Performance of Message-Passing MATLAB Toolboxes

  • Javier Fernández
  • Antonio Cañas
  • Antonio F. Díaz
  • Jesús González
  • Julio Ortega
  • Alberto Prieto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2565)


In this work we compare some of the freely available parallel Toolboxes for MATLAB, which differ in purpose and implementation details: while DP-Toolbox and MultiMATLAB offer a higher-level parallel environment, the goals of PVMTB and MPITB, developed by us [7], are to closely adhere to the PVM system and MPI standard, respectively. DP-Toolbox is also based on PVM, and MultiMATLAB on MPI. These Toolboxes allow the user to build a parallel application under the rapid-prototyping MATLAB environment. The differences between them are illustrated by means of a performance test and a simple case study frequently found in the literature. Thus, depending on the preferred message-passing software and the performance requirements of the application, the user can either choose a higher-level Toolbox and benefit from easier coding, or directly interface the message-passing routines and benefit from greater control and performance. Topics: Problem Solving Environments, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Cluster and Grid Computing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Fernández
    • 1
  • Antonio Cañas
    • 1
  • Antonio F. Díaz
    • 1
  • Jesús González
    • 1
  • Julio Ortega
    • 1
  • Alberto Prieto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Technology and ArchitectureETSII, University of GranadaGranadaSpain

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