Software Update: HTCondor 9.8.1/9.0.12

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The HTCondor Team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has released new development and stable versions of its workload management system HTCondor. The version numbers have ended up at 9.8.1 and 9.0.12. HTCondor focuses on the management of compute-intensive tasks and can distribute them over several connected nodes. The user sends his task to HTCondor, after which it handles the process based on set policies and the availability of connected resources, and finally sends the results back to the user. HTCondor can, for example, control a dedicated Beowulf cluster, but also regular desktops that have nothing to do for a while. During the day SC16 Google, Fermilab and the HTCondor Team have a 160k-core cloud-based elastic compute cluster demonstratedand in 2020 the National Science Foundation chosen HTCondor as part of its Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing† The summary changes to these releases are as follows:

HTCondor Release Highlights

Feature Channel

  • 9.8.1
    • Fix HTCondor startup failure with certain complex network configurations
  • 9.8.0
    • Support for Heterogeneous GPUs, some configuration required
    • Allow HTCondor to utilize grid sites requiring multi-factor authentication
    • Technology preview: bring your own resources from HPC clusters

Long Term Support Channel

  • 9.0.12
    • Fix bug in parallel universe that could cause the schedd to crash
    • Fix rare crash where a daemon tries to use a discarded security session
  • 9.0.11
    • The Job Router can now create an IDTOKEN for use by the job
    • Fix bug where a self-checkpointing job may erroneously be held
    • Fix bug where the Job Router could erroneously substitute a default value
    • Fix bug where a file transfer error may identify the wrong file
    • Fix bug where condor_ssh_to_job may fail to connect

Version number 9.8.1/9.0.12
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows 11
Website HTCondor
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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