Singularity is a widely-adopted open source container platform that implements a unique security model to mitigate privilege escalation risks, and provides a format to capture a complete application environment into a single file. Sylabs provides licensing for SingularityPRO, enterprise level support, professional services, cloud functionality, and value-added plugins for Singularity container platform.
Built on the Singularity Community code base, SingularityPRO includes enterprise-grade features to deliver a strong, highly secure container platform:
Singularity is a container platform that is highly optimized for High Performance Computing (HPC) and Enterprise Performance Computing (EPC). Compared to other container solutions, it allows better leveraging of GPUs, easier use of MPI, secure non-root user access, and coordination with schedulers and file systems. SingularityPRO users enjoy stable supported versions, remote build service, key management system, and enterprise level technical support.
Initially available as an open source container platform for high-performance computing (HPC) environments, Singularity Community is now offered in a PRO version designed to support HPC and Enterprise Performance Computing (EPC) workloads, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning(ML), deep learning (DL), IoT, and predictive analytics.
|Supports Traditional HPC Resources||◎||◎|
|Resource Manager Agonstic||◎||◎|
|SIF: Singularity File Container Format||◎||◎|
|Cryptographically Signed and Verifiable SIF||◎||◎|
|Compatible with OCI Images||◎||◎|
|No Persistent Daemon Processes||◎||◎|
|Support for Non-root Users Running Containers as Themselves||◎||◎|
|Blocks Privilege Escalation within a Container||◎||◎|
|BOYE: Bring Your Own Environment Usage Model||◎||◎|
|Support for AI/HPC Workflows and Architectures||◎||◎|
|Support GPUs Natively||◎||◎|
|Self-Service Support Model(Open Source)||◎||◎|
|Streamlined Security Updates||X||◎|
|Preferred Security Updates||X||◎|
|Signed Singularity RPM/DEB Packages||X||◎|
|Access to Sylabs Cloud KeyStore||Freemium||Premium|
|Access to Sylabs Cloud Container Library||Freemium||Premium|
|Access to Sylabs Cloud Remote Build Services||Freemium||Premium|
A Remote Build Service will enable users to create container images without requiring root or escalated permissions. Resulting SIF containers are stored in Sylabs’ container Library, to provide access to collections of applications and data sets. Also included is a centralized Authentication and Key Management Services interface to manage access privileges to the Sylabs’ services portfolio.
Singularity has the best security for containers available.
Early access to security fixes for SingularityPRO users.
Customers have input on long-term feature development for the product. They can request features that an open source version may not have. In addition, with Singularity 3.0 plugin features, this is an ideal place to have Sylabs to develop custom functionality for your needs. Additional functionality may also include support for specialized hardware devices.
Singularity is the open source container runtime of choice for HPC (and EPC). It has over a million container runs per day, estimated user base of more than 25k, and installed on over 3 million x86 cores. Built especially with this segment in mind, it has wide adoption in labs all over the world.
Maximizing use of GPUs is critical in machine learning. Unlike other container platforms, Singularity can leverage GPUs on the host system with zero configuration keeping containers simple and portable. Just pass the –nv option at runtime.
Pacific Teck provides local support with a back to back contract with the development team at Sylabs. Sylabs sponsors and productizes Singularity, and are uniquely qualified to provide the top tier of support. Sylabs has also hired key members of the Singularity community.
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