Containers Experience Kits
Intel has been working with partners and with open source communities to address barriers to commercial containers-networking adoption and to deliver consumable capabilities concerning configuration, manageability, performance, service-assurance, and resilience. The container bare metal experience kits are a set of collateral introducing the newly developed open sourced consumable capabilities. The collection of all the container bare metal experience kits creates a library of best practice guidelines to address containers-bare-metal networking development and deployability gaps. It includes a variety of documents and demonstrations targeting developers, product leads, and a sales and marketing audience.
Container Reference Architecture
The container bare metal reference architecture release represents a baseline configuration of components that are optimized to achieve maximum system performance mainly for NFV use cases when running on platforms based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Kubernetes support for network functionality required in NFV use cases.
Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA)
Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) represents a methodology targeting intelligent platform capability, configuration and capacity consumption. EPA delivers improved and deterministic application performance, and input/output throughput.
Kubernetes, an open source container orchestration technology, can now support Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) including CPU Pinning, SRIOV and Huge Page support.
- CPU Pinning and Isolation in Kubernetes Application Note (New)
- Enhanced Platform Awareness in Kubernetes Demo
- Enhanced Platform Awareness in Kubernetes Performance Benchmark Report
- Enhanced Platform Awareness in Kubernetes Application Note
- Enhanced Platform Awareness in Kubernetes Feature Brief
- Enabling New Features with Kubernetes White Paper
- Intel Device Plugins for Kubernetes Application Note (New)
- Node Feature Discovery Application Note (New)
Ensure platform and container metrics and events are accessible though industry standard interfaces to allow capacity planning, trending and operational status.
Training and Demo Links
Watch the following training and demo videos to understand the newly developed networking capabilities in Kubernetes and how you can apply them to your networking environments.
Cable Use Case
Intel optimizes virtualized, cable modem termination system (vCMTS) architecture using Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512, Intel® AES New Instructions, DPDK, and Intel® QuickAssist Technology.