Containerization in HPC

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Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:00 to Friday, 13 November 2020 18:00

Giuseppa Muscianisi
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This course will be held in English.

Coordinating teacher: G. Muscianisi

Teachers: G.Muscianisi, S.Marocchi, F.Cola

Giuseppa Muscianisi
SimoneMarocchi, FrancescoCola


Nowadays, users are more and more tasked with the challenge of deploying a complete software stack for their workflows. Given the scarce flexibility of traditional High Performance Computing resources and considering the increased availability of minimal environment (such as those available through cloud VMs), it is essential to be able to exploit any kind of solution that shorten the time to prepare the working environment.  

In this regard, the aim of this course is to introduce the users to  the possibility of building and running their applications and software stacks using containerization tools suitable for HPC. The course will be focused mainly on Singularity. Some information covering other containerization tools (e.g. Docker)  will be also provided. The course spans over  2 days: each with theoretical lessons in the morning and exercitation sessions in the afternoon.


Container, singularity, docker

Target Audience:



Unix-Linux, software installation on linux machines, previous experience in using hpc cluster

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