[R] Snow Parallel R: makeCluster with more nodes than available
edd at debian.org
Fri Mar 27 14:22:30 CET 2009
On 27 March 2009 at 13:19, Uwe Ligges wrote:
| Ubuntu Diego wrote:
| > Hi all,
| > I would like to know what would happen if using snow I create a cluster
| > of size 50, for example using makeCluster(50,type='SOCK') on a machine
| > with 2 Cores and run a function. Does snow run 25 and 25 functions on
| > each of my 2 "real" processors or it just run 50 functions in one
| > processor ?
| It will run the 50 in parallel and is not advisable to do so on a
| machine with 3 cores - a slow down due to "administrative" overhead is
Morevoer those 50 session have to share the existing memory allocation --
which is hardly likely to be large enough.
| Uwe Ligges
| > Thanks.
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