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2013 ANNUAL REPORT GALICIA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE

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CESGA Annual Report 2013

CREDITS

2013 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, Alvaro Simón García, 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, Ricardo Alonso González, Iria Martínez Teijeiro.

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.es www.cesga.es

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..................................................................................................................................................6 Mission Statement........................................................................................................................................................7 Board of Trustees....................................................................................................................................................... 8 Organisational Chart...................................................................................................................................................8 Financial Information..................................................................................................................................................9 Services .......................................................................................................................................................................10 Quality of Services......................................................................................................................................................12 Computing Users Scientific Production...................................................................................................................14 Computing Users........................................................................................................................................................15 ICTS - Access Programme 2013..............................................................................................................................22 Computing Infrastructure........................................................................................................................................24 Data Storage...............................................................................................................................................................25 Scientific Applications................................................................................................................................................28 Galician Science & Technology Network.................................................................................................................34 Energy Savings & Efficiency Plan........................................................................................................................39 Research Projects.....................................................................................................................................................40 Knowledge & Technology Transfer........................................................................................................................48 Geographic Information Systems............................................................................................................................50 e-Learning & Collaboration tools............................................................................................................................50 Training Activities & Dissemination..........................................................................................................................51

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT As a direct consequence of my designation as director of the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), under the mandate of the Regional Ministry for Economy and Industry of the Xunta de Galicia, I assumed the presidency of the Board of Trustees of Foundation CESGA back in September 2013.

From the Xunta the Galicia, and in tight collaboration with CSIC, we shall put forth our best efforts to accompany Foundation CESGA in the achievement of the goals it has set for itself.

CESGA is an institution that now accrues an experience of over 20 years. Throughout these years, CESGA has provided services which are vital for the advancement of science and technology. At the same time, CESGA has held an intense research activity in applied computational science. As the president of Foundation CESGA, it is with great enthusiasm that I assume the challenges that lay before us, and that arise from the strategic actions of the Centre’s multiannual plan; namely: consolidate the centre’s level of excellence in computational science, increase the number and intensity of the centre’s collaborations with industry agents, and intensify CESGA’s presence in the international arena.

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

2013 HIGHLIGHTS This was a special year for CESGA, as the centre celebrated its 20th anniversary. Several celebrations took place to honour this occasion. The celebrations brought together many of the scientists, managers and technicians whose efforts contributed to forge today’s CESGA, an avant-garde technological institution that enjoys international recognition. Throughout the year, several actions were undertaken in order to achieve the goals set in CESGA’s 2013-2016 Strategic Plan which holds as main aims: 1.- To consolidate CESGA’s hold as Centre of Excellence in Computational Science. 2.- To achieve a significant presence in industry. 3.- To increase international activity. The most relevant actions taken in 2013 toward the achievement of these goals are summarised below. 1- Computational Science. 1.1.- RTD + Innovation Activity. CESGA participated in 24 RTD and innovation projects and in 12 thematic networks and technology platforms. The Center significantly contributed to the success of the Third Edition of the HPC Interuniversity Masters Programme. 1.2.- User Service. Every year we conduct a survey among users to know their degree of satisfaction with the quality of the services provided by CESGA. In 2013, users expressed high levels of satisfaction, with a large majority of those surveyed qualifing services

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related to both computing and communications resources as excellent or good. This year, we installed redundant front servers for access to the SVG computing cluster. In order to abide by this year’s budgetary availabilities, the computing hours were reduced by 14,3% with regard to those available in 2012. The user community of the e-learning platform AulaCESGA grew to surpass 40.000 userss. RECETGA Nova was inaugurated. The new 10Gbps dark fibre optic network interconnects the Galician cities and provides direct access to the Spanish (RedIRIS) and the Portuguese (FCCN) national research networks. New web based network management tools were put to work for the centres connected to RECETGA Nova. Access to Big Data and Cloud Computing services was improved through easier-to-use and more reliable interfaces. A new mobile e-learning service was designed. 2- Industry. Intense activity took place under 21 contract agreements with the participation of enterprises. Such contracts provided CESGA an income of 313,000.00 €. The Cloud Computing Service for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) was updated. Big Data activities with SMEs were launched. 3- Internationalisation. CESGA participated in 15 international projects.


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MISSION STATEMENT •

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

• • •

In general the purposes of the Foundation are all those that promote the research in and use of high performance computing, advanced communications and development of information and communications technologies, as an instrument for sustainable socioeconomic development, devoting special attention to the relations of cooperation between research centres, whether public or private, and the productive sector.

• • • •

Activities conducted by Foundation CESGA: • Promoting and participating in research, technological development and innovation projects. • Providing computing capacity, communications and technical support to its users by means of the equipment available at the Foundation.

• •

Collaborating in the transfer of research results between public research centres and private companies. Boosting and promoting cooperation between institutions at 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 accomplishement of the mission of the Foundation.

CESGA FUNCTIONAL AREAS

HPC, HTC, GRID and CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES

SERVICES

e-LEARNING & COLLABORATION TOOLS RTD PROJECTS

HPC, HTC Servers,

Code Optimisation

Viability Analysis

GRID Servers, Cloud Servers,

Problem Definition

Proposal Development

Scientific Software Applications

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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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. Antonio Figueras Huerta, Vice-president for Scientific and Technological Research. Member of the Board. Eduardo Pardo de Guevara y Valdés, Institutional Coordinator in Galicia (CSIC). Data as of 31/12/2013

CERTIFICATIONS

STAFF IN 2013

CESGA Foundation deeply cares about the services it provides and the research, development and innovation activities it conducts. Therefore, CESGA holds quality and management certifications related to these areas.

ISO 9001:2008

UNE 166002

Academic Trainning Level

Male

Female

Total

PhD (6yr. Higher Ed. + Dissertation)

8

0

8

5 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

9

5

14

3 yr. Higher Ed. Degree

3

2

5

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

5

1

6

Other

2

0

2

27

8

35

Total

Data as of 31/12/2013

ORGANISATIONAL CHART

23% of the Staff holds a Ph.D.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION The

following is a brief summary of CESGA Foundation accounts for the fiscal year 2013. CESGA’s main sources of operational income in 2013 came from the Galician Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and from the European Commission.

2013 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

2013 OPERATIONAL INCOME

GALICIAN GOVERNMENT

CSIC

Services to User Community

1,121,355.00

281,240.00

Competitive Projects

EUROPEAN COMISSION

OTHER

TOTAL

1,402,595.00 76,142.15

441,058.17

Finnancial and others

692,319.00

692,319.00

Applied for amortisation

471,356.63

471,356.63

TOTAL

47,682.63

SPANISH GOVERNMENT

1,169,037.63

54,796.88

281,240.00

54,796.88

262,436.51

262,436.51

1,239,817.78

3,007,328.80

2013 EXPENSES

2013 EXPENSES

Personnel

1,223,920.36

Current expenses & taxes

970,499.34

Amortisation

52 8 , 8 2 8 .0 5

TOTAL

2,723,247.75

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SERVICES 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.

Computing Systems High Performance Computing (HPC)

Scientific Applications & Projects Scientific computing

High Throughput Computing (HTC)

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

GRID Computing

Training

Cloud Computing for HPC

RTD & Innovation Project design and management

Big Data

Project partnering

Data Storage

Project grant search

Data Centre auditing and advanced services

Project partner search

Communications Network

Knowledge & Technology Transfer

Centre connection: analysis and connection plan

Project design and management

Communications consulting: connectivity, security, and advanced services

Project partnering

Project partnering Web hosting (contents of interest for researchers) Server housing Virtual server hosting Security (firewalls, IDS, IPS...) HPC advanced services User technical support Training

Voice communications and videoconferencing management User support Management of new services (IPv6, multicast, mobility...) Videoconferencing Multicasting of events

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Technology transfer advanced services


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Geographical Information Systems

Collaboration Tools and e-Learning

Public Relations & Communication

GIS project design and management

Project design and management

PR services for researchers

GIS project partnering

Project partnering

Edition of scientific dissemination materials

Geo-referenced data production and analysis

Project grant search

Promotional space in CESGA’s media (Díxitos magazine, web & others)

Project partner search Digital map processing GIS application development

e-Learning platform for courses and events

GIS advanced services

Virtual classroom for webinars

GIS user training

e-Learning advanced services

PR & communication advanced services for users and project partners Scientific conference and event organisation

GIS platform Cartographic service hosting

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CESGA User Technical Helpdesk Service Requests in 2013 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 2013

AREA

489

Applications

346

Systems

299

Infrastructures

21

GIS

15

e-Learning

User satisfacction with services provided in 2013

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NUMBER OF REQUESTS

Communications

Service tickets are categorized according to the type of request solicited and the technnical area involved in the provision of a solution. The table on the right summarises the amount of service requests attended in 2013, 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 2013 survey results.

468

General

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TOTAL

1.653

HPC Services User Satisfaction Levels

Questions

related to user satisfaction levels with computing, storage, and related support services were posed to 406 active user account holders. A total of 83 answers were collected through the 2013 survey (a 20.44% response rate). Satisfaction levels expressed through the survey scored high across all dimensions. The following pie charts summarise the results of this survey.

Computing

Storage

Support

mean 4.4/5

mean 4.4/5

mean 4.7/5


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IN SPITE OF SHRINKING RESOURCES,

WE MAINTAIN A HIGHLY SATISFIED USER COMMUNITY

RECETGA Network Services and IT Services User Satisfaction Levels Questions related to user satisfaction levels with RECETGA network connectivity, RECETGA network services, and network support helpdesk services were posed to 97 contact persons in the different labs and centres that RECETGA interconnects or in the institutes and organisations that use IT services provided by the Communications Department. A total of 41 persons completed the survey which represents an 42.26% response rate. In general, users expressed high satisfaction levels. The following pie charts summarize the results of the survey.

Connectivity

IT Services

Support

mean 4.5/5

mean 4.6/5

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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

103

34

52

32

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

20

1

6

4

2

1

3

3

DOCTORAL THESES

CSIC users reported

103

Scientific Articles

Galician Universities users reported

118

Scientific Articles

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION REPORTED BY CESGA USERS 2004-2013

INCLUDES: CSIC, UDC, USC, UVIGO, ICTS users, IEO, UIB, FPGMX, PdE, IEO, U. of NoviSad, UAM, MeteoGalicia, and CESGA

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COMPUTING USERS The number of active user accounts (that is, users with significant CPU time consumption throughout the year) decreased during 2013. User accounts associated with CSIC decreased from 121 to 106. Active user accounts from Galician Universities experienced a decrease from 285 to 278. The total number of active user accounts, including CSIC, Galician Universities, and other institutions, decreased by 29, from 435 in 2012 to 406 in 2013. The bar chart below takes into consideration active user accounts linked to projects in which CESGA participates.

NUMBER OF ACTIVE USER ACCOUNTS

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

406

Active User Accounts in 2013

ACTIVE USER ACCOUNT EVOLUTION BY INSTITUTION PER YEAR, 2000 - 2013

Universities

Other

CSIC

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

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PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTIONS OF THE CPU TIME CONSUMED IN ALL SYSTEMS IN 2013

CPU DISTRIBUTION BY RESEARCH AREA 2001 - 2013

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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 (Spanish e-Science Network, IBERGRID, National GRID Initiative, EGI-Inspire), including the largest distributed computing infrastructure in production today, the European Grid Infrastructure.

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User Accounts on CESGA Grid node

Thus in 2013, in addition to providing Grid knowledge, 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 2013 there were 92 grid user accounts running jobs at CESGA Grid node. The number of CPU hours offered to these users was 1,759,213 hours. Users holding CESGA accounts benefited from the use of 3,364,386 hours on other nodes of this distributed infrastructure which as a whole provided computing services for more than 3,569 million hours.

1,759 K CPU hours on CESGA GRID node

3,364 K CPU hours on other GRID nodes

CPU USAGE DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION AND MACHINE CPU USAGE DISTRIBUTION BY INSTITUTION AND MACHINE IN 2013

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USERS 2011 - 2013 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts 2011 2012 2013

CPU hours used 2011

2012

2013

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

1

2

1

48,194.50

67,136.60

5,201.90

Centre d'Investigació en Nanociéncia i Nanotecnología (CIN2)

4

2

5

126,599.70

8,999.70

38,404.40

Centro de Astrobiología

0

3

2

0.00

4,906.70

47,654.10

Centro de Física de Materiales de San Sebastián

6

2

0

282,092.70

4,154.70

0.00

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas

5

6

6

189,990.60

104,404.20

72,267.30

Centro de Investigaciones en Nanomateriales y

2

0

0

2,052,031.80

0.00

0.00

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación

0

1

1

0.00

229.40

0.70

Centro Nacional de Biotecnología

2

4

2

331,258.80

1,208,495.40

751,437.10

Centro Técnico de Informática

1

1

0

158.20

0.80

0.00

Estación Biológica de Doñana

15

11

9

827,324.60

324,151.60

138,988.60

Estación experimental del Zaidín

2

3

2

155,162.50

71,251.50

5,514.50

IFISC (UIB-CSIC)

2

2

1

190,817.00

86,415.30

175,413.60

IMEDEA

1

1

0

5,595.00

3,212.40

0.00

Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (IACT)

1

0

1

4,938.10

0.00

780.60

Instituto Cajal

2

1

3

192,224.50

169,833.40

409,189.10

Instituto de Análisis Económico

1

0

1

13.40

0.00

0.70

Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis (IBVF)

0

0

1

0.00

0.00

2,410.30

Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica

5

7

6

736,204.30

1,192,314.80

1,102,410.90

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid

8

5

4

367,643.10

285,825.80

19,870.20

16

15

7

1,232,373.00

1,368,869.30

1,890,493.20

Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC-IEEC)

1

2

3

230,791.50

504,055.90

202,773.10

Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Aragón

1

0

0

17.50

0.00

0.00

Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Sevilla

2

1

1

274,684.50

209,560.10

57,879.60

Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía

0

1

1

0.00

19.30

119,600.20

Instituto de Estructura de la Materia

6

4

6

304,848.00

210,463.90

782,553.60

Instituto de Física Teórica

1

2

3

806.30

632,973.20

151,932.50

Instituto de Investigación en Inteligencia Artificial

2

2

1

75,399.90

1,234.90

1,249.20

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas

0

0

1

0.00

0.00

14,824.30

Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas

4

3

4

252,597.60

282,238.50

134,328.40

Instituto de Matemáticas y Física Fundamental

15

12

11

1,692,052.60

1,699,792.80

749,540.10

1

1

0

1,666.50

2,044.10

0.00

3

1

0

9,732.50

468.80

0.00

Nanotecnología (CINN)

Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona

Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid Instituto de Química Avanzada de Cataluña

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USERS 2011 - 2013 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts 2011 2012 2013

CPU hours used 2011

2012

2013

CSIC - CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Instituto de Química Médica

3

3

3

360,872.30

274,798.10

6,959.20

Instituto de Química Orgánica General

9

8

6

71,233.60

196,276.00

75,091.50

Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea

7

11

9

49,210.40

342,377.50

467,563.40

Instituto de Tecnología Química

3

1

0

16,347.70

15,299.40

0.00

Misión Biolóxica de Galicia.

0

0

1

0.00

0.00

52,629.40

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

2

1

2

165.40

433,737.10

233,578.50

Unidad Asociada CSIC-LABEIN

1

1

0

1,441,479.70

53,384.50

0.00

Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Biodiversidad (UO-CSIC-PA)

1

0

0

2,026.60

0.00

0.00

Escola Universitaria Politécnica

1

0

0

5,670.90

0.00

0.00

Escola Politécnica Superior

1

2

1

47.30

48,439.30

23,519.10

0

0

1

0.00

0.00

1,600.20

Facultade de Ciencias

29

31

32

803,609.90

1,638,131.10

2,087,067.20

Facultade de Informática

23

26

30

2,135,588.80

815,220.00

1,232,311.80

UDC Xenérico

44

63

64

6,655.70

3,316.10

10,738.20

UDC - UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUÑA

Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñeiros de Camiños, Canais e Portos

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

0

0

2

0.00

0.00

558.50

Facultade de Bioloxía

0

0

2

0.00

0.00

39,899.70

1

1

0

1,917.30

6,458.70

0.00

44

41

37

3,056,986.00

2,610,880.80

1,831,257.60

1

0

3

1,125.60

0.00

114,577.80

45

41

37

2,160,631.70

2,585,980.80

3,884,679.80

Facultade de Veterinaria

0

0

1

0.00

0.00

879.90

Instituto de Medicina Legal

3

3

2

23,138.60

22,739.30

51,283.60

1

1

1

25.20

0.50

123.60

19

22

20

789.80

3,204.40

1,610.10

Facultade de Farmacia Facultade de Física Facultade de Matemáticas Facultade de Química

Unidade de Medicina Molecular USC Xenérico

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USERS 2011 - 2013 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts

CPU hours used

2011 2012 2013

2011

2012

2013

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

1

1

0

351.40

17.30

0.00

Escola de Enxeñaría Industrial (Sede Cidades)

1

0

0

537.90

0.00

0.00

Escola Superior de Enxeñaría Informática Ourense

0

1

1

0.00

4,245.00

5,493.20

Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñeiros de Telecomunicación

3

3

1

58,949.50

29,289.60

0.60

Facultade de Bioloxía

2

3

2

23,047.40

36,919.30

152,676.20

Facultade de Ciencias do Mar

12

10

10

554,026.10

540,508.00

293,388.00

Facultade de Ciencias de Ourense

2

1

0

3,062.40

733.90

0.00

38

34

33

2,210,020.80

2,119,741.40

1,990,411.90

1

0

0

744.40

0.00

0.00

Facultade de Química UVIGO Xenérico

HOSPITALS & FUNDACIÓN PÚBLICA GALEGA DE MEDICINA XENÓMICA Hospital do Meixoeiro

0

1

1

0.00

87,677.50

3,840.00

Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica

3

6

4

271,536.00

173,147.90

181,383.80

1

1

1

1,273.00

542,727.30

62,281.50

HOSPITAIS Xenérico

IEO - INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE OCEANOGRAFÍA Centro Oceanográfico de A Coruña

5

5

5

38,500.80

27,983.10

53,835.80

Centro Oceanográfico de Gijón

0

0

1

0.00

0.00

73,781.10

Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo

1

1

0

367.70

2,151.10

0.00

1

0.00

5,581.70

44,528.90

0

18,090.90

248.80

0.00

10,969.90

0.00

0.00

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

0

1

Operativos

UIB - UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS Química

1

1

UCM - UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID Facultad de Ciencias Químicas

20

1

0

0


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USERS 2011 - 2013 CENTRE

RESEARCH GROUP

# active user accounts 2011 2012 2013

CPU hours used 2011

2012

2013

UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD - SERBIA UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD - SERBIA

0

2

2

0.00

14,362.20

53,443.70

8

8

7

329,384.20

481,858.40

671,374.10

80

75

90

2,350,808.00

2,121,952.50

1,629,633.50

METEOGALICIA - XUNTA DE GALICIA MeteoGalicia

CESGA PROJECTS & SERVICES CESGA PROJECTS & SERVICES

SME - SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES & TECHNOLOGY CENTRES SERVICES

0

14

11

0.00

8,893.20

10,643.50

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ICTS

ACCESS PROGRAMME 2013

In 2008, CESGA was acknowledged by the Spanish Government as a “Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructure” (ICTS). Thanks to this, remote access to the FinisTerrae Supercomputer and research visits to CESGA are possible for any researcher from EU countries. Through the ICTS programme, scientists from communities outside Galicia and CSIC can get access to resources for their research projects, acquiring knowledge, or receiving training in technologies in use at the Centre. Over the last three years, CESGA developed an intensive activity as a Spanish National ICTS. In 2013, CESGA opened 20% of the computing time available through two calls for proposals, which granted access for two different periods (semesters). These calls were open to all European researchers. The access protocol is described in detail at http://icts.cesga.es. All projects granted access last year were proposed by Spanish research groups, most of them from researchers that already held a CESGA user account. Lack of additional ICTS funding in 2013 accounts for this, as CESGA assumes the cost of access for users from the Galician Universities and CSIC; however, researchers from other institutions must fund the use of resources. As a special case, CESGA assumes the cost of those projects considered “Excellent” by the External Access Committee.

REMOTE ACCESS & RESEARCH VISITS MODALITY

APPLICATIONS

BENEFICIARIES ACCESSES

1

2

2

2

2

13

13

12

Total

15

15

14

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 R+D institution or to a non-profit private R+D centre. Belonging to a research group, scientific department or similar unit.

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Computing Time Granted More than 5 million hours of computing time were granted in 2013. Following a peer review process conducted by over 30 experts, the External Access Committee granted access to 15 proposals. All the computing time for these proposals was granted as “prioritised time”, because the total requested computational time did not exceed the computational time available. Despite the good scientific and technological quality of the proposals, 6.6% of the beneficiaries had to be rejected due to lack of specific funding. In addition to the usual services provided by CESGA (computing, storage, and support services), an ICTS access lends a higher priority level in the applications execution or even exclusive access to the resources. This is the main reason for CESGA regular users to request access through the ICTS periodic calls.

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF ICTS USERS

# Activities

%

Galicia

9

64.3%

Barcelona

2

14.3%

Madrid

3

21.4%


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ICTS executed activities in 2013

Centre

Department

48% Activity

CSIC

Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica

Applied Catalysis

Catalyzer ab initio design for the production of hydrogen as an energy source

CSIC

Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio

Gravitational Waves Astronomy Group-LISA

Simulations of Black Holes in Astrophysics and in High-Energy Physics

CSIC

Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas

Processes Engeneering Group

Implementation of global parallel and asyncronous optimisation methods.

CSIC

Instituto de Matemáticas y Física Fundamental

Department of Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics

Reactive processes of astrophysicist interest and on nano metallic objects

IEO

Instituto Español de Oceanografía

A Coruña Oceanographic Centre

Simulation of oceanographic circulation in the Iberian Atlantic Platform and its effect on the ecosystem

UAB

Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

Department of Computing Architecture & OS

Scalability prediction in message passing parallel applications

UAM

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Chemistry Department

Mechanisms for the generation of singlet oxygen from photosensitizers carrying endoperoxide oxygen type

USC

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Applied Physics

Structural and dynamic studies of the glutamate racemase enzyme of Helicobacter pylori. A study for drug development

USC

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Applied Physics

Functional membrane design based on cyclodextrins complexes

USC

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Organic Chemistry

Multi-target drug design for alzheimer’s disease

USC

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Organic Chemistry

Molecular Dynamics study of ion transport through peptide nanotubes embedded in lipid membranes

UVIGO

Universidade de Vigo

Applied Physics

Study of stratospheric polar vortex under future climate conditions

UVIGO

Universidade de Vigo

Organic Chemistry

Study of the reactivity of bimetallic transition metal species.

UVIGO

Universidade de Vigo

Organic Chemistry

Molecular dynamics simulation of mechanical properties of nanocomposites

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COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE SVG - Superordenador Virtual Galego 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.

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)

FINISTERRAE SMP NUMA CLUSTER Computer

cluster

Concurrent O.S.

Unix, Linux, Windows

Open Software

Linux, Lustre, Globus,...

Interconnect

Infiniband 4x DDR at 20 Gbps

Node External Network

8 HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8 - Compute Node

Integrity rx 7640/Superdome Itanium 2

10 Gbps

Processor

2.6 GHz, 20 MB Level 3 Cache, 115W, 8 cores per processor

Memory

64 GB

Storage

1 x 2 TB 6G SAS 7.2K

Networking

Dual Port Intel 1GbE NIC

Connection Processor

Dual Port Infiniband FDR 40 Gb Intel IA-64 Itanium 2 Montvale Dual Core 1600 MHz (6,4 Gflops)

Computing Nodes

2 x Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2670

2 HP DL560 Gen8 - Fat node (node configuration)

- 142 nodes, each with 16 cores, 128 GB memory

Processor

4 x Intel Sandy Bridge E5-4620

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

2.2 GHz, 16 MB Level 3 Cache, 95W, 8 cores per

- 1 node with 128 cores, 384 GB memory

processor

Processing Cores

2,580

Memory

512 GB PC3-1333R

Memory

19,670 GB

Storage

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

Storage Nodes

22 nodes with 96 cores

Networking

Four Port HP 1 GbE NIC

Hierarchical

390,000 GB on disk

Storage

2,200,000 GB on tape

Dual Port Infiniband FDR 40 Gb

4 HP DL 385 G7 - Visualisation node (node configuration) 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

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ATI Firepro V7800


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CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE CESGA launched a Cloud computing service for users which delivers a virtual infrastructure, configurable to the requirements of the final user: operating system, number of processors, memory, disk, and number of nodes are configured to user’s needs in a dynamic form. The management of the system uses OpenNebula software with a web user interface to launch the virtual servers. Cloud service is one of the main research and production areas in CESGA´s activity as is demostrated by the number of cloud related projects active during 2013, as are 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 your username and your desire to access this service. In just a few hours your 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.

1,922 TB

available in 2013

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 2013

TYPE OF STORAGE

CAPACITY (TB)

Scratch

142

Parallel Scratch

239

Home + Massive Data Stge

180

Tape

1,360

TOTAL

1,922

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PEAK PERFORMANCE PEAK PERFORMANCE EVOLUTION AT CESGA (in GFLOPS*)

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

EVOLUTION OF CPU CONSUMPTION During 2013, the FinisTerrae system and the SVG cluster were the main available servers at CESGA. The total number of hours consumed decreased from 27,213,302 hours in 2012 to 23,321,614 hours in 2013, a reduction of 14.3%. CPU TIME USAGE EVOLUTION IN HOURS, 2003 - 2013

million 23.3 hours in 2013

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NUMBER OF JOBS EXECUTED 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.

NUMBER OF JOBS EXECUTED BY SYSTEM PER MONTH IN 2013

Jan.

Feb.

March April

May

June

July

August

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

AVERAGE IN-QUEUE WAITING TIME 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 2001 - DEC 2013) in HOURS

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SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS The activity conducted in 2013 by the applications technical staff resulted in:

• •

The number of scientific applications and libraries available to users rose to 133. The installation of all applications demanded by CESGA users along the year. A total of 84 new versions of applications, libraries, compilers, and development tools were installed. The completion of 346 user support activities.

133

scientific applications, computing libraries, and development tools were available for users.

84

new versions of applications or scientific computing libraries were put into production.

346

28

users requests for technical assistance were addressed.


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PORTED ELEMENTS IN 2013

APPLICATION Amsol BEAMnrc Blast Bowtie CSD

VERSION 7.1 V42.4.0

LIBRARY

VERSION

ACLM

5.1.0,

Basemap Matplotlib Toolkit

5.3.0 1.0.7

2.2.28+

FFTW

3.3.3

1.0.0

GDAL

1.10.0

geos

3.3.3

V5.34 (2013)

CTM CoalHMM

0.0

grib_api

1.11.0

Dalton

2011

HDF5

1.8.12

DSSP

2.0.4

EGSnrc

V42.0.4

g_count

2011-03-11

Gaussian 09 gridcount Gromacs JAGS LAMMPS Materials Studio

Intel MPI Library

4.1.0.030,

MKL

4.1.0.036

11.0.2, 11.0.4 ,11.0.5, 11.1.0

MVAPICH2

1.8.1

B.01, C.01, D.01

NetCDF

4.3.0

1.4

NumPy

1.6.2

octcdf

1.1.5

4.6.1, 4.6.2 3.3.0 16 Nov 12 6.1

OpenBabel

2.3.2

pandas

0.12.0

Parallel-NetCDF

1.3.1

Matlab

R2009b, R2010b

PyNIO

1.4.1-dev

molpro

2012.1

pyproj

1.9.3

SuiteSparse

4.0.2

NCO

4.0.8, 4.2.3

octave

3.6.3

ParaView

3.14.1

plumed

1.3.0

R SIESTA STAR-CCM+ tassel Trinity VMD XCrySDen

2.15.2, 3.0.1 3.2-pl3 8.04.007

ziphmm

1.0.1

COMPILERS AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

VERSION

Intel C++ Compiler

2013.2.146, 2013.4.183, 2013.5.192, 2013_spl.0.080

Intel Fortran Compiler

2013.2.146, 2013.4.183, 2013.5.192, 2013_spl.0.080

4.0 r2013-02-25 1.9.1 1.5.53

Open64 Cmake GNU Compilers JDK Oracle setuptools

x86_4.5.2 2.8.11 4.7.2, 4.7.3, 4.8.2 1.6.0_38, 1.7.0_11, 1.7.0_21, 1.7.0_25, 1.7.0_40, 1.6.0_45 1.3

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STATISTICS OF APPLICATIONS USE DURING 2013 10 MOST DEMANDED APPLICATIONS These statistics, extracted from the accounting records, summarise the use of applications from January 1st, 2013 through December 31st, 2013. 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, since the much shorter time used by this sort of applications. The 65 most used applications are presented in the Figure below (“others” stands for non-classified applications, fundamentally, those that are installed or developed by the users themselves. The tag “system” stands for system management executables).

DISTRIBUTION OF CPU TIME CONSUMED PER APPLICATION, 2013

30

CPU Hours

% of total CPU used

g98/03/09

5,804,032

34.46

User codes

3,563,339

21.16

VASP

964,184

5.72

amber

709,166

4.21

Xmipp Gromacs WRF

707,275

4.20

633,030

3.76

547,315

3.25

SIESTA

455,797

2.71

dalton

402,009

2.39

Venus

398,351

2,37


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Catalogue of applications and utility libraries available in 2013 in CESGA computational servers, with access for all users. AREA Bioinformatics

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

SVG

batwing

X

BEAGLE

X

BEAST

X

Blast

X

Bowtie

X

CLUMPP

X

cortex_var

X

X

CTM CoalHMM DSSP

X

EIGENSOFT

X

Genehunter

X

idba_ud

X

IMa2

X

JAGS

X

Leadmix

X

Migrate

X

X

MrBayes

X

X

MSVAR OpenBUGS

X X

X

RAxML

X

Structure

X

tassel

X

Trinity

X X

Cmake

X

X

GNU Compilers

X

X

Intel C++ Compiler

X

X

Intel Fortran Compiler

X

X

Open64

X

X

PGI Compilers

X

Python

X

X

JDK Oracle

X

X

ACML

Math Libraries

X

plink

ziphmm

Compilers

X

X

ARPACK

X

Blitz++

X

boost

X

CGAL

X

FFTW

X

GotoBLAS2

X X X

gsl

X

MKL

X

MUMPS

X

NumPy

X

X

octave

X

X

X

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AREA Math Libraries

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

octcdf

X

PETSc

X

PSBLAS

X

qhull

X

ScaLAPACK

Molecular Calculations

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

X

X X

g_count

X X

LAMMPS

X

X

Molden

X

X

NAMD

X

X

NWChem

X

Octopus

X

OpenBabel

X

plumed

X

SIESTA

X

HP MPI

X

Intel MPI Library

X

mpi4py

X X

MVAPICH2

X

Platform MPI

X

pyMPI

X

HP-Caliper

X

Intel Thread Checker

X

Intel Thread Profiler

X

Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector

X

likwid

X

X

MPICH2

32

X

X

Gromacs

Profiling Tools

X

SciPy

gridcount

MPI

SVG

X

X


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AREA Profiling Tools Scientific Analysis

APPLICATION

FINISTERRAE

PAPI

X

TotalView

X

4ti2

X

SVG X

geos

X

grib_api

X

MCR

X

pandas

X

pyproj

X

R

X

Singular

X

X

DataBases

CSD

X

Basemap Matplotlib Toolkit

X

Scientific Visualisation and Animation

CDO

X

etsf_io

X

Ferret ftgl

X X

GDAL

X

GMT

X

gnuplot

X

Grace

X

Grads

X

HDF

X

HDF5

X

ImageMagick

X

Matplotlib

X

X X

Ncarg

X

X

NCO

X

X

NetCDF

X

X

Panoply

X

Parallel-NetCDF

X

pgplot

X

szip

X

X

udunits

X

X

VMD

X

X

XCrySDen

Simulation

X

X

Aires

X

EMAN

X

FLEXPART

X

Gadget MEEP

X

X X

PyNIO

X

Software Management

git

X

Modules

X

Structural, Fluids and Magnetism

subversion

X

Elmer

X

OpenFOAM

X

setuptools

X X

X

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GALICIAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NETWORK CESGA manages and operates RECETGA, Galicia’s Science and Technology Network. An advanced communications infrastructure that provides connectivity to all public agents in the science, development and innovation system in Galicia. In 2013, the dark fiber based backbone network deployment reached completion as a result of the efforts undertaken in previous years. The new dark fible backbone network was

officially inaugurated in 2013. This year, RECETGA users have been able to enjoy the high quality and excellent realiability of the network. Efforts were directed to migrate the access links of those centers still using old microwave technology to circuits provided through network operators. 2013 was also the twentieth aniversary of the connection of the Galician research institutions to the Research and Academic Network using Internet IP technology.

Access Network 2013 Highlights

Dissemination Activity in 2013

- Primary Schools and Secondary Education Centres in Galicia were connected to RECETGA and REDIRIS networks, thanks to the joint efforts of CESGA and Xunta de Galicia through AMTEGA.

- CESGA’s communications area staff contributed to the 3rd edition of the HPC Interuniversity Masters Programme teaching networking and network security topics.

- The access link of Instituto Español de Oceanografía in Vigo at Bouzas was migrated from Wimax to Metrolan technology at 10Mbps based on fibre. - CESGA provided support to the reorganisation of the Communications Infrastructure of the CSIC Centres located in Santiago de Compostela (IIAG, CSIC Galician Delegation, IEGPS) - FEUGA’s office at the Universidade da Coruña was connected to RECETGA.

- CESGA actively participated in the Workshop on the Horizon 2020 ICT Work Programme 2014: Cloud Computing, Software and Services - CESGA’s communications staff authored a feature article for COETG magazine “A nosa rede” on the 2013 World Telecommunications and Information Society Day about road safety “Plataformas de experimentación para o desenvolvemento da seguridade vial”. Natalia Costas (p. 23).

Other relevant activity conducted in 2013 - The SIGAIM project got underway (see page 41). RECETGA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Based on Dark Fibre, leased lines and SDH Radio Links

Backbone Network

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

Access Network

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

Network Management Connection to RedIris CESGA Internal network

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Developments based on open source software

Two links at 10 Gbps

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

- CESGAs’ communications department staff provided support to the Spanish Institute of Mathematics (IEMATH) for the design of their collaboration infrastructure. - Communications staff tutored the Erasmus Student from Bulgaria, Ivelina Atanasova Karagyulieva, who did her practice internship at CESGA - A new Control panel tool for management of web hostings was deployed. - An information system was deployed to provide access to diferential correction data for GPS positioning to the research community of Galicia thanks to an agreement with the Company Cartogalicia, owner and operator of the GNSS network GALNET. - The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela student, David Rodríguez Penas’ Final Masters Progamme Project was mentored by CESGA’s staff. The project received the Best Masters Programme Final Project Award.


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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 typically reaches peaks of 2Gbps of incoming traffic and of 700Mbps of outgoing traffic. Peak values are consistently registered around noon every working day. These peaks have eventually reached up to 6.7 Gbps in incoming traffic and 5.7 Gbps in outgoing traffic. Average traffic volumes registered in 2013 show significant growth in 2013. Average incoming traffic in 2013 grew by 14.65% with respect to that of 2012 while average outgoing traffic grew by 12.7%. RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. TYPICAL PATTERN AS OBSERVED IN A TWO WEEK PERIOD IN NOVEMBER 2013

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. MAXIMUM OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2000-2013

RECETGA - REDIRIS EXCHANGED TRAFFIC. AVERAGE OUTGOING AND INCOMING TRAFFIC IN Mbps, 2000-2013

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CENTRES CONNECTED TO RECETGA

CENTRES

LINK

AVBLTY.

BUGALICIA - Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de Galicia

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.966%

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

ATM Radio Link (155 Mbps)

99.957%

CIMA - Centro de Investigacións Mariñas

E1 Radio Link (2 Mbps)

99.866%

IEGPS – Instituto de Estudos Galegos Padre Sarmiento

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.965%

IIAG – Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.965%

IIM – Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo

ATM Radio Link (155 Mbps)

99.489%

MBG – Misión Biológica de Galicia

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.923%

XUNTA

CSIC

Delegación CSIC en Galicia Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.659% RTD CENTRES ANFACO-CECOPESCA - Centro Técnico Nacional de Conservación de Productos de la Pesca Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.693% CETMAR – Fundación Centro Tecnológico del Mar

Wireless (54 Mbps)

99.470%

CIS Galicia – Centro de Innovación e Servizos do Deseño e a Tecnoloxía de Galicia (sede Ferrol) Ethernet (100 Mbps) 97.526% CETECA - Centro Tecnolóxico da Carne

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.916%

TECNOPOLE – Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.917%

COG – Fundación Centro Oncolóxico Galicia

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

99.966%

CHUS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.966%

INIBIC - CHUAC – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.780%

IEO Coruña – Instituto Español de Oceanografía (sede Coruña)

Wireless (100 Mbps)

99.684%

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

Metrolan (100 Mbps)

99.963%

HOSPITALS

IEO

EXCHANGE WITH OTHER NETWORKS RedIRIS

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

RETEGAL – Rede de Telecomunicacións Galega

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

100.000% 99.959%

SERGAS – Servizo Galego de Saúde

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.966%

CEIDA - Centro de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental de Galicia

Wireless (11/22 Mbps)

99.769%

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede Santiago)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.966%

FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (sede Vigo)

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.966%

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

Ethernet (1 Gbps)

99.966%

UDC – Universidade da Coruña

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

99.928%

USC – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps) 99.982%

PUBLIC BODIES & ORGANIZATIONS

UNIVERSITIES

UVIGO – Universidade de Vigo

Ethernet (2 x 10 Gbps)

99.999%

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

Ethernet (100 Mbps)

99.966%

MeteoGalicia Ethernet (100 Mbps) 99.951%

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CETMAR

Rede Retegal

Instituto Español de Oceanografía

FEUGA

ANFACO

Vigo - Torrecedeira (Campus Universitario)

Pontevedra (Campus Universitario)

Misión Biolóxica de Galicia

San Caetano

Rede Xunta

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

Lugo (Campus Universitario)

Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas (CSIC)

A Coruña (Campus Universitario)

Centro Oncolóxico de Galicia

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

RECETGA CENTRES LINKS

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)

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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 four terms CESGA has reduced its yearly consumption by 45% from 6,254 MWh in 2010 to 3,421 MWh in 2013.

EQUIPMENT

CHARACTERISTICS

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY Transformers

1 - 1,600 KVA 2 - 630 KVA

UPS

2 x 400 KVA 2 x 180 KVA

External Electrical Supply Line Power Generator

1.5 Mw

1,100 KVA

CESGA, like most datacentres, measures its power efficiency using a metric called, Power Usage Effectiviness or PUE. PUE is the ratio of total amount of energy used by a computer data center 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 1.54 in 2013. Nowadays it is quite difficult to reduce this figure without modifying the cooling system or applying new technologies to the supercomputer (like water cooling to the servers). PUE changes daily and can be followed at CESGA web page under “State of the systems” The following table shows CESGA power consumption over time and PUE evolution.

Year

2010

2011

2012

2013

MWh

6,168

5,342

4,210

3,421

PUE

1.9

1.71

1.56

1.54

COOLING Chilled Water Plants

2 x 580 Kw

CRAH

8 Units x 120 Kw

DATA CENTRE ROOM Technical Flooring Surface Area

340 m2

FIRE SUPPRESSION Fire Detection & Extinction System

Based on HFC227 Gas

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RESEARCH PROJECTS In 2013, CESGA had an outstanding activity in projects. In addition to the ongoing projects, there were 39 new applications and service proposals, mainly at international calls for project proposals (17) as well as commercial service bids for companies (15). In fact, there was an important movement to provide services for small companies and to conduct research for them. So, the first Interconnecta projects were granted

(CENTINEL and SIGAIM). The success ratio was still high (33%) despite the economic difficulties, a substantial increase in the number of competitors, and a dramatic reduction of state and regional open calls for project proposals. CESGA’s focus on European and International projects was important to overcome these constraints.

NEW PROJECTS & SERVICE PROPOSALS IN 2013 Proposed

Granted

Under

Denied

evaluation Public Open Calls - International

17

3

3

11

- National

7

2

0

5

Business offers and other proposals

15

6

3

6

Total

39

11

6

22

ONGOING PROJECTS PER YEAR (2009-2013) AREA

PROJECTS 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Computing

19

18

17

15

13

Network Communications

3

3

1

-

1

Collaboration Tools & e-Learning

9

5

5

6

6

Geographical Information Systems

3

3

3

4

2

e-Business

4

2

1

-

-

Other Grants for Research

6

6

6

4

2

44

37

33

29

24

2009

2010

European & International

10

8

3

9

15

Spanish Goverment

13

9

9

7

3

Galician Regional Goverment

19

17

13

11

3

Industry

2

3

3

2

3

TOTAL

44

37

33

29

24

Thematic Networks Tecnological Platforms

19

14

13

TOTAL GRANT SOURCE

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2012

13

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Computing, modeling & simulation Projects EGI-INSPIRE European Grid Initiative www.egi.eu Partners: Over 50 European and international institutions including: CSIC, CESNET, CSC, CNRS, GRNET, NORDUNET, TCD, CERN, LIP, University Putra Malaysia, and the National University of Singapore. Coordinator: EGI.eu. Principal Researcher: C. Fernández. Financing: European Commission FP7. Project Code: INFSO-RI-261323. CESGA budget: 1,352,784.00€. Total budget: 72,000,000.00€. Period: 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.

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COEGI-I Cofinancing of EGI-INSPIRE www.egi.eu Partners: IFCA (CSIC) and CESGA Principal Researcher: C. Fernández. Project Code: AIC10-A-00392 Start Date: 1/1/2011 End Date: 12/31/2013 Funding agency: Spanish Government (MINECO) Total Budget: 65,000.00€ Description: The main objective of this action is to contribute to the active participation of the Spanish team in the operation and implementation of the EGI-Inspire project.

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EMI European Middleware Initiative www.eu-emi.eu Partners: Over 20 European and international institutions including, for example: CSIC, STFC, FZJ Juelich, DESY, GRNET, TCD, CERN, CESNET, and CINECA. Coordinator: CERN. Principal Researcher: C. Fernández.

Financing: European Commission. Project Code: INFSO-RI-261611. CESGA budget: 90,000.00€. Total budget: 24,163,454.00€. Period: 01/05/2010 – 30/04/2013. Objective: The European Middleware Initiative is a collaboration of the three major middleware providers in Europe (ARC, gLite and UNICORE), and other consortia. EMI aims to deliver a consolidated set of middleware components for deployment in EGI, PRACE and other DCIs; to extend the interoperability between GRIDs and other computing infrastructures; to strengthen then the reliability of the services, and to establish a sustainable model to maintain and evolve the middleware, thereby fulfilling the requirements of the user communities.

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

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BonFIRE-VCOC Virtual Clusters on Federated Cloud Sites www.bonfire-project.eu Partners: The BonFIRE consortium brings together world leading industrial and academic organisations in Cloud computing to deliver a robust, reliable, and sustainable facility for large scale experimentally-driven Cloud research. Coordinator: ATOS-Origin. Principal Researcher: Andrés Gómez Tato.

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Financing: European Commission. Project Code: 267386. CESGA budget: 233,344.00€. Total budget: 7,755,126.00€. Period: 09/01/2011 – 01/31/2012. Objective: VCOC, Virtual Clusters on federated sites is one out four new experiments in BonFIRE project which have been selected in the first open call. The aim of this experiment is to research the feasibility of using multiple Cloud environments for the provision of Services which need the allocation of a large pool of CPUs or virtual machines to a single user (as High Throughput Computing or High Performance Computing). It will run as use case the dose computation for radiotherapy treatments based on Monte Carlo methods, developed in the eIMRT project.

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METEOGALICIA Operational Weather Forecast for Galicia www.meteogalicia.es Partners: CESGA, METEOGALICIA. Coordinator: METEOGALICIA. Principal Researcher: Ignacio López Cabido, CESGA. Financing: Xunta de Galicia . Period: 01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013. 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

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CLIMA Extreme Phenomena in the Stratosphere’s Winter Circulation Partners: CESGA, UVIGO. Coordinator: UVIGO. Principal Researcher: Laura de la Torre Ramos, UVIGO. Financing: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Project Code: CGL2011-24826. CESGA Budget: 6,000.00€. Total Budget: 139,150.00€. Period: 01/09/2012 – 01/09/2015. Objectives: The objectives of this project are understanding the processes that lead to the anomalous behaviour of the circulation and studying its direct impacts, both in the polar cap and following the vortex. We will also look for the keys of the different behaviours of the vortex (major vs. minor, displacement vs. split) and the differences with the final warnings at the end of the cold season, when the stratospheretroposfere dynamical coupling is not more possible. Also, the impacts on the Brewer Dobson circulation, the recovery of the stratospheric polar ozone, the polar tropopause or the polar jet will be studied. Finally, the evolution of the intensity and frequency of these phenomena in several climate change scenarios will be studied.

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

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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 Interconnecta 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 Lifecicle Management (PLM) tools and techniques, seeking to improve efficiency in new product development, and boosting the use of Open Innovation platforms. The project aspires to involve SME in the move toward constant innovation. It is a POCTEP funded project with AIMEN, CATIM, and AIMMAP as partners.

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CLOUDPYME Cloud for Simulation and CAD/CAE in Manufacturing SME http://old.cloudpyme.eu/ Partners: CESGA, AIMEN, CATIM, AIMMAP. Coordinator: CESGA. Principal Researcher: Andrés Gómez Tato. Financing: POCTEP. Project Code: 0448-CloudPyme_1_E. CESGA budget: 164,020.00€. Total budget: 417,280.00€. Period: 01/03/2011 - 30/04/2013. Objective: The project’s objective is to design, set-up

and test a sustainable infrastructure to support Small and Medium Enterprises of manufacturing sectors to improve its international competitiveness through the usage of open source software including CAD and CAE, in order to boost the design of their products and processes.

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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 that 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 explores the end-to-end processes of accessing and using remote computing resources in HPC centers 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

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thousand organizations and individuals from over 60 countries. More than 120 teams have been formed since then and many of these teams are covered on the UberCloud community web site. UberCloud HPC Experiment offers free trials for up to 1,000 CPU core hours. Ubercloud have handled over 120 such projects

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e-Learning & Collaboration Tools Projects 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 maing 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

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 infraestructure, 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,


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providing knowledge, skills and attitudes in several areas and under concrete daily life situations to reduce 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.

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GIS Projects FAROS Integral Networking of Fishing Sector for Sustainable Exploitation of Marine Resources faros.cesga.es Partners: IIM-CSIC, CESGA, APV Puerto Vigo, CETMAR, IEO, INRB-IPIMAR. Coordinator: IIM-CSIC. Principal Researcher: Francisco Landeira Vega. Financing: European Commission. Project Code: LIFE08 ENV/E/000119. CESGA budget: 174,656.00€. Total budget: 1,063,357.00€. Period: 01/01/2010 – 14/04/2013. Objectives: The main objective of the project is the development and implementation of an efficient and integral discard and bycatch management network, implying all actors present in the fishing sector (fleets, ports, auctions,

industries, etc.), which aims at both the minimisation of discards/by-catch as well as their optimal evaluation in order to recover and to produce valuable chemicals of interest in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

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ENARDAS Espaços naturais, arquitecturas, arte rupestre e depósitos da pré-história recente na fachada ocidental www.cesga.es/en/investigacion/proyectos/Proyecto?id=257 Partners: U Minho, CESGA. Coordinator: U Minho. Principal Researcher: Francisco Landeira Vega. Total budget: 114,000.00€. Period: 01/02/2011 - 31/12/2013. Objectives: The objective of this project is the interdisciplinary 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.

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Other Grants for Research ISABEL BARRETO PROGRAMME Human Resources Financing: The Isabel Barreto Programme is part of the HHRR Programme – Galician RTD Plan, funded by Regional Ministry for Economy and Industry. CESGA budget: 45,600.00€. Period: 2012-2013. Objectives: Hiring of a high level technician to improve the communications services.

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PARGA PONDAL PROGRAMME Human Resources Financing: The Parga Pondal Programme is part of the HHRR Programme – Galician RTD Plan, funded by Regional Ministry for Economy and Industry. CESGA budget: 68,400.00€. Period: 2012-2013. Objectives: Contract extension for a high level researcher at CESGA.

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Research Networks & Technological Platforms in which CESGA actively participated in 2013 eMOV Spanish Platform of Wireless Communications http://www.idi.aetic.es/emov/

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RED ESPAร‘OLA DE e-CIENCIA SPANISH e-SCIENCE NETWORK http://www.e-ciencia.es

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MATHEMATICA NETWORK CONSULTING AND COMPUTING OF GALICIA http://mathematica.nodo.cesga.es/content/view/13/27

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INES Spanish Technological Platform of Software and Services www.ines.org.es

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RGB Galician Bioinformatics Network http://rgb.cesga.es

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RED-GHPC Galician High Performance Computing Network http://ghpc.udc.es

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VINDEIRA Galician ICT Technology Platform http://www.vindeira.org

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ELEARNINGEUROPA.INFO http://www.elearningeuropa.info I+DEA Audiovisual Industry Technology Platform http://www.idea.org.es/?q=gl/node/121

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TELGalicia Technology Enhanced Learning Galicia. Rede de E-learning Galicia http://redetelgalicia.es/

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Rede TMATI Rede Tecnolรณxica de Matemรกtica Industrial REGICC Rede Galega de Investigaciรณn en Cรกncer Colorrectal http://www.regicc.ime.dir.udc.es

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KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CESGA Foundation charter specifically states as one of its goals that of transferring knowledge and technology to businesses and public administrations alike. Thus, CESGA Foundation has the goal of actively collaborating in the transfer of research results in the field of computing, storage and communications to other research, technology, and innovation centers 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 fulfill technological needs of entities and companies in the field of supercomputing. CESGA’s Strategic Plan also addresses the knowledge and technology transfer issue from the very top. CESGA’s 2025 Vision: To become a world-class reference centre in research, services and transfer to industry in the application of computational science. Transfer activities are encouraged across the whole of CESGA’s Strategic Plan. 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.

2013 Activity Highlights Actions in 2013 were mainly adressed to the consolidation of transfer activities to companies, in the field of simulation, projects and other areas of CESGA activity. Additionally, the diversification in targeted strategic sectors was stressed: manufacturing, engineering , health, and heritage. Part of the transfer activity undertaken along this year comes directly from research results of R&D projects. This is the case for Cloudpyme, MD-Cad, or IDEPATRI. In accordance to CESGA’s strategic goals, an special effort was made to contribute to the adaptation of the Centre’s services to the needs of companies, facilitating their access to CESGA’s infrastructures and services. With the launch of CESGA’s Big Data Platform, aimed at researchers, CESGA’s portfolio of services for companies was also increased. The Big Data Platform was offered and tested by researchers, and thus, the range of HPC operations for enterprises was increased in sectors such as eHealth, and sectors dealing with specific HPC and storage needs, a as well as the processing of large amounts of data. CESGA signed knowledge and technology transfer agreements with eight companies, including specific joint participation in calls, services to SMEs, as well as setting up services for HPC environments and training for a multinational company. Activities were completed with CESGA’s presence in different events with other innovation and R&D stakeholders, as Technological Centres, Public Research Organizations, as well as activities tied not just to R&D but also to competitiveness and technological tools for companies, including meetings and consultancy for companies.

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SOME ENTITIES THAT HAVE HELD RELEVANT SERVICE CONTRACTS WITH CESGA IN 2013

ENTERPRISES

FUJITSU TELTEK HP TELEVÉS BALIDEA INCAT CARTOGALICIA INFORHOUSE GDI HIC CTAG ALDABA Appentra CITANIA AFFINIMETER

Fujitsu Technology Solutions, S.A. TELTEK Video Research, S.L. Hewlett Packard España, S.L. TELEVÉS, S.A. Balidea Consulting and Programming, S.L. Ingeniería Civíl de Atlántico, S.L. Cartogalicia S.L. Grupo Arcade-Inforhouse S.L. GDI Health In Code Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia Aldaba Servicios Profesionales Appentra Automatic Software Acceleration A Citania Arqueoloxía, S.L. Software for Science Developments

ADMINISTRATIONS

www.fujitsu.com www.teltek.es www8.hp.com www.televes.es www.balidea.com www.incat.es www.cartogalicia.com www.grupoarcadeinforhouse.com www.gdincor.es www.healthincode.com www.ctag.com www.aldaba.es www.appentra.com www.acitania.com www.affinimeter.com

F. Biomédica METEOGALICIA CEIDA CSIC CCG PdE IEO FPGMX

Fundacion Biomédica do CHUVI chuvi.sergas.es/es/fundacionbiomedica CMATI - Xunta de Galicia www.meteogalicia.es C. de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental www.ceida.org Instituto de Investigacións Agrobiolóxicas de Galicia www.iiag.csic.es Consello da Cultura Galega www.consellodacultura.org Puertos del Estado www.puertos.es Instituto Español de Oceanografía www.ieo.es Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica fundacion.xenomica.org

ACADEMIC

SGAPEIO SGO RSME BUGALICIA RAGC REDEMPRENDIA ACSUG CIUG

Sociedade G. Promoción da Estatística e IO Sociedade Galega de Ornitoloxía Real Sociedade Matemática Española Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de Galicia Real Academia Galega de Ciencias Red Universitaria Iberoamericana de Incubación de Empresas Axencia para a Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia Comisión Interuniversitaria de Galicia

www.sgapeio.es www.sgosgo.org www.rsme.es www.bugalicia.org www.ragc.cesga.es www.redemprendia.org www.acsug.es/gl/acsug ciug.cesga.es

SOME ENTERPRISES THAT HAVE USED CESGA’s COMPUTING SERVICES THANKS TO E.U. FINANCING IN 2013 AIMEN Asociación de investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste www.aimen.es CATIM Centro de Apoio Tecnológico á Industria Metalomecânica www.catim.pt AIMMAP Associação dos Industriais Metalurgicos, Metalo-Mecanicos e Afins de Portugal www.aimmap.pt ABALDE Grupo Abalde, S.L. inabalde.com IND. FERRI Industrias Ferri S.A. www.ferri-sa.es ESYPRO Esypro Manutención S.L.U. www.esypro.com RONAUTICA Ronáutica Marinas Yacht Services S.A. www.ronautica.com TEXAS CONTROLS Texas Controls S.L. texascontrols.es AMOB Amob Máquinas e Ferramentas, S.A. www.amob.pt TUFAMA Tufama Construção Civil, Lta7. www.tufama.pt VALE e QUINTAO Vale&Quintão Lda valequintao.com INCOMEF Incomef, Lta9 www.acl.pt MC Marques & Cruz, Lda www.marquesecruz.com Carpintaria Domingos Fernandez Ralha e Herdeiros, Lda www.portugalio.com/domingos-fernandes-ralha-herdeiros WP Weproductise www.weproductise.com PROVA Prova Engineering, Lda www.prova-engineering.pt

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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.

2013 Activity Highlights In 2013, the FAROS international project was successfully completed. The objectives of this project were fully acomplished: the development and implementation of an efficient and integral discards and by-catch pilot management network, involving all actors in the fishing sector (fleets, ports, auctions, industries, etc.), which aimed for the minimization of discards/by-catch as well as for their optimal valorization to recover and to produce valuable chemicals of interest in the food and pharmaceutical industry. Also, in 2013, CESGA provided support for Galician University research groups to deploy two new Geoservices at CESGA map server website. One of these within the project Propsolos, which purpose is to establish a map based on properties of surface horizons of soils in Galicia, and the other one as a result of developing a data model for the Iron Age Archaeological Spatial Data Infrastructure in Galicia. Additionally, a collaboration agreement was signed with the Citania archaeological enterprise to implement a system for standardized real-time asset management information on the process of the excavation of the Castle of A Rocha Forte in Santiago de Compostela.

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e-LEARNING & e-COLLABORATION TOOLS Objectives To conduct research in the area of ICT applied to education and collaboration in different environments. To promote and disseminate the use of ICT applied to learning and collaborative processes, as well as to promote e-learning and e-collaboration tools in research and education. To provide e-learning & e-collaboration tools services and support for CESGA’s users.

e-Learning Technological Resources: • • • • • • •

Aula Cesga. An e-learning and collaboration platform open to all teachers from Galicia as well as researchers. Audio and video streaming for training sessions. Professional videoconferencing equipment for training or collaborative sessions. Seminar. Webinar for live collaboration and training. Fully equipped computer room for training courses (IP multiconferencing, Access Grid, videowall, interactive board, etc.). Equipment for several e-learning models (T-learning, M-learning, B-learning). Web 2.0 tools for e-learning and e-collaboration (live collaborative doc editing, wiki platform, etc.).

2013 Activity Highlights This area had an intense activity in 2013. We led a new European project on cloud computing for dispersed and rural schools, with 7 partners from 6 countries, so we had 5 European projects running, in 2 of which we acted as coordinators. Additionally, our successful initiative “Rede de Escolas na Nube” together with Balidea Consulting and Programming, achieved 2 awards, at national and international levels (World finalist and Best e-Content Initiative in Spain by WSA, and Best Entrepreneurial Proposal in Galicia). Our e-learning platform, Aula CESGA -based on Chamilo software- reached 40.000 users, becoming the most popular free platform for education in our region.


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TRAINING ACTIVITIES Training Activities in 2013. CESGA provides training opportunities for users and personnel. CESGA’s users, RTD companies and technology centres’ staff, public administration officials, university teachers, researchers, students, and our own personnel benefited from training activities carried out in 2013. CESGA’s Annual Training Plan is the keystone around which the organisation of these activities is structured. During 2013, the Centre users and personnel had access to a total of 21 training activities. The vast majority of these activities were related to the optimal use of advanced technologies available at the Centre.

Most courses focused on topics related to the best use of computing systems, and included topics such as compilation, optimisation, parallelisation, programming languages, debugging, and algorithms.

Number of training activities

21

DISSEMINATION Objectives • •

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Planning, coordination, and execution of CESGA dissemination activities. Development and maintenance of communication tools (website, “díxitos” magazine, annual workshop, annual report, etc.). Edition of CESGA publications. Organisation and logistics of the Annual Training Plan for CESGA personnel and users.

2013 Highlights Most relevant with regard to dissemination activity in 2013 were the 20th anniversary celebration events held together with users, trustees, and technology partners of the Centre throughout its history. Three main events took place organised with Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Xunta de Galicia and CSIC. The PR & Communication department provided dissemination support to the RTD projects executed by the Centre. It also edited the Centre publications and coordinated CESGA’s participation in CSIC Exper-i-Ciencia dissemination activity.

Organisation of conferences, workshops, and seminars.

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