:: Session 13: Day 5: Time 11:00 to 12:30
Condor as an example of High Throughput Computing

Miron Livny and Alain Roy


In this session, Condor will be described with enough depth to allow students to use Condor as a high throughput batch system. Design principles such as matchmaking and ClassAds for information exchange will be described, as well using Condor to run a variety of types of jobs. In addition to running single jobs, higher-level mechanisms for running large sets of jobs will be described.

- An Introduction To Condor [ppt | pdf]


Prof Dr Miron Livny, BSc, MSc

Miron Livny received a BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1975 from the Hebrew University and MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1978 and 1984, respectively. Since 1983 he has been on the Computer Sciences Department faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is currently a Professor of Computer Sciences and is leading the Condor project.
Dr. Livny's research focuses on distributed processing and data management systems and data visualization environments. His recent work includes the Condor high throughput computing system, the DEVise data visualization and exploration environment and the BMRB repository for data from NMR spectroscopy.


Dr Alain Roy

Alain Roy is currently an Associate Researcher with the Condor Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago in 2001, where he did research about advanced reservations for Quality of Service across heterogeneous resources. Today Alain concentrates on creating and supporting the VDT, a grid software distribution used by a variety of grid projects including Open Science Grid, and EGEE. He is also a co-principal investigator on the NMI nanoHUB project which is deploying a grid infrastructure for running nanotechnology jobs.