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Parallel MATLAB tutorial offered by Cornell and Purdue

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: September 20, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) and Purdue University announced that their tutorial “Running Parallel Simulations and Enabling Science Gateways with the NSF MATLAB Experimental Resource” was selected by the SC10 Technical Program Committee and will be offered from 1:30 pm- 5:00 pm, Monday, November 15, 2010 at the New Orleans Convention Center. The tutorial is co-sponsored by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN).

Cornell University in partnership with Purdue University received a National Science Foundation award to deploy a new experimental computing resource called “MATLAB on the TeraGrid.” This cluster provides a parallel MATLAB resource which is available from a MATLAB client running on a user’s workstation, allowing their application to grow from a local machine to the remote cluster. The same paradigm allows Science Gateways using the cluster as a backend to integrate MATLAB code into their job submission framework.

This tutorial will include instruction on how to use the MATLAB on the TeraGrid cluster both as an extension of MATLAB on the desktop and as a simulation tool for Science Gateways. Participants will learn how to seamlessly shift work to a remote cluster operating at the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing as well as how nanoHUB uses this cluster resource to enable hundred of users to run parallel MATLAB code. Tutorial instructors are Susan Mehringer and Steve Lantz of Cornell University and Steven Clark of Purdue University.

Complete information on SC10 tutorials is available at For details on the MATLAB on the TeraGrid project, please visit

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) is a leader in high-performance computing system, application, and data solutions that enable research success. CAC is funded by Cornell University, the National Science Foundation, and other leading public agencies, foundations, and corporations. For more information, visit

The NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) is a network of universities with a vision to pioneer the development of nanotechnology from science to manufacturing through innovative theory, exploratory simulation, and novel cyberinfrastructure. NCN students, staff, and faculty are developing the science gateway while making use of it in their own research and education. Collaborators and partners across the world have joined NCN in this effort. serves over 8,800 users annually with over 348,000 simulation runs.

SC10, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. For more information on SC10, please visit: