[openstack-dev] [Nova] FPGA as a resource
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Wed Apr 6 10:37:19 UTC 2016
On Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 12:28:02PM +0200, Roman Dobosz wrote:
> 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  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 .
> > 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 .
> > 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.
I don't think it is really relevant in the immediate term. Most of the
work to support FPGA will be internal to nova, to deal with modelling
of assignable devices and their scheduling / allocation.
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