XSEDE Capability Delivery Plan for "RC-07: Use a container to create a specific runtime environment on a resource"

Use Case RC-07: Use a container to create a specific runtime environment on a resource

Area: Community Building
URLs: Review

Executive Summary: A community member needs to use a container image on a resource in order to create the runtime environment needed for their work.

Organization: 
XSEDE
First CDP: 2019-10-23
Current CDP: 
Current Implementation Status: 
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Time & Effort Summary: 

About two weeks (0.05 FTE) to compile, review, and publish XSEDE specific user documentation. We assume that container providers document and support their containers which XSEDE shouldn't duplicate.

This capability is currently supported by the following 2 components:
Component User facing? Component’s role in the capability
Service Provider Batch Processing Services yes Enables a community member to submit a batch job that runs the container on a compute node
XSEDE User Portal (XUP) yes Enables the community member to find: 1) cloud resources that could run VMs that support containers (https://portal.xsede.org/resource-monitor), and 2) user documentation on using containers on XSEDE