The FieldTrip-engine toolbox facilitates distributed computing on a massive multicore computer without requiring the MATLAB parallel toolbox. It uses the MATLAB engine interface to start multiple instances of MATLAB and distributes the work between them.

The goal of this toolbox is to provide you with an easy MATLAB interface to distribute your jobs that is compatible with the MATLAB feval and cellfun functions.

This FieldTrip-engine toolbox is compatible with the FieldTrip-qsub toolbox that allows you to distribute your computations to a distributed Linux cluster. The qsub toolbox supports Linux clusters with Torque and other PBS versions, Sun Grid Engine (SGE), Oracle Grid Engine and with SLURM as the batch queueing system.

This toolbox has been developed as part of the FieldTrip toolbox, but can be used separately. See http://www.fieldtriptoolbox.org for general details on the FieldTrip project, http://www.fieldtriptoolbox.org/development/qsub for specific details on the qsub toolbox or see http://www.fieldtriptoolbox.org/faq for questions.