Some Older News Items (from 1997 to 2004)
Oct/Nov 2004, An interview with Miron Livny in the article "voices: the grid" in the Symmetry magazine.
September 2004, "The Matchmaker and the Grid" by Art Wittmann in Network Magazine provides an overview of Condor.
December 2003, "DVD Transcoding via Linux Metacomputing" by F. J. Gonzalez-Castaño, R. Asorey-Cacheda, R. P. Martinez-Alvarez, E. Comesaña-Seijo and J. Vales-Alonso in Issue 116 (December 2003) of the Linux Journal. Discusses using Condor for thier work. "While providing functionality similar to that of any traditional batch queuing system, Condor's architecture allows it to succeed in areas where traditional scheduling systems fail." "As a result, Condor can be used to combine seamlessly all the computational power in a community."
October-December 2003, "Management with Condor (Part 1)" (Part 2) (Part 3) by Forrest Hoffman in Linux Magazine. A series of articles that summarize and discuss cluster installation and usage of Condor.
February 2003, "An Interview With Visionary Miron Livny of University of Wisconsin" by Neil Alger in GRIDtoday. Professor Livny discusses Condor, Condor-G, Condor's users, and the future of Condor.
October 2002, ""Student Initiative revolutionises computing in the School of Physics" in The University of Edinburgh Bulletin
July 2002, "National Science Foundation Boosts Grid Computing" by Paul Shread in Grid Computing Planet notes Condor-G's involvement. "The combined result is a full-featured front-end for computational Grids, letting the user manage thousands of jobs running at distributed sites. It provides job monitoring, logging, notification, policy enforcement, fault tolerance and credential management."
June 24, 2002 - "Tap desktop processing power" by Scott Lowe in TechRepublic. "Condor is an amazingly powerful, elegant solution for distributed systems."
March 2002, "Vouching for Condor" by J. William Bell at NCSA Alliance. Maria Ferreyra used Condor in her analysis of the effects of school voucher programs. "This computation took about a week, and, by the time Ferreyra was finished testing the model and working the bugs out, she ran the model about 15 times. Working on a single-processor desktop computer, the computations would have taken about 24 years, according to [Condor staff member Peter] Keller."
February 2002, "The Grid: A New Infrastructure for 21st Century Science" by Ian Foster on Physics Today. "The University of Wisconsin's Condor-G system (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor) is an example of a powerful, full-featured task broker.
January 2002, "100 lab computers do 3 years of work in 2 weeks" from Inside Purdue, Purdue's faculty-staff newsletter. "Campbell and Whitson, who are equally delighted, say the OVPIT staff will continue using Condor program and will greatly expand its use."
December 1, 2001, "Flight of the Condor," part of the "Collective Brainpower" feature in CIO Insight. "Condor regularly delivers 400 CPU days per day of essentially 'free' computing to academics at the university and elsewhere, more than many supercomputer centers."
October 2001, from the Wisconsin Week, a press release about one of our newest projects.
"Historic Advances: Scientific Clustering Paves the Way" by Steve J. Chapin at TechWeb mentions Condor.
2001, "Planets Prefer Wacky Orbits," by Kenneth Chang, at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Page 3: Computer Clusters discusses the use of Condor. Condor was used for simulations of planetary orbits. "On a single workstation, the calculations would 'take forever,' Rasio says. 'Here we can do thousands of integrations on the order of weeks. It's a very nice system." Eric Ford says, "For example, I find the Condor scheduling and transparent file handling preferable to the Origin2000's scheduler and multiple disks."
2001, NETCARE uses Condor to enable electronic design automation.
August 2001, "The State of Distributed Computing." John Ruley interviews John Towns of NCSA in Byte.com about the NCSA distributed computing project.
July 2001, "UW's Condor works like a super computer" (archived link) by Lynn Welch in the Capital Times.
June 2001, an article on the success of the GriPHyn project as part of the CMS project.
January 5, 2001, "Cluster Technologies and Software," from Microsoft. Descriptions of cluster technologies and software.
December 2000, "Internet Computing and the Emerging Grid" by Ian Foster in Nature Web Matters.
December 2000, "UW's Condor links PCs for supercomputing" by Lee Bergquist in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "'This is a very mature product for coming out of academia,' said Jeff Terstriep...."
December 2000, "Condor in Chorus at CERN," thanks from Helge Meinhard at CERN.
November 2000, Red Herring Magazine lists Condor as a top ten trend. Within the Contents off to the right, click on Distribute The Wealth under the Computing heading.
October 2000, "Desktop revolution: UW's Condor scavenges for power" by Brian Mattmiller in Wisconsin Week
July 2000, "Nug30 solved on The Grid" in Primeur Monthly. "The Condor high-throughput computing system was used to harness the power of desktop computers and commodity clusters by monitoring their status and running jobs on them when they are available."
July 6, 2000: "OK, What's NUG30 Times Pi?" On the Condor's role in solving NUG30 in Wired Magazine "Because the Condor system tapped into idle PCs and workstations that the labs already owned, it saved a fortune compared to the costs of booking supercomputer time."
January 2000, Condor helps in light polarization calculations as part of Be star research.
Summer 1999, "NAS Condor Population Expands to Hundreds" (PDF) by Wade Roush in the NAS news. Describes experience with Condor. "Workstations caught dozing for more than a few minutes are now being put to work by Condor...."
September 1997, "Wisconsin Condor Assists Illinois Mathematician", National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Condor assisted William Galway in his research effort towards locating pseudoprimes. "Condor flew to the rescue this summer when a University of Illinois graduate student needed some help finalizing his computational research."
August 1997, "UW Computing Network Takes Flight With Intel Grant."
June 27, 1997, "High Throughput Computing: An Interview with Miron Livny, by Alan Beck, HPCwire