CNPDX/OpenInfra April: Hardware Accelerators & Container Compliance


Apr 19, 2019, 12:30 – 2:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

For the second time in our history, we will be having a joint meetup with OpenStack (now the Open Infrastructure Meetup). This is also our first-ever Southwest Portland meetup.

Two speakers will share their experiences in Kubernetes and OpenStack. Pizza, beverages, and raffle will round out the evening.

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Check-in, Pizza, & Networking

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Accelerating the Adoption of Hardware Accelerators in Kubernetes – Swati Sehgal of Intel

With containers becoming the desired deployment model for a wide range of workloads such as Big Data, IoT, storage, AI, ML, SDN and NFV solutions, container orchestration tools like Kubernetes, need to evolve to meet stringent networking and resource management requirements for optimum utilization of compute, network and storage. Such application generate large volume of data that needs to be securely transferred in and out of storage and over the network and inherently require compression and encryption which makes them computationally expensive. Offloading such operations to the hardware accelerators results in better CPU utilization and improved application performance.

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Container Compliance Tooling -- Nisha Kumar of VMWare

Nisha introduces Tern, a utility for software package introspection in containers. This tool allows administrators to have the same level of confidence on what's in their containers as they currently do with VM inages, including compliance audits, bill of materials, and exploit detection. Nisha is the primary author of Tern.

7:00 – 7:15 p.m. Raffle and closing remarks



Friday, April 19, 2019
12:30 AM – 2:30 AM UTC


  • Josh Berkus

    Lead Organizer