Spin is a container-based 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.
Training materials from the SpinUp workshops are also available below.
All active Spin users are welcome to make an appointment for hands-on help deploying or troubleshooting their apps in Spin.
Appointments can currently be scheduled during Spin Office Hours every Friday 10:00a - 12:00p Pacific time. Sessions are held over Zoom.
After scheduling, you will receive an email confirmation with further instructions.
This do-it-yourself program is designed for those who want to use Rancher 2 and who have already attended a workshop using Rancher 1 or are joining a project team of well-established Spin users. (The latter is subject to NERSC approval.)
Participants will follow interactive exercises in a self-paced module and may access regular Spin Office Hours sessions with NERSC staff.
Download the self-paced module now to see the topics covered.
Submit a ticket now indicating your NERSC project(s) to get access to the Spin Rancher 2 instance.
New to Spin? Attend the SpinUp Workshop to learn how to build your own services!
This instructor-led workshop is designed for those new to Spin or wanting a thorough refresher. It includes two sessions: 1) a seminar with interactive exercises and 2) an unstructured hack-a-thon. Participants will learn about the Spin platform by deploying a simple service in the first session, then work in small groups to try projects of their own in the second. Instruction will also cover basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
Users must have an active NERSC account and attend a workshop for access to Spin.
A basic understanding of Docker technology is recommended.
Both local and remote participants are welcome, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops are conducted over Zoom.
Download the workshop materials now to see the topics covered.
Apply now to attend one of the workshops listed below. All times are Pacific.
2023 workshops will be scheduled soon; the workshop content and all training materials are being redesigned for the new look and feel of the upcoming Rancher 2.6 upgrade. Stay tuned!
* In cloud terms, a "Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS)" platform.