Introduction to containers on Savio: creating reproducible, scalable, & portable workflows

April 21, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 8:40am to 10:00am
via Zoom (we will send the Zoom info after you register)

This training will introduce you to the key concepts and tools for using containers, in particular Docker and Singularity containers. Containers make it easy to install software, move your computation between different computing environments, and make your workflow reproducible. The training will focus on the use of Singularity on Savio, the campus high-performance computing cluster, including how to use Docker images by Singularity in a cluster environment. Registration required

Topics will include:

  • Overview of why you might use containers
  • Running containers (using Singularity) on Savio, including using Docker images
  • Building containers
  • Using containers for parallel computation with MPI
  • Using containers with GPUs
  • Where to find pre-built containers
  • Reproducibility

Please follow these instructions to install Singularity ahead of the training. We will have consultants available starting at 3:15 to answer any questions in advance of the training.