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Wednesday, August 19 • 14:25 - 15:00
Optimized Resource Allocation in Kubernetes? Topology Manager is Here - Conor Nolan, Intel & Victor Pickard, Red Hat

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To satisfy the resource demands of workloads, Kubernetes must be responsible for resources on the platform and the intricacies associated with them. The introduction of CPU Manager and Device Manager are two examples of K8s taking involved decisions for resource assignment. However, these two components act independently, which can lead to undesirable resource allocations most notable on a systems with multiple CPU Socket or NUMA Regions.

Under the guidance of SIG node, a new component is being introduced to Kubelet called Topology Manager, which will resolve this undesirable situation by enabling optimal resource allocation. This talk will introduce Topology Manager, how it works to solve these problems as well as the reasons behind introducing such a feature.


Victor Pickard

Principal Sofware Engineer, Red Hat
Victor Pickard is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. He is working on Kubernetes and Openshift, focusing on Telco use cases for advanced networking. Specifically, Victor is working with folks at Intel and NVidia to get Topology Manager component to Beta status for kubernetes... Read More →
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Conor Nolan

Software Engineer, Intel
Conor Nolan is a Software Engineer on the Cloud Native Orchestration team at Intel, primarily focused on resource management. He is a Kubernetes contributor and member. Specifically, he has been involved in the development and upstream of the Topology Manager, a Kubelet component... Read More →

Wednesday August 19, 2020 14:25 - 15:00
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