Containers Workshop


The installation and configuration of applications in HPC is highly dependent on the actual software and hardware environment that users find on the HPC systems of the data centers (OS distribution, libraries, modules, network, architectures). It usually complicates the version provisioning of the software as well as migration between data centers. Both are usually associated with a certain support effort. When moving to cloud resources (for example, to offer applications as on-demand services) or to user’s hardware (for small tests and development) the software environment must be reproduced manually. NHR Project “Container and Container Management” aims to mitigate these issues and offer a solution for users by means of Container technologies.

In this workshop we will present a couple of solutions that are already in place by data centers, share experience and discuss future improvements of containers in HPC.

    • 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
      NHR-Container project overview


    • 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Container use on taurus: Large FEM-Simulations with the DUNE-framework in C++ 30m

      Lisa Julia Nebel (TU Dresden)

      Speaker: Mrs Lisa Julia Nebel ((TU Dresden) )
    • 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
      Container build without root


    • 2:20 PM 2:40 PM
      SPANK plugin to start root VMs for building Singularity containers 20m

      Danny Rotscher (TU Dresden)

      Speaker: Mr Danny Rotscher ((TU Dresden))
    • 2:40 PM 3:00 PM
      Podman experiences 20m

      Benjamin Juhl (TU Darmstadt)

      Speaker: Mr Benjamin Juhl (TU Dresden)
    • 3:00 PM 3:15 PM
      Break and networking 15m

      Time for a break and a possibility to network.

    • 3:15 PM 3:35 PM
      Enroot and Pyxis - first experiences at NHR@KIT 20m

      Samuel Braun (KIT)

      Speaker: Mr Braun Samuel (KIT)
    • 3:35 PM 3:55 PM
      TBA 20m
    • 3:55 PM 4:15 PM
      Running JupyterHUB as a service using Docker and Singularity 20m

      Azat Khuziyakhmetov (GWDG)

      Speaker: Mr Azat Khuziyakhmetov (GWDG)
    • 4:15 PM 4:45 PM
      Guest slot (TBA) 30m
    • 4:45 PM 5:15 PM