The Changelog The Changelog #336

Containerizing compute driven workloads with Singularity

We’re talking with Greg Kurtzer, the founder of CentOS, Warewulf, and most recently Singularity — an open source container platform designed to be simple, fast, and secure. Singularity is optimized for enterprise and high-performance computing workloads. What’s interesting is how Singularity allows untrusted users to run untrusted containers in a trusted way. We cover the backstory, Singularity Pro and how they’re not holding the open source community version hostage, as well as how Singularity is being used to containerize and support workflows in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and more.


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2019-06-14T02:22:06Z ago

Is there a singularity daemon running on background to manage singularity containers?

Gregory Kurtzer

Gregory Kurtzer

Berkeley, CA

Gregory M. Kurtzer is the CEO and founder of Sylabs Inc., the company behind the open source container project Singularity. Sylabs caters to the needs of various compute based workflows like traditional simulation, data science, real time analytics, and AI use-cases. Previously, Greg has spent most of his career enabling massive scale compute focused use cases where he created and led various open source projects along that mission, including the Warewulf cluster management toolkit, CentOS Linux, and most recently, the container system Singularity.

2019-06-19T00:24:49Z ago

No, there is no persistent daemon to manage all containers. If you run an “instance” however, there will be a single process which will hold open the namespaces, but they will all run as the user who invoked the command.

2019-06-14T02:23:58Z ago

What network types are available when running multiple singularity containers? Like docker network

Gregory Kurtzer

Gregory Kurtzer

Berkeley, CA

Gregory M. Kurtzer is the CEO and founder of Sylabs Inc., the company behind the open source container project Singularity. Sylabs caters to the needs of various compute based workflows like traditional simulation, data science, real time analytics, and AI use-cases. Previously, Greg has spent most of his career enabling massive scale compute focused use cases where he created and led various open source projects along that mission, including the Warewulf cluster management toolkit, CentOS Linux, and most recently, the container system Singularity.

2019-06-19T00:25:52Z ago

Singularity leverages CNI directly and comes with a default set of modules.

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