Hello, I plan to buy a multi-core HP Workstation to run Matlab/Simulink+toolboxes. The main programs I intend to use only work on R2006a->R2007. I probably need to install two copies of Matlab on the computer. The R2006/R2007 version to run the simulations mentioned above and the latest version for other work.
1. If I run several copies of Matlab/Simulink+toolboxes on one multi-core system, do I need to have more than 1 license?
2. What are the advantages/disadvantages of doing this instead of running the simulations on a cluster of powerful workstations? Which approach is faster to get result? My reasoning is that once a cluster of powerful workstations is available, many people will use it. Then, the system may not be as power as a standalone multi-core Workstation. Any opinion?
3. Assuming that each simulation takes 50GB RAM and I have three copies of Matlab/Simulinks+Toolboxes running on this multi-core system, is it recommended to get more than 50x3GB + whatever amount of memory required by the OS RAM?
4. Which verion (Mac,Windows,Linux) is better suit for my needs?