Greg Kurtzer of LBNL Launches SingularityWare, LLC

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Over at the Singularity Blog, Greg Kurtzer writes that he has created a new organization, SingularityWare, LLC. In partnership with RStor, the new company will be dedicated to further developing Singularity, supporting the associated open source community and growing the project.

RStor is not only interested in the success of Singularity, as an open source, scientific enabling platform, but they are bringing their own very compelling and much needed cloud based storage/RDM platform to market. A partnership like this (containerized computing coupled with a cloud based storage platform) offers a very exciting and synergistic value to research computing. In addition to continuing my leadership of Singularity (and the new LLC), I will be maintaining my association with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as a scientific advisor as well as continuing other efforts I am associated with (e.g. Warewulf and OpenHPC). This means that I now have the resources and ability to both offer support for Singularity and hire key developers, and I would like to invite interested people to send me your resume!

Kurtzer is looking to hire both part time and full time staff engineers as well as University collaborations to fund interns, graduates and postdocs for Singularity development and relevant involvement.

Singularity combines software packaging models (such as RPM) with minimalistic containers to create very lightweight application bundles which can be simply executed and contained completely within their environment or be used to interact directly with the host file systems at native speeds. A Singularity application bundle can be as simple as containing a single binary application or as complicated as containing an entire workflow and is as flexible as you will need.

Gregory M. Kurtzer is currently the IT HPC Systems Architect and Technology Developer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His specialties include Linux (environment, services and deep system internals), open source and development (Perl, C, SQL, PHP, HTML, etc.); HPC applications, administration, automation and provisioning of large scale system architectures. Along with his solid reputation for sparking new trends, Kurtzer has created, founded, built and contributed to communities with install counts in the millions of users, and numerous breakthrough projects including CentOS Linux, Caos Linux, Perceus, Warewulf and most recently Singularity.

In this video from the 2017 HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference, Greg Kurtzer from LBNL presents: Singularity: Containers for Science, reproducibility, and HPC.

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