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Application Design & Porting Techniques
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Making Containers Easier with HPC Container Maker
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Containers simplify application deployments in the data centers by wrapping applications into an isolated virtual environment. By including all application dependencies like binaries and libraries, application containers run seamlessly in any data center environment. The HPC application containers available on NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) dramatically improve ease of application deployment while delivering optimized performance. However, if the desired application is not available on NGC registry, building HPC containers from scratch trades one set of challenges for another. Parts of the software environment typically provided by the HPC data center must be redeployed inside the container. For those used to just loading the relevant environment modules, installing a compiler, MPI library, CUDA, and other core HPC components from scratch may be daunting. HPC Container Maker (HPCCM) is an open-source project that addresses the challenges of creating HPC application containers. Scott McMillan will present how HPCCM makes it easier to create HPC application containers by separating the choice of what should go into a container image and will cover the best practices to minimize container development effort, minimize image size, and take advantage of image layering. 

 
Topics:
Application Design & Porting Techniques
Type:
Talk
Event:
Supercomputing
Year:
2018
Session ID:
SC1843
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