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 login01.osgconnect.org and get a copy of the tutorial files:
% ssh login01.osgconnect.org $ 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: