An Introduction to Singularity: Containers For High-Performance Computing

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11am-1pm, PST

Marty Kandes, Ph.D.

This 2-hour webinar provides an introduction to running Singularity containers on Comet for users currently using Comet and those who want to know more about running Singularity on XSEDE’s Comet supercomputer. SDSC’s computational scientist Marty Kandes provides an in-depth review of the important issues pertaining to running Singularity in the Comet high-performance ecosystem and includes several useful container examples for you to explore following the webinar.

Register for this webinar. 


  • Introduction and Background
  • Brief Overview of Comet
  • Introduction to Singularity
    • Building containers
    • Pulling containers
    • Using existing containers
  • Review of Current Pre-built Containers
  • Important Issues to Consider When Running Singularity on Comet
  • Examples and Demonstration
  • Summary

Slides and a recording will be made available after this webinar.  

 Additional Resources

Comet User Guide

Running Singularity on Comet

Running Tensorflow With Singularity on Comet