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how to throttle CPU usage for fitrgp?

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jessupj
jessupj on 14 Dec 2023
Commented: Drew on 15 Dec 2023
(I hate asking something this trivial, but I'm frustrated... thanks for reading.)
My gaussian process regression via fitrgp automatically uses the maximum number of physical cores.
maxNumCompThreads(1)
mdl = fitrgp(X_train, Y_train,'KernelFunction', 'squaredexponential');
Specifically, setting the maxNumCompThreads is not effective in limiting CPU usage.
What am i missing here for throttling built-ins? I want to hard-limit it to may maybe 20 or 30 cores on this shared memory system.

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jessupj
jessupj on 14 Dec 2023
Moved: Walter Roberson on 15 Dec 2023
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So... for whatever reason, restarting matlab got maxNumCompThreads to start managing usage. (Same system environment, same workspace definitions). I think the explanation/answer here is 'something broke internally; restart the matlab kernel to fix it' unless there's a better answer that doesn't require that.
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Drew
Drew on 15 Dec 2023
On what platform & CPU configuration did you observe reaching a state where maxNumCompThreads is not managing max thread usage? Please file a support case with reproduction steps if the condition is repeatable.

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Drew
Drew on 14 Dec 2023
Use maxNumCompThreads https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/maxnumcompthreads.html to set the desired max number of computational threads.
LASTN = maxNumCompThreads(N)
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Dec 2023
? they are already doing that, but it isn't helping.
jessupj
jessupj on 14 Dec 2023
maxNumCompThreads is ignored. the code snippet, when i run it, uses O(100) cores even despite the instruction maxNumCompThreads(k) for whatever value of k I throw at it

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