I've recently set up MATLAB's Distributed Computing Server for my cluster of 30 workers across three machines. When I run the parpool command for the first time in a MATLAB session, it takes over 30 minutes to connect to the 30 workers. Thereafter, it takes less than 3 minutes. Anyone know why this might be, and how to decrease the wait time?
I have two dual six-core machines (24) and one dual quad-core (8). I'm reserving one core for the client MATLAB session and another for the MATLAB Job Scheduler (at the recommendation of MathWorks). I'm running MATLAB R2013b on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.