[Beowulf] Docker in HPC

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Nov 26 15:04:48 PST 2013

I know there was some discussion of this previously, and I wanted to 
point out this update


Interesting that the AUFS dependence is now not blocking things.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to play with it in a few weeks in an HPC 
context, to see what the container performance cost is (if anything). 
Hopefully quite low.

If someone has already done this, please post a link.

This is an OS level virtual system.  Not a hypervisor, or a paravisor, 
so it *should*, in theory, be lower latency.  It looks like we can 
generate Docker files trivially from a machine specification in Tiburon, 
though we are very JSON centric these days.

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