Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

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Containers on Baremetal and Preemptible VMs at CERN and SKA

CERN the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research and SKA the Square Kilmeter Array are preparing the next generation of research infrastructure for the new large scale scientific instruments that will produce new magnitudes of data. In Sydney OpenStack Summit we presented the collaboration and the platform that we plan to develop for scaling science.

In this talk will present the work done related with Preemptible VMs and Containers on Baremetal.
Preemptible VMs are instances that use idle allocated resources in the infrastructure and can be terminated when this capacity is required. Containers in Baremetal eliminate the virtualization overhead enabling the container full performance required for scientific workloads.

We will present the current state, development and integration decisions and how these functionalities can be used in a common OpenStack infrastructure.

What can I expect to learn?

This talk will provide a brief overview of SKA and CERN, in terms of scientific goals and infrastructure.

Then we will describe Containers on Baremetal and Preemptible VMs and why they are important for the scientific community.

Finally, we will dive into the implementation work and how these functionalities can be used in a common OpenStack infrastructure.

Thursday, May 24, 3:30pm-4:10pm(UTC -5)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Belmiro Moreira is an enthusiastic software engineer passionate about the challenges and complexities of architecting and deploying Cloud Infrastructures in very large-scale environments. He works at CERN and during the last years his main role was to design, develop and build the CERN Cloud Infrastructure based on Openstack. Previously he worked in different virtualization projects to improve... FULL PROFILE
StackHPC, Principal Engineer
John is a Principal Engineer working on the convergence of OpenStack and HPC with StackHPC. John has been involved with OpenStack since December 2010, and is currently a Nova core reviewer. Between April 2016 and April 2018 he served as a member of the OpenStack Technical committee. He was Nova PTL for the Liberty and Mitaka releases. After studying Computer Science at the University of... FULL PROFILE