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RE: [Condor-users] Running MATLAB on Condor

This may not directly answer your question, but is a method for accessing licensed seats with Condor.
You can take advantage of the STARTD_CRON feature to run a program periodically on a Condor host. It is possible to determine what software is installed on a machine (ie: for Windows, you can query the WMI -- there's even a Perl module for doing so). If a given package is found, you can publish that fact (and even the package's version number if you want) as a Machine ClassAd attribute.
You can then tell your jobs to require machines w/that attribute. In this way you are just using machines that already have a license.
It's always a good idea to check with commercial software vendors to ensure they are ok w/this usage.

From: condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of William Patterson
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 2:02 PM
To: condor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Condor-users] Running MATLAB on Condor

Condor Users:


I am very new to Condor.


I would like to know if it is possible to run MATLAB jobs through Condor.  Normally, each CPU needs to be licensed for MATLAB, so I am not sure if running MATLAB is possible.


Yes or no advice would be greatly appreciated.




Bill Patterson

UW-Madison School of Business