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Re: [Condor-users] Does CONDOR help on a Non-parallel code?

Thank you for replying my question. Could somebody give me any idea about how it actually happens that using CONDOR decreases simulation time? For example I start simulation of a batch of 5 programs separately on each computer in my pool; how CONDOR helps programs run faster?



On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 6:59 AM, Dimitri Maziuk <dmaziuk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Alankar Alankar wrote:
> Hi All,
> I run ABAQUS on my PC (1.77 GHz Pentium 4). I heard about CONDOR and
> installed on my PC and will add 4 more similar computers to make a pool
> of 5. Could somebody tell me if it will help me in decreasing the run
> time of ABAQUS simulations provided that my ABAQUS simulations are
> non-parallel codes ?

No, that's not how it works. Runtime of single simulation will actually
increase slightly due to overhead. However, you can run 5 simulations at
once (provided your simulations are separate program runs) and get 5x
speedup for a batch of them.

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