Using Mathematica

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Last Updated: October 13, 2017


Mathematica is currently optimized to work in a single node with multiple cores. Mathematica can be used either interactively through a GUI or as in the standard batch submission fashion. To use Mathematica interactively, you must have X11 installed on your local machine. For more on X11 on SeaWulf, see Logging in.

Interactive Mathematica

To use Mathematica interactively load the PBS Torque module and start an interactive session using whichever queue best suits your needs:

module load torque
qsub -I -X -l nodes=1:ppn=28 -q short

After your interactive session begins, use the following commands to setup the Mathematica environment:

module load shared 
module load Mathematica/10.4.1

Then launch Mathematica and use as desired by simply typing Mathematica into the interactive shell:


Mathematica Batch Submission

A sample PBS script and Mathematica program are available in:



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