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[Condor-users] "Condor" name changing to "HTCondor"
- Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:17:44 -0500
- From: Todd Tannenbaum <tannenba@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [Condor-users] "Condor" name changing to "HTCondor"
In order to resolve a lawsuit challenging the University of
Wisconsin-Madison's use of the "Condor" trademark, the University has
agreed to begin referring to its Condor software as "HTCondor". Starting
in the end of October and through November of this year, you will begin
to see this change reflected on our web site, documentation, web URLs,
email lists, and wiki. We will keep the community updated as these
changes take place.
* Will this change how the software is used?
No. While the name of the software is changing, nothing about the naming
or usage of the command-line tools, APIs, environment variables, or
source code will change. For example, to submit a job, users will still
run "condor_submit", and the environment variable to point to the
configuration file is still called CONDOR_CONFIG. Portals, scripts,
gateways, and other code built on top of the Condor software should not
have to change at all when HTCondor is installed.
* Why the name HTCondor ?
The letters at the start of the new name ("HT") derive from the
software's primary objective: to enable high throughput computing, often
abbreviated as HTC.