[R] rpvm/snow packages on a cluster with dual-processor machines

Paul Y. Peng ypeng at math.mun.ca
Fri Aug 11 19:21:02 CEST 2006

Hi Ramon,

please let me know how you achieve this with rmpi. I use PVM simply because I picked it up first and it worked well for me. If MPI is the only way to make use the two processors, I will find out whether it is available or works in our cluster. Thanks a lot for your response.


Ramon Diaz-Uriarte wrote:
> Dear Paul,
> I have no direct experience with rpvm, but doing it with rmpi is a piece of 
> cake. I could provide you with some hints if you want. (I am tempted to ask 
> why you are using PVM instead of MPI, but this might be the wrong question). 
> Best,
> R.
> On Friday 11 August 2006 18:12, Paul Y. Peng wrote:
>> Hi,
>> does anybody know how to use the dual processors in the machines of a
>> cluster? I am using R with rpvm and snow packages. I usually start pvm
>> daemon and add host machines first, and then run R to start my computing
>> work. But I find that only one processor in each machine is used in this
>> way and the other one always stays idle. Is there any simple way to tell
>> pvm to use the two processors at the same time? In other words, I would
>> like to see two copies of R running on each machine's two processors when
>> using pvm. Any hints/help are greatly appreciated.
>> Paul.
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