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Spin

Overview

Spin is a container cloud platform* at NERSC designed for you to deploy your own science gateways, workflow managers, databases, API endpoints, and other network services to support your scientific projects. Services in Spin are built with Docker containers and can easily access NERSC systems and storage.

SpinUp Workshop

Attend the SpinUp workshop to learn how to build and deploy your own services in Spin!

Users must attend and complete the workshop to gain access to Spin.

SpinUp includes two instructional sessions, a hack-a-thon session, and optional take-home lessons. NERSC staff will lead the sessions and be on hand to help throughout the program. Participants will learn about the Spin platform, create simple services on their laptops and deploy them in Spin, and conclude by deploying their own custom service. Instruction will also cover maintenance and troubleshooting techniques.

Because SpinUp is hands-on and interactive, space is limited. Applicants must have an active NERSC allocation, a basic understanding of Docker technology, and should have a service in mind to deploy using Docker containers.

Both local and remote participants are welcome.

Upcoming workshops are listed below. Apply now to attend!

February - FULL!

  • Location: Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA
  • Session 1: Orientation: Tue Feb 11, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00p
  • Session 2: Implementing Services: Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:00a – 12:00p
  • Session 3: Hack-a-thon; choose either
    • Option A: Thu Feb 13, 2020, 9:00a – 12:00p
    • Option B: Fri Feb 14, 2020, 9:00a – 12:00p

April

  • Location: Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA
  • Session 1: Orientation: Thu Apr 23, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00p
  • Session 2: Implementing Services: Fri Apr 24, 2020, 10:00a – 12:00p
  • Session 3: Hack-a-thon; choose either
    • Option A: Thu Apr 30, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00p
    • Option B: Fri May 1, 2020, 9:00a – 12:00p

* In cloud terms, a "Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS)" platform.