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Condor High Thruput Computing System

Myron Livny et al., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

One-line summary: Harvest idle cycles on other people's workstations to run batch jobs. Goals: portability; ease of programming; you control your own workstation. Provide file-based checkpointing (ergo migration), but current Unix trends are making their implementation more and more difficult.

Overview/Main Points


A different philosophy: mostly-support transparent checkpointing and location independence. A research question is: "What would you do differently if you were building Condor today"? Some design alternatives might be:


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