This tutorial (hands-on short course) introduces the use of Containers using the Charliecloud software suite. Exercises will be performed using the ACES cluster, a composable accelerator testbed at Texas A&M University. No prior experience with containers is required.
This course will provide participants with background and hands-on experience using basic Charliecloud containers for HPC applications. We will discuss what containers are, why they matter for HPC, and how they work. We’ll give an overview of Charliecloud, the unprivileged container solution from Los Alamos National Laboratory's HPC Division. Participants will build toy containers and containerize real HPC applications, and then run them in parallel on a cluster.
More information about this tutorial at https://hprc.tamu.edu/training/aces_containers.html