OpenStack employs DevStack for integration testing and development purposes. In previous iterations of DevStack, baremetal provisioning was only simulated via Ironic by having physical machines replaced with virtual machines.
With recent patches supplied by Intel, the ability to test/tryout baremetal provisioning is more simple and easy. Previously DevStack could only support Ironic configuration using the pxe_ssh driver. Patches have now made the agent_ipmitool driver available as well. Rapid baremetal setup is now much easier with this additional DevStack support.
In today’s data centers, big data has placed a greater demand for performance at large scale for storage systems. The Lustre* file system was purpose-built to provide sustained storage performance and stability on a large scale for high-performance computing (HPC) systems. However, as commercial enterprises have begun to deploy HPC technologies, Intel created an enhanced version of Lustre known as Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software. Enterprise Edition enables fully parallel I/O throughput across clients, servers, and storage devices.
Intel® ISA-L provides the tools to help accelerate and optimize storage on Intel® architecture (IA) for everything from small office NAS appliances to enterprise storage systems. Intel® ISA-L can run on various Intel® server processors and provides operation acceleration through the following instruction sets:
In the last couple of months we have captured a number of Black Belts on video. Some were done in the studio, some at September's Intel Developer Forum. No matter the circumstances and method, they are great opportunities to check the pulse of the members of our elite group and to find out what they are doing as well as how they feel about Intel technology and the Industry overall.