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Attendees:

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  1. Kelvin Edmison (Nokia)
  2. Walter Kozlowski (Telstra)
  3. Pankaj Goyal (AT&T)
  4. Trevor Cooper (Intel)
  5. Karine Sevilla (Orange)
  6. Tomas Fredberg (Ericsson)
  7. Gergely Csatari (Nokia)
  8. Toshiyasu Wakayama (KDDI)
  9. Ahmed El Sawaf (STC)

Special Notes:

  • Given the limited time available, we will focus on identifying issues/actions/next steps, but not solving them right now
  • Weekly RM meetings are intended to
    • Identify owners for new Issues
    • Track open Issues
    • Address technical issues that cannot be resolved online (i.e. resolve stalls)

Agenda:


  • Github issue Status
    • Great work on the final push to M3 milestone.
    • We progressed (submitted or closed) all of the PRs identified for Baldy.
    • We closed all but 7 of the issues that were identified for Baldy.
    • During the Baldy release, we closed 42 issues and 87 PRs total.


  • CNTT Baraque, and next steps for RM
    • Baraque dates are here https://github.com/cntt-n/CNTT/blob/master/doc/tech/release_notes/release_process.md#timeline
    • Currently, they important ones for us are:
      • May 29: M1 (Release Planning/Requirements)
      • Jun 19: M2 (Issue Logging)
      • Sep 14: M3 (Freeze contributions) 
    • CNTT Baraque#ReferenceModel outlines RM goals as:
      • NFG: Stable base for Networking Modelling by May 30. (further work needed to refine during the Baraque release)

      • Better Characterisation of Networking and Storage.

      • Technically make sure RM supports both Containers as well as VMs.

      • Data-centre Tier Services and how to integrate them tin RM.

      • NFG: Add HW Accel capabilities (include SmartNIC)

    • Are there others we would suggest?  


  • Network Focus Group
    • Update on this week's progress


  • Virtual Face-to-face (June 1-4)
    • Scot Steele is requesting topics for sessions, deadline for May 13
    • This date is aligned with the LFN DDF
    • Topics requests should be added the DEPRECATED: June 2020 Virtual Conference - Topic Requests page
    • Topic brainstorming for RM
      • Networking: longer-term plan for integration (Walter, Ahmed)
      • Limitations of OVS relative to OVN/SDN (Ahmed to consider proposing)
      • Edge workstream: accelerator requirements, new profiles, etc (Ahmed to consider proposing)
      • Storage BoF: are there needs for a storage profile? do we have the performance targets set properly? compute-host-attached storage?

Actions:


Minutes:


Discussion about whether to integrate Edge use cases into RM in the Baraque timeline

  • Edge is defining some new profiles that include accelerators (e.g. SmartNICs, FPGAs, needed for vDU use cases)
  • Can begin to have discussion on this in 2-3 weeks regarding how Edge workstream will begin to merge into RM.  RA1 and RA2 will follow later.
    • This is associated to the HW Acceleration topic.
  • Storage discussion: can look to RA-1 with respect to storage requirements, understanding it, and then apply learnings to storage modelling.
    • Can also examine the discussion around a storage-based profile: use cases, etc.


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