HTCondor is a free, open-source distributed processing engine, and it is the product of the HTCondor Research Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). HTCondor’s unique mechanisms effectively harness wasted CPU power from otherwise idle desktop workstations and dedicated Processing nodes. It is ideally suited for the High Throughput Computing (HTC) that ImageStation and ERDAS IMAGINE require.
An HTCondor cluster (pool) includes a Pool Manager, Submitting machines, and Processing nodes. HTCondor for Hexagon Geospatial installs and configures HTCondor for use with ImageStation and ERDAS IMAGINE. The installer also performs the appropriate configuration for each of these machines.
This document describes the setup and operation of an example HTCondor cluster for use with ImageStation and ERDAS IMAGINE. This is one example of many possibilities; any specific configuration is outside the scope of this document.
An HTCondor installation requires IT expertise to identify appropriate hardware, set up, and configuration. Use HTCondor only if you have the necessary IT expertise. Hexagon Geospatial does not support HTCondor issues beyond direct interaction with its software.