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How to run matlab on a cluster with Ubuntu

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Pierrot10 on 19 Jul 2017
Hello, I am very new and I have to find a solution for tomorrow :o(...
I have 8 Ubuntu nodes. I create a share folder name /scratch. The /scratch folder is avaiable on all nodes.
I create a matlab script on my mac. The script resize high reslution image from a folder (named source)and move the resized images to another folder name target. The script works fine.
Then I scp the source and target folders and the resize_img.m script to /scratch/pierre/exercise/ of my first node. Matlab is installed in all of my node. Then I ssh my node and I cd to /scratch/pierre/exercise/. From there I run the following command
matlab -nodisplay -r redim_img
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That fine, but now I would like to run the script to all of my nodes to see how long does take the script to resize the images with 1,2,4,6 nodes.
I am a novice and I absoluetly have no idea how to run my script in parallel computing.
Which command should I use to run the split the script on all nodes? Some one fo you can give a way to do my experience? Should I configure my node with a plugin?
FYI: OpenMPI is installed and I can use OpenMPI to run C++ script on all the nodes
many thank for your help

Answers (1)

Sangeetha Jayaprakash
Sangeetha Jayaprakash on 24 Jul 2017
In order to run MATLAB scripts in parallel you might need:
1. a Parallel Computing toolbox license - if its a desktop with 8 nodes or
2. MATLAB Distributed Computing Server license - if its a cluster

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