Thursday, November 21 • 4:25pm - 5:00pm
RDMA Enabled Kubernetes for High Performance Computing - Jacob Anders, CSIRO & Feng Pan, Red Hat

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Adoption of Kubernetes in scientific workloads has been hampered by limited support for high speed interconnects used in HPC clusters. Fortunately, we can now solve this problem by enabling RDMA in Kubernetes.

In this session, we will describe the HPC use case and requirements from an end user's perspective. We will discuss how RDMA, a highly efficient network transport protocol, can be used to address this challenge. We will then provide an overview of a community driven RDMA implementation for Kubernetes using CNI plugins and SR-IOV.

Finally, we will demonstrate real-world applications running in RDMA-enabled Kubernetes environment and provide a performance comparison between standard and RDMA-enabled networking.

You will leave this session understanding the state of the art for HPC networking on Kubernetes.


Feng Pan

Software Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Feng Pan is an engineering manager in Office of the CTO at Red Hat working on emerging open source networking projects. Coming from networking background, Feng’s main interest is in the area of networking technology transformation. Currently, Feng is working on enhancing advanced... Read More →
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Jacob Anders

HPC Technical Lead, CSIRO
Jacob Anders is a Linux and Cloud architect with strong focus on High Performance Computing. He is a pioneer of using high performance interconnects in Cloud Computing, starting with OpenStack in 2012, currently working on RDMA support in Kubernetes. Jacob is interested in large scale... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 4:25pm - 5:00pm
Room 33ABC - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level