Singularity Containers


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This workshop provides researchers in the humanities, arts, and sciences an opportunity to become familiar with containerization tools, which are in wide use in the research computing world. The workshop will introduce the tools and provide hands-on experience. Researchers with software they want to package -- or "containerize" -- for use on the cluster or elsewhere will be able to do so. We will introduce Gitlab-CI (https://about.gitlab.com/features/gitlab-ci-cd/) and Singularity (https://sylabs.io) and tools that OIT programmers have built to automate the production of "cluster-ready" Singularity containers. Who should take part? Users of the Duke Compute Cluster; researchers who are using software with specific and perhaps exotic library dependencies; researchers who are using computers at other locations, including XSEDE supercomputers, Open Science Grid (OSG), or computers shared with colleagues at other institutions, researchers who want to increase the likelihood that their computational methods are transportable and reproducible. Time will be available for participants to ask questions about building their own containers.

Mike Newton | Analyst IT, sr

This class will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link a day before the class. Attendance will be taken and the session may be recorded.



Status Archived
Date Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
Time 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location Online
Leader Mike Newton
Enrolled 14 of 40