[R-sig-hpc] [1] private cloud; [2] openCL

Mario Valle mvalle at cscs.ch
Wed Dec 30 05:22:08 CET 2009

Why don't start by looking at packages snow and snowfall?
They support what you want to do without the hassles to setup a private 
cloud (for this check project eucalyptus).
Take a look also to the CRAN HPC task page for ideas.
For openCL start looking at Rgpu.
Hope it helps

On 29-Dec-09 20:53, ivo welch wrote:
> dear R experts:
> private cloud: I know this is not the right mailing list, but I am hoping
> that someone can point me in the right direction.  we have a heterogeneous
> computing environment, mostly Windows-XP machines, which sit idle
> overnight.  I have never used a cloud, but I presume a cloud would be
> well-suited to econometric monte-carlo simulations.   so I wonder if there
> is low-cost software that makes a private cloud out of such machines during
> the night (and/or when idle).  would something like this based on
> virtualbox+ubuntu  work well?  are there any whitepapers somewhere on the
> subject?  (please email me directly; I don't want to hijack this group.)
> openCL: is there any support for openCL forthcoming in an addon for R?
> (optimally, this would be transparent, so that even non-hackers like myself
> can use it easily, even if it speeds up only standard linear operations,
> such as means, sdvs, and standard least-squares.)
> regards,
> /iaw
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