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Re: [HTCondor-users] Questions concerning the submit file

On 4/18/2019 10:53 AM, Nikolaos Tasios wrote:
> Hello Condor community,
> I want to ask the following questions:
> 1) how can i instruct the condor scheduler in the submit file to assign 
> a specific job in a specific computer?

See https://htcondor-wiki.cs.wisc.edu/index.cgi/wiki?p=HowToAddJobReq

> 2) how can i assign specific computer resources (like number of CPus and 
> memory) at a specific job?

In your job submit file, set request_cpus and request_memory.  This tells HTCondor 
how many resources to allocate on a server for you job, and the remaining resources
on the server can go to other jobs.

Or perhaps you want to know how and administer of a server in a HTCondor cluster
can reserve resources on a server to only run specific types of jobs?  Is so see:


> 3) how can i instruct the condor scheduler through the submit file to 
> copy a whole folder from the submit machine to execute machine?

Just list the name of the folder (subdirectory) in your transfer_input_files, which will move
the directory and its contents into the scratch working directory on the execute node.
If you just want the contents of the folder, put a trailing slash on the name of 
the subdirectory name. 

Details and examples are in the manual at
Also see the condor_submit man page ("man condor_submit"), also available online at
You want to looks at transfer_input_files.

Hope the above helps,