Singularity - Containers on BioHPC

Singularity - Containers on BioHPC

BioHPC has made the singularity container system available on the Nucleus cluster. Singularity allows you to run programs inside containers, which are isolated environments containing everything a program needs to run. Although the nucleus cluster runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, using a container you can run software that e.g. requires Ubuntu 14.04.

An initial guide to using containers on BioHPC is now available on the portal, and will be updated regularly over the coming weeks.

Note that SIngularity on BioHPC should be considered a technology preview - some features will remain unavailable until the Nucleus cluster is upgraded later in the year.

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