Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation, kicked off day two of the Summit by tying it back to the first day’s keynote about the challenge of meeting the scalability requirements of projects such as the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope.
The SKA project is expecting to require multi-exaFLOPS — that’s one quintillion (10^18) floating point operations per second — once it’s fully online. With those requirements, Bryce said, we need to abandon the old paradigm of picking winners and losers in the cloud, or seeing the cloud space as zero sum game. Instead, he proposed that we embrace a “positive sum cloud world.”
To do that, Bryce believes the OpenStack community needs to focus on three key principles: keep innovating, collaborate with other technologies and replicate success.