Tried to open MATLAB on Donatella and found the error:
MATLAB is selecting SOFTWARE OPENGL rendering.
License checkout failed.
License Manager Error -9
This error may occur when:
-The hostid of this computer does not match the hostid in the license file.
-A Designated Computer installation is in use by another user.
If no other user is currently running MATLAB, you may need to activate.
Troubleshoot this issue by visiting:
License path: /home/controls/.matlab/R2015b_licenses/license_donatella_865865_R2015b.lic:/cvs/cds/caltech/apps/lin
Licensing error: -9,57.
So I used my caltech credentials to get an activation key for the computer. I could not find the option for a campus license so I used the individual single machine license.
Now it can be run by going to the location:
On opening MATLAB, there were a whole bunch of other errors including a low-level graphics error when we tried to plot something.