I too have been working on using condor to submit to the grid universe, in our case, we are sending to Grid Engine, specifically so that we can continue to
use dagman workflows.
I initially started down the path of BOSCO, but found that ultimately, we didnât need the additional layer because in our setup, the machine where you run condor_submit
is also a submit host to Grid Engine, so the qsub/qstat binaries are already present. So, BOSCO added no value for us.
You say that your machine does not have qsub/qstat, is it possible for them to be added? If not, is it possible for the owners of your PBS environment to identify
one machine that would be allowed to run condor? If neither of those situations are viable, Iâm afraid I wonât be able to provide much help.
But one thing I can mention is that we ran into some scenarios where quoting around arguments can get a little hairy when you have interesting characters in
the parameter values within your DAG. We had to do some interesting manipulation of the arguments in the glite code to make everything work.