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Supercharge Your LAN With Condor, Part 2

Sep 25, 2008, 20:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"In the previous article of this 2-part series, you got your Condor client and server set up. Now let's test them out by submitting a job.

"First, you'll need to set the CONDOR_CONFIG environment variable to the location of your condor_config file.

"Next you have to create a Condor submit file. This tells Condor what your job is, how to run it, and what its requirements are. Here's a very basic example:

Executable  = test.sh
Log         = test.log
error       = test.error
Universe    = vanilla
Queue

"This tells Condor to queue up one copy of test.sh for execution (a good test.sh for our purposes might be one that echos the date to a file, sleeps 5 seconds, and then echoes the date again to the same file). No platform is specified, so the default is to make it the same OS and architecture as the machine that the job was submitted from (so on the machine I'm writing this on, that would be i386 Linux). A log file is given, and somewhere to put stderror. No input or output commands are given, so stdin and stdout will both go to /dev/null."

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