[openstack-dev] [ResMgmt SIG]Proposal to form Resource Management SIG

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 20:12:40 UTC 2018

On 01/08/2018 12:26 PM, Zhipeng Huang wrote:
> Hi all,
> With the maturing of resource provider/placement feature landing in 
> OpenStack in recent release, and also in light of Kubernetes community 
> increasing attention to the similar effort, I want to propose to form a 
> Resource Management SIG as a contact point for OpenStack community to 
> communicate with Kubernetes Resource Management WG[0] and other related 
> SIGs.
> The formation of the SIG is to provide a gathering of similar interested 
> parties and establish an official channel. Currently we have already 
> OpenStack developers actively participating in kubernetes discussion 
> (e.g. [1]), we would hope the ResMgmt SIG could further help such 
> activities and better align the resource mgmt mechanism, especially the 
> data modeling between the two communities (or even more communities with 
> similar desire).
> I have floated the idea with Jay Pipes and Chris Dent and received 
> positive feedback. The SIG will have a co-lead structure so that people 
> could spearheading in the area they are most interested in. For example 
> for me as Cyborg dev, I will mostly lead in the area of acceleration[2].
> If you are also interested please reply to this thread, and let's find a 
> efficient way to form this SIG. Efficient means no extra unnecessary 
> meetings and other undue burdens.


 From the Nova perspective, the scheduler meeting (which is Mondays at 
1400 UTC) is the primary meeting where resource tracking and accounting 
issues are typically discussed.

Chris Dent has done a fabulous job recording progress on the resource 
providers and placement work over the last couple releases by issuing 
status emails to the openstack-dev@ mailing list each Friday.

I think having a bi-weekly cross-project (or even cross-ecosystem if 
we're talking about OpenStack+k8s) status email reporting any big events 
in the resource tracking world would be useful. As far as regular 
meetings for a resource management SIG, I'm +0 on that. I prefer to have 
targeted topical meetings over regular meetings.


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