The Easy Way to Share Your HardwareWolfram Lightweight Grid Manager makes it easy to discover and connect to Mathematica computation kernels on remote computers.
It immediately makes your idle hardware and software resources available to your whole workgroup, lending more CPU power to parallel Mathematica tasks. Wolfram Lightweight Grid Manager is included with gridMathematica, is available for other Mathematica licenses as a free benefit of Premier Service, and is also available for purchase.
How it works:
Using Wolfram Lightweight Grid Client, built into Mathematica since Version 7, users can immediately see all the computers that have been made available to them on their local network. All they have to do is select which ones they want to use and how many Mathematica computation kernels to run on each.
Once the grid is set up, parallel tasks are automatically distributed over all available kernels. Start-up, communication, failure recovery, shutdown, and queuing of local and remote tasks are all automated. The combined CPU power of all of your hardware is seamlessly utilized from the users' desktop copies of Mathematica.
You are in control of the computers, deciding who has access to each machine and how many Mathematica computation kernels each can run. Logging tools let you monitor use and look for potential problems. All this is managed with a web interface.