In this lecture we will introduce virtualization containers, that can be used to deploy applications and even whole computing environments to any Linux running host machine. After an introduction to the topic we will go over the Singularity container approach and then set up an environment for Singularity container building on Windows, Mac or Linux. Then we will build a basic Singularity container and run it both on your local laptop and at CHPC clusters. We'll wrap up with some more advanced container setup and ideas for how to deploy your own applications as a container.
Existing CHPC users can use a special container building server to build their containers, non-CHPC users can either create a CHPC account, or install Singularity on their Linux, Mac or Windows system.