The SDCC has installed HTCondor (version 6.8) on all Linux compute nodes in SDCC for use in controlling analysis and reconstruction jobs. This distributed batch queuing system implements sophisticated job scheduling and policy-driven resource allocation control, to ensure optimal performance. It can tolerate the failure of any host or group of hosts, it provides job resubmission, checkpointing, job migration, and many other features. It can also make use of specific hosts based on a time schedule or on the current load level. HTCondor has built-in fair share scheduling, guaranteeing access to resources for users or groups of users. The system supports pre and post-execution commands. For more information, please check the HTCondor web site.


HTCondor binaries are installed in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin. Other than making sure that the two directories above are in one's default $PATH, users normally do not have to make any other adjustments to their working environment.


HTCondor manuals are available online from the HTCondor manual page:

Manpages are available for almost all of the HTCondor commands. From any of the farm nodes, you can access these manpages just as you would any other manpage (i.e. man condor_submit). 

HTCondor Links: