Introduction to Containers
Instructor: Richard Lawrence
Time: Friday, March 11, 10:00AM-12:30PM
Location: Blocker 220 and online using Zoom
Prerequisites: Current HPRC account, Basic Unix/Linux skills, familiarity with Slurm. Recommended: basic Python skills.
Containers are a method of bundling a software environment for portability. HPRC supports containerization through the availability of the Singularity container runtime engine. This course provides an overview of container features for the purpose of helping the user determine whether containers are a useful tool for their workflow. This course covers Singularity syntax, the use of container repositories, practices for working with container images, and some example use cases for containers in the HPC setting. Exercises will be performed through the command line, but other workflows such as batch and GUI will be showcased.
The presentation slides are available as downloadable PDF files.
- Overview of Containers
- Singularity on HPRC
- Getting a Container Image
- Container Usage Basics
- More Container Examples
- Build your own Containers