I've improved the codes for the parallel computing, which I talked about at the seminar a month ago - it should be really simple to use now :). Also, the problem with the atomic operation, at least under Linux, is solved as well now. I've written up a description of the codes, commented them and compiled two examples: one to be run on a single machine with several copies of Matlab running in parallel and another is for the HPC cluster. Everything can be found here: http://neurotheory.columbia.edu/~max/codes/ParallelComputation.zip
If you have comments, suggestions - will be happy to hear! Will also be glad to help resolving problems, if they arise, or to explain the code, if needed. Also, if you start using the code, please let me know - it's always encouraging to know that the work goes to masses :).