Shipping your HPC Applications with Containers

Application containers are a solution to the problem of getting software to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another; it’s a lightweight alternative to full virtualization that involves encapsulating an application with its own OS environment. In recent years, containers have grown in popularity, and open source solutions such as Docker* and other container technologies have drawn the attention of high-performance computing (HPC) users as possible methods to easily move their applications.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Present an overview of containerization technologies
  • Introduce Singularity and its creator Greg Kurtzer (from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • Show you some possibilities in the world of containerization