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Compiled MATLAB with TORQUE

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Danny
Danny on 3 Jan 2013
I need to process a lot of data in parallel, and then plot the result of that processing. I have access to a cluster (~100 cores), and currently run the parallel data processing using compiled matlab code (mcc -mv), and then using qsub. What would be optimal, however, is to be able to call qsub from within a matlab script, have it submit the jobs to the cluster, wait until they are all completed, and then continue plotting, processing, in serial, in matlab. Is such a thing possible? If so, any help would be great.
Thanks!

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Jason Ross
Jason Ross on 3 Jan 2013
If you have Parallel Computing Toolbox and MATLAB Distributed Computing Engine installed/configured on the cluster, you can set up a direct integration using the Parallel menu (this assumes a number of things -- you have qsub on the path, and a common file system). If you don't have those things, there are examples in matlabroot/toolbox/distcomp/examples that detail how to set up the integration between MATLAB and your cluster for a variety of scenarios.
Once the integration is set up, you can submit the jobs to the cluster using various commands and techniques (batch, job/task, spmd, parfor) from within MATLAB that are detailed in the Parallel Computing Toolbox documentation.
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Danny
Danny on 8 Jul 2013
My school does not provide neither the parallel computing tool box or the distributed computing toolbox to clusters. Thank you for the help, though.

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Muthu Annamalai
Muthu Annamalai on 8 Jul 2013
You may alternatively consider writing a "monitor" thread or app using the MATLAB timer() functionality.

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