The OpenNebula team is proud to announce the availability of the second development version of OpenNebula 4.14 Great A’Tuin. This Beta release introduces features not present in Beta1, like like for instance better support for Qcow2 and GPU support for VMs.
To support HPC oriented infrastructures based on OpenNebula, 4.14 enables the consumption of raw GPU devices existing on a physical host from a Virtual Machine. There is no overcommitment possible nor sharing of GPU devices among different Virtual Machines, so a new type of consumable has been defined in OpenNebula and taken into account by the scheduler. VMs can now request a GPU, and if OpenNebula finds one free resource of type GPU available, it will set up the VM with PCI passthrough access to the GPU resource, enabling applications to get the performance boost of the direct access to a GPU card.
The OpenNebula team is now set to bug-fixing mode. Note that this is a beta release aimed at testers and developers to try these new features (not production environments) and send a more than welcomed feedback for the final release.
Enjoy the great turtle!