Spin Dynamics Forum
Spinach support => Simulations => Topic started by: faq_user on November 15, 2013, 05:57:14 PM
The website states that the minimum supported version of Matlab is 2013a (64-bit version) with Parallel Computing Toolbox. Is this toolbox necessary, or is it only really needed for working on more advanced processes?
We were also thinking of running Matlab on a linux distribution. Would there be any issues for Spinach with doing this that you know of?
Linux should be fine, but parallelization is very deeply integrated – no way to run without the Parallel Computing Toolbox.
I’m assuming that’s always been the case then, so there aren’t earlier versions that don’t have this requirement?
Yes, parallelization is fundamental to the kernel architecture, no way to take it out. You would likely appreciate it though – quadrupolar simulations require powder averages, and those would be a factor of eight faster on an eight-core workstation.