On-Demand Pricing, Billing, and Usage Information

On-Demand Billing for MATLAB Distributed Computing Server

This billing information is specific to the following cloud options: preconfigured clusters in AWS, cloud solutions from MathWorks partners, or custom infrastructure for AWS, Azure, and others.

MathWorks will charge your credit card monthly, in arrears, for the accrued worker-hours of your compute jobs. Monthly billing from MathWorks covers software licensing. MathWorks tracks your usage over a period of 1 calendar month, and rounds up the accumulated software usage. Usage time is accumulated when a pool of workers is open and/or when a job is running. Sign up at no cost, and pay only for what you use.

  • Standard: USD $0.18 per worker per hour
  • Educational: USD $0.07 per worker per hour

Requirements

To be eligible for on-demand licensing with MATLAB Distributed Computing Server, you need:

  • A valid license for MATLAB and Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • A valid credit card that can be used for billing
Availability 
 

On-demand licensing is available in:

  • Americas: United States, Canada
  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.

Alternatives

If you are not eligible for on-demand licensing and you need a license configured for MathWorks Hosted License Manager, contact Sales for an annual or perpetual license or trial, which you can convert at no charge.

On-Demand Billing for MATLAB Parallel Cloud 

This billing information is specific to the following cloud option: MathWorks managed clusters.

MathWorks will charge your credit card monthly, in arrears, for the accrued machine hours of your MATLAB Parallel Cloud sessions. Monthly billing from MathWorks covers both machine usage and software licensing. Usage time is accumulated when a pool of workers is open and/or when a job is running. Sign up at no cost, and pay only for what you use.

  • Standard: USD $6.08 per machine hour
  • Educational: USD $4.32 per machine hour

Each machine can provide up to 16 workers.

This offer is available only in the U.S. and Canada. 

Cost Management and Usage Monitoring

Getting Usage Reports

Using the License Center, you can download a usage report from the On-Demand tab by clicking On-Demand Usage History. This helps you monitor your MATLAB Parallel Cloud (per machine per hour) and/or MATLAB Distributed Computing Server (per worker per hour) usage.

Setting Spending Alerts

You can use the License Center to set a spending alert and check the status of your current spending. The status is calculated like your bill, and it is estimated daily. The spending estimate will be the product of your estimated usage and your billing rate in USD. 

Stopping Activity

You can stop all MathWorks billable activity on your cluster by deleting any running pools and jobs. You can check for running pools and jobs, and then stop them, using the Job monitor.