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Chapter 6
Cloud Computing

Although HTCondor has long supported accessing cloud resources as though they were part of the Grid, the differences between clouds and the Grid have made it difficult to convert access into utility; a job in the Grid universe starts a virtual machine, rather than the user’s executable.

Since version 8.7.0, HTCondor has included a tool, condor_annex, to help users and administrators use cloud resources to run HTCondor jobs.

This documentation should be considered neither normative nor exhaustive: it describes parts of condor_annex as it exists and is implemented as of v8.7.8, rather than as it ought to behave.

 6.1 Introduction
  6.1.1 Use Case: Deadlines
  6.1.2 Use Case: Capabilities
  6.1.3 Use Case: Capacities
 6.2 HTCondor Annex User’s Guide
  6.2.1 Considerations and Limitations
  6.2.2 Basic Usage
  6.2.3 Start an Annex
  6.2.4 Monitor your Annex
  6.2.5 Run a Job
  6.2.6 Stop an Annex
  6.2.7 Using Different or Multiple AWS Regions
  6.2.8 Advanced Usage
 6.3 Using condor_annex for the First Time
  6.3.1 Install a Personal HTCondor
  6.3.2 Prepare your AWS account
  6.3.3 Configure condor_annex
 6.4 HTCondor Annex Customization Guide
  6.4.1 Amazon Web Services
  6.4.2 Azure
  6.4.3 Google Cloud Platform
  6.4.4 SoftLayer
 6.5 HTCondor Annex Configuration
  6.5.1 User Settings
  6.5.2 Logging
  6.5.3 Expert Settings
  6.5.4 Developer Settings
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