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Thursday, September 1 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Supporting GPUs in Docker Containers on Apache Mesos - Kevin Klues, Mesosphere & Yubo Li, IBM

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Gaining access to GPUs inside a Docker container is a non-trivial task. Indeed, Nvidia provides both a Docker volume-plugin, as well as a full blown wrapper around Docker itself in order to allow seamless access to GPUs inside a running Docker container. With the advent of the new unified containerizer in Mesos (which runs docker containers natively in Mesos) as well as continued support for the Docker containerizer (which shells out the task of launching docker containers to Docker itself), Mesos needs a way to to seamlessly support GPUs inside running docker containers as well.

This talk covers the details of why gaining access to GPUs inside a running docker container is hard, how Nvidia has solved this problem for standalone docker itself, and how Mesos has now solved this problem in both its unified containerizer and Docker containerizer technologies together.

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Kevin Klues

Principal Software Engineer, NVIDIA
Kevin Klues is a Principal Software Engineer on the Cloud Native team at NVIDIA. Since joining NVIDIA, Kevin has been involved in the design and implementation of a number of Kubernetes related technologies, including the TopologyManager and NVIDIA's Kubernetes device plugin. Kevin... Read More →
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Yubo Li

Research Stuff Member, IBM Research
Dr. Yubo Li is from IBM Research China, Beijing. He is working with GPU enablement on Kubernetes/Mesos/OpenStack cloud and architecture design for deep learning (DL). He is the chief architect for GPU acceleration service on SuperVessel, an open-access cloud with OpenStack and OpenPOWER... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Ballroom B