[R] R + calculations on clusters

Sean Davis sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov
Thu Mar 9 12:29:30 CET 2006

On 3/9/06 5:58 AM, "Benjamin Otto" <b.otto at uke.uni-hamburg.de> wrote:

> Dear community,
> if I install R locally as some user on a server without root rights, will R
> be cabable of performing calculations on a cluster spreading the job on
> several cpu's and nodes? Or will R just simulate that it is doing so while
> just using one cpu in reality?


R will not "spread the job" to different nodes on a cluster without you
writing parallelized code (and this is not a function of where or how R is
installed).  Rmpi, RPVM, and the snow packages are useful for doing this.


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