Up next in our Research Computing Roundtable series, our panel of HPC experts will be discussing Provisioning: Stateless Vs. Stateful. Don’t miss this exciting and informative live stream!

About Warewulf: Warewulf is a bare metal, stateless, container based, cluster provisioning solution to facilitate operating system deployment and manage large scale clustered hardware resources. Being open source for over two decades and pioneering the concept of stateless node management, Warewulf is among the most successful HPC cluster platforms in the industry with support from OpenHPC, contributors worldwide, and usage from every sector. Today, Warewulf unites the ecosystem with the ability to provision containers directly to the bare metal hardware at a massive scale, simply and flexibly.

About Apptainer: As Docker brought containers into enterprise, Apptainer (formerly Singularity) brought containers into HPC with a containerization strategy that just works for HPC architectures, security models, and use cases.

Now Singularity is part of the Linux Foundation and re-released under a new name for the open source project, Apptainer.

Application Containers: While many container systems are built, designed, and optimized for microservices, Apptainer is for applications and computational use cases.

Portable Jobs and Environments: Apptainer allows you to bring your environments anywhere, creating extreme portability from system to system.

Trusted supply chain / Immutable / Encrypted: Absolute trust in your environment via cryptographic key validation and encryption. Apptainer was created to bring the benefits of container computing to HPC use cases and system architectures.

Apptainer is used pervasively throughout HPC centers as well as other community projects and even commercial vendors. The Apptainer founder and leading developers are all part of CIQ, and we provide enhanced capabilities to customers and partners.

About Rocky Linux: Community Enterprise Linux The Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation is designed to be a community driven, controlled, and architected OS that will stand the test of time.

Compatibility: Rocky Linux is 100% compatible with Enterprise Linux which makes it a simple, drop-in solution.

Stability: A community of vested individuals, organizations and enterprises of every shape and size provides true long-term stability.

Every Cloud, Every OEM, Every ISV: Our vision from the beginning is to have every cloud, every OEM, every component and every ISV vested, compatible and partnering for the good of everyone.

The Ethos of CIQ & The Name of Rocky: CIQ is committed to empowering everyone to do what they do great. Rocky McGaugh, CentOS co-founder and namesake of Rocky Linux, was great at Linux and it is important that everyone know their contributions make a difference in this world.