'parpool' fails in deployed application

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Vinayak Phalke
Vinayak Phalke on 29 Oct 2018
Answered: Stefanie Schwarz on 9 Aug 2022
I am building a parallel for loop (parfor) based deployed application. I have a parpool command before the parfor loop:
parpool('local', 4);
parfor a = 1:N ....
The code works within MATLAB, but in the deployed application, it errors out at the parpool line:
Error using parpool (line 113)
The specified superclass 'parallel.internal.customattr.CustomPropTypes' contains a parse error,
cannot be found on MATLAB's search path, or is shadowed by another file with the same name.
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Kevin Chng
Kevin Chng on 8 Nov 2018
Great. That's mean for MATLAB compiler, it need to do the same way as MATLAB Compiler SDK.

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Kevin Chng
Kevin Chng on 8 Nov 2018
To use parallel computing for standalone application (MATLAB Compiler SDK/MATLAB Compiler) , you may need to configure/change your code as below:

Kristoffer Walker
Kristoffer Walker on 26 Jun 2019
Edited: Kristoffer Walker on 26 Jun 2019
Folks,
It would be great if this answer could be improved. I am having this issue now I believe, but I do not understand what a "local profile" is, how to generate such a settings file, and why I should bundle it for deployment in a completely different remote machine that will have a different number of cores and may not share any similarities with the local profile that was deployed with it. I have read the website links above.
Kris
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Kevin Chng
Kevin Chng on 28 Jun 2019
Hi Kris,
Let me provide some documentation here for your reading:
Similar question has been asked in the past:
I tried it before personally, it is working for deployed application. For your question about :
Different remote machine that will have a different number of cores and may not share any similarities with the local profile that was deployed with it.
Frankly speaking, i'm not sure about it, but i think the local setting file should working for different machine.
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follow the documentation to get your local pc work with your deployed standalone application with parallel computing first.
later, we can try to execute the standalone application in different pc. I think it should be working. Let me know, i'm interested to know it as well.
If you still encouter any issue, let me know, then i try spend some time to try it out.

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Kristoffer Walker
Kristoffer Walker on 1 Jul 2019
Edited: Kristoffer Walker on 1 Jul 2019
Hi Kevin,
So I've looked more carefully at this and created a simple example to demo the problem. Just create a script "testApp.m". Include in it a call to function testAppFunc(), which inside it only does a "parpool(2)". Put some fprintf statements in there for correlation purposes. Then compile it with Application Compiler and test the testApp.exe in for_redistribution_files_only directory by launching from a PowerShell. You will hear the beep. Why does this happen and how can I stop it? This only happens the first time parpool is executed from a deployed app. It does not happen during subsequent calls to parpool in the same instance of the deployed app. It also does not happen in the non-deployed app at any time.
BTW, saving the settings.local file did not help (but thanks for those links to the instructions).
Kris

Stefanie Schwarz
Stefanie Schwarz on 9 Aug 2022
See the MATLAB Answers post below - it could also just be a problem of running the executable against an incorrect version of MATLAB Runtime:

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