Singularity updated on the Flux and Armis clusters

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The latest stable version of Singularity has been deployed on the ARC-TS clusters.

Singularity version 2.5.0 release includes fixes for several high and medium severity security issues. Full release notes can be found at the Singularity github project page.

We have also added default mount bindings that will map in the /home and /scratch directories into any Singularity container when it’s run on the cluster.

For information on how to use Singularity on the ARC-TS clusters see http://arc-ts.umich.edu/software/singularity/

ARC-TS joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) at the University of Michigan has become the first U.S. academic institution to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a foundation that advances the development and use of cloud native applications and services. Founded in 2015, CNCF is part of the Linux Foundation.

CNCF announced ARC-TS’s membership at the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon event in Copenhagen. A video of the opening remarks by CNCF Executive Director Dan Kohn can be viewed on the event website.

“Our membership in the CNCF signals our commitment to bringing cloud computing and containers technology to researchers across campus,” said Brock Palen, Director of ARC-TS. “Kubernetes and other CNCF platforms are becoming crucial tools for advanced machine learning, pipelining, and other research methods. We also look forward to bring an academic perspective to the foundation.”

ARC-TS’s membership and participation in the group signals its adoption and commitment to cloud-native technologies and practices. Users of containers and other CNCF services will have access to experts in the field.

Membership gives the U-M research community input into in the continuing development of cloud-native applications, and within CNCF-managed and ancillary projects. U-M is the second academic institution to join the foundation, and the only one in the U.S.