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Requirements for Using Cloud Center

  1. You need access to one of the last four releases of MATLAB® and Parallel Computing Toolbox™. After each new release, support for the oldest release will continue for at least 8 weeks to allow you to migrate to a supported release. For example, after R2019a was released, there was a migration period in which support for R2017a continued before support was removed.

    • To find out which release version you are using, start MATLAB and type 'ver'.

  2. You need network access to cloud resources.

    • To check that you have network access to cloud resources, on the Home tab, select Parallel > Test Cloud Connection.

    • For more information on server sockets accessed by the MATLAB client to connect with cloud resources, see Server Sockets Accessed by Client.

    • If you see an error and are unable to connect to the Cloud, contact the Installation Support team at Try to provide the exact error message.

  3. You need a MATLAB Parallel Server™ license configured to use online licensing. For more details about online licensing, see Online Licensing for MATLAB Parallel Server.

  4. You must have an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.

    • Create and activate your AWS Account.

    • Your AWS account needs access to EC2 instances in Amazon regions supported by Cloud Center.

      • Only Linux-based Amazon Machine Images (AMI) are available via this application. MATLAB code is generally compatible between different operating systems, but you must use Linux-specific versions of executable files or programs. You cannot use Windows– or Mac– specific files, such as user-defined MEX-files, Excel spreadsheets, databases, third-party applications.

      • Cloud Center does not support the instance types available for the free tier.

    • You might need to contact AWS to raise your service limits for the specific EC2 instances that you wish to use. EC2 instance type limits are based on region and instance type. For more details on instances and regional availability, see Choose Supported EC2 Instance Machine Types. Note that AWS has a policy regarding a waiting period before increasing limits for new customers. For more information, see:

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