Use of Docker for deployment and testing of astronomy software

  title={Use of Docker for deployment and testing of astronomy software},
  author={Dave Morris and S. Voutsinas and Nigel C. Hambly and Robert G. Mann},
  journal={Astron. Comput.},
We describe preliminary investigations of using Docker for the deployment and testing of astronomy software. Docker is a relatively new containerisation technology that is developing rapidly and being adopted across a range of domains. It is based upon virtualization at operating system level, which presents many advantages in comparison to the more traditional hardware virtualization that underpins most cloud computing infrastructure today. A particular strength of Docker is its simple format… 
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