Sylabs was founded by the creators of Singularity—the high-performance container technology specifically designed to enhance Enterprise Performance Computing by building containers that support HPC, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to provide “intelligence anywhere.”
Singularity fills the gap between microservices-oriented container technologies and full virtualization by easily moving batch-style workloads over the network and achieving bare-metal performance—without compromising security.
Our commitment to open source
Singularity will never go away. The release cadence of the free Community version will be more frequent than that of the SingularityPRO enterprise version, though the open source version will also benefit from Sylabs’ momentum.
Sylabs will officially maintain and support chosen releases of the free Community version in SingularityPRO. SingularityPRO will be packaged and released with a less-frequent cadence to better align with the needs of Sylabs’ customers.
Moving open source forward
Together with Gregory Kurtzer—the founder of Singularity and CEO of Sylabs—the members of the Sylabs team are committed to building upon the open source foundation. Thus the success of Singularity hinges on the existing joint partnership between the open source community, Sylabs, and its service partners, plus the customers who build their infrastructures on Sylabs’ products. Together, we can move open source forward.