[R] R in a cluster environment?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 9 07:30:14 CEST 2008
On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Tornes, Ivan E wrote:
> I'm a cluster administrator and one of my users has requested that I
> install R on our system. Can R be used in a cluster computing
> environment that utilizes batch processing, i.e. no graphical output
> during processing?
> Also, can R be parallelized to run on many nodes/processors
Not R itself. However, there are R extensions to enable R tasks to be
distributed to R processes running on separate systems, over MPI or PVM
for example. AFAIK our cluster users of R do not do that, but they do run
simulations involving many separate R tasks whose results are later
> Ivan E. Tornes Ph.D.
> 505 King Avenue
> Columbus, OH 43201-2693
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