SC07: The MathWorks announced yesterday that they’ve added support for multithreading on multicore processors
MATLAB now includes support for multithreaded computation for multicore systems and 64-bit Solaris platforms. Distributing Computing Toolbox now offers capabilities for developing applications that interleave parallel and serial code and interactively prototyping parallel algorithms on a desktop computer by running four local MATLAB sessions.
…”Our group of biochemists, biologists, and physicists uses MATLAB because it lets us focus on solving complex problems over programming details,” said Andreas Korinek, researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. “Distributed Computing Toolbox enabled us to speed up our processing almost 20 to 30 times. We were able to use our cluster productively from the MATLAB environment itself without having to be experts in parallel programming or learning another programming language.”
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