Updated 2020-04-07

Running Maple Interactively on the Cluster


  • Running Maple is very similiar to any other interactive program. First, you must setup the vnc session, then open Maple from the terminal.
  • Maple requires Matlab to be loaded, so you must load the matlab module and maple module in order to use maple.
  • In a Maple worksheet/document, you must set the num of cpus to the num of cpus you requested


Set up Interactive (VNC) Session

  • Please see the VNC guide for instructions on how to set up the Interactive VNC session

Start Maple on VNC

  • Open terminal in the vnc window by clicking top left Applications > System Tools > scroll down to terminal
  • all commands here on will be typed in terminal in VNC
  • To see available versions of maple run
module avail maple
  • However, if you are loading maple/18, you must load the matlab/r2016a module first
#Load Maple dependency (matlab) and load maple
module load matlab/r2016a
module load maple/18


  • Start Maple: run xmaple


Setting CPU Number

  • Once you have loaded a worksheet/ document, you must set the number of cpus to the number of cpus you requested when submitting the vnc job
  • In Maple, use the command kernalopts(numcpus=x) where x is the number of cpus you requested.