"Since its genesis as a simple 'matrix laboratory,' MATLAB has enabled scientists and engineers to efficiently process large data sets. The Distributed Computing Toolbox and the MATLAB Distributed Computing Engine extend MATLAB with tools for solving computationally intensive problems that exceed the capabilities of a single machine. This article describes a land-cover aggregation and mosaic process implemented with MATLAB distributed computing tools."
By Narfi Stefansson, Kelly Luetkemeyer, and Rob Comer, The MathWorks
This article appeared in The MathWorks News & Notes, January 2006