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Course/Event Essentials

Event/Course Start
Event/Course End
Event/Course Format
Live (synchronous)

Venue Information

Country: Belgium
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Training Content and Scope

Scientific Domain
Level of Instruction
Sector of the Target Audience
Research and Academia
Public Sector
HPC Profile of Target Audience
Application Users
Application Developers
Data Scientists
Language of Instruction

Other Information

Supporting Project(s)
Event/Course Description

Topics covered
Singularity can be viewed as the Docker for HPC, i.e., a Singularity image contains all the operating system/software components for your application  and can be deployed and run on HPC infrastructure, as well as on your own laptop.


  • Motivation: benefits of using images
  • How to build images
  • Defining you own specification file
  • Tips and tricks
  • Images for shared memory applications
  • Images for distributed applications
  • Images as services
  • Deployment

Previous knowledge
Familiarity with HPC infrastructure and middleware