[R] Distributed computing with R

Stephen C. Upton upton at mitre.org
Wed Jun 2 22:26:40 CEST 2004


Haven't had any experience with R in a distributed computing environment,
but have used Condor (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/) with several
applications. It's free, has a public license for use, is easy to use, but
is not open source. Since you can "batch up" R code, this might be a
reasonable option. 


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[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Saroj Mohapatra
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 7:12 PM
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Subject: [R] Distributed computing with R

Dear all,

We have started using R for data analysis since a few months and find it
useful. We are planning to acquire a high-end dedicated system for
microarray data analysis and thinking of a distributed environment. I
would appreciate if some one could send some pointers regarding how to
choose a proper hardware configuration, software (R or other software,
esp. MATLAB), issues on setting up the cluster, etc. Has anyone here
some experience of R on a cluster? Does it provide significant benefits
as regards processing time? Is setting up the cluster more difficult
than using R on it?


Saroj K Mohapatra, MD
Research Associate
Tainsky Lab
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine
110 E. Warren, Room 311
Detroit MI 48201
313-833-0715 x2424
saroj at wayne.edu

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