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RE: [Condor-users] Architechture suggestions for large Condor pool

Also interested in the Linux auth against AD...thanks, ~Brooklin

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      that is big. Have you seen the ppt from condor uk week:


It has some interesting info that may identify hotspots.

BTW how are you doing the authentication against AD for the windows machines and linux machines?

Cheers Paul
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Hi all,

This is more of a general than technical question.  We are investigating and planning the deployment of Condor to about 8,000 to 10,000 machines in  a mixed Linux/Windows environment.

The initial roll out will be to a number of Linux clusters to test the technology, but eventually roll out will occur across several departments.  I'm interested in how people have scaled up to handle clusters in this range, my experience is limited to single submit host/40 machines.. so this is a bit of a jump.

In terms of architechture what should we be thinking about right now? Would people suggest a number of flocked condor pools each with a submit host?  Would a single submit host fall over trying to handle the needs of a potentially large number of on-site users? We're also interested in access control and authentication setups on such a large scale.  (Current authentication is via AD which the Linux clusters also authenticate against).  The ability for certain departments to have priority over their own hardware would be nice, or limiting users to certain pools etc.

I really would be grateful for any pointers to documentation, contact with administrators of other large Condor deployments, or just general thoughts on setup strategy.  I know this is a wide open question, and all feedback would be gratefully received.



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