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UK Condor week

11 October, 04 10:00 AM - 15 October, 04 04:00 PM, e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, , Edinburgh
Who should attend & Registration
Condor Users' Tutorial
Condor Administrators' Tutorial
Workshop on future UK Condor collaboration
UK & European Condor Activities
Information for Participants

Condor Users' Tutorial

If you want to be a proficient Condor user, come to the tutorial on Monday 11 October.
A Condor pool may be set up and operated by a researcher, a systems administrator or a computing service. It involves identifying machines, describing them, describing their software and specifying the policies controlling their use. It may involve negotiating access through firewalls, convincing computer owners that running Condor does not constitute a risk and combining Condor pools across a grid to form a flock.

If you would like to stay to hear more about experience with Condor, you are welcome to stay on Wednesday. If you plan to stay, please register, and indicate you're staying for only part of the time by specifying your leaving date.

To apply to attend this tutorial please use NeSC's event application form.

There will be insufficient work stations for hands on work at NeSC due to the large demand for Monday and Tuesday's courses. We are sorry we do not have more resources. Therefore, if you can it would be very helpful if you could bring a laptop. Please see information for participants for further information on what you should download onto your laptop prior to attending.

Provisional Programme

This programme is PROVISIONAL, and subject to change!

Monday 11th October
Condor Users' and Condor Newbies' day Presented by Miron Livny and his Team

Introduction to Condor followed by Tutorials, workshops and Q & A sessions led by Zachary Miller and Todd Tannenbaum of Condor group, University of Wisconsin, Assisted by John Kewley (CCLRC),Bruce Beckles (University of Cambridge) and Clovis Chapman (UCL).

Heavily oriented to real, hands-on interaction with Condor for beginners or new users, this day will provide the opportunity to install, configure and troubleshoot your own Condor pool, learn how to submit and manage real jobs and get the advice and answers you need directly from members of the Condor team.

1030hrsCondor User Tutorial
Beginners tutorial. Covers submitting jobs, checking their status, putting them on hold, releasing and removing them. Talks about debugging jobs that won't run, managing groups of jobs with DAGMan, and using Condor-G to access grid resources. Also introduces the concept of flocking and glide-in.
1330hrsCondor User Tutorial Continued
1530hrsCoffee Break
1600hrsBuilding on Top of Condor
How to build applications that interface with Condor via the command line or SOAP, and a quick look at the Condor Web Portal
1630hrsFault Tolerance and Reliable Data Placement
How to deal with unexpected failures in a reliable way using ftsh and how to reliably move data using Stork.
1700hrsCondor and BLAST as an Example
Overview of a relatively complicated application of all the above information and technologies using the condor_blast framework as an example.
1730hrsMore hands-on work
1800hrsEnd of Day 1
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