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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.

For more general information, see the Spin web page.

Accessing Spin

Users must have an active NERSC account and complete an instructor-led workshop or self-guided training for access to Spin.

The Rancher system is available at .

The NERSC container image registry, used in conjunction with Rancher, is available at .

Get Started and Get Help

For information about required instructor-led workshops and self-guided training, see the Spin Training & Tutorials page.

External Resources

When developing containerized applications, there are several external resources and communities to draw knowledge from. Here are a few starting places.

Resource Link
Docker Container Runtime Documentation
Podman Container Runtime Documentation
Rancher Kubernetes Environment Documentation
Kubernetes Container Orchestration Documentation
Helm Documentation (Kubernetes Package Management)