For some time now Ironic has been used for OpenStack bare metal provisioning. Bare metal clouds are often used for high end workloads such as scientific computing, HPC, ML/AI etc. These workloads typically use InfiniBand network to maximize the full potential of the cloud.
By combining software-defined compute, networking and storage, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) of Australia and Mellanox deliver API-driven access to native performance of the underlying resources. This means that the researchers no longer have to make choices between flexible and performant computing platforms and can easily apply DevOps methodology to deploying and running the most demanding scientific applications
In this talk, CSIRO and Mellanox will present Ironic over InfiniBand implementation specifics and the way it was integrated with OpenStack through real life deployment experience.
In this session we will cover:
- Ironic overview
- InfiniBand Overview
- OpenStack implementation of multi-tenant Ironic deployment with InfiniBand
- Real life Ironic over InfiniBand depolyment example and leason learned