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Tuesday, August 23 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Building and Running OpenStack on POWER8 - Lance Albertson, OSU

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Over the past two years the OSL has been building a POWER8 based OpenStack environment working in conjuction with IBM. The purpose of this environment is to provide a stable yet flexible infrastructure for FOSS projects to port and test their code on the new PowerPC 64bit Little Endian (ppc64le) architecture. 

This session will cover various aspects of the path we took to build and continue to run the environment. Some topics will include some of the initial challenges we faced and how we solved them. In addition, we’ll cover some of the specific porting issues we ran into with ppc64le. We’ll also cover some of the major issues we ran into with OpenStack specifically on ppc64le and how we solved them. And finally, we’ll discuss the future of the cluster and the work we’ve put into designing it.

Attendees to this session should have some foundational knowledge of the POWER and OpenStack ecosystem. If you’re interested in architecture porting issues and/or interested in OpenStack deployment war stories, this session might be for you.

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Lance Albertson

Director, OSU Open Source Lab
Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSL) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. Since joining the OSL in 2007, Lance has managed the hosting activities that the OSL provides for nearly 160 high-profile open source projects. He was promoted to Director in early 2013 after being Lead Systems Administration and Architect. Carlos Jensen is... Read More →

Tuesday August 23, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Pier 3

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