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Re: [Condor-users] Using Condor as Host for VMWare Virtual Machines

Excellent... :)  Is Condor 6.9.x out yet?

On Dec 13, 2007 9:38 AM, Ian Chesal <ICHESAL@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm trying to determine if Condor would be a good solution for me.
> I currently have a bunch of older, slower machines in my lab that
> I want to somehow cluster together such that I can host multitudes
> of VMWare virtual machines.  Currently, each individual machine is
> only fast enough to host at most one or two virtual machines.

I personally haven't had a chance to play with all of this yet but
Condor is very quickly becoming a VM-friendly tool. Check out this
presentation from Condor Week 2007:


Condor can launch jobs under VMs for you. And as with all Condor
installs you can tell Condor "only run X number of jobs concurrently on
this machine". So you get to tell each machine now many concurrent VM
sessions to allow.

I am very much looking forward to clearing some time in the new year to
play with this. The thought of being able to run my pool on *one* OS and
provide my user's with many Oses and variants via VMs seems like grid
nirvana right now.

- Ian

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