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1) change in computing the weights for the NGIs average A/R values
2) campaign for upgrading cASO to version 1.1.1 (OpenStack sites)
3) CMD-ONE 1.0.0 (Could Middleware Distribution for OpenNebula 5, for CentOS7)
4) CMD-OS 1.1.3 (revision update for Could Middleware Distribution for OpenStack Mitaka on CentOS7 and Ubuntu Xenial)
1) change in the weights for the NGIs average A/R values
we would like to implement a new way for computing the weights for the NGIs average A/R values, introducing the concept of CE's "computation power": hep-spec * LogicalCPUs
This is a quantity that can be addable up over the CEs of a site (and over the sites). Until now it has been simply added up the CEs hep-spec values for getting a site global value, but this is not correct, because the hep-spec refers to a particular CE (to the cluster behind that particular CE) and it is not addable up.
That is why, first of all, we asked VAPOR to implement the "computation power" as well as the site/NGI "average hep-spec". Have a look for example at the "figures" section: http://operations-portal.egi.eu/vapor/resources/GL2ResSummary
In the ARGO development instance the new weights have been used for computing the September average A/R values: http://web-egi-devel.argo.grnet.gr/lavoisier/ngi_reports?accept=html
so you can compare them with the official values: http://argo.egi.eu/lavoisier/ngi_reports?accept=html
As expected, there were some improvements and some worsening, perhaps more accentuated in the case of NGIs with few sites; take also in mind that with the new way the sites providing more than one CE (either with the same or different hep-spec) weight less than before (in the good and in the evil), because we compute an average hep-spec, not a simple sum over the benchmark values.
Moreover several sites are still missing the necessary information for computing the weights in both the methods: please check on VAPOR the values published by your site, and if the number of logical CPUs and the Hep-Spec06 benchmark values are missing, you need to publish them.
We would like to move in production this new way starting from November, so if during October many sites fix the information, the computation of new NGIs A/R average values will improve.
2) Upgrade cAso to 1.1.1 version
there is an ongoing update campaign of cASO to version 1.1.1 on OpenStack-based cloud sites: sites that are currently running 1.0.X or were running it in the past should upgrade and republish the period that 1.0.X was in use; CMD-OS 1.1.3 can be used to get the new version of cASO and future updates.
Tickets have been already assigned to sites by EGI Operations.
See release notes https://appdb.egi.eu/store/software/caso/releases/1.x/1.1.0/
3) CMD-ONE 1.0.0 (Could Middleware Distribution for OpenNebula 5, for CentOS7) released: http://repository.egi.eu/2017/09/21/release-cmd-one-1-0-0/
oneacct 0.4.6-1 - tool for exporting accounting data from OpenNebula into APEL
rOCCI-server 1.1.9 - server implementation of the Open Cloud Computing Interface[*]
APEL-SSM 2.1.7 - Secure STOMP Messenger
cloudkeeper 1.5.0 - tool to synchronize cloud appliances between AppDB and cloud platforms
cloudkeeper-one 1.2.4 - OpenNebula backend for cloudkeeper
gridsite 2.3.3 - set of extensions to the Apache web server and a toolkit for Grid credentials, GACL access control lists and HTTP(S) protocol operations
cloud-bdii-infoprovider 0.8.3 - generates a representation of cloud resources, that can be published inside a BDII or any other component like the INDIGO Configuration Management Database (CMDB)
rOCCI-client 4.3.9 - A client implementation of the Open Cloud Computing Interface
4) CMD-OS 1.1.3 (revision update for Could Middleware Distribution for OpenStack Mitaka on CentOS7 and Ubuntu Xenial) released: http://repository.egi.eu/2017/09/21/release-cmd-os-1-1-3/
cASO 1.1.1, providing important fixes ()