Silvina Grad-Freilich (Mathworks)
MATLAB is a popular programming environment with over 1,000,000 users worldwide, primarily scientists and engineers engaged in technical computing. In 2004, The MathWorks introduced a product for distributed and parallel computing that enables MATLAB users to take advantage of high-performance environments to solve computationally or data intensive problems. Engineers and scientists can now develop parallel applications independently of the resources that are available for execution; they can prototype applications on their desktops and then scale to a computer cluster without any code changes. This presentation will discuss the additional technical and licensing challenges that are being resolved so that scientist can take advantage of the grid for their collaborative research activities.