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Linux.com: Setting up a Condor Cluster

Sep 06, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M. Shuaib Khan)

"Have you ever been in a situation where you had to run multiple instances of the same application, with different input data each time, in sequence, because the job was too computation-intensive and your machine not powerful enough to run all the instances simultaneously? The solution to that problem could be to harness the machines that are already connected to your local network and apply their unused CPU cycles to your projects. Condor, a specialized batch system for managing compute-intensive jobs, may be your answer.

"Condor lets you queue multiple jobs, searches for free machines on the network (those with no keyboard activity, no load average, and no active Telnet users), and submits jobs to them, then returns the results to the machine from where it was submitted..."

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