This is documentation for an obsolete product.
Current products and services
Previous section-----Next section

LaunchSlaves

RemoteMachine["remotehost", "oscommands"]
a host description for a computer named remotehost using the command oscommands for connection and using the default connection type defined for LaunchSlave
RemoteMachine["remotehost"]
host description for a computer named remotehost using the default command $RemoteCommand for connection
"remotehost"simple host name; shortcut for RemoteMachine["remotehost"]
$RemoteCommandthe default oscommands to use
RemoteMachine["localhost"]
host description for the local machine
$mathkernelthe default command to start a local kernel

Host description entries.

The command LaunchSlaves[list] takes a list of such host descriptions as an argument and tries to establish a connection to each of the hosts listed.
Finally, you can assign a list of host descriptions to the global variable $AvailableMachines and use LaunchSlaves[] without an argument, which will consult this variable.