Commit b36a1ccd authored by Johannes Pfeifer's avatar Johannes Pfeifer
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Manual: modernizes terminology on master/slave

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The parallelization is done by running several MATLAB or Octave
processes, either on local or on remote machines. Communication
between master and slave processes are done through SMB on Windows and
between host and client processes are done through SMB on Windows and
SSH on UNIX. Input and output data, and also some short status
messages, are exchanged through network filesystems. Currently the
system works only with homogenous grids: only Windows or only Unix
......@@ -140,25 +140,25 @@ and for other options related to the parallelization engine, see
:ref:`dyn-invoc`.
You also need to verify that the following requirements are met by
your cluster (which is composed of a master and of one or more
slaves):
your cluster (which is composed of a host and of one or more
clients):
For a Windows grid:
* a standard Windows network (SMB) must be in place;
* the `PsTools`_ suite must be installed in the path of the
master Windows machine;
* the Windows user on the master machine has to be user of any
other slave machine in the cluster, and that user will be
* the Windows user on the host machine has to be user of any
other client machine in the cluster, and that user will be
used for the remote computations.
* detailed step-by-step setup instructions can be found in
:ref:`win-ssg`.
For a UNIX grid:
* SSH must be installed on the master and on the slave machines;
* SSH must be installed on the host and on the client machines;
* SSH keys must be installed so that the SSH connection from
the master to the slaves can be done without passwords, or
the host to the clients can be done without passwords, or
using an SSH agent.
We now turn to the description of the configuration directives. Note
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......@@ -1082,7 +1082,7 @@ The model is declared inside a ``model`` block:
.. option:: parallel_local_files = ( FILENAME [, FILENAME]... )
Declares a list of extra files that should be transferred to
slave nodes when doing a parallel computation (see
client nodes when doing a parallel computation (see
:ref:`paral-conf`).
.. option:: balanced_growth_test_tol = DOUBLE
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