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Title: Linux containers for fun and profit in HPC

This article outlines options for user-defined software stacks from an HPC perspective. Here, we argue that a lightweight approach based on Linux containers is most suitable for HPC centers because it provides the best balance between maximizing service of user needs and minimizing risks. We also discuss how containers work and several implementations, including Charliecloud, our own open-source solution developed at Los Alamos.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-25168
Journal ID: ISSN 1044-6397
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
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Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1044-6397
Publisher:
USENIX Association
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING
OSTI Identifier:
1398926

Priedhorsky, Reid, and Randles, Timothy C. Linux containers for fun and profit in HPC. United States: N. p., Web.
Priedhorsky, Reid, & Randles, Timothy C. Linux containers for fun and profit in HPC. United States.
Priedhorsky, Reid, and Randles, Timothy C. 2017. "Linux containers for fun and profit in HPC". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1398926.
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