Introduction to Singularity: Containers for Scientific and High-Performance Computing

Presented on Thursday, January 21, 2021 by Marty Kandes, Ph.D.

In this webinar, we provide an overview of Singularity and how you might incorporate the use of containers in your own research. We also show you how to access and use some of the containerized applications that we make available to users on XSEDE systems like Comet and Expanse at SDSC.

00:00 – Introduction
01:27 – Background & Overview
16:06 – What is a Container?
21:50 – Containers vs. Virtual Machines
23:46 – Advantages of Containers
26:26 – Limitations of Containers
30:37 – Singularity
37:48 – The Singularity Workflow
44:01 – Building a Singularity Container
49:20 – Summary/Q&A

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