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

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

January 21, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Instructor: Marty Kandes, Ph.D. Computational & Data Science Research Specialist, SDSC

With Singularity you can package complex scientific workflows --- software applications, libraries, and data --- in a simple, portable, and reproducible way, which can then be run almost anywhere. This webinar will provide an overview of Singularity and how you might incorporate the use of containers in your own research.

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Registration closes on Jan 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Singularity is an open-source container engine designed to bring operating system-level virtualization (containerization) to scientific and high-performance computing. With Singularity you can package complex scientific workflows --- software applications, libraries, and data --- in a simple, portable, and reproducible way, which can then be run almost anywhere. Once you’ve created your container, you can run it on the workstation in your lab, on a virtual machine in the public cloud, or on hundreds of thousands of compute cores on the world’s largest supercomputers. Singularity is all about the mobility of compute.

In this webinar, we’ll provide an overview of Singularity and how you might incorporate the use of containers in your own research. We’ll 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.

This webinar is hosted by San Diego Supercomputer Center. More information: https://www.sdsc.edu/event_items/202101_Intro_to_Singularity.html

Prerequisites: To get the most out of the lecture the student should a good knowledge of Python and some idea of the training process for neural networks. 

Date: January 21, 2021 from 3 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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