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faq_user

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Spinach software requirements
« 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?

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Re: Spinach software requirements
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 05:57:39 PM »
Linux should be fine, but parallelization is very deeply integrated – no way to run without the Parallel Computing Toolbox.

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Re: Spinach software requirements
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 05:58:06 PM »
I’m assuming that’s always been the case then, so there aren’t earlier versions that don’t have this requirement?

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Re: Spinach software requirements
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 05:58:29 PM »
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.