XSEDE Service Providers Streamline Academic Users’ Access to MATLAB on Supercomputers

November 14, 2016

Nov. 14 — XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, today announced at Supercomputing 2016 that academic users with XSEDE allocations may access MATLAB and other add-on products from MathWorks on XSEDE service provider supercomputers without having to bring their own license. MathWorks has made this solution widely available in order to enable faculty, students and researchers from diverse institutions around the U.S. to more easily access MATLAB and collaborate on each other’s resources as well as on XSEDE supercomputers.

XSEDE is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. A detailed list of the resources that are allocated can be found on the XSEDE website.

“The partnership between MathWorks and XSEDE allows service providers like Indiana University, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the Texas Advanced Computing Center and others to give all academic users access to MATLAB using the service providers’ licenses,” said John Towns, Principal Investigator and Project Director, XSEDE. “This enables the community to use MATLAB on these resources without the need to bring their own license.”

“High-performance computing centers and other XSEDE service providers can now offer MATLAB access to communities of third-party users without the additional overhead and complexity involved in the traditional ‘bring-your-own’ license approaches,” said Silvina Grad-Freilich, senior MATLAB manager at MathWorks. “Visiting professors, students and researchers can now get started with MATLAB instantly and have software access collocated with datasets that require analysis.”

The terms of access to individual service providers are governed by the specific MATLAB licenses of their host institutions. Please contact [email protected] for information.

About XSEDE

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE accelerates scientific discovery by enhancing the productivity of researchers, engineers, and scholars by deepening and extending the use of XSEDE’s ecosystem of advanced digital services and by advancing and sustaining the XSEDE advanced digital infrastructure. XSEDE is a five-year, $110-million project and is supported by the National Science Foundation. 

About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 3000 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit mathworks.com. MATLAB is a registered trademarks of The MathWorks, Inc.


Source: XSEDE

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