posted on August 19, 2014
The demo license for the MATLAB Distributed Compute Server (MDCS) has been extended to September 17!
The MDCS allows MATLAB jobs to launch parfor and SIMD loops across multiple nodes on Itasca. With MDCS there is no need to run pbsdsh or another parallel shell environment to span nodes. Also, jobs can be interactive or batched, and are controlled from within the MATLAB UI. More information about the software can be found on the MathWorks website.
MSI users are invited to test this demo and provide feedback. Please email Evan Bollig at email@example.com to get a settings file and instructions if you wish to participate. MATLAB jobs running on Itasca will burn SUs at the standard rate of 1.5 CPU hours per SU scaled by the size of your job. (So, using this demo assumes you have enough SUs.) The demo has a 256 concurrent process limit (i.e., 32 nodes), shared by all users.
Your feedback and interest will help MSI decide whether the MDCS is worth pursuing. We would also like to know the upper limit on job size that you need.
Contact Evan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.