By gkrish on Apr 01, 2008
Freemat 3.5 is now available on network.com - Sun's Grid Compute Utility.
"FreeMat is a free environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks, and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source." - freemat.sourceforge.net.
Network.com is Sun's Compute Utility tool where you can 'rent out' Sun's powerful hardware to run / test your applications.
Visit network.com for more info.
How to run Freemat 3.5 on Sun Grid ?
1) Go to the Job Catalog section in network.com and 'Checkout' the Freemat 3.5 Job. It should now appear in your 'jobs' section.
2) Create your 'Freemat Data Resource' - a zip file containing your input files and file called freemat.in.
3) The freemat.in should contain the freemat commands to be run. Note that you need to specify only the arguments to the freemat command in the freemat.in file. "FreeMat -nogui -noX -e" is taken by default.
4) Upload your file and point your Freemat Data Resource to the zip (by editing your Freemat 3.5 job)
5) Save and Run the Job!
A sample freemat.in file would like
This will run two Freemat commands, viz
FreeMat -nogui -noX -e HermitianOperatorExample1
FreeMat -nogui -noX -e HermitianOperatorExample2
You can also compile Freemat on solaris and run it via SGE (Sun Grid Engine)
Download the Sample Resource Zip
Go to the Freemat Home Page