The Kernel is the back-end application thread that does the actual evaluation of all non-graphical expressions. It can be accessed directly through the console but is more commonly working behind the scenes to power the Notebook Interface. Multiple Kernels may be run for parallel computation.

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Why is $ProcessorCount different than the selected number of cores in PBS?

By using ParallelTable and submitting my Mathematica code to a cluster, I noticed that it was enhancing the speed even when I selected a single core in a single ...
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Changing MathKernel process priority on the startup

In the built-in Documentation there is an example how it is possible to change the priority of the MathKernel process using NetLink: ...
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Improving NDSolve speed for heavily stiff problems

Having looked around the intergoogles and Mathematica.SE, I thought I'd pose a question with a minimum working example. Here is the situation I am trying to improve: I am solving a 4th order non ...
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Clean webMathematica Kernel

On my webMathematica server, certain input values are being saved between page loads on different computers. I assume this is because the kernel is not clearing the values after it finishes loading a ...
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How to write crash-robust code?

When a notebook crashes all the work I was doing is lost - I'd like to ameliorate this situation! Is there a way to decorate a symbol so that it is saved to disk whenever it changes, or after a ...
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How to determine reason for kernel crash? -> Nelder Mead optimisation

I am making use of the Nelder Mead algorithm inside Mathematica's NMaximize to find a parameter set by solving the Schrodinger equation for a given system. (see ...
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Threads vs Cores: How many kernels need to launch in parallel Mathematica?

I have a dual-core intel machine. I would like to test how many parallel local kernels should be launch to get the optimized performance. Knowing that the HyperThreading technology of Intel could run ...
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Why FrontEnd`KernelExecute doesn't work in KeyEventTranslations.tr?

Which commands can you put in KeyEventTranslations.tr ? There is an extensive list of FrontEndTokens, but what else can you use? Why something like this doesn't ...
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Keep kernel running for execution of scheduled task

How can I keep a kernel running until all scheduled tasks have completed? For example upon running the following script bazinga.m: ...
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Is there a system Reset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I clear all user defined symbols? The normal way I reset the Mathematica kernel to its initial state is through the notebook interface: ...
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Connection to remote kernel can not be established - No specific error shown

I was trying to set up a remote kernel using Mathematica 8, a Debian server and a Mac OSX 10.8 client. First I configured a VPN connection between server and client and went through all the basic ...
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How can I kill one evaluator from another?

I have a kernel named A in one notebook and other notebook with kernel B, how can I kill B from A?
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Is there a way to monitor the memory used by mathematica as a dynamic expression?

I always use the terminal's htop for this, but wouldn't it be nice to visualize per kernel the memory used in a dynamic expression?
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Forget past outputs to free memory

While tinkering with a notebook that loads a large chunk of data in memory, I noticed that if I run it multiple times, the past chunks reside in memory. I understand that the reason (or one of) for ...
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what's the meaning of “-mathlink” as part of Arg for LinkLaunch?

LinkLaunch["MathKernel -mathlink"] LinkLaunch["MathKernel"] The both code line above can launch a MathKernel. What's the difference of them? what's the meaning of ...
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When I run multiple Mathematica programs from terminal, are they supposed to use different Kernel?

Since I found that when I using notebook interface, I need to assign different kernels to different notebooks (if I want to run them at the same time), I wonder if I run those *.m files from terminal ...
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Suspend computation so it can be resumed even after the PC is rebooted

Sometimes a computation takes a long time. But when I sleep in the night, I want to shutdown my PC. Next morning when I wake, I want to start Mathematica and resume the computation. If you are ...
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MathKernel with `-noprompt` hangs indefinitely when converting simple TeX expression

If I enter MathKernel -noprompt -run 'ToExpression["1", TeXForm]; Exit[]' the kernel hangs, apparently while running TeX.exe ...
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Reasoning about Degree of Polynomial

Apologies if this is outside of the realm of Mathematica -- I'm still trying to figure out the limits of how expressive Mathematica is (and how much of my work can be automated). Suppose I define the ...
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Running bits of code in a separate kernel

I am using Mathematica to generate 3D graphics frame for a video. The process goes as follows: Loop over a counter i Use ...
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Is there a way to get user input when running a script on a Linux terminal?

I have access to a node of a Linux cluster, on which Mathematica is installed. However, I do not have access to a Linux GUI. Typically I write and test Mathematica scripts on my Windows personal ...
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How can I run a list of Tasks serially?

I have a list of ScheduledTask's to run in sequence one at a time. How can I set these to run in order so that the next one starts automatically after the previous one finishes?
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How to correctly disconnect from the kernel?

I'm connecting to and disconnecting from the kernel but I'm doing something wrong. I crash the text formatting in the terminal and got some warnings. There are some instructions to connecting to the ...
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How to connect the front end of one raspberry pi with the kernel of another

I followed the instructions in this howto from wolfram, but I keep getting the error: ...
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Difference between Directory[] and NotebookDirectory[] .. a trailing /?

The following was the code: Directory[] NotebookDirectory[] The output was ...
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Trouble with Datasets in Version 10.0.1

Almost every morning, when I start my work, I observe the same problem as already mentioned here: Dataset Mathematica 10.0 and here: Dataset: cannot reproduce a basic example. A bug? I opend this new ...
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Parallel kernel and front end

I have a piece of code which looks like this: ParallelTable[ Monitor[ Table[ <code here> ,{i,i1,i2]; ,i]; ] so basically a ...
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Death of parallel sub-kernels

EDIT : Finally, the new Mathematica 10.0 seems to fix it. I have a little parallelization problem. I wrote a code to generate a quasicrystal by dynamical generation. Here the code: ...
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Launching Remote Kernels takes a lot of time

I recently played around with establishing a remote kernel setup without using mathematica grid. To do this I use the LaunchKernels[] command and ...
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Behavior of $PreRead in Kernel

I am interested in making a simple accounting style line calculator that allows me to interact with it something like this: ...
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Run kernel script in cygwin without window popping up

I'm calling mathematica scripts running kernels through a cygwin terminal, which are again executed from c++ code. When I do this a window pops up, prints warnings and errors if there are any, and ...
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Unprotect fails the first time, works on second pass [duplicate]

I am redefining some of the standard math functions. I know this is dangerous, so I am trying to be extra careful. (For instance, in the redefinitions, I make sure to only match a custom head) The ...
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Kernel quits on closing notebook

Mathematica quits (exits) when the single notebook I'm working on is closed. How to prevent this? Win7, v10 Mathematica
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Launching external program in background process with ParallelSubmit

I work on the implementation of an image processing pipeline in Mathematica in which I also would like to use external programs to do certain processing steps. As an example I have macros for the ...
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Export notebook file without launching front-end

I am using a Mathematica script to programmatically generate a Mathematica notebook. The script generates a Notebook expression and then uses ...
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Remote Kernel Setup: SSH fails with exit code 32512

I am having trouble with configuring parallel kernels. What I want to do is the following: run remote kernels on my home server to which I would like to connect from work using my laptop. Both ...
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kernel Local crashes during the course of a For loop

I want to find the minimum of the function r[x,p] subject to the constraint w[x,p,t]==0 (t ...
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Render dynamic Graphics objects static

As was discussed in the comments of another question (MathLink Graphical Output (Plots) to File), Graphcis objects produced by commands such as ...
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Is there a convenient way to localize all variables in a new notebook? [duplicate]

I often digress to test some others’ code when working on my own problems. Usually, I have to check if there are conflict variables. Of course, it is not a wise way. By contrast, all the variables in ...
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Shared variables between notebooks using the same kernel not working in mathematica 10.1?

I am trying to access the variables over two Mathematica documents, this works fine when I use Mathematica 9 but when I attempt to do the same on 10.1 it doesn't work. I have set both notebooks to ...
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The most simple Manipulate freeze the notebook on v10.1

I realize this won't be a particularly clear question. As I'm not able myself to find a pattern for the problem I'm talking about I won't be able to give enough informations to make it fully ...
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Integrate with Subscript: does this crash your kernel too?

I encountered some strange behaviour running v10.0.1 on a Mac Pro, while working with Integrate and Subscript. Starting from a ...
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$Epilog does not work when exit

The following code does work: $Epilog := Print@1; Quit[]; But if I close the document and exit WM or click QuitKernel, it does not work. Why?
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Some global variables are defined even at the start of a fresh session [duplicate]

In a fresh Mathematica session evaluating Names["Global`*"] doesn't give an empty list. The result is either {rhs, z} ...
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Kernel quits upon evaluation of a limit

Using 9.0.1 on OS 10.9.3, I evaluated Limit[(1 + t/Sqrt[n])^-n, n -> Infinity] at the start of a session and it caused an error that made the kernel quit. ...
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Remote kernel shuts down after several seconds

I have Mathematica 9 installed on two Windows Server 2008 R2 machines. Now i want to try using one of them as a frontend with local kernels and the other one for remote kernels. OpenSSH 6.5 for ...
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Runaway MathKernel!

I was running a simulation and everything went south (my fault, stupid coding error). So I quit the kernel. Everything was running very slowly, as if it were doing some kind of large calculation. ...
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MathKernel and MathLM interaction

If one restarts MathLM on a Linux server, will that restart mathkernel as well? In other words, will restarting MathLM affect the current jobs running that use MathKernels? Thanks.
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Kernel crashed after $RecursionLimit = Infinity

$RecursionLimit = Infinity; T[n_, k_]:= T[n, k] = If[n == 0 || k == 1, 1, T[n, k-1] + If[n<k, 0, T[n-k, k]]]; Table[T[n!, n], {n, 1, 9}] Without ...
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FindMaximum inconsistency

The code below seems to work for n<11. But for n=11, and above, it outputs newa then just outputs "beep" sound. WhyTheBeep says "The kernel Local has quit ...