCBI-Blast

X

OpenBUGS

X X

X

Picard

X

plink

X

RAxML

X

RepeatMasker

X

Samtools

X

Shapeit

X

SNAP

X

SOAPdenovo

X

Structure

X

tassel

X

Trinity

X

velvet

X

ziphmm

34

X

X X

novoalign

Compilers

SVG

X

Cmake

X

X

GNU Compilers

X

X

Intel C++ Compiler

X

X

Intel Fortran Compiler

X

X

JDK Oracle

X

X


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Applications and utility libraries available in 2014 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA Compilers

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

mono Open 64

X X

PGI Compilers Python

X X

Blitz++

X

boost

X

CGAL

X

FFTW

X

GotoBLAS2

X X X

X

Hypre

X

metis

X

MKL

X

MUMPS

X

NumPy

X

X

octave

X

X

octcdf

X

X

parmetis X

PSBLAS

X

qhull

X

SciPy

X

X

PETSc

ScaLAPACK

X X

X

scotch

Molecular Calculations

X X

ARPACK

gsl

X X

ACML

Math Libraries

SVG

X

SPARSKIT

X

SuiteSparse

X

X

abinit

X

X

Amber

X

X

Amsol

X

AutoDock

X

CAMPARI

X

cp2k

X

CPMD

X

Dalton

X

ESPResSo

X

Gamess

X

X

Gaussian 03

X

X

Gaussian 09

X

X

gridcount Gromacs

X

X X

g_count

X X

LAMMPS

X

X

Molden

X

X

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Applications and utility libraries available in 2014 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA

APPLICATION NAMD

Molecular Calculations

FINISTERRAE X

NCIPLOT X

Octopus

X

OpenBabel

X

plumed

X X

VASP HP MPI

X

Intel MPI Library

X

X

mpi4py

X

X

MVAPICH2

X X

openmpi

X

Platform MPI

X

pyMPI

X

HP-Caliper

X

Intel Thread Checker

X

Intel Thread Profiler

X

Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector

X

likwid

Scientific Analysis

X

TotalView

X

4ti2

X

X

X

ABySS

X

geos

X

grib_api

X

MCR

X

Netcdf4-python

X

pandas

X X

R

X

Singular

X

Basemap Matplotlib Toolkit CDO

X

etsf_io

X

Ferret ftgl

X X X X

X

GDAL

36

X

X

PAPI

pyproj

Scientific Visualisation and Animation

X X

MPICH2

Profiling Tools

X X

NWChem

SIESTA

MPI

SVG

X

GMT

X

gnuplot

X

Grace

X

Grads

X

HDF

X

HDF5

X

X

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CESGA Annual Report 2014

Applications and utility libraries available in 2014 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA

APPLICATION ImageMagick

Scientific Visualisation and Animation

FINISTERRAE X

Matplotlib

X

Ncarg

X

X

NCO

X

X

NetCDF

X

X

Panoply

X

Parallel-NetCDF

X

ParaView pgplot

X

Qt

X

Qwt

X

szip

X

X

udunits

X

X

VMD

X

X

Aires

X X

Code-Aster

X

DMASON

X

EMAN

X

FLEXPART

X

Gadget

X

MASON MEEP

Software Management Structural, Fluids and Magnetism

X

X

XCrySDen

Simulation

SVG

X X

MM5

X

PyNIO

X

git

X

Modules

X

setuptools

X X

subversion

X

Elmer

X

X

FRANC3D

X

gmsh

X

MaxFEM

X

OpenFOAM

X

X

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GALICIAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NETWORK CESGA manages and operates RECETGA, Galicia’s Science and Technology Network. RECETGA is an advanced communications infrastructure that provides connectivity to all public agents in the science, development and innovation system in Galicia. In 2014, 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. Moreover, the completion of the migration 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 100% in most of the centres.

Access Network 2014 Highlights

--The Connection of Primary and Secondary Education Centres in Galicia to RECETGA and RedIRIS that was started in 2013 was upgraded to 10 Gbps, producing a significant impact in the traffic circulating through RECETGA.

--The redundancy of the connection of the Campus of Lugo was improved with the deployment of a backup link circulating outside of Galicia.

--The access link of Instituto Español de Oceanografía at Coruña was migrated to optical fibre.

--Continuing the collaboration between RedIRIS and CESGA, for the new network, dark fibre links were contracted for the connection of UDC Campus at Ferrol, Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (CSIC) and CETMAR.

--Dedicated circuits were deployed to provide high speed links with other Spanish Supercomputing Centres (FSCSL, ITER).

Dissemination Activity in 2014

--CESGA’s communications area staff contributed to the 4th edition of the HPC Interuniversity Masters Programme.

--CESGA supported two Network Music Performance events RECETGA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Based on Dark Fibre, leased lines and SDH Radio Links

Backbone Network

JUNIPER MX480, M20, M10 & M10i Gigarouters

Based on Fibre Optics, SDH Radio Links, and other technologies such as WIFI, WIMAX, etc... Up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet as needed JUNIPER Gigarouters, JUNIPER, FORE, CISCO & ENTERASYS Switches

Network Management Connection to RedIris CESGA Internal network

38

--Visits of students from CIFP Politécnico Santiago and Ingeniería Informatica A Coruña.

1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet and ATM links

JUNIPER EX4500 10G Switches

Access Network

at Galician Connection 2014 in Santiago de Compostela and at the RedIRIS Annual Technical Conference in Cáceres.

Developments based on open source software

Two links at 10 Gbps

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

Other relevant activity conducted in 2014

--The SIGAIM project got underway. --The MHScae project presented in collaboration with Teltek Video Research to the 2nd European Fed4fire call was awarded. --CESGAs’ communications department staff provided support to the Spanish Institute of Mathematics (IEMATH) for the deployment of their collaboration infrastructure. --Sponsoring and mentoring in the 3DStartup event. --Support to the final conference of the ICT Go Girls project in October 2014


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RECETGA - REDIRIS TRAFFIC Traffic exchanged coming into and going out of Galician research institutions has grown steadily since RECETGA was first launched in 1993. Significant growth in traffic volumes has been registered every time investments in the backbone network have allowed for greater bandwidth. Traffic exchange between RECETGA and RedIRIS during 2014 typically reached peaks of 4Gbps of incoming traffic and 1 Gbps of outgoing traffic. Peak values are consistently registered around noon every working day. These peaks have eventually reached up to 4.8 Gbps in incoming traffic and 1.7 Gbps in outgoing traffic. Average traffic volumes registered in 2014 show significant growth, due to the influence of the new traffic from public primary and secondary schools, which posses an approximate average of 2 Gbps. Average incoming traffic in 2014 grew by 62.33% with respect to that of 2013 while average outgoing traffic grew by 16.34 %. RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. TYPICAL PATTERN AS OBSERVED IN A TWO WEEK PERIOD IN NOVEMBER 2014 RedIris: Trรกfico RedIRIS (2w)

5G 4G

bps

3G 2G

last avg 378.96 Mbps 1.18 Gbps 269.03 Mbps 461.13 Gbps

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

23.11 01:00

22.11

12:00

21.11

12:00

20.11

12:00

19.11

12:00

18.11

12:00

12:00

17.11

16.11

12:00

15.11

12:00

14.11

12:00

13.11

12:00

12.11

12:00

11.11

12:00

10.11

12:00

09.11 01:00

0G

12:00

1G

max 4.86 Gbps 1.74 Gbps

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. MAXIMUM OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2006-2014 8000 7000 6000 5000 Mbps 4000 3000 2000 1000 0

06

20

07

20

08

20

09

20

10

20

12

11

20

Max. Outgoing

20

13

20

14

20

Max. Incoming

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. AVERAGE OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2006-2014 1200 1000 800 Mbps 600 400 200 0

6

0 20

07

20

08

20

09

20

10

20

Average Outgoing

11

20

12

20

13

20

14

20

Average Incoming

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CENTRES CONNECTED TO RECETGA

CENTRES

LINK

AVBLTY.

BUGALICIA - Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de Galicia

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

100.000%

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

ATM Radio Link (155 Mbps)

100.000%

XUNTA

CSIC IEGPS – Instituto de Estudos Galegos Padre Sarmiento

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.630%

IIAG – Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100.000%

IIM – Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas de Vigo

ATM Radio Link (155 Mbps)

99.991%

MBG – Misión Biológica de Galicia

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.384%

Delegación CSIC en Galicia Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.866% RTD CENTRES ANFACO-CECOPESCA - Centro Técnico Nacional de Conservación de Productos de la Pesca Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.519% CETMAR – Fundación Centro Tecnológico del Mar

Wireless (54 Mbps)

99.957%

CIS Galicia – Centro de Innovación e Servizos do Deseño e a Tecnoloxía de Galicia (sede Ferrol) Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.801% CETECA - Centro Tecnolóxico da Carne

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100.000%

TECNOPOLE – Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100.000%

COG – Fundación Centro Oncolóxico Galicia

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

100.000%

CHUS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100.000%

INIBIC - CHUAC – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.997%

IEO Coruña – Instituto Español de Oceanografía (sede Coruña)

Wireless (100 Mbps)

99.997%

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

Metrolan (100 Mbps)

99.519%

HOSPITALS

IEO

EXCHANGE WITH OTHER NETWORKS RedIRIS

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

RETEGAL – Rede de Telecomunicacións Galega

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

SERGAS – Servizo Galego de Saúde

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100.000% 99.998% 100.000%

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)

99.968%

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede Vigo)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.989%

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

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.998%

100.000%

UNIVERSITIES UDC – Universidade da Coruña

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

USC – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

100.000%

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

100.000%

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

100.000%

UVIGO – Universidade de Vigo

99.998%

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

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CETMAR

Rede Retegal

Instituto Español de Oceanografía

FEUGA

ANFACO

Vigo - Torrecedeira (Campus Universitario)

Ourense (Campus Universitario)

Tecnópole

IES San Clemente

Delegación do CSIC

Santiago (Campus Universitario)

Vigo - Marcosende (Campus Universitario)

Padre Sarmiento

Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago

FEUGA

CIS Galicia

Instituto Español de Oceanografía

Centro Oncolóxico de Galicia

Lugo (Campus Universitario)

Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas (CSIC)

A Coruña (Campus Universitario)

Pontevedra (Campus Universitario)

Misión Biolóxica de Galicia

San Caetano

Rede Xunta

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas

Meteogalicia

Centro Ramón Piñeiro

Vilaxoán, Centro de Control de Acuicultura

Corón, Centro de Investigacións Mariñas

C.H.Universitario de A Coruña

Santa Cruz CEIDA

Ferrol (Campus Universitario)

2xINTERNET

ESPANIX

{

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

10 Gbps RECETGA - RedIRIS 20 Gbps or higher

GEANT

Clara Tein2 Internet2 GARR Renater Janet2

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CONNECTIONS THROUGH GEANT

GEANT TOPOLOGY

CONNECTION THROUGH REGIONAL NETWORKS

REDIRIS TOPOLOGY

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ENERGY SAVINGS AND EFFICIENCY PLAN CESGA SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURES

ENERGY USAGE OPTIMISATION

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.

Electricity usage is one of the main operational costs of CESGA, that is why it is so important to optimize its consumption. During the last five terms CESGA has reduced its yearly consumption by 48% from 6,254 MWh in 2010 to 3,292 MWh in 2014.

Transformers

1 - 1,600 KVA 2 - 630 KVA

UPS

2 x 400 KVA 2 x 180 KVA

CESGA, like most datacentres, measures its power efficiency using a metric called, Power Usage Effectiveness or PUE. PUE is the ratio of total amount of energy used by a computer datacentre facility to the energy delivered to computing equipment, and its ideal value is 1.0. This metric, at CESGA, has evolved from 1.9 in 2010 to 1.6 in 2014. Nowadays it is quite difficult to reduce this figure without modifying the cooling system or applying new technologies to the supercomputer (like water cooling to the servers). PUE changes daily and can be followed at CESGA web page under “State of the systems”

1.5 Mw

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

EQUIPMENT

CHARACTERISTICS

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY

External Electrical Supply Line Power Generator

1,100 KVA

COOLING Chilled Water Plants

2 x 580 Kw

CRAH

8 Units x 120 Kw

Year

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

MWh

6,168

5,342

4,210

3,421

3,292

PUE

1.9

1.71

1.56

1.54

1.6

DATA CENTRE ROOM Technical Flooring Surface Area

340 m2

FIRE SUPPRESSION Fire Detection & Extinction System

Based on HFC227 Gas

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RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION PROJECTS In 2014, there was a significant increase in the number of projects underway at CESGA. In total, activity in 16 new projects or experiments was initiated. Some of these are experiments linked to the EC funded project Fortissimo aimed at rocking the use of high performance computing by small and medium enterprises in Europe. This outstanding increase in the number of projects undertaken sends CESGA back to

pre-crisis era results. Most remarkable is the number of newly granted and ongoing European Commission funded projects in 2014. In addition, the number of industry funded projects has also rose. Overall project proposal success ratio remained high (41%), while at EC calls it was close to 39% in spite of strong competition. All areas and staff have positively contributed to this success.

NEW PROJECTS & SERVICE PROPOSALS IN 2014 Proposed

Granted

Under

Denied

evaluation Public Open Calls - International

37

12

6

19

- National

9

4

3

3

- Networks

4

2

0

2

Private research and other proposals

2

1

1

3

Total

52

19

10

27

ONGOING PROJECTS PER YEAR (2009-2014) AREA

PROJECTS 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Computing

19

18

17

15

13

23*

Network Communications

3

3

1

-

1

3

Collaboration Tools & e-Learning

9

5

5

6

6

8

Geographical Information Systems

3

3

3

4

2

5

e-Business

4

2

1

-

-

-

Other Grants for Research

6

6

6

4

2

1

44

37

33

29

24

40**

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

European & International

10

8

3

9

15

23

Spanish Government

13

9

9

7

3

6

Galician Regional Government

19

17

13

11

3

6

Industry

2

3

3

2

3

5

TOTAL

44

37

33

29

24

40**

Thematic Networks Tecnological Platforms & Clusters

19

14

13

TOTAL GRANT SOURCE

*

PROJECTS

2014 Project data includes 7 Fortissimo Funded Experiments

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

44

2014

2012

13

13

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Computing, modeling & simulation Projects EGI-INSPIRE European Grid Initiative www.egi.eu

between predicted tumour cell density and quantified one using control images performed three months after treatment.

Partners: Over 50 European and international institutions including: CSIC, CESNET, CSC, CNRS, GRNET, NORDUNET, TCD, CERN, LIP, University Putra Malaysia, and the National University of Singapore. Coordinator: EGI.eu. Principal Researcher: C. Fernández. Financing: European Commission FP7. Project Code: INFSO-RI-261323. CESGA budget: 1,352,784.00€. Total budget: 72,000,000.00€. Period: 01/05/2010 – 30/04/2014. Objective: The 48 month EGI-InSPIRE project will continue the transition to a sustainable pan-European e-Infrastructure started in EGEE-III. It will maintain support for Grids of highperformance and high-throughput computing resources, while seeking to integrate new Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs), i.e. Clouds, Supercomputing, Desktop Grids, etc., as they are required by the European user community. It will establish a central coordinating organisation, EGI.eu, and support the staff throughout Europe necessary to integrate and interoperate individual national grid infrastructures. EGI.eu will provide a coordinating hub for European DCIs, working to bring existing technologies into a single integrated persistent production infrastructure for researchers within the European Research Area.

METEOGALICIA Operational Weather Forecast for Galicia www.meteogalicia.es

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ARTFIBIO Adaptive radiotherapy and prediction of the tumour response based on functional studies of MR and PET/CT in head and neck Cancer Partners: CHUVI, UVIGO Coordinator: CHUVI Principal Researcher: Victor Muñoz Garzón Financing: Instituto de Salud Carlos III Project Code: PI11/01683 CESGA Budget: 51,243.5 EUR Total Budget: 121,243.5 EUR Period: 26/12/2011 -- 30/12/2014 Objective: The aim of this project is to create an information network to develop predictive individualized models of the tumour response to radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer based on in vivo functional data. It is a collaboration project with SERGAS where CESGA will develop a web platform with several tools: anonymous database, non-rigid registration of several image modalities, visualization of tumour cell density as treatment is delivered, clinical prediction of the tumour response, evaluation of the treatment considering usual setbacks (breakdowns, non-delivered beams,...) and the difference between delivered dose and planned dose, and variation

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Partners: CESGA, METEOGALICIA. Coordinator: METEOGALICIA. Principal Researcher: Ignacio López Cabido, CESGA. Financing: Xunta de Galicia . Period: 2014. Objectives: The objectives of this project is to provide the necesary computing and storage resources and technical support for Meteogalicia to produce daily and timely weather forecast information.

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MAREFRAME Co-creating Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions Partners: MATIS OHF (Coordinator), IEO, CETMAR, CSIC, and 24 other partners from Europe and other continents. Project Code: 613571 Start Date: 1/1/2014 End Date: 31/12/2018 Funding Agency: European Commission Total Budget: 7,748,208.44€. Funded Budget: 5,999,908.00€. CESGA Budget: 18,000.00€. Description: MareFrame seeks to remove barriers preventing a more widespread use of an Ecosystem-based Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM). It will develop assessment methods and a Decision Support Framework (DSF) for management of marine resources and thereby enhance the capacity to provide integrated assessment, advice and decision support for an EAFM. Enabling comparisons between relevant “what-if” scenarios and their likely consequences, DSF will support the implementation of the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Indicators of Good Environmental Status (GES) will be developed along with models for ecosystem-based management.

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CLIMA Extreme Phenomena in the Stratosphere’s Winter Circulation Partners: CESGA, UVIGO. Coordinator: UVIGO. Principal Researcher: Laura de la Torre Ramos, UVIGO. Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Project Code: CGL2011-24826. CESGA Budget: 6,000.00€. Total Budget: 139,150.00€.

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Period: 01/09/2012 – 01/09/2015. Objectives: The objectives of this project are understanding the processes that lead to the anomalous behaviour of the circulation and studying its direct impacts, both in the polar cap and following the vortex. We will also look for the keys of the different behaviours of the vortex (major vs. minor, displacement vs. split) and the differences with the final warnings at the end of the cold season, when the stratosphere troposfere dynamical coupling is no longer possible. Also, the impacts on the Brewer Dobson circulation, the recovery of the stratospheric polar ozone, the polar tropopause or the polar jet will be studied. Finally, the evolution of the intensity and frequency of these phenomena in several climate change scenarios will be studied.

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

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FORTISSIMO PROJECT Factories of the Future Resources, Technology, Infrastructure and Services for Simulation and Modelling www.fortissimo-project.eu

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

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

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Fortissimo Experiment 404 Improved mechanical design of metal flanges http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, AIMEN, Texas Controls Projetc Code: 609029-404 Total Budget: 248.285,63€ Funded Budget: 186.214,22€ CESGA funded Budget: 34.289,42€ Period: 01/07/2013 – 31/12/2014 Objective: The objective of the experiment is to study and predict of the behaviour of flanges during tightening process, getting a deep understanding about the elastic interactions between elements, and the final sealing operational parameters.

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

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http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, UNIMETRIK, DATAPIXEL, EPC Projetc Code: 609029-509 Total Budget: 332.930,62€ Funded Budget: 249.697,97€ CESGA funded Budget: 18.387,17€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: VIC4CAM aims to provide new Virtual Metrology HPC simulation services for early defect and deviation detection. This service will generate quantitative information useful for the optimization of camshaft manufacturing, allowing the final users to achieve 100 % dimensional quality control.

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Fortissimo Experiment 516 StamHPC High performance computing for the metal stamping industry http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, QUANTECH, MATRICI, SCAI Projetc Code: 609029-516 Total Budget: 344.871€ Funded Budget: 249.742€ CESGA funded Budget: 77.184€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: The main outcome of StamHPC will be a new HPC cloud based software solution, allowing the metal stamping industry to solve sheet metal forming simulation problems easily.

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Fortissimo Experiment 517 Cloud-based optimization platform for reinforcement steel cut industries http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, UNIZAR, Schnell Software Projetc Code: 609029-517 Total Budget: 276.516.2€ Funded Budget: 207.987,17€ CESGA funded Budget: 8.787,17€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: The experiment will set up a SaaS based on the Fortissimo HPC cloud for optimising the manufacturing (number, type, sequence) of steel pieces for buildings, supporting customers in the steel cut industry. The service will be based on the Optimo simulation code, which is a stochastic optimisation using Simulated Annealing and Monte Carlo methods.

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Fortissimo Experiment 521 Multi-physics simulation of high temperature superconducting devices http://fortissimo-project.eu/ Partners: CESGA, OXOLUTIA, ICMAB, CIMNE Projetc Code: 609029-521 Total Budget: 333.045,71€ Funded Budget: 249.784,29€

CESGA funded Budget: 9.387,17€ Period: 01/10/2014 – 31/04/2016 Objective: High temperature superconductors (HTS) are ideal for the development of low-loss AC/DC superconductor cables and small, efficient and light-weighted electric generators. In all those applications, the quantitative knowledge of the essential design parameters must be provided by a high performance computing (HPC) tool because of the strong non-linearity, multiscale and multiphysics nature of the problem. The experiment will customize the simulation software to run on the Fortissimo HPC cloud as a service for the HTS manufacturer end user.

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CENTINEL Control of the building and its area for the support and innovarions of value services Project Code: EXP 00063590 / ITC-20133045 Start Date: 04/08/2013 End Date: 12/31/2014 Funding agency: Industry Program: INNTERCONECTA Total Budget: 3,480,134.00 € CESGA Budget: 93,366.00 € Description: The CENTINEL project’s objective is the provision of intelligence to buildings through the development of Telecommunication Infrastructures and the incorporation of elements to the deployment of useful services for citizens, for providers of services and to Administrations . It is an Interconnecting program project with TELEVES as leader and the participation of Emalcsa, SOLVENTEA, and InfoJC companies.

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CLOUDPYME2 Ameliorating SME competitiveness through innovation supported on ICT and Cloud . www.cloudpyme.eu Partners: CESGA, AIMEN, CATIM, AIMMAP Coordinator: CESGA. Principal Researcher: Andrés Gómez Tato, CESGA. Project Code: 0682_CLOUDPYME2_1_E Start Date: 07/01/2013 End Date: 06/30/2015 Funding: POCTEP Total Budget: 369,921.86€ CESGA Budget: 168,087.86€ Description: The project aims to create an infrastructure to support innovation in small and medium enterprises (SME): Providing SME access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities in an attempt to improve their international competitiveness in line with European Commission recommendations; encouraging the implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools and techniques, seeking to improve efficiency in new product development, and boosting the use of Open Innovation platforms. The project aspires to involve SME in the

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move toward constant innovation. It is a POCTEP funded project with AIMEN, CATIM, and AIMMAP as partners.

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

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

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GENOMICA 2014 Collaboration Agreement between the Genomic Foundation (Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica) and CESGA Partners: FPGMX and CESGA Coordinator: CESGA Principal Researcher: C. Fernández Financing: FPGMX CESGA budget: based on storage and computational resources usage

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Period: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014 Objective: supporting the GENOMIC FOUNDATION on intensive calculation during 2014. As a result of the ultrasequence SOLiD technology (Life Technologies), the Genomic Foundation generates a great amount of information shaped in the small sequences it needs to line up and map to the already known sequence of the human genome. The GENOMIC FOUNDATION aims to bio-analyse by computer this information, compelling millions of small sequences in just a short number of huge sequences and facilitate the post-processing of the results. Due to the complexity of the system to be developed and the GENOMIC FOUNDATION non availability of the basic technical means to confront on its own the aim task of the current agreement, the collaboration between GENOMIC and CESGA Foundations becomes essential for an intensive calculation support.

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SIGAIM Automatic system for the generation of medical histories http://sigaim.org Project Code: EXP 00064942 / ITC-20133088 Start Date: 6/1/2013 End Date: 12/31/2014 Funding agency: Industry Program: INTERCONECTA Total Budget: 776,073.00€ CESGA Budget: 123,500.00€ Description: Enterprises and institutions alike generate an enormous amount of information in their daily business which does not get registered in their information systems. Information which is not always saved in organized or structured repositories. However, organisations need non structured data to complement the structured data they safeguard in their information systems in order to get a better informed “reality” of the state of the organisation and its activity. SIGAIM attempts to tackle this matter as it relates to the public health sector. Tackle it, first, in the anamnesis phase at the front line of health. The challenge is to be able to automatically generate a codified report using SNOMED-CT terminology using a naturally occurring doctor-patient conversation, without taking any intervention or time investment from the doctor. The ultimate goal is to spare time for doctors as we establish a standardised uniformity in medical histories.

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UBERCLOUD http://www.theubercloud.com/ Principal Researcher: Ignacio López Cabido, CESGA. Partners: 272 Infrastructure providers, Supercomputing Centres, and HPC user institutions. Funding Source: Industry Start Date: 01/07/2012 Description: UberCloud is a free community driven effort that


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explores the end-to-end processes of accessing and using remote computing resources in HPC centres and HPC clouds, on demand. Participants in the experiment get hands on experience using remote computing resources in HPC centers and in the Cloud for their own projects; in the process they learn how to cope with the challenges and get over many of the common roadblocks. The project teams working on the end-users applications discuss their experience, the hurdles they ran into, their lessons learned, and the best practices on the UberCloud community web site. The UberCloud HPC Experiment was launched in July 2012, and within a year has grown to over a thousand organizations and individuals from over 60 countries. More than 120 teams have been formed since then and many of these teams are covered on the UberCloud community web site. UberCloud HPC Experiment offers free trials for up to 1,000 CPU core hours. Ubercloud have handled over 120 such projects

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

e-Learning & Collaboration Tools Projects Create Your Future Partners: CATRO. (Bulgaria). Coordinator Die Berater (Austria). KKH - Kinderkrebshilfe(Austria). Austrian childhood cancer parents and patients/survivors organisation SDOHZ (Bulgaria) Association of Children with Oncohematologic Diseases. CESGA (Spain). USC (Spain). EA (Greece). Kyttaro and the Spanish association for Childhod Cancer Survivors were chosen as associated partners. KYTARRO (Greece). Federación Española de Padres de Niños con Cáncer, FEPNC, (Spain). Principal Researcher: Maria J. Rodríguez Malmierca. Financing: European Commission (Erasmus+ Bulgarian Agency) CESGA budget: 40,800.00 €. Total budget: 312,953.00€ Period: 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2017. Objective: The main aim of YOUR FUTURE is to develop a comprehensive career counselling programme for childhood cancer survivors (15-25 years) that takes into account the special needs, stresses and strains of the target group. The project builds on the expertise gained in Austria by Die Berater and Austrian Youth Cancer Association and develops a sustainable career orientation program in 3 other European countries in order to reduce the unemployment of Childhood Cancer Survivors and to fulfil the Lisbon Strategy goal of “full employment”.

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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

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and active learning, and a visualization of the often hidden processes that are central to understanding science. This will be done through the introduction of Augmented Reality (AR) and a development of a needed pedagogical approach to its uses.

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ICT-Go-Girls! Promoting secondary school girls entrepreneurship through ICT http://ictgogirls.eu/ Partners: CESGA, USC, Die Berater (Aus), Spoleczna Akademia Nauk (Pl), Institute Fraunhoffer IAO-Stuttgart Uni (Ger), CVO Antwerpen-Zuid (Belg) and Donau-Universitat Krems (Aus) Coordinator: CESGA Principal Researcher: M. J. Rodríguez Malmierca. Financing:. European Commission (Socrates) Project Code:. 526590-LLP-1-2012-1-ES-COMENIUS CESGA budget: 73,259.00€. Total budget: 299,873.00€. Period: 01/11/2012 – 31/10/2014. Objective: ICT-Go-Girls is a 2-year Comenius Multilateral Project, co-financed by the European Commission, under LLP program. Its main goal is to empower secondary school girls with the knowledge, skills and values to help them be able to create future opportunities for innovation and quality ICT related employment.

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MOVE IT Mobilising Opportunities in Vocational Education with Innovative TechnologiesPartners Partners: CESGA, , Myerscough College (UK), Central Ostrobothnia Rural Institute (Fin), IPC Groene Ruimte (nl), Association for Lifelong Learning in Rural Areas (Rom). Coordinator: Myerscough College (UK), Principal Researcher: M. J. Rodríguez Malmierca. Financing:. European Commission (Socrates) Project ID:. 358638 CESGA budget: 47,424.06€. Total budget: 368,299.35€. Period: 30/10/2012 – 30/10/2014. Objective: The MOVE IT Project (Mobilising Opportunities in Vocational Education with Innovative Technologies) aims to adapt and transfer an innovative, effective work based delivery methodology incorporating e-learning and mobile technology for 16-24 year olds learning in the workplace.

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

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Project Code: 540182 -LLP -1 -2013-1 - ES- COMENIUS -CMP Start Date: 12/1/2013 End Date: 11/30/2015 Funding agency: European Commission Program: LLP Total Budget: 287,072.00 € CESGA Budget: 70,354.00 € Description: This European project aims to improve the quality of learning and teaching in small rural/dispersed schools in Europe, through exploration, adaptation and improvement of several innovative ICT-based methodologies, which help to meet the different needs teachers face in designing their classes, as well as improving their skills.

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REDE NUBE Rede de Escolas na Nube Partners: CESGA, Balidea Consulting & Programming, Xunta de Galicia. Coordinator: CESGA Principal Researcher: M. J. Rodríguez Malmierca. Financing: Balidea Consulting & Programming, CESGA budget: 10,000.00 €. Total budget: 70,000.00€. Period: 01/09/2012 – 31/08/2014. Objective: This project aims to analyse and develop a software and hardware solution, based on cloud computing, which supports a collaborative, communicative ICT based methodology to improve education and collaboration in elementary and primary disperse rural schools in Galicia. This project continues a path started by an HP Labs awarded research project, also coordinated by Galicia Supercomputing Centre, named “Rural Schools & Cloud Computing” in 2010, where a team of researchers, teachers and computer technicians gather together to design and implement an adapted “cloud”, based on Open Source solutions and cloud infrastructure, to support learning and collaboration in a disperse rural school.

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


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anxiety and stress. The system will offer several types of options, including access to learning contents about the role of caregivers for demented elderly, the opportunity for communication with professional health and access to a digital network with like-minded people. The project involves 4 Danish partners, 3 Spanish and 2 from Poland, and it’s coordinated by VIA University in Denmark. It is financed by the 5th call of the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL), and will last until 2016.

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WIKI-SKILLS wikiskills.net Partners: Foundation Ynternet.org (Switzerland ), die Berater (Austria), Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Grecce ), Universidad de Barcelona (Spain), MAC-Team (Belgium), HEIG-VD (Switzerland), CESGA (spain), Wikimedia.se (Sweden). Coordinator: Fondation Ynternet.org (Switzerland). Principal Researcher: M. J. Rodríguez Malmierca. Financing: European Commission. Project Code: 519291-LLP-1-2011-1-CH-KA3-KA3MP. CESGA budget: 41,000.00€. Total budget: 399,528.00€. Period: 01/01/2012 – 01/01/2014. Objective: The project aims to analyse and apply benefits of using the free software tool wiki for lifelong learning programmes, thus empowering civic behaviour, social inclusion, employability, cultural understanding and abilities to learn autonomously.

GIS Projects iSEAS Innovative Solutions for Enhancing Knowledge Application and Transfer towards a Sustainable European Fishing Activity http://lifeiseas.eu/ Partners: IIM-CSIC, CETMAR, CESGA, IEO, USC, JOSMAR, OPROMAR Coordinator: IIM-CSIC Principal Researcher: F. Landeira Financing: European Commission. Project Code: LIFE13 ENV/ES/000131 CESGA budget: 138,661.00€. Total budget: 2,078,965.00€ Period: 01/07/2014 – 30/06/2018 Objective: The main objective of LIFE iSEAS is to demonstrate that a sustainable scenario (in terms of biological and socio-economic indicators) of the EU fisheries is possible through the enhancement of the real application on the fishing sector of existent knowledge and innovative solutions for discards reduction and management.

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

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GIS-TOPAIN Geoportal for TOPAIN’s proyect Partners: Incipit-CSIC, CESGA Coordinator: Incipit-CSIC Principal Researcher: E. Abad Vidal Financing: Incipit-CSIC CESGA budget: 7,430.00€ Period: 01/06/2014 – 30/12/2014 Objective: Creating a Geo-viewer that allows uploading and consulting archaeological information for the TOPAIN project.

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GIS-RAIATEC IDE Incamar services for RAIATEC proyect Partners: Intecmar, CESGA Coordinator: Intecmar Principal Researcher: F. Landeira Financing: Intecmar CESGA budget: 7.760€ Total budget: 7.760€ Period: 02/06/2014 – 30/12/2014 Objective: Check & validation service and, according to the standards of the OGC and the INSPIRE, they collaborate with the elaboration of the IDE Geo-spatial metadata that serves Intecmar RAIATEC proyect.

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ENARDAS Natural space, architecture, cave paintings and deposits from recent prehistory in the western facade. www.cesga.es/en/investigacion/proyectos/Proyecto?id=257 Partners: U Minho, CESGA. Coordinator: U Minho. Principal Researcher: Emilio Abad Total budget: 114,000.00€. Period: 01/02/2011 - 30/09/2014. Objectives: The objective of this project is the interdisciplinary

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study of the symbolic relevance of natural areas in the configuration of the Neolithic communities in the bronze age in the western areas of north and central Portugal. This implies conducting studies that relate landscape with material evidence of these human communities. Research is approached from a landscape archaeology perspective.

Other Grants for Research Internal code: PTA-2011 ID Project: PTA2011-6370-I Programme: Subprogram of support technicians of the National Program for Human Resources in Research, funded by Ministry of Science and Innovation. (Programa Nacional de Contratación e Incorporación de Recursos Humanos de Investigación) CESGA budget: 56,700.00€. Period: 2012-2014. Objectives: Hiring of a high level technician to improve the computing infrastructure support, specially ICTS.

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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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OPEN EDUCATION EUROPA http://openeducationeuropa.eu/ TELGalicia Technology Enhanced Learning Galicia. Rede de E-learning Galicia http://redetelgalicia.es/

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Rede TMATI Rede Tecnolóxica de Matemática Industrial REGICC Rede Galega de Investigación en Cáncer Colorrectal

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

2014 Activity Highlights CESGA Transfer actions grew in the field of services to industry, in areas related to innovation and R&D in several industrial sectors. CESGA extended its innovation services to companies working in the field of Human Genetics, Environmental Genetics, Earth Sciences, Chemical analysis for biomedical applications, such as drug design, as well as automotive industry, video streaming services and other advanced technology fields. CESGA also provided its services to traditional sectors like seafood cannery companies and other SMEs. With these sectors, CESGA completes its diversification goals for 2014, adding them to manufacturing, engineering, Information Technologies, health and heritage. There is an increased knowledge of HPC, Simulation and Computing in a number of companies, not just regional but of another Autonomous Communities, as well as multinational ones. CESGA has signed several collaboration agreements and service contracts with the industry, most of them linked to NDAs. CESGA has collaborated also with both with private and public entities, participating and events and programs with other innovation and R&D stakeholders, like Private Technological Centres and Public Research Organizations. European Projects as CloudPyme2 and Fortissimo have represented a steady input of SMEs, as well as a useful instrument to let them to explore HPC, cloud and simulation in order to discover their concrete needs. The abovementioned points clearly show that the special effort made during last years in delivering services to the industry and transferring R&D and innovation results, defined in CESGA Strategic Plan, has begun to bring significant results in the closeness of the Centre to SMEs.

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SOME ENTITIES THAT HAVE HELD RELEVANT SERVICE CONTRACTS WITH CESGA IN 2014 ENTERPRISES FUJITSU Fujitsu Technology Solutions, S.A. www.fujitsu.com TELTEK TELTEK Video Research, S.L. www.teltek.es HP Hewlett Packard España, S.L. www8.hp.com TELEVÉS TELEVÉS, S.A. www.televes.es BALIDEA Balidea Consulting and Programming, S.L. www.balidea.com INCAT Ingeniería Civíl de Atlántico, S.L. www.incat.es CARTOGALICIA Cartogalicia S.L. www.cartogalicia.com INFORHOUSE Grupo Arcade-Inforhouse S.L. www.grupoarcadeinforhouse.com GDI GDI www.gdincor.es HIC Health In Code www.healthincode.com CTAG Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia www.ctag.com Appentra Appentra Automatic Software Acceleration www.appentra.com CITANIA A Citania Arqueoloxía, S.L. www.acitania.com S4SD Software for Science Developments www.affinimeter.com AMPHOS21 Scientific & Strategic Environmental Consulting www.amphos21.com LA PUREZA Conservas de Pescado La Pureza www.lapureza.net IK4 - TEKNIKER Centro de Mecatrónica y Tecnologías de Fabricación www.tekniker.es AllGenetics AllGenetics www.allgenetics.eu

ADMINISTRATIONS INTECMAR Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño www.intecmar.org F. BIOMEDICA Fundacion Biomédica do CHUVI chuvi.sergas.es/es/fundacionbiomedica METEOGALICIA Servizo de Predición da Xunta de Galicia www.meteogalicia.es CEIDA C. de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental www.ceida.org CCG Consello da Cultura Galega www.consellodacultura.org PdE Puertos del Estado www.puertos.es IEO Instituto Español de Oceanografía www.ieo.es FPGMX Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica fundacion.xenomica.org

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

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SOME ENTERPRISES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM CESGA’s SERVICES THANKS TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION FINANCING IN 2014 AIMEN Asociación de investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste www.aimen.es CATIM Centro de Apoio Tecnológico á Industria Metalomecânica www.catim.pt AIMMAP Associação dos Ind. Metalurgicos, Metalo-Mecanicos e Afins de Portugal www.aimmap.pt TEXAS CONTROLS Texas Controls S.L. texascontrols.es SCHNELL Schnell Software www.schnellsoftware.com DINAK Dinak, S.A. Chimeneas España www.dinakchimeneas.com INGE-CON Ingeniería y Control Electrónico, S.A. www.ingenieriaycontrol.es SISENER Sisener Ingenieros S.L. www.sisener.com QUANTECH Quantech ATZ www.quantech.es RODA Fundicións de Roda www.fundicionesderoda.es OXOLUTIA Oxolutia S.L. www.oxolutia.com UNIMETRIK Unimetric Metrology and Calibration www.unimetrik.es DATAPIXEL DataPixel Quality Control Engineering www.datapixel.com EPC Engine Power Componets Group Europe www.engpwr.com MATRICI Matrici S. Coop. (Mondragón) www.matrici.com COMPASS Compass Ingeniería y Sistemas www.compassis.com VICUS DT Vicus Desarrollos Tecnológicos www.vicusdt.com WAvEC Wavec Offshore Renewables www.wavec.org ISONAVAL Isonaval, Diseño e Ingeniería Naval www.isonaval.net MATIS Matis OHF (Iceland) www.matis.is NRC NRC LTD (United Kingdom) www.nrclimited.com SYN SYNTESA Partners and Associates APS (Denmark) www.syntesa.fo SIMPRENTIS SIMPRENTIS PF (Faroe Islands) www.simprentis.com MAPIX MAPIX Technologies Ltd. (United Kingdom) www.mapix.com SHUTTLE THREAD Shuttle Thread Ltd. (United Kingdom) www.shuttlethread.com SCAPOS SCAPOS AG (Germany) www.scapos.com BULL BULL SAS (France) www.bull.com XLAB Xlab Razvoj Programaske Opreme in Svetovanje Doo (Slovenia) www.xlab.si ARCTUR Arctur Racunalniski Inzeniring Doo (Slovenia) www.arctur.si GOMPUTE GridCore AB (Sweden) www.gompute.com INTEL Intel GMBH (Germany) www.intel.com SPICA Spica, S.L. www.spica.es LM-INGECON LM-Ingecon, Construcción-Ingeniería-Arquitectura www.lmingecon.com TELEVÉS TELEVÉS Diseño, Desarrollo y Fabricación de Equipos de Telecomunicaciones www.televes.es EMALCSA Empresa Municipal de Aguas de La Coruña www.emalcsa.es INFOJC, S.L. InfoJC www.infojc.com TÉCNICASSOFT Técnicas de Soft S.A. Ingeniería y Automatización Industrial www.tecnicasdesoft.es ARCADE Arcade Consultores S.L. www.arcadeconsultores.es COREMAIN Coremain www.coremain.com AYCO AYCO Internet www.ayco.net TELTEK Teltek Video Research www.teltek.es INCAT Ingeniería Civil del Atlántico www.incat.es HIC Health in Code, Diagnóstico de Cardiopatías Familiares www.healthincode.com VICUS DT Vicus Desarrollos Tecnológicos www.vicusdt.com PROYFE Grupo PROYFE, Consultoría, Ingeniería y Arquitectura www.proyfe.com PRECISGAL Grupo Precisiones de Galicia, S.L. Siderurgía y Metalurgía www.precisgalgroup.com CIE GALFOR Cie Galfor S.A. (Grupo Cie Automotive) www.cieautomotive.com CIDETEC IK4 CIDETEC Research Alliance www.cidetec.es AMV AMV Soluciones www.amvsoluciones.com PRODIMAR Prodimar Inteligencia Operativa www.prodimar.com

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SOME ENTERPRISES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM CESGA’s SERVICES THANKS TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION FINANCING IN 2014 MDC MDC Ingeniería, SL. www.mdcingenieria.es ENMACOSA Enmacosa Consultoría Técnica www.enmacosa.com BALIDEA Balidea Consulting and Programming www.balidea.com HES-SO Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale. (Switzerland) www.hes-so.ch dieBERATER die Berater Unternehmen Mensch (Austria) www.dieberater.com SAN Spoleczna Akademia Nauk - Academy of Management (Poland) www.san.edu.pl CVO CVO Antwerpen Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs (Belgium) www.cvoantwerpen.be MC Myerscough College (United Kingdom) www.myerscough.ac.uk AEPMR Asociata pentru Educatie Permanenta in Mediul Rural (Romania) www.aepmr.ro KPEDU Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia (Finland) www.kpedu.fi IPC IPC Groene Ruimte (The Netherlands) www.ipcgroen.nl VIA U. VIA University College (Denmark) www.viauc.com ORSK Orthopedic-Rehabilitation Clinical Hospital (Poland) www.klinika.net.pl SEKOIA Sekoia Assisted Living Technology Platform (Denmark) www.sekoia.dk JOSMAR Grupo Josmar, S.L. www.grupojosmar.com OPROMAR Organización de Productores de Pesca Fresca del Puerto y Ría de Marín

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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.

2014 Activity Highlights The activity of the CESGA GIS Department in 2014 focused primarily on the areas of marine environment and cultural heritage. Noteworthy with regard to the activity related to Marine Environment is the beginning of the European Commission financed LIFE project iSeas. Project iSeas deals with the treatment of fishing discards and bycatches. CESGA is a technological partner in this project coordinated by IIMCSIC. Over the next four years this action will attempt to demonstrate that a sustainable scenario for the European Union fisheries is possible through the enhancement of the real application by the fishing sector agents of existing knowledge and innovative solutions for discard reduction and proper management. The activity related to the Cultural Heritage, and to the Archaeological in particular, has been framed within the Foundation general purpose as promoting research and the development of the technology of information, with particular regard to the collaboration with other research centres and the productive sector. In this line, work has been carried out with research teams from Universities at Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Minho in Portugal and CSIC in regional, national and international projects aimed at technology development and methodologies for a more efficient research in this area. The development of specific data models, geoservices created according to the international regulations such as INSPIRE, or the publishing of geoportals to specific projects that can provide the generated data by these research teams with a high degree of interoperability that helps to achieve a greater

data accessibility; consequently an improvement in the dissemination of knowledge and its exploitation by society. The collaboration with these teams has also been closely related to training tasks. In this way SIG Department staff participated as lecturer in postgraduate courses like “TIG en arqueología / TIG in Archaeology” taught by INCIPIT (CSIC) or even by providing traineeship to students from the Archaeology Master “Valoración, Xestión e Protección do Patrimonio Cultural (HTCO3)” offered by the Universities of Santiago and Vigo. Along with these training programs, within the frame of the developed projects, supervision of several PhD in Archaeology has been carried out by advising on treating methodologies of spatial data. Besides this collaboration with the research entities, the SIG Department works regularly with companies in the archaeological sector, an example of this relationship is the agreement with the A Citania SL company. The most important activity is the excavation of O Castelo da Rocha Forte in Santiago de Compostela which, according to its size, allowed the development of a new methodology of archaeological documentation. The transfer of technology within this work allowed the firm to carry out a full report of the excavation in a short period of one month, something impossible using traditional methodologies. Moreover, these data are available through the Web if required. It is also noteworthy the participation in a Univeridade de Santiago researcher project regarding the modelling of Soil Properties of Galicia.

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

e-Learning Technological Resources: • Aula Cesga. An e-learning and e-collaborative online platform to provide support to innovation in learning courses, research groups and teacher training. • Audio and video streaming tools for training sessions and meetings • Professional videoconferencing equipment for training or collaborative sessions • Seminar. Webminar with multiconferencing, data sharing and synchronized whiteboard for live collaboration and training sessions. • Fully equipped computer room for training course (IP multiconferencing, Access Grid technology, videowall, interactive board, etc.) • Hardware for different e-learning models: m-learning, b-learning, t-learning. • Web 2.0 tools for sharing, file exchanging and collaborative live editing among different users.

2014 Activity Highlights This area had an intense activity in 2014. We led two European projects, one on cloud computing for dispersed & rural schools (RuralSchoolCloud) with 7 partners from 6 countries, and another on promotion of entrepreneurship and ICT among secondary school girls (ICT-Go-Girls!), which was successfully finalized in December and pointed out by the Commission as a Good practice and shared in their website.

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Additionally, we started two new European projects (AR-Sci and Create your Future), leading to 7 projects running, 6 of them European. At a national level, our successful initiative “Rede de Escolas na Nube” was effectively transferred to Galician Educational Administration (Xunta de Galicia) to be implemented in rural schools in Galicia. Our e-learning platform, Aula Cesga -based on Chamilo software, went over 55.000 users, becoming the most popular free platform to learn and experiment with ICT based education and collaborative proposals in Galicia.


CESGA Annual Report 2014

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 the annual training plan for CESGA personnel and users. • Organisation of conferences, workshops, seminars, visits to CESGA, project and service presentations, etc

2014 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.

Novas do Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia Xuño 2014

Novas do Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia Novembro 2014

In 2014, CESGA coordinated or actively participated in several dissemination activities such as: visits to schools conducted under CSIC’s Exper-i-Ciencia programme, the annual Mathematical Fair organised by AGAPEMA, the closing ceremony of the ESTALMAT Galicia 2014 programme, or the event organised by the ICT-Go-Girls project in celebration of the Girls in ICT Day promoted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). CESGA also hosted over 20 visits from primary and secondary schools, non profit associations, and enterprises. CESGA organised the event in which firms such as Fujitsu, HP, Bull, IBM, Lenovo, Nvidia, Amazon, or Gompute recognize the efforts of the students graduating from the HPC Masters Programme. In 2014, CESGA supported the scientific dissemination radio programme Efervesciencia, broadcasted by Radio Galega. In addition, the departement helped in the organisation of researchers visits and contributed to the presentation of new investments in infrastructures and in the presentation of project results such as IDEpatri, Fortissimo, CloudPYME, or ICT-Go-Girls, and of activities and projects developed by businesses such as Software for Science Developments and of business associations such as CONFEMADERA. The department was also active in the launch of the Equal Opportunities Plan, implemented in 2014.

Novas do Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia Decembro 2014

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SERVIZOS TECNOLÓXICOS PARA EMPRESAS • Acceso ao uso de infraestruturas de computación e almacenamento de datos. • Definición de solucións tecnolóxicas adaptadas as túas necesidades. Consultoría, información, análise e asesoramento sobre plataformas de computación, simulación, modelización, big data, almacenamento de datos, e-learning, información xeográfica. • Titorización na incorporación destas tecnoloxías na túa empresa. Acompañamento para o seu uso. Capacitación. Formación. Demostración de solucións tecnolóxicas. • Procura de axudas e subvencións e soporte na definición de proxectos no ámbito da investigación, desenvolvemento e innovación.

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