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Batch Shipyard

Simplify HPC and Batch workloads on Azure

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Batch Shipyard


Batch Shipyard is a tool to help provision, execute, and monitor container-based batch processing and HPC workloads on Azure Batch. Batch Shipyard supports both Docker and Singularity containers. No experience with the Azure Batch SDK is needed; run your containers with easy-to-understand configuration files. All Azure regions are supported, including non-public Azure regions.

Additionally, Batch Shipyard provides the ability to provision and manage entire standalone remote file systems (storage clusters) in Azure, independent of any integrated Azure Batch functionality.

Major Features

Container Runtime and Image Management

Data Management and Shared File Systems


Open Source Scheduler Integration

Azure Ecosystem Integration

Azure Batch Integration and Enhancements


Local Installation

Please see the installation guide for more information regarding the various local installation options and requirements.

Azure Cloud Shell

Batch Shipyard is integrated directly into Azure Cloud Shell and you can execute any Batch Shipyard workload using your web browser or the Microsoft Azure Android and iOS app.

Simply request a Cloud Shell session and type shipyard to invoke the CLI; no installation is required. Try Batch Shipyard now in your browser.

Documentation and Recipes

Please refer to the Batch Shipyard Documentation on Read the Docs.

Visit the Batch Shipyard Recipes section for various sample container workloads using Azure Batch and Batch Shipyard.

Batch Shipyard Compute Node Host OS Support

Batch Shipyard is currently compatible with popular Azure Batch supported Marketplace Linux VMs, compliant Linux custom images, and native Azure Batch Windows Server with Containers VMs. Please see the platform image support documentation for more information specific to Batch Shipyard support of compute node host operating systems.

Change Log

Please see the Change Log for project history.

Please see this project’s Code of Conduct and Contributing guidelines.