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Singularity Containers & Parallel R (Aug.9, 9:00-3:00 PM, ITC171) is a Course

Singularity Containers & Parallel R (Aug.9, 9:00-3:00 PM, ITC171)

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Course Description:

Containerization is an OS-level virtualization method used to deploy and run distributed applications without launching an entire virtual machine for each app.  Containers are "stand-alone", enabling workflows to be easily packaged and shared across platforms, enhancing reproducibility and portability.  This hands-on tutorial will provide an introduction to containers and the basics of running scientific workflows in containers using Singularity on high-performance computing platforms. Additionally, we will present a use case using containers within a parallel R workflow. 

Date/Time: August 9, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


  • 9:00a-12:00p: Containerization (with Andy Monaghan, University of Colorado Boulder) 
  • 12:00p-1:00p: Lunch break (meal not provided)
  • 1:00p-3:00p: Basic parallelization in R (with Tim Kaiser, Colorado State University) 
  • 3:00p-4:00p: Q&A 

Location: Information Technology Center, room ITC171

Instructor: Dylan Perkins, UW ARCC

Important Information:

  • This course will be broadcast via Zoom, but in-person participation is recommended. Contact to request Zoom information.
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  • Please make sure to arrive at least 5 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin.