UAB Condor Pilot

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The '''UAB Condor Pilot''' explored the utility to research applications of aggregated unused compute cycles harvested from many computers.  The pilot established a demonstration spare-cycle compute fabric using the [[wikipedia:Condor_High-Throughput_Computing_System|Condor scheduler]] and compared the performance of a [[wikipedia:Docking_(molecular)|molecular docking]] workflow on this fabric and several larger production Condor fabrics to the performance of the same workflow running on our campus compute cluster [[Cheaha]].
 
The '''UAB Condor Pilot''' explored the utility to research applications of aggregated unused compute cycles harvested from many computers.  The pilot established a demonstration spare-cycle compute fabric using the [[wikipedia:Condor_High-Throughput_Computing_System|Condor scheduler]] and compared the performance of a [[wikipedia:Docking_(molecular)|molecular docking]] workflow on this fabric and several larger production Condor fabrics to the performance of the same workflow running on our campus compute cluster [[Cheaha]].
  
The UAB Condor Pilot successfully demonstrated the value of harvested unused compute cycles to the molecular docking workflow.  The results suggest that similar applications, especially those that can scale by repeating the same task on distinct data sets,  will likewise  benefit from the abundant compute resources that can be harvested via a Condor compute fabric. The UAB Condor Pilot ended in May 2012 with the presentation of our results at Condor Week 2012.
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The UAB Condor Pilot successfully demonstrated the value of harvested unused compute cycles to the molecular docking workflow.  The results suggest that similar applications, especially those that can scale by repeating the same task on distinct data sets,  will likewise  benefit from the abundant compute resources that can be harvested via a Condor compute fabric. The UAB Condor Pilot ended in May 2012 with the presentation of [http://research.cs.wisc.edu/condor/CondorWeek2012/presentations/robinson-uab.pdf our results (pdf)] at [http://research.cs.wisc.edu/condor/CondorWeek2012/ Condor Week 2012].
  
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==

Revision as of 11:46, 31 May 2012

The UAB Condor Pilot explored the utility to research applications of aggregated unused compute cycles harvested from many computers. The pilot established a demonstration spare-cycle compute fabric using the Condor scheduler and compared the performance of a molecular docking workflow on this fabric and several larger production Condor fabrics to the performance of the same workflow running on our campus compute cluster Cheaha.

The UAB Condor Pilot successfully demonstrated the value of harvested unused compute cycles to the molecular docking workflow. The results suggest that similar applications, especially those that can scale by repeating the same task on distinct data sets, will likewise benefit from the abundant compute resources that can be harvested via a Condor compute fabric. The UAB Condor Pilot ended in May 2012 with the presentation of our results (pdf) at Condor Week 2012.

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