Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

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Ironing the clouds: A truly performant bare metal OpenStack!

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.

What can I expect to learn?

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
Thursday, May 24, 9:00am-9:40am (4:00pm - 4:40pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Vice President, CloudX and Machine Learning
Erez Cohen acts as Mellanox Vice President for CloudX and Machine Learning Programs, responsible for all aspects of the programs including architecture, implementation and marketing/sales. The CloudX and Machine Learning programs incorporate Mellanox state of the art network and storage interconnect product lines to form the most efficient and scalable cloud and Machine Learning... FULL PROFILE
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat
Jacob has been working with OpenStack for almost a decade, mostly focusing on High Performance Computing use cases. He is a pioneer of using InfiniBand interconnects in OpenStack clouds and has worked on some of the fastest cloud interconnect and storage systems in the World. Working in DevOps model for many years led him towards software development career and he is currently a Principal... FULL PROFILE
Moshe Levi acts as a Cloud Solutions Engineer at Mellanox Technologies. Leading the Mellanox integration with OpenStack, in which puts contribution to OpenStack projects, including Neutron and Nova, at the field of Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and Openstack high performance features deployments. Before his current position at the Cloud solutions team, Mr. Levi worked at Mellanox SW... FULL PROFILE