Scientific tools often require installing different dependencies in a controlled environment. Containers allow you to logically package your application together with libraries and other dependencies, providing isolated environments for running your software services. Containerized applications can be run in an isolated runtime environment independent of the actual environment (e.g., private data center, the public cloud, or even a developer’s personal laptop) in which the applications are running in. These are recently gaining popularity as a standard way to distribute, deploy, and run services by developers and system administrators. This course will introduce the basic concepts of containers and their deployment in supercomputing environment at CSC.

Course Program:
6th, June 2023

- Brief Introduction to CSC HPC systems
- CSC- specific containers (e.g., Tykky)
- Introduction to Singularity/Apptainer

7th, June 2023
- Building Apptainer container images
- Introduction to Docker containers

8th, June 2023
- Conversion of Docker images to Apptainer images on CSC systems
- R and Jupyter notebooks as containers
- High-throughput computing with containers