Huamin Chen, Red Hat

Kubernetes for Collaborations


Kubernetes is the most popular microservice orchestrator. It brings high robustness, scalability, extensibility, usability, and security into Cloud native computing. In addition to its dominance in Public and Private Cloud, Kubernetes is also at the core of many successful academia collaboration projects, providing both compute and storage infrastructure for scientific research in the world. This talk presents to the research community two aspects around Kubernetes: adopting Kubernetes and its ecosystem to build a converged compute cluster for scientific research; and adapting research on architectures of networking and storage to meet this new compute environment.


Dr. Huamin Chen is currently working as a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat's CTO Office, focusing on Kubernetes, Linux Containers, Storage, Serverless, and AI. Previously he worked for IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, EMC, Netezza, and several successful early and late startup companies that developed Storage products. Dr. Chen is highly active in Open Source communities, he is one of the founding members of Kubernetes SIG Storage, member of OpenShift, Ceph, Rook, and Knative. He is also a frequent speaker at highly selective technical conferences including KubeCon and OpenStack Summit. Dr. Chen is a prolific inventor. He has over 90 U.S. Patent applications on Storage, Cloud Computing, Serverless, Container, Networking, AI, and Blockchain. Dr. Chen obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science at University of California, Davis. He received Master and Bachelor degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.