The HTCondor software periodically sends short messages to the HTCondor Project developers at the University of Wisconsin, reporting totals of machines and jobs in each running HTCondor system. An example of such a message is given below.
The HTCondor Project uses these collected reports to publish summary figures and tables, such as the total of HTCondor systems worldwide, or the geographic distribution of HTCondor systems. This information helps the HTCondor Project to understand the scale and composition of HTCondor in the real world and improve the software accordingly.
The HTCondor Project will not use these reports to publicly identify any HTCondor system or user without permission. The HTCondor software does not collect or report any personal information about individual users.
We hope that you will contribute to the development of HTCondor through this reporting feature. However, you are free to disable it at any time by changing the configuration variables CONDOR_DEVELOPERS and CONDOR_DEVELOPERS_COLLECTOR, both described in section 3.3.15 of this manual.
Example of data reported:
This is an automated email from the HTCondor system on machine "your.condor.pool.com". Do not reply. This Collector has the following IDs: HTCondor: 6.6.0 Nov 12 2003 HTCondor: INTEL-LINUX-GLIBC22 Machines Owner Claimed Unclaimed Matched Preempting INTEL/LINUX 810 52 716 37 0 5 INTEL/WINDOWS 120 5 115 0 0 0 SUN4u/SOLARIS28 114 12 92 9 0 1 SUN4x/SOLARIS28 5 1 0 4 0 0 Total 1049 70 923 50 0 6 RunningJobs IdleJobs 920 3868