Hello, recently I have a large computing problem which I hope to be speeded up by running it on a computer cluster. We don't have an existing cluster so I think I need to build one from scratch. What we do have in our lab are several spare, fast computers, each having a standalong Matlab installation, and of the same version (R2018b). They all have parallel computing toolbox installed. I hope to run my parallel computing jobs on these computers, but does not affect existing Matlab installations on them, as someone else still need to run some light-weight Matlab jobs directly on them. My intention is to run my Matlab job as a background process on these computers using all of their spare CPU time, but these computers does not belong to me so I don't want to affect the usage of their original owners.
However, after reading the documentation of Matlab distributed computing server, I feel a bit confused about how they work. It seems that they need a separate Matlab installation and a separate license on each computing node. What's more, it seems that the computing node cannot run regular Matlab desktop session any more.
How can I build a Matlab parallel computing cluster from computers with existing standalong Matlab installations?