[R-sig-hpc] How to install R on a linux cluster.

Benjamin Hofner Benjamin.Hofner at imbe.med.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Apr 21 18:27:42 CEST 2009

There you go: http://epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/8991/
(I think Dirk means this one)


Hodgess, Erin schrieb:
> Does anyone have the reference for the aforementioned paper, please?
> thanks,
> Erin
> Erin M. Hodgess, PhD
> Associate Professor
> Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
> University of Houston - Downtown
> mailto: hodgesse at uhd.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-sig-hpc-bounces at r-project.org on behalf of Dirk Eddelbuettel
> Sent: Tue 4/21/2009 10:25 AM
> To: Richard Yanicky
> Cc: r-sig-hpc at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R-sig-hpc] How to install R on a linux cluster.
> On 21 April 2009 at 10:38, Richard Yanicky wrote:
> | This might be common knowledge. I am looking to have a system admin install
> | R on our linux cluster is there general documentation or a documentation
> | resource that would help me direct him on how to do this? If additional
> | information is needed please let me know.
> On Debian / Ubunti all you need to get going is 
>    $ sudo apt-get install r-base r-cran-mpi r-cran-snow
> and you have R with MPI and the snow wrapper package. Not a bad place to
> start as per the Schmidberger er al paper surveying parallel computing with
> Linux.
> There is no magic bullet -- Linux elements in a cluster are still 'just'
> Linux machines.  So use the tools of the distro you (or your sysadmin) are
> familiar with.  I like Debian/Ubuntu; you may want to look at Scientific
> Linux which is Fedora-based but I am not sure how much R content you find
> there. 
> Dirk

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