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Mission Statement

The Requirements Analysis and Capability Delivery (RACD) team prepares and supports software and services that: 1) enable user access to and use of XSEDE federated infrastructure, and 2) enable infrastructure and service providers to federate with XSEDE. Starting from XSEDE prioritized user requirements (use cases) RACD coordinates the engineering work necessary to integrate software and services into production at SPs and campuses, as XSEDE central services, as external vendor services, or on user personal systems.  RACD uses engineering best practices and tools, works with external vendors and software partners to minimize integration cost to XSEDE, and aims to maximize ROI to XSEDE and the NSF.

Goals, Metrics & KPIs

RACD L3 Metrics


Number of capability delivery plans (CDPs) prepared for

prioritized use cases7

UREP prioritization

12/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure

Number of CI integration assistance engagements

6/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
User rating of components delivered in production4 out of 5
Number of significant fixes and enhancements to production components (a)16/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
Operator rating
Number of new components
delivered for production deployment4 out of 54 out of 5
instrumented and tracked for usage and ROI analysis4/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
Software/service provider rating of our integration assistance
Average satisfaction rating for RACD services (b)4 of 5/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
Responsiveness to defect and support requests45 days or less
Average time from support request to solution<30 daysAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
XCI Metrics


4 of 5
RACD Appendix MetricTargetSubgoal
Average satisfaction rating of XCI services
Number of maintenance releases and upgrades delivered of service provider software (a)4/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
Number of
new capabilities made available for production deployment10
fixes and enhancements to centrally operated services (a)12/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure

User rating of

capabilities delivered / Number planned1

components delivered in production (b)

4 of 5/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
Total number of systems that use one or more CRI provided toolkits450
Operator rating of components delivered for production deployment (b)4 of 5/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure


Supporting sub-goal: Create an Open and Evolving e-InfrastructureTarget
Number of new capabilities made available for production deployment10
Average satisfaction rating of XCI services4 of 5
Team Members
Software/service provider rating of our integration assistance (b)4 of 5/yrAdvance - Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure

XCI L2 KPIs and Metrics

Team Members

JP NavarroUniv. of Chicago/Argonne Nat. Lab.Manager, Requirements Analysis Engineer, and Integration Engineer
Lookup e-mail
Shava SmallenSDSCDeputy Manager, Evaluation
and Testing Coordinator
Lookup e-mailKate Kaya
Choonhan YounSDSC
Management SupportLookup e-mail
Research Software Portal Engineer
Lee LimingUniv. of ChicagoRequirements Analysis
Lookup e-mail
Jim BasneyNCSALead Security Designer and Requirements Analysis
EngineerLookup e-mailVenkat YekkiralaNCSASecurity
Lookup e-mailLookup e-mail
Eric BlauUniv. of Chicago/Argonne Nat. Lab.Integration & Information Services Engineer
Lookup e-mailRob LightPSCInformation Services EngineerLookup e-mailGalen ArnoldNCSAEvaluation/testing engineerLookup e-mailChoonhan YounSDSCEvaluation/testing engineerLookup e-mailChristopher IrvingSDSCEvaluation/testing engineer
Scott KorandaNCSASecurity Engineer
Jonathan KimNCSAInformation Services Engineer
Liz PantalonePSCInformation Services Engineer
Jeff MakeySDSCEvaluation & Testing Engineer
Susan LitzingerPSCEvaluation
/testing engineerLookup e-mail
& Testing Engineer
Derek SimmelPSCEvaluation
/testing engineerLookup e-mail
& Testing Engineer
Peter EnstromNCSAEvaluation
/testing engineerLookup e-mail

TODO: describe each sub-team

Roles are a more fluid
& Testing Engineer

Communication & Meetings

Email Lists

  • xci (xci-mgmt + xci-racd + xci-cri)
  • xci-mgmt (Dave, Craig, Rich, Shava, JP)
  • xci-racd (xci-design + xci-integrate + xci-test)
  • xci-design (Lee Liming, Jim Basney, JP Navarro)
  • xci-integrate (JP Navarro, Venkat YekkiralaGalen Arnold, Eric Blau, Rob Light)
  • xci-test (Shava Smallen, Galen Arnold, Paul Hoover, Scott SakaiChoonhan Youn, Christopher Irving, Susan Litzinger, Derek Simmel, Peter EngstromEnstrom)
  • xci-cri (everyone currently in "campusbridging-list")

New Staff Orientation

Communication & Meetings

Agendas and Minutes


  • Schedule TBD
  • Alternating between "requirements, planning, and integration" and "evaluation and testing"
  • Join online:
  • Join by Phone 
    • +1 217 332 6338 
    • +1 312 994 8410 
    • +1 888 983 3631 
  • Conference ID: 6759150

Activities and Projects


Engineering Process

Server and Service Operations?

Other Resources

  • XSEDE Community Software Repository (XCSR)
  • JIRA activities?
  • JIRA bugs/feature requests?
  • Google RACD folder?
  • Source repositories?
  • Publishing repositories?
  • RACD ticket report
  • Archived SD&I wiki


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    Activities and Projects

    Significant new deliverables before the end of the program (completion date)

    1. Kepler and Pegasus workflows
    2. Globus Connect Server version 5.4 as a new way to implement Globus endpoints
    3. CoManage (staff, allocation, uses) group management
    4. XCI component metrics services
    5. CVMFS for XSEDE and SP software sharing
    6. Open OnDemand
    7. Information Services, Cross-Organization Research Resource Discovery Catalog
    8. Research Software Portal
    9. Research data metadata management tools
    10. Enhanced RDR
    11. CILogon & replaces (as an identity provider)
    12. OAuth-SSH as a new way to implement SSH services

    Significant completed deliverables (completion date)

    1. <IDENTIFY>

    Significant retirements

    1. Karnak
    2. GT6 GridFTP, GSI OpenSSH, and client tools

    Resource Discovery Roadmap


    Engineering Process

    Online Resources

    Use Cases
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    Capability Delivery Plans
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    Available ComponentsRegistry
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    Deployed Components  
    Bugs and Feature Requests  

    Server and Service Administration

    JIRA and Confluence