Use batch jobs to off-load the execution of long-running computations in the background. For batch jobs, MATLAB® can be closed on the client, and the client can be shut down when the batch job is submitted to another computer or cluster. You can carry out other tasks while the batch job is processing. Batch jobs are particularly suitable when you are working on a compute cluster. Learn more about batch processing and detailed job control in the following sections and this Batch Processing tutorial.