I've a parallel black-box objectuve function that returns me a probability, which I want to minimize. So I'm using the surrogateopt function to run this minimization problem. surrogateopt has an option "Parallel":
I'm running my experiments on a 32-core CPU. The parallel block-box function computes 20 times (parsim() function) a value (0 or 1) and then it returns the average of that value.
My question is: if I'd set 'UseParallel' to true and I'd run the optimization process with a parpool made of, say, 2 workers, how many workers will I have computing the parallel objective function at the same time?
Observing the execution time it takes to compute one probability with these settings it seems to me that there are only 2 workers, each one computing serially the 20 values needed by the objective function. It is like Matlab doesn't allow "nested parallelization" (parallel pools).
Setting instead "UseParallel" to false will have the effect of having 20 workers per time computing one value of the objective function.
Am I right?