MATLAB Parallel Server in Red Cloud

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Assumptions

  • The MATLAB R2016a client, including the Parallel Computing Toolbox (PCT), is installed on your local workstation.
  • First time login has been completed.
  • Create key pair has been completed.

Create a Security Group

Create a Security Group for your Matlab clusters with the following ports open. In the Eucalyptus Management Console, you can use the "Use my IP address" link after entering the Custom TCP port ranges and the standard SSH port.

TCP (14000 - 15000) <your client IP address>/32
TCP (22) <your client IP address>/32
TCP (27000 - 28000) <your client IP address>/32

Start Matlab Cluster

Currently one-node cluster is supported. Multi-node cluster support is forthcoming.

On the Euca Console (Red Cloud ITH):

  • From the dashboard, click on the "Launch Instance" button.
  • Select emi-b10e13b4 on the "Image" screen. Click on the Next button.
  • On the "Details" screen, select the desired instance type. One Matlab worker will be started per CPU in the instance. Click on the Next button.
  • On the "Security" screen, select the ssh keypair you'd like to use to access the instance via ssh (optional), and select your Matlab security group.
  • Click on "Launch Instance"
  • After the instance is running, the Matlab cluster should be reachable at the public IP address of the instance within 2 minutes.

Note: after you finish using your Matlab cluster, remember to stop or terminate the instance on the Euca Console to stop charges against your Red Cloud subscription.