[R-sig-hpc] Suggestions for dedicated server for simulations

Whit Armstrong armstrong.whit at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 19:37:22 CEST 2011

you can get a lot out of EC2 these days if you know how to leverage it.

I would be very reluctant to buy a new system these days unless you
really need your data to be local (perhaps for security reasons).

check out the cluster compute instances on ec2:


On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Johannes Edinger
<hannesedinger at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been asked by our IT department what sort of server (including
> specifications) our team requires to run our simulations.  Our models aren't
> terribly complex, but they are too demanding to run on the main server and
> we anticipate that we will require more capacity in the future.  I have no
> idea where to start, we are new and I've been running these simulations on
> my laptop with 4gb ram and dual core processor.  I run far fewer simulations
> that I would like to so my laptop doesn't burn a hole in my desk and now we
> have the opportunity to send the jobs to a dedicated server.
> Where should I start?
> Thank-you
> --
> B. Johannes Edinger
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