[R-SIG-Mac] How to Speed up R on the G5

Bill Northcott w.northcott at unsw.edu.au
Tue Feb 8 23:47:30 CET 2005

On 08/02/2005, at 10:15 PM, r-sig-mac-request at stat.math.ethz.ch wrote:
> Regarding the question of whether veclib is parallelized, I'm 
> reasonably
> sure that it is.  ...........

Just to observe there is a thread about exactly these issues on r-help 
under the title
'R on Beowulf cluster?'  The discussion is equally applicable to multi 
CPU machines such as high end Macs.

The following expands on the packages I mentioned:
> look into the following knot of CRAN packages:
> Rmpi
> Rpvm
> rlecuyer
> rsprng
> et cetera.
> these provide some pretty interesting bits - like a suite of 
> parallelized
> apply() functions.
> --elijah

Bill Northcott

More information about the R-SIG-Mac mailing list