Common Software Container Tools

BC Project: FY20-02
Date of Policy: 07 Oct 2020
Last Updated: 14 Mar 2024 (see Revision Log)

This policy requires a "common" version of the software container tool, Apptainer, be available to users on all HPCMP allocated HPC systems. Periodically, the Baseline Configuration (BC) Team will review the version of Apptainer and will designate a newer version to be the common version. This version will be the default for the module command and made available by executing module load apptainer. Other versions of Singularity may be made available by executing module load singularity/<version>.

As of 14 March 2024, the BC common version is 1.2.4.

Revision Log
Date Revision
14 Mar 2024BC common version of Container changed to Apptainer
13 Jan 2022BC common version of Singularity updated to 3.8.4
06 Oct 2020Initial Version