Containers for HPC

A Workshop on Singularity and Containers in HPC and Cloud

Titan Teaching Rooms, New Museum Site, Cambridge, 29th and 30th June, 2017


Why attend?

Hands-on sessions

Hands-on sessions on using Singularity in HPC

Expert Speakers

Best in class expert speakers who have extensive knowledge of Singularity, HPC and Cloud.

Meet the Speakers

Gregory M. Kurtzer

Principal Developer of Singularity, CEO of SingularityWare, LLC (USA)

Martin Callaghan

Research Computing Consultant, University of Leeds (UK)

Twin Karmakharm

Research Software Engineer, University of Sheffield (UK)

Lucas Benedicics

Computer Scientist Systems Integration group, ‎Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CH)

Kenji Takeda

Director, Azure for Research, Microsoft (UK)

Filippo Spiga

Head of Research Software Engineering, University of Cambridge (UK)

Registration and pre-requisites

This workshop is for everyone interested in containers and have access to any HPC facility. The workshop is very practical, and participants must be familiar with Unix environment and multiple common Unix commands to be able to build and run Singularity containers autonomously. No previous knowledge of containers is necessary.

£40 (Workshop and Dinner) Register now

Event Schedule

9:45 - 10:00


Welcome and coffee

10:00 - 11:00

Introduction to containers and Singularity

What are containers? and What is Singularity?

12:00 - 12:30

Introduction to Cambridge HPC system

Running containers in Cambridge HPCS

12:30 - 13:30


University Center.

13:30 - 16:30

Hands-on session

Creating and deploying Singularity images (from scratch and Docker), deploying Singularity containers on HPCS.

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

17:00 - 18:00

Gregory Kurzer on Singularity

Remote talk

19:00 - 21:00

Social dinner

Murray Edwards, Cambridge

09:45 - 10:00

Welcome coffee

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

10:00 - 10:45

Singularity at Leeds

Martin Callghan (University of Leeds)

10:45 - 11:30

Singularity for GPU and Deep Learning

Twin Karmakharm (University of Sheffield)

11:30 - 12:15

Expereince in deploying and running Shifter

Lucas Benedicic (CSCS)

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch and Coffee

University Center

13:15 - 14:00

Containers in Microsoft Azure

Kenji Takeda (Microsoft)

14:00 - 14:30

Panel / Round-table



Closing remarks



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What if I cannot attend?

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