Sorry, let me be more specific on what my needs are.
We have a distributed computing environment (PBS/Torque cluster). We would like to be able to submit a CellProfiler job to one of compute nodes, and assign other compute nodes as worker machines. As far as I am aware, this is possible on Windows by running CellProfiler.exe and then, on another machine, run analysis_worker.exe and pass in the IP of the machine running the main CellProfiler job, which then queries the main machine for jobs.
My problem is that it is not clear how to replicate this functionality on a collection of non-Windows machines.