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"MATLAB on the TeraGrid" workshop June 15-16 at Cornell

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

FOR RELEASE: May 5, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. - On June 15-16, 2010, members of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) and The MathWorks will present a National Science Foundation-sponsored training workshop, "Using MATLAB on the TeraGrid," on the campus of Cornell University.

The two-day workshop will focus on how to use "MATLAB on the TeraGrid," a 512-core NSF-funded experimental computing resource located at Cornell. There is no fee for this workshop.

Lectures, labs, and discussions will focus on the system architecture and how to use The MathWorks’ Parallel Computing Toolbox™ to run parallel and distributed tasks locally and on remote resources. Workshop participants will learn how to install and use client software and the Parallel Computing Toolbox to launch MATLAB jobs from a local desktop and run them on the remote cluster at Cornell. Workshop instructors will assist users in code development and porting. Topics will include:

  • Overview of the experimental computing resource
  • Installing client software
  • Speeding up computations
  • Increasing scale with multiple systems
  • Task-parallel programming
  • User experience
  • Data-parallel programming
  • Distributing Simulink® models running on the cluster
  • Best practices

To register for the workshop, please visit Questions regarding the workshop may be directed to "CAC help" at

The "MATLAB on the TeraGrid" experimental computing resource is funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) and grants from Dell, Microsoft, and The MathWorks. System configuration information is available on the project home page at

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