Prepare two machines. In my case:
- remote machine (ubuntu 13.04 x64)
- local machine ( macbook air with Mac OS X 10.8 )
- Install Matlab application to Ubuntu Desktop.
- By typing the following command in the terminal on the Mac, Matlab would be started in client-side.
ssh -X REMOTE-HOST “matlab -desktop”
Using the default setting would produce poor performance if it is over 3G connection. Thus, it is recommended to apply the following optimization.
- Switch to server-side and then create a file call java.opts with a statement -Dsun.java2d.pmoffscreen=false under the home directory, or simply run this command:
echo “-Dsun.java2d.pmoffscreen=false” > ~/java.opts
- we can use SSH with compression and a faster encryption algorithm , blowfish which make the application smoother.
ssh -c arcfour,blowfish-cbc -Y -C -X REMOTE-HOST -p PORT “matlab -desktop”
SSH login without password
- run the following command in server-side and client-side to generate SSH key :
ssh-keygen -t rsa
- import the client’s public key to the server:
cat .ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh REMOTE-HOST ‘ cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys’
matlab: command not found
This error means the PATH variable is not pointed to it. You have two options to solve such problem.
- Create a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin and point to the executable binary of Matlab , in my case which is “/usr/local/MATLAB/R2013a/bin/matlab”.
ln -s /usr/local/bin/matlab “/usr/local/MATLAB/R2013a/bin/matlab”
- Run the program with absolute path.
ssh -X REMOTE-HOST “/usr/local/MATLAB/R2013a/bin/matlab -desktop”