Daresbury Laboratory Condor Pool

This static information was last updated 3/3/2009. This pool is currently maintained by Rob Allan and Dave Cable.


Name               OpSys      Arch   State     Activity LoadAv Mem   ActvtyTime

animal.dl.ac.uk    LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  2048  0+02:30:04
beaker.dl.ac.uk    LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  2048  0+01:05:04
bunsen.dl.ac.uk    LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  2048  0+01:15:04
fozzy.dl.ac.uk     LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  2048  0+01:10:04
kermit.dl.ac.uk    LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  2048  0+01:05:04
slot1@rjaport.dl.ac LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  1643  0+01:10:04
slot2@rjaport.dl.ac LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  1643  0+23:15:28
slot1@rjavig.dl.ac LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  1643  0+01:10:04
slot2@rjavig.dl.ac LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.000  1643  0+23:15:28
statler.dl.ac.uk   LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.240  2048  0+00:00:04
waldorf.dl.ac.uk   LINUX      INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.010  2048  0+00:00:04
slot1@tardis.dl.ac LINUX      X86_64 Unclaimed Idle     1.000  1024  0+02:40:04
slot2@tardis.dl.ac LINUX      X86_64 Unclaimed Idle     3.420  1024  1+02:40:49
rjavig6.dl.ac.uk   WINNT51    INTEL  Unclaimed Idle     0.020  2030  3+22:01:52

                     Total Owner Claimed Unclaimed Matched Preempting Backfill

         INTEL/LINUX     11     0       0         11       0          0        0
       INTEL/WINNT51     1     0       0         1       0          0        0
        X86_64/LINUX     2     0       0         2       0          0        0

               Total    14     0       0        14       0          0        0

Recent changes include:

  • Move RMCS server to rmcs.dl.ac.uk in Grid DMZ
  • Insall Globus on rmcs
  • Add dl1.nw-grid.ac.uk head node

Forthcoming changes:

  • Install jobmanager-condor on dl1 and rmcs servers
  • Add machines in A27A.
  • Add machines in A27. 2x machines to add plus desktop systems
  • Add machines in A33. New desktop PC plus existing PC.

Installation Procedure on Linux Systems

Further instructions on UW Madison Web site for 7.2.1.

  1. Setup up the condor user, on DL systems this is uid 14168 in group condor which is gid 14168. I've created a script to do this.
  2. As root, download appropriate distro from Condor Web site into /home/condor or /usr/local/src. If the O/S is not matched, try the generic glibc32 tarball. On Gentoo the RHEL3 dynamic version seems to work. Here is the site for Stable release v7.2.1
  3. Unpack the tarball. This will create something like /home/condor/condor-7.2.1
  4. In /home/condor/condor-7.2.1 run "condor_install --prefix=/opt/condor-7.2.1"
  5. You may have to install libstdc++ or a compatibility layer if you dont already have it. On Gentoo "emerge libstdc++"
  6. cd to /opt and create a soft link by doing "ln -s condor-7.2.1 condor". This will be used in subsequent steps and facilitates easy updates. This is also done by the condor_setup_script mentioned below.
  7. Edit /opt/condor/etc/condor_config to allow appropriate hosts e.g. "HOSTALLOW_READ = *" and "HOSTALLOW_WRITE = *" is suitable for a submit node inside a firewall (note: in 7.4.1 it was found that these settings have been changed to ALLOW_READ and ALLOW_WRITE, but the syntax is the same). Everything else is over-ridden in condor_config.local (see below).
  8. You will need to create the init script. On Gentoo this is /etc/init.d/condor and is of SysV style. A sample can be found in /opt/condor/etc/examples/condor.boot which can be copied over and edited. It is however better to use John Kewley's modified script which has start, stop and restart options. It can be found here.
  9. You need a directory called /opt/condor/local.$(HOSTNAME). This should contain condor_config.local of which this is an example modified for tardis.dl.ac.uk on the DL pool.
  10. If you do not have an /etc/profile.d/condor.sh you need to create one, here is an example. Note, this should have been created by the condor_install command.
  11. "chown -R condor:condor /opt/condor/local.$(HOSTNAME) /opt/condor/etc/condor_config". I've created a script to copy the examples and do this part of the setup and it also does the soft link mentioned above.
  12. Do "/etc/init.d/condor start" and sit back. You can access the Web site at http://tardis.dl.ac.uk/Condor to check the status or do "condor_status -pool condor-main.dl.ac.uk"
  13. Don't forget to put ntpd on the machine too for any distributed computing activity.

Using and Testing

Need to source /opt/condor/condor.sh in user's environment somewhere. On some machines we set it in /etc/profile.

Some useful condor commands include:

condor_submit -- submits a job

condor_q -- see your own jobs

condor_q -g -- see all jobs

condor_rm -- kill a job

condor_q -better-analyze -- find out why a job isn't running

A sample job submission script which includes file transfer stuff and submits a linux job from a linux node is:

universe = vanilla
should_transfer_files = YES
when_to_transfer_output = ON_EXIT
requirements = ( Arch=="X86_64") && ( OpSys=="LINUX" )
executable = hostname.sh
output = host.out
error = host.err
log = host.log
notification = Error

Note: executable must be executable!

For more examples see http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/quick-start.html

Information about Globus jobmanager-condor

cp /home/globus/Growl/packages/gt4.2.1-all-source-installer//source-trees/gram/jobmanager/setup/condor/condor.in /usr/local/globus-4.2.1/lib/perl/Globus/GRAM/JobManager/condor.pm

or wherever you have the installed job managers. Edit the BEGIN initialiser as follows:

# RJA done this config by hand
    $condorbin = '/opt/condor/bin';
    $condor_submit      = "$condorbin/condor_submit";
    $condor_rm          = "$condorbin/condor_rm";
    $condor_config      = '/opt/condor/etc/condor_config';

You now need to add some files:


For additional information on this see http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/condor_globus.html

You can set the ephemeral port range used by the Condor jobmanager to the same as Globus by setting LOWPORT=64000 and HIGHPORT=65256 in the local config file.

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