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'. There are seven 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 (Free, Open Source), Packer (Free, Open Source), rkt (Free, Open Source) and FreeBSD Jails (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2020

    1. 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.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Fusion
      • FreeBSD
      Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      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.
      No screenshots yet
    2. 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.

      Discontinued

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 The repository has been archived.

      No screenshots yet
    3. 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.
      No screenshots yet


    4. An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability Containerd supports OCI images, is designed to work in concert with gRPC and comes with many container lifecycle management features.
      No screenshots yet
    5. A Minecraft Docker client! To visualize and run containers directly from a Minecraft environment.
      No screenshots yet
    Showing 7 of 7 alternatives