The FieldTrip-qsub toolbox facilitates distributed computing on a Linux cluster without requiring the MATLAB parallel toolbox or distributed computing engines. It only requires a standard MATLAB installation on the cluster nodes. Alternatively, it can use the MATLAB compiler to run on clusters where MATLAB is not available.

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. It offers a simple MATLAB interface to distribute your jobs and you do not have to go to the Linux command-line to use the qsub command from there. The 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/qsub for specific details on the qsub toolbox or see http://www.fieldtriptoolbox.org for questions.