Installing and Configuring MATLAB Parallel Server

Parallel Computing with MATLAB on a Cluster

Parallel computing with MATLAB® on a cluster requires two products:

  • MATLAB Parallel Server™, which should be installed on each computer of the cluster that performs the computation.
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox™, which should be installed on the computer where you write your applications.

Installing the Current Release

The online documentation for MATLAB Parallel Server provides complete instructions and reference for installation and configuration covering all supported schedulers

If you are using the MATLAB job scheduler that ships with the product, you can use the quickstart guide specific to MATLAB job scheduler.

Read the system requirements for these products before proceeding with either the documentation or the guide.


To install and configure these products, you must have an activated License File and a File Installation Key, which you download from the License Center at the appropriate time in the installation procedure.

Getting Help

If you have questions at any point in the installation, configuration, or licensing procedure, contact MathWorks Installation Support.