A similar effect is also possible with a DualCore computer. Running two Matlab instances in parallel increases the speed by almost 100%.
If you also need to save time, you might try to split your data and run as many Matlab instances as there are (virtual) CPU cores on your computer. Starting the PIV analysis from the commandline (see example in PIVlab_commandline.m), and starting Matlab with the "-nodesktop" command will additionally increase speed.
|Processing time for the analysis of one large image pair with multiple passes on different systems|