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HTCondor has a built-in mechanism to transfer binaries and files to and from compute nodes.  If users have relatively small amounts of data and binaries to transfer (<100MB<1 GB per job) or needs need to do ad-hoc job submissions, then this mechanism can be effective.


Before getting started, users should login to and get a copy of the tutorial files:

Code Block
titleSetting tutorial up
% ssh 
$ tutorial htcondor_transfer
$ cd tutorial-htcondor_transfer

Word Distribution Example

This example will use the HTCondor transfer mechanisms to transfer a binary (distribution) and a file with a list of words (random_words) to compute nodes that are running the jobs.  The condor file that will be used is shown below: