From the Docker website: "A container image is a lightweight, stand-alone, executable package of a piece of software that includes everything needed to run it: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, settings."
Availability and Restrictions
Singularity is available on the Owens cluster. Only one version is available at any given time. To find out the current version:
module load singularity singularity --version
Singularity is available to all OSC users.
Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type
SyLabs, Inc., SingularityWare, LLC., Gregory M. Kurtzer, LBNL/ Open source
To set up the environment for Singularity on the OSC clusters, use the command:
module load singularity
See HOWTO: Use Docker and Singularity Containers at OSC for information about using Singularity on the Owens cluster, including some site-specific caveats.
Example: Run a container from the Singularity hub
[owens-login01]$ singularity run shub://vsoch/hello-world Progress |===================================| 100.0% RaawwWWWWWRRRR!! [owens-login01]$