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Container use-cases and developments at the CERN cloud

Starting with only 4 OpenStack projects and few hypervisors in 2012, the CERN cloud has evolved significantly, running 16 OpenStack projects, 9000 hypervisors, over 400 Kubernetes clusters and 2 production regions. The CERN teams are working closely with the OpenStack, Kubernetes and Ceph communities to deliver a self service cloud for VMs, containers, storage and bare metal. Containers revolutionized the way application developers work, in turn, Kubernetes made management of thousands of containers easy and access to Kubernetes is one OpenStack Magnum API request away. In this talk, we will cover the latest developments in the CERN cloud, focusing on the latest container use cases in High Energy Physics and recent scale tests to prepare for the upgrades of the Large Hadron Collider and the experiments. Members of the HEP community can do interactive physics analysis with really Big Data, distributed machine learning with GPUs without having to care for the infrastructure which is managed by OpenStack and Kubernetes.

Tuesday, April 30, 9:50am-10:30am (3:50pm - 4:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tim is responsible for the group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, which manages the compute infrastructure for 13,000 physicists around the world to support fundamental research. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe. His team is running the CERN OpenStack... FULL PROFILE
Software Engineer, CERN
Spyros Trigazis is a computing engineer and a member of the CERN Cloud infrastructure team which provides computing resources to the High Energy Physics community. Spyros is the PTL of the Magnum project since the Pike release. FULL PROFILE