[openstack-dev] [Nova] FPGA as a resource

Roman Dobosz roman.dobosz at intel.com
Wed Apr 6 10:28:02 UTC 2016

On Wed, 6 Apr 2016 16:12:16 +0800
Zhipeng Huang <zhipengh512 at gmail.com> wrote:

> You are actually touching on something we have been working on. There is a
> team in OPNFV DPACC project has been working acceleration related topics,
> including folks from CMCC, Intel, ARM, Freescale, Huawei. We found out that
> in order to have acceleration working under NFV scenrios, other than Nova
> and Neutron's support, we also need a standalone service that manage
> accelerators itself.
> That means we want to treat accelerators, and FPGA being an important part
> of it, as a first class resource citizen and we want to be able to do life
> cycle management and scheduling on acceleration resources.
> Based upon that requirement we started a new project called Nomad [1] on
> Jan this year, to serve as an OpenStack service for distributed
> acceleration management.
> We've just started the project, and currently discussing the first BP [2].
> We have a team working on IP-SEC based accelerator mgmt, and would love to
> have more people to work on topics like FPGA.
> We also have a topic on introducing Nomad accepted in Austin Summit [3].
> You are more than welcomed to join the conversation : )

Thanks! I'll try to attend.

Nevertheless, I've briefly looked at page of project Nomad, and don't
quite get it, how this might be related to cases described in this
thread - i.e. providing attachable, non trivial devices as a new
resources in Nova.

Roman Dobosz

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