Last week’s OpenInfra Live brought to you by OpenInfra projects leaders from OpenStack, Kata Containers, StarlingX, OpenStack Ironic, the Edge Computing Group, Scientific SIG, and Multi-Arch SIG


OpenInfra Live is a new weekly hour-long interactive show streaming to the OpenInfra YouTube channel every Thursday at 14:00 UTC (9:00 AM CT). The upcoming episodes feature more OpenInfra release updates, user stories, community meetings, and more open infrastructure stories. 

Last week’s OpenInfra Live episode featured a Project Teams Gathering (PTG) recap. The PTG provides meeting facilities allowing various technical community groups working on OpenInfra projects to meet in person or virtually to exchange and get work done in a productive setting. Last Thursday, project leaders from OpenStack, Kata Containers, StarlingX, OpenStack Ironic, the Edge Computing Group, Scientific SIG, and Multi-Arch SIG provided recaps from discussions and meetings held at the PTG in April. 

Key Takeaways 

Kata Containers community members from eight countries and six organizations including Ant Financial, Apple, IBM, Intel, OVHCloud, and Red Hat joined in the Kata discussion for three hours at the PTG last month. During these three hours of discussion, community members approached several topics including plans for observability, known issues about memory & CPU consumption, plans for upcoming releases and more. Catch up on what topics were discussed and the issues that were opened on the Mailing List.

In mid-April, Multi-Arch SIG published a report detailing the development work occurring so OpenStack can have better integration with different CPU architectures. During the episode, Rico Lin, Multi-Arch SIG Chair, shared a few more exciting news from their PTG discussions. Read Multi-Arch SIG activities at the PTG on the Mailing List and their discussion notes from the etherpad.

Greg Waines, Technical Steering Committee member from StarlingX, shared the news of the upcoming StarlingX 5.0 release in May. The updates include upcoming release features, ideas on how to better support new StarlingX users and contributors, anticipations on StarlingX release 6 and more. 

Edge Computing Group is a top-level working group supported by the Open Infrastructure Foundation. Members in the Edge Computing Group collect use cases and requirements in the edge computing area and work on reference models and architectures based on the information they gathered. At the PTG, community members from the Edge Computing Group focused on the new edge use cases, reference architectures, cross-community collaboration opportunities and more. Read their detailed notes from PTG on the etherpad.

Ironic is a project started from within OpenStack about eight years ago. Its purpose is to manage bare mineral systems at scale and facilitate the orchestration and ultimately make people’s lives better. During the PTG, community members working on the Ironic project had discussions on the project leadership, Ironic performance issues and ideas on how to optimize the communication methods with the contributors and users.

Stig Telfer, Co-Chair of the Scientific SIG, presented a quick overview of the Scientific SIG founding objectives. At the PTG, members from the Scientific SIG gave several lightning talks including talks on JupyterHub, Enhancements to NVMe cleaning in Ironic Wallaby, Agave and Kubernetes and OpenStack, and more. Learn more about Scientific SIG and their most recent update on OpenStack: Scientific SIG YouTube playlist.

This Thursday on #OpenInfraLive

Tune in on Thursday this week at 1400 UTC (9:00 AM CT) to watch the next OpenInfra Live episode: The Future of the Network Depends on Open Infrastructure.

In this week’s OpenInfra Live episode, Amar Padmanabhan (Software Engineer at Facebook Connectivity), Bruce Davie (Freelance Advisor for bloXroute Labs), and Martin Casado (Partner at Andreessen Horowitz) join Jonathan Bryce (Executive Director of the OpenInfra Foundation) and Mark Collier (COO of the OpenInfra Foundation) to discuss the opportunities around connecting the globe, including leveraging open source technologies like Magma, software-based RAN and OpenStack.

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