Workpackages description

WP1 Project management


WP leader

Sergi Figuerola (i2CAT)

Objectives

  • Manage and coordinate
  1. The activities of the project
  2. The financial issues
  3. Technical issues.
  • Reporting and planning

Tasks

  • T1.1 Project Planning (Start: M1, End: M1, Leader: i2CAT)
  • T1.2 Work Progress Tracking (Start: M2, End: M33, Leader: i2CAT)
  • T1.3 Project Results Evaluation (Start: M31, End: M33, Leader: i2CAT)

WP2 Dissemination, Exploitation, Standardisation and Liaisons


WP leader

Victor Reijs (HEAnet)

Objectives

  • Stimulate dissemination of studies, results and evaluations reports about the deployment of IP Network as a Service at NRENs.
  • Convince and mobilise the research community about the benefits which IP Networks as a Service could contribute to its investigations and research activities.

Tasks

  • T2.1 Dissemination (Start: M1, End: M33, Leader: i2CAT)
  • T2.2 Exploitation (Start: M10, End: M33, Leader: HEAnet)
  • T2.3 Contribution to standard bodies (Start: M6, End: M33, Leader: NORDUnet)
  • T2.4 Liaisons with relevant research projects (Start: M5, End: M33, Leader: HEAnet)

Deliverables

WP3 Consolidating the User Community and User Training


WP leader

Lars Fisher (NORDUnet)

Objectives

  • Extend the contacts with existing user organisations and
  • To provide the necessary knowledge to users which it will permit to achieve their needs, while at the same time, it will consolidate and enlarge the user community
  • Search for new NRENs that are willing to participate in the project for providing IP Networks as a Service on its e-infrastructure and offering them to the User Community.

Tasks

  • T3.1 Liaisons with new user groups, projects or research centres (Start: M2, End: M31, Leader NORDUnet)
  • T3.2 Training Users (Start: M7, End: M9, Start: 31, End: M32 Leader i2CAT)
  • T3.2.1 Training NRENs It will be necessary to run training courses for the NRENS.
  • T3.2.2 Training UNI-C, TCD, and Advanced High Quality Media Services group

Deliverables

WP4 Software refinement


WP leader

Manel Jara (i2CAT)

Objectives

  • Software development
  • Collect user requirements
  1. Analysis
  2. Implementation
  • Improve the interface for the end users

Tasks

  • T4.1 Requirements Analysis (Start: M2, End: M9, Leader HEAnet)
  • T4.2 Software development: tools integration and refinement (Start: M6, End: M33, Leader i2CAT)

Deliverables

WP5 IP Networks as a Service for Virtual Research Communities


WP leader

Ole Frendved (DeiC)

Objectives

  • Deploy the improved Mantychore services into an operational environment, where NRENs have the software installed and offer this new type of service to the virtual research communities.
  • Perform a study to analyse if it would be feasible to deploy Mantychore services in a commercial environment, taking into account technical as well as business parameters.

Tasks

  • T5.1 Deployment and operation of MANTYCHORE at NRENs (Start: M7, End M33, Leader NORDUnet)
  • T5.2 Using MANTYCHORE services in virtual research communities (Start: M10, End: M33, Leader DeiC)

Deliverables

WP6 Infrastructure Resources Marketplace


WP leader

Reza Nejabati (UBristol)

Objectives

  • Study, design and simulation of the necessary algorithms for the implementation of the Mantychore marketplace mechanism.
  • Implementation of the algorithm into Mantychore software

Tasks

  • T6.1 Infrastructure marketplace mechanisms study and simulation (Start: M2, End: M14, Leader UBristol).
  • T6.2 Implementation of the marketplace prototype (Start: M15, End: M24, Leader i2CAT)

Deliverables

WP7 Zero-carbon emission virtual infrastructures


WP leader

Andrew M. (HEAnet)

Objectives

  • Collaboration with GSN (GreenStar Network) project for the integration of its NREN infrastructures in its test-bed where GSN network is formed by a set of green nodes where each node is powered by sun, wind, etc.
  • Benefits of the proposed User case studies are
  1. Analyse how it is possible to move services to computing or networking resources and why its situation and location can influence that choice.
  2. To collaborate to research and create cloud management algorithms making optimal use of the intermittently-available renewable energy sources
  3. These workflow and goals will be transparent for end users who will not see any difference and will not

Tasks

  • T7.1 Physical testbed interconnection between MANTYCHORE and GSN (Start: M1, End: M23, Leader NORDUnet)
  • T7.2 Information model API implementation between MANTYCHORE¬†and GSN (Start: M24, End: M28, Leader HEAnet)

Deliverables