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17 June: Introduction to Sarus and FirecREST

FirecREST platform, a RESTful Services Gateway to High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources, is a high-performance and reusable framework that integrates with existing HPC infrastructure, thus enabling access to HPC resources to web-enabled services. 

Join our Zoom meeting on 17 June at 15.00-16.00


FirecREST provides a REST API that defines a set of HTTP methods through which developers can interact using the HTTP/REST protocol architecture. Calls to the REST API received are translated into the appropriate infrastructure requests. Among the most prominent services that FirecREST exposes we find authentication and authorisation, execution of parallel jobs through a workload manager, file-system operations, data mover, system status, system accounting information, etc
Sarus is a software to run Linux containers on High-Performance Computing environments. Its development has been driven by the specific requirements of HPC systems while leveraging open standards and technologies to encourage vendor and community involvement.


Key features

 

  • Spawning of isolated software environments (containers), built by users to fit the deployment of a specific application
  •  Security oriented to HPC systems
  • Extensible runtime by means of OCI hooks to allow current and future support of custom hardware while achieving native performance
  • Creation of container filesystems tailored for diskless nodes and parallel filesystems
  • Compatibility with the presence of a workload manager
  • Compatibility with the Open Container Initiative (OCI) standards:
    • Can pull images from registries adopting the OCI Distribution Specification or the Docker Registry HTTP API V2 protoco
    • Can import and convert images adopting the OCI Image Format
    • Sets up a container bundle complying to the OCI Runtime Specification
    • Uses an OCI-compliant runtime to spawn the container process

Interested in joining the Zoom meeting? Please contact Roger Kvam and you will get the meeting link and password.