Sylabs, a global leader in container technology, has announced the release of the “Singularity Containers 101” curriculum. This comprehensive program is designed for college programs worldwide and aims to provide in-depth instruction in container technology. The curriculum is built using the open-source SingularityCE platform and is tailored to prepare students for the next era of data-intensive computing. It will empower the next generation of computer scientists to address complex challenges and innovate within the rapidly evolving landscape of high-performance computing and advanced containerization.

The “Singularity Containers 101” curriculum covers a range of topics including installing Singularity, running containers, building images, and utilizing Singularity’s features. It is compatible with version 3.11 of SingularityCE or SingularityPRO, and future updates will be incorporated as new versions are released. The course is designed for students with an up-to-date major Linux distribution and some command-line experience in bash.

The curriculum includes a series of labs, tutorials, and examples that offer hands-on experience with Singularity containers. It covers various aspects such as converting Docker images to SIF, multi-stage builds, using Singularity container services, and inspecting SIF files. The differences between containers and virtual machines are discussed, along with the critical distinctions between Singularity and Docker.

Adam Hughes, CTO of Sylabs, emphasized the need for advanced container platforms that can handle large-scale systems with distributed processing. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to provide this resource to educational institutions and highlighted its role in shaping the future of computer science. The “Singularity Containers 101” curriculum equips students with the knowledge and tools necessary to build and deploy software on high-performance computing systems with unparalleled efficiency and security.