Sylabs was founded by the creators of Singularity, the Open Source container technology that not only dominates High Performance Computing, but also brings HPC-like workflows to the enterprise. Singularity fills the gap between microservice-oriented container technologies and full virtualization by providing a way to easily move batch-job style workloads over the network and achieve bare-metal performance, without compromising security. Our customers rely on SingularityPRO, our stable LTS version of Singularity , for their enterprise containerization needs.
The open source release of Singularity will never go away, will continue with a more rapid release schedule than that of Singularity Pro, and will benefit from Sylabs momentum.
Sylabs will be officially maintaing and supporting chosen releases of the Open Source version of Singularity as Singularity Pro. Singularity Pro packages will be on a slower release cadence with respect to the Open Source version to better facilitate Sylabs customers needs.
Gregory Kurtzer, the founder of Singularity and CEO of Sylabs, is also the founder of two other Open Source projects: CentOS and Warewulf. Gregory has a strong history of supporting the open source community. He is firmly committed to being the best possible steward to the open source project and its community.
Along with Gregory, the members of the Sylabs team are committed to building on the foundation of the open source community. Sylabs will only be successful via the joint partnership of the open source community, Sylabs employees, our Service Partners, and more importantly the customers who build their infrastructures on our products.
To that point, we are actively seeking a community manager to help with this project. If you have experience in this type of role, do get in touch with us.