This is a Base Image that is then used to build software in a highly reproducible and portable way.
Despite it might seem to perfectly overlap Docker functionality, it is in fact complementary to Docker
- Software built using EasyBuild can be reproducibly built in other environments (i.e. HPC clusters, shared workstation) without root priviledges
- EasyBuild has a more controlled, reproducible, systematic and documented mechanism to install software than other tools such as
Docker Pull Command