Introduction to Parallel MATLAB at Virginia Tech
These slides are part of the presentation materials for a short course
on parallel MATLAB, as implemented on the Ithaca computer system.
The short course was taught by John Burkardt (Information Technology
Department) and Gene Cliff (Department of
Aerospace and Ocean Engineering)
sponsored by Virginia Tech's Advanced Research Computing (ARC) facility,
and presented through the Faculty Development Institute (FDI).
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an image of an IBM iDataPlex system.
a snippet of an integral equation code that had problems.
a "fixed" version of the integral equation code.
a screen shot of MATLAB's profile command report on the MD program.
a plot of the speedup of the MD program with increasing numbers of
a diagram that suggests how multiple copies of MATLAB can cooperate,
some on the user's machine and others on a remote system.
a program to count the number of primes less than N.
commands to run the prime number calculation in parallel.
a Virginia Tech logo.
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Last revised on 15 August 2009.