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Re: [Condor-users] Need to specify execute directory instead of dir_XXX

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 07:21:31AM -0700, Ralph Finch wrote:
> Ahh, I was afraid someone would ask that question.
> I'm using PEST (http://www.pesthomepage.org/Highly-parameterized_inversion.php)
> to calibrate our 1D numerical model of the Delta. PEST has a form of
> parallelization to spin off its 1st derivative calculations on other
> machines in the LAN...like Condor. But PEST's setup is very primitive
> compared to Condor. In particular, the master program has to know the
> full network path of each slave machine's calculation directory,
> because it uses files to signal between master and slaves.  Also, to
> start the slaves on each machine, it expects the user to go to each
> machine, start a command window, and start the slave program by hand.
> This latter job can be done under Condor, but then I need to know the
> execute directory.

Would this be an application for condor_ssh_to_job?
> Perhaps specifying the execute directory name could be an option in a
> future version of Condor.
> Ralph
> > I don't think you can control that name. Why does the application need to
> > know? If it just needs to know the Cwd for the running jobs you can control
> > that with initial_dir on submission. The dir_XYZ can be thought of as just a
> > scratch space for the job.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> >
> > matt
> >
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