Today’s datacenter is evolving. “One size fits all” no longer fits as new and emerging workloads are used to support the explosion of services, applications and data in the cloud. What does the server of tomorrow look like? How does ARM complement x86? Are we looking at the next inflection point in server technologies? In this session, AMD’s Fellow of Cloud Technology, Bob Ogrey will discuss these topics and show how semiconductor companies like AMD will respond to these market dynamics.
The follow discussions and presentations will take place during the OCP Storage session:
Chassis Design Best Practices to Optimize Hard Drive I/O Performance - Richard Repp (Seagate)
Rich will present Seagate's best practices for chassis design and validation testing as it relates to the sensitivities of HDD I/O. This presentation will cover common issues encountered in chassis design that affect HDD I/O and then discuss some simple ways to avoid these issues.
Cloud Storage Challenges and Opportunities - Dimitar Boyn i/o Switch
Dimitar will speak about "Cloud Storage Challenges and Opportunities". In particular, he will explain key limitations of current technologies including (1) SAN and NAS, (2) SSD and (3) software defined storage (SDS). Each technological limitation points to new thinking and new opportunities.
For example, it is mathematically demonstrable that RAID data protection cannot scale to multi-petabyte arrays, i.e., it literally does not work and data is not protected, and, even if it did work, rebuilding a 4 TB or 6 TB or soon a 12 TB hard drive takes so long that there is a significant window for additional drive failures. Big data solutions obfuscate this problem but make no attempt to solve it. The correct solution lies in new data protection algorithms. Amplidata, CleverSafe and Scality offer data protection based on erasure coding (EC) or Reed-Solomon algorithms. While EC may be "the new RAID" actual implementations are largely in the form of software defined storage (SDS) solutions. In the cloud, the need for SDS is unclear because its value proposition includes making disparate storage resources homogeneous, but that is a value proposition for enterprises. At the same time, enterprises will never universally adopt SDS, which is arguably an elaborate Band Aid. What is needed are new open standards.
This sesseion will consist of 4 talks as listed below.
1 - Carlos Cardenas, UTSA will lead the discussion on the following
How to adopt this further with vendors?
Potential governance of spec?
NOS (Network Operating System)
How do users manage NOS configs?
Chef, Puppet, Ansible?
Real-time data monitoring
What’s needed from the HW?
What should the consumable interface look like?
Network testing (and potentially certification)
What should be included?
L2/L3 forwarding packets per second
Frame size support
Full mesh vs partial
SFP/SFP+/QSFP+ cable inter-operability
Number of BGP sessions
2 - Accton product submission to Open Compute Networking group - Jeff Catlin
3 - Updates on Open Network Linux Project - Rob Sherwood
4 - Open Network Install Environment - Project Status - Curt Brune, Cumulus
The Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) is an open source initiative that defines an open install environment for bare metal network switches. ONIE enables a bare metal switch ecosystem where end users have a choice among different network operating systems.
If you are deploying bare metal network switches learn how ONIE can help you manage your network OS deployments and switch inventory.
This will be a working session where we discuss the current status of the ONIE project and work on the following:
This session will be a deep dive into the Chassis Manager Hardware Management of the Microsoft Cloud Server ecosystem. It will cover functional block diagrams, key features and hardware programmability of blade and node management. It will include design tradeoffs and rational behind those decision points.
Certification Tools Status Update and Discussion - Thao Nguyen, Facebook
OCP test labs status. Benefits of Physical C&I certification and its process. Future projects of C&I certification of OCP Test labs