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Singularity Alternatives

Singularity is described as 'container solution with a focus on building reproducible software stacks and running them most efficiently on existing HPC, scientific, compute farm and even enterprise architectures' and is an app. There are eight alternatives to Singularity for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and FreeBSD. The best alternative is Docker, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Singularity are Vagrant, Crane, containerd and Packer.

Singularity alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Singularity.
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    Docker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeNAS
    20 alternatives to Docker 

    Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationDocker can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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    Vagrant

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • VirtualBox
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Fusion
    • FreeBSD
    18 alternatives to Vagrant 

    Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases development/production parity, and makes...

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    Crane

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    11 alternatives to Crane 

    Crane is a container image tool that includes building local Docker images; connecting to DockerHub; listing local and remote container images; pushing local images to the DockerHub registry, and importing remote container images into an MLOps platform cluster.

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    containerd

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    17 alternatives to containerd 

    An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability

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    1.  Container Virtualizationcontainerd can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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      Packer

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      4 alternatives to Packer 

      Packer is an open source tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight, runs on every major operating system, and is highly performant, creating machine images for multiple platforms in parallel.

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      rkt

      12 alternatives to rkt 

      rkt is the next-generation container manager for Linux clusters. Designed for security, simplicity, and composability within modern cluster architectures, rkt discovers, verifies, fetches, and executes application containers with pluggable isolation.

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      Discontinued

      According to their Github page at https://github.com/rkt/rkt, the project has been discontinued. The repository has been archived.

    • FreeBSD Jails

      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      • DragonFly BSD
      7 alternatives to FreeBSD Jails 

      The FreeBSD jail mechanism is an implementation of operating system-level virtualization that allows system administrators to partition a FreeBSD-based computer system into several independent mini-systems called jails.

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      1.  Container VirtualizationFreeBSD Jails can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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        Dockercraft

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • Minecraft
        • Docker
        15 alternatives to Dockercraft 

        Docker + Minecraft = Dockercraft. Contribute to docker/dockercraft development by creating an account on GitHub.

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