[sig] Forming a Large scale SIG

Mohammed Naser mnaser at vexxhost.com
Fri Nov 15 17:45:37 UTC 2019

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 6:22 AM Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> In Shanghai we held a forum session to gauge interest in a new SIG to
> specifically address cluster scaling issues. In the past we had several
> groups ("Large deployments", "Performance", LCOO...) but those efforts
> were arguably a bit too wide and those groups are now abandoned.
> My main goal here is to get large users directly involved in a domain
> where their expertise can best translate into improvements in the
> software. It's easy for such a group to go nowhere while trying to boil
> the ocean. To maximize its chances of success and make it sustainable,
> the group should have a narrow focus, and reasonable objectives.
> My personal idea for the group focus was to specifically address scaling
> issues within a single cluster: basically identify and address issues
> that prevent scaling a single cluster (or cell) past a number of nodes.
> By sharing analysis and experience, the group could identify common pain
> points that, once solved, would help raising that number.
> There was a lot of interest in that session[1], and it predictably
> exploded in lots of different directions, including some that are
> definitely past a single cluster (like making Neutron better support
> cells). I think it's fine: my initial proposal was more of a strawman.
> Active members of the group should really define what they collectively
> want to work on. And the SIG name should be picked to match that.
> I'd like to help getting that group off the ground and to a place where
> it can fly by itself, without needing external coordination. The first
> step would be to identify interested members and discuss group scope and
> objectives. Given the nature of the group (with interested members in
> Japan, Europe, Australia and the US) it will be hard to come up with a
> synchronous meeting time that will work for everyone, so let's try to
> hold that discussion over email.
> So to kick this off: if you are interested in that group, please reply
> to this email, introduce yourself and tell us what you would like the
> group scope and objectives to be, and what you can contribute to the group.

Count me in, I'll be watching from the sidelines and chiming in when I see
things happen and come up.

> Thanks!
> [1] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/PVG-large-scale-SIG
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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