Matlab is a powerful high level interactive programming language, which can be used in a variety of applications. Further information can be found on the Matlab  website.

Prior to using Grace you will need to register for an account.  We aim to setup all new accounts within 2 working days.

You will receive a confirmation email which will detail how to use Grace once your account has been created.

There are various ways to use Matlab on the cluster: (Please see prerequisites for Xinteractive below)

XInteractive

Batch

Parallel

Prerequisites for Xinteractive

You will need to install an X11 server (Xming or Hummingbird Exceed) if you wish to use Matlab in a Xinteractive fashion.  Xming is installed on all campus computers by default.  

If you require a copy for personal use, it can be downloaded from the following link free of charge.

Putty also needs to be installed on your PC. This is installed on all campus PC's by default. It will need to be configured as discussed further on in this document.  If you require a copy for personal use, it can be downloaded from the following link free of charge.

For reference purposes a Matlab job submission script is shown below.

#!/bin/sh
#BSUB -q short
#BSUB -J Matlab_job
#BSUB -oo MatJob-%J.out
#BSUB -eo MatJob-%J.err
. /etc/profile
module add matlab/2012b
matlab -nodisplay -nojvm -nodesktop -nosplash -r my_matlab_m_file