Inaugural Singularity User Group Meeting Attracts Diverse Advanced Computing Community:
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, and Sylabs.io recently hosted the first-ever Singularity User Group meeting, attracting users and developers from around the nation and beyond who wanted to learn more about the latest developments in an open source project known as Singularity. Now in use on SDSC’s Comet supercomputer, Singularity has quickly become an essential tool in improving the productivity of researchers by simplifying the development and portability challenges of working with complex scientific software.
Released in 2015, Singularity is an open source-based container platform designed for scientific and high-performance computing (HPC) environments where reproducibility is essential for scientific research. Singularity containers provide the means to package an application along with all of its dependencies and environment – the binaries and libraries in its toolchain, configurations, and data – everything except the operating system kernel. By explicitly excluding the kernel, the remaining runtime can be encapsulated within a single file container known as the Singularity Image Format (SIF)…
Read the press release at SDSC’s website