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Re: [HTCondor-users] best practices for data untar/unzip

Hi Dimitri,

Is this pretty much the same tar file?

There were a couple of presentations at the 2015 HTCondor Week on various data caching patterns on the worker nodes, using technology like squid and interfacing with htcondor.

You might be able to get a better idea from those.


There were a couple of talks on the Wednesday.

Cheers, Iain

On Oct 31, 2016, at 19:07, Dimitri Maziuk <dmaziuk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi everyone,

we have jobs that transfer a gigabyte zipped tarball of data, unzip and
start crunching. The problem we're running into is when, say, 16 of them
land on a 16-core worker node at once, the untar'ing completely chokes
the drive. To the point where condor daemons wait too long trying to
write their logs and die with status 44.

I expect that's a fairly common job pattern and I'm wondering what would
be the best way to deal with it (FVVO "best"). Any suggestions?

Dimitri Maziuk
BioMagResBank, UW-Madison -- http://www.bmrb.wisc.edu

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