CEO: Greg Kurtzer
Sylabs is the commercial company behind the open source Singularity container engine, created by its founders at U.S. Department of Energy labs for High Performance Computing use cases.
The startup based in Albany, California hit the market at the start of 2018 with its first commercial product, Singularity Pro.
Gerg Kurtzer, who pioneered Singularity at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, says workloads requiring high-performance resources need capabilities Docker containers cannot provide.
Sylabs sees an opportunity to expand use of the container engine to new types of computationally intensive applications that require containers to enable portability, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Sylabs also develops a high-performance computing cluster management toolkit called Warewulf.