With the global OpenStack developer community gathering so close by,
StackHPC sent a team of four to the PTG in Dublin to participate to
the fullest extent possible.
The team took on individual roles to give us the greatest amount of
The Scientific SIG took part in the cross-project sessions, which
ran before the scheduling for the major project teams.
The session was very well attended and there was considerable useful
discussion around requirements driven by the use cases of Scientific
OpenStack. More information about this session is covered in Stig's
Scientific SIG PTG blog post.
Mark spent the majority of his time with the Ironic team in a room with an
incredible panoramic city view and no heating. John and Stig also joined a
number of sessions. Interesting sessions included:
- deploy steps - a
proposal for making the deployment process configurable and extendable using
a mechanism similar to the existing node cleaning feature. The long term
plan here is to change things like BIOS settings and RAID configuration at
deployment time based on traits requested by an instance and/or flavor.
- location awareness -
how a single Ironic service might be able to support nodes in several
- cross-project session with nova that was a great example
of the many cross project sessions aiming to improve the interations between
Mark attended a number of the Kolla sessions, starting with
database backup and recovery. The
kolla team looks set to adopt StackHPC's Nick Jones's proposal and prototype
Thursday morning included a number of sessions proposed by Mark:
The Beast from the East kept us frozen in place for a day or two longer,
but the welcome in Dublin remained warm and friendly.
We also met our latest new recruit - Doug and Stig's mohican-sporting snowman!