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Singularity is an open source container platform designed to be simple, fast, and secure. Singularity is optimized for compute focused enterprise and HPC workloads, allowing untrusted users to run untrusted containers in a trusted way.

Check out talks about Singularity and some use cases of Singularity on our website.

Getting Started with Singularity

To install Singularity from source, see the installation instructions. For other installation options, see our guide.

System administrators can learn how to configure Singularity, and get an overview of its architecture and security features in the administrator guide.

For users, see the user guide for details on how to use and build Singularity containers.

Contributing to Singularity

Community contributions are always greatly appreciated. To start developing Singularity, check out the guidelines for contributing.

We also welcome contributions to our user guide and admin guide.


To get help with Singularity, check out the Singularity Help web page.

Citing Singularity

Kurtzer GM, Sochat V, Bauer MW (2017) Singularity: Scientific containers for mobility of compute. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177459.

We also have a Zenodo citation:

Kurtzer, Gregory M. et. al. Singularity - Linux application and environment
containers for science. 10.5281/zenodo.1310023

This is an 'all versions' DOI. Follow the link to Zenodo to obtain a DOI specific to a particular version of Singularity.


Unless otherwise noted, this project is licensed under a 3-clause BSD license found in the license file.

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