Using Condor Batch Cluster Processing In Statistics
Path to Condor Utilities
Condor utilities are located in the /unsup area, and the path to the utilities is:
So, to get the current Condor status, execute:
If you use Condor a lot, add Condor to your path:
set path = ( $path /unsup/condor/bin )
Condor Submit Options
You generally can submit Condor jobs from your assigned Linux server (typically deskXX), if you have one. deskXX systems can submit either 32 bit or 64 bit Condor jobs.
Tutorials on Using Condor
Xianhong Xie gave a Statistics seminar/tutorial about using R with Condor back in Feb. 2005. You may want to review the slides
from that presentation.
The Biomedical Computing Group (BCG) has a nice, brief tutorial
on using Condor for Statistics applications, including R. Please check that out, but keep in mind that you need to substitute your own computer names and directories for the examples shown. Also, please note that in their Submit Description Files
, SAS and MATLAB are included as applications that can run under Condor. For Statistics, these cannot be used and only the R description applies. The R executable in Statistics is at
Submitting Long-Running R Jobs Through Condor
There are special options available to execute long-running R jobs through Condor. Please check with SCL (email@example.com
) for additional information on using these options.
- 18 Aug 2010