For parallel computing, the window Parallel Kernel Status shows some information on the subkernels. I can use two kernels, and which each of them I can do parallel computations. However, it seems that Parallel Kernel Status (now?) only can be used for the kernel Local.
Could someone please verify the following behaviour? I am running version 10.0.2 32 bits on Windows 7.
Open a new notebook, set the notebook's kernel to Local2 and save the empty notebook. Start a new Mathematica session, open this empty notebook and open, by using the evaluation menu, Parallel Kernel Status. For all available subkernels, continuously error messages are generated:
Part::pkspec1: The expression Parallel
StatusPrivate`remoteColumns cannot be used as a part specification.
Close Parallel Kernel Status, set the notebook's kernel to Local, open Parallel Kernel Status (it works now!) and close Parallel Kernel Status. Set the notebook's kernel back to the orignal value Local2 and evaluate the following commands:
LaunchKernels CloseKernels LaunchKernels
Now open Parallel Kernel Status again. It works! But it does not show the subkernels that are shown in the notebook.
The explanation could be the following. When, in a fresh Mathematica session, we use a notebook with kernel Local2, Parallel Kernel Status does not start up because of the kernel Local has not yet started up. When the kernel Local has been used, Parallel Kernel Status will show the subkernels for Local, whether or not in the notebook we are using this kernel or another.
Would this behaviour be as intended?