MATLAB is a platform for solving engineering, mathematical, and graphical problems.

To find out more, visit the MATLAB website at:

License Information

Academic users

Academic users need a link to a MATLAB license server for their university (UiB, UiT, UiO or NTNU). Users from other universities can also use MATLAB on Fram. Send an email to and ask for the link for your university and the license name to use when submitting jobs. Add this link to the environment variable MLM_LICENSE_FILE:

export MLM_LICENSE_FILE=<link-to-matlab-license-server>

Add this environment variable setting into your ~/.bashrc. When submitting a job with, e.g., sbatch, use sbatch --licenses=<license-name>.

Commercial users

Commercial users need to sign a Hosting Provider agreement. Contact:

Running MATLAB

Module Version
MATLAB 2017a
MATLAB 2018a

To see available versions when logged into Fram issue command

module spider matlab

To use MATLAB type

module load MATLAB/<version>

specifying one of the available versions.

Sample MATLAB Job Script

#SBATCH --account=nnNNNNk
#SBATCH --job-name=jobname
#SBATCH --time=1-0:0:0
#SBATCH --nodes=1
#SBATCH --qos=preproc

## Recommended safety settings:
set -o errexit # Make bash exit on any error
set -o nounset # Treat unset variables as errors

module restore system
module load MATLAB/<version>

matlab -nodisplay -nodesktop -nojvm -r "myprogram"

## Note: if you are using the Parallel Computing Toolbox, remove -nojvm

MPI for Matlab

MPI for Matlab is installed on Fram (for parallelizing of many compute nodes)

User guide:

Distributed Matlab (for non MPI programmers):

Matlab MPI:

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