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Open Infrastructure Summit

Location: 
Denver, Colorado
Date: 
Apr 29, 2019 (All day) to May 01, 2019 (All day)
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Let's connect at the Open Infrastructure Summit!

We're looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming summit in Denver. Learn more about how Intel is helping enable an open infrastructure across data center and edge through technology and community contributions to OpenStack and key, complementary projects.
 
Activities include:
  • Keynote on Monday, April 29, 10 am, by Intel Senior Director Melissa Evers-Hood, titled Open Infrastructure, Open Minds
  • Speed Mentoring Lunch on Monday, April 29, 12:40 pm
  • Interactive sessions & hands-on demos, focused on Containers, Edge, Persistent Memory, Hardware Acceleration, Composable Architecture & Community Leadership
  • Fun t-shirts and more in the Intel booth

Containers:
Kata Containers is an alternative container runtime providing the security of a virtual machine and the agility and performance of a container. The project offers an OCI-compliant runtime, which means it looks and acts like a container in Kubernetes, Docker or OpenStack Zun. Each container, or pod, is isolated by a quick-to-boot, lightweight VM. The project now includes Firecracker VM support, and is supported by a vibrant, growing community. Use cases include regulated and sensitive production workloads, mixed workload production environments, multi-tenant container clusters, bare metal infrastructure and legacy workloads with kernel-dependent features.

Sessions:

  • Apr 30, 4:20 pm: Kata Containers on Edge Cloud, Meeting Room Level 401/402
  • Apr 30, 4:45 pm: Kata Containers – Project Updates, Meeting Room Level 405
  • May 1, 9:50 am: Kata Containers, story of a container runtime, Meeting Room Level 401/402
  • May 1, 10:50 am: Kata Containers – Project Onboarding, Meeting Room Level 406

Demos:

  • Kata Containers: Come see a portfolio of live demos in the Intel booth, including Kata containers in OpenStack Zun using Devstack, Intel QAT acceleration of Envoy side car container utilizing NGINX on Kubernetes with QAT device plugin, GFX device passthrough of Kata containers for HW transcoding workload, Kata containers working with Firecracker VM, and more.

Edge:
The StarlingX virtualization platform provides a deployment-ready, scalable, highly reliable edge infrastructure software build. Tested as a complete stack, StarlingX ensures compatibility among diverse open source components. Its unique project components provide fault management and service management among others to ensure high availability of user applications. The solution is optimized for security, ulta-low latency, extremely high service uptime, and streamlined operation.

Sessions:

  • Apr 30, 9 am: Getting a new Open Source Project off the ground – the StarlingX story, Meeting Room Level 505/506
  • May 1, 11:40 am: Akraino, EdgeX, CORD, OpenEdge, ioFog... What's the best solution for your edge?, Meeting Room Level 403/404

Demos:

  • StarlingX: Check out StarlingX in action, including demos that exemplify use cases in IoT and telecom/networking. 

Persistent Memory:
The recently released Intel® Optane Technology offers the capacity and persistence of storage along with the performance and direct application byte-addressability of memory, enabling faster start-up times, quicker access to large in-memory datasets, and often improved total cost of ownership. Intel is working across communities to help optimize solutions for this technology while providing tools like the Persistent Memory Development Kit to ensure users get the most out of their underlying hardware.

Sessions:

  • Apr 30, 9 am: Optimize OpenStack performance and TCO for Large-scale Private Cloud, Meeting Room Level 403/404
  • Apr 30, 11 am: Persistent Memory for Application Development, Marketplace Theater
  • Apr 30, 12:30 pm: Data Management Platform to Increase your Data’s Value (Lunch--RSVP Required), Meeting Room Level - 4D
  • May 1, 11:40 am: Persistent Memory as Ceph Cache in Openstack, Marketplace Theater
  • May 1, 12:30 pm: Optane Persistent Memory and Applications to Cloud Infrastructure (Lunch--RSVP Required), Meeting Room Level - 4D

Demos:

  • Performance & TCO Improvements on OpenStack: Check out the TCO improvements achieved in using Intel® Optane Technology's Memory Mode with OpenStack for VM density improvement, and the storage IOPS improvements in using its Storage-over-APP Mode.
  • Persistent Memory in OpenStack: See one of the key use cases of persistent memory (Intel® Optane Technology) in OpenStack, passing physical persistent memory namespaces to VMs so that the applications in VMs can leverage in App-Direct Mode using a Redis database. Observe how OpenStack tracks the persistent memory resources and orchestrates the requests.

Hardware Acceleration:
Cyborg is an OpenStack project that aims to provide a general-purpose management framework for acceleration resources, such as GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs, NPs, SoCs, NVMe/NOF SSDs, ODP, DPDK/SPDK and more.

Sessions:

  • Apr 30, 10:50 am: Nova-Cyborg Integration Updates & Next Steps, Ballroom Level – 4A

Demos:

  • Cyborg Orchestration of FPGAs: Learn how OpenStack with Cyborg and Nova can orchestrate FPGAs to achieve a significant performance improvement in a virtualized environment. Cyborg can be used to discover FPGA devices automatically, represent them in a standard way in Placement, defined as a part of a flavor by the operator, and requested as part of a flavor by the user, while VMs with FPGAs can be scheduled/placed like any other VM.

Composable Architecture:
Intel® RSD is a composable architecture that allows you to easily manage and optimize disaggregated resources, like storage, CPUs and accelerators. Facilitating Intel RSD through OpenStack using a proposed nova virt driver allows users to control composable hardware using the same orchestration mechanism that today’s telcos and other OpenStack users already use to manage their data centers.

Demos:

  • Check out a demo of the proposed nova virt driver in the Intel booth, and learn more in this article: 

Community Leadership:

Sessions:

  • Apr 29, 12:40 pm: Speed Mentoring Lunch (Lunch--RSVP Required)
  • Apr 30, 1:40 pm: Chasing Grace Screening
  • Apr 30, 4:45 pm: Where Would Open Source Be After Commons Clause?, Marketplace Theater
  • May 1, 9 am: Open Source Lifecycles: Moving from Source Available to Open Source to Open Governance, Meeting Room Level 401/402

Other Topics:

Demos:

  • Intel Speed Select: This new feature, enabled on the latest version of Intel® Xeon Scalable platform, enables users to configure each CPU core with a different priority in a socket. For example, one core can be configured with a higher frequency when other cores are idle, and the base frequency of a specific core can be limited to a lower frequency to save power. In OpenStack, Nova can now manage CPUs based on their priority, allowing operators to better utilize CPU resources.

Sessions:

  • Ceph: Apr 30, 5:10 pm: Database Workloads on Ceph – Are We There Yet?, Meeting Room Level 403/404
  • Nova: Apr 29, 12:00 pm Project Update, Meeting Room Level 405; 2:00 pm Project Onboarding, Meeting Room Level 406
  • Networking: Apr 29, 3:50 pm: Unleashing the Power of Fabric: Orchestrating New Performance Features for SR-IOV VNFs, Meeting Room Level 401/402