[Rd] OpenBLAS in everyday R?
kmbell56 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 21:28:10 CET 2017
Hi R-devel list,
OpenBLAS is readily available for unix-likes:
However, my questions are:
1) Would R-devel consider using OpenBLAS for the main distribution of R for
all platforms including Windows?
2) If so, would R-devel set the default multi-thread level to the number of
(real) cores on a machine?
My sense is there're a lot of wasted resources on laptops and personal
desktops around the world that could be utilised by such a switch. I
believe most unix-like users don't know about OpenBLAS and are blissfully
ignorant of the available speed gains. It seems to be quite difficult for a
typical Windows user to get this done today.
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