Containers in HPC, and Beyond

Date and Time: 
Wednesday April 10th 2019
CG Auditorium
Andrew Younge
Container computing has revolutionized how many industries and enterprises develop and deploy software and services. Recently, this model has gained traction in the HPC community through enabling technologies including Charliecloud, Shifter, Singularity, and Docker. In this same trend, container-based computing paradigms have gained significant interest within the DOE. While containers provide greater software flexibility, reliability, ease of deployment, and portability for users, there are still several challenges in this area for Exascale.This talk will bring together key concepts of containerization and HPC to describe and share experiences, tools, and best practices on several orchestrated container efforts already underway. Furthermore, we will discuss some of the current and future use-cases and challenges of containers which are being evaluated within the Exascale Computing Project.
Speaker Description: 
Andrew Younge is a Computer Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories with the Scalable System Software group. His research interests include High Performance Computing, Virtualization, Distributed Systems, and energy efficient computing. The central focal point of Andrew’s work is to improve the usability and efficiency of supercomputing system software. He has a Ph.D in Computer Science from Indiana University, where he was the Persistent Systems fellow and a member of the FutureGrid project, an NSF-funded experimental Cloud testbed. Over the years, Andrew has held visiting positions at the MITRE Corporation, the University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute, and the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Bachelors and Masters of Science from the Computer Science Department at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
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