[R-sig-hpc] increasing max number of socket connections

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Mon Mar 29 16:43:02 CEST 2010

On 03/29/2010 09:37 AM, Daniel Elliott wrote:
> We compile our own R binary from source.  Would the group be so kind
> as to give me an idea of how difficult it would be to increase the max
> number of socket connections R can make.  I was told this could be
> done by recompiling the source.  Also, if you all feel that this is
> not too painful, I would appreciate some guidance on where to start
> looking in the source.
> We are running R on 64-bit Fedora Linux.
> I need this so I can use SNOW to spawn a very large number of
> processes on our network.

Wouldn't using an external system such as pvm, MPI, or NetworkSpaces 
make more sence than socket clusters using SNOW?  My experience is that 
SNOW socket clusters are quite useful on a small scale, and quite 
fragile on a large scale...


     - Brian

Brian G. Peterson
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