STFC Condor

STFC Condor Pool (External Pages)

What is the STFC Condor Pool?

The STFC Condor Pool is a heterogeneous collection of computing resources at both Daresbury and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories. Although there are a few dedicated machines in the pool, most of them are personal workstations running variants of Linux and Windows.

What is Condor?

Condor is a distributed High Throughput Computing (HTC) resource management system developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is used to utilise otherwise unused CPU cycles to execute submitted jobs in the background at a low-priority so that they do not interfere with a resource's normal workload. Submitted jobs are matched to appropriate machines capable of performing the calculation.

How heterogeneous is the pool?

The STFC pool consists of a wide variety of Linux and Windows machines. There are a total of machines in the pool, of which are setup for submission only. The remaining execute machines run different operating system variants on their processors. This makes the pool especially useful for testing the portability of multi-platform build scripts.

Pool details

Further information on the pool is available on within STFC's internal web pages.




The following projects have been / are using / are expecting to use the STFC Condor Pool.

Other Links

For further information on the CCLRC Condor Pool, please contact (, Science and Technology Facilities Council e-Science, Daresbury Laboratory.