Traditional HPC:Utilizing Rocky Linux, Warewulf, & Singularity/Apptainer to Create Turnkey Solutions

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 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.

About Apptainer
As Docker brought containers into enterprise, 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.
Singularity, now Apptainer, was created to bring the benefits of container computing to HPC use-cases and system architectures. Within months of release, Singularity was installed on the majority of HPC systems worldwide and facilitated new and innovative non-traditional HPC use-cases.

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

Today, the open source Singularity project has been moved into the Linux Foundation and renamed to Apptainer to better integrate with container innovations and infrastructure capabilities coming out of enterprise, cloud, and hyper scale like OCI and CNCF

About Warewulf
Warewulf is a bare metal, stateless, cluster provisioning solution to facilitate the operating system deployment and management of large quantities of clustered hardware resources.

Extensible
Easy to change the default functionality, node images, and customize for any clustering use-case.

Scalable
From tens to tens of thousands of compute systems.

Easy
Minimal system requirements, easy to get started, and simple to optimize, customize, and integrate.

Secure
Stateless provisioning supporting SELinux, per-node asset key based provisioning, and access controls.

Lightweight
Warewulf enables HPC applications and doesn’t get in the way.

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 around the world, and usage from every industry..

Today, Warewulf unites the ecosystem with the ability to provision containers directly to the bare metal hardware at massive scale, simplistically while retaining massive flexibility.