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

Bill Northcott w.northcott at unsw.edu.au
Wed Feb 9 02:43:26 CET 2005

It would be good to know how it goes.


On 09/02/2005, at 12:09 PM, elijah wright 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.
> Definitely so.  [that's actually what i have, here, and have gotten 
> all but a couple of those packages running under OSX, now... I'm 
> hopeful that i'll get the rest worked out in the next week or so.]
> --elijah
>> The following expands on the packages I mentioned:
>>> look into the following knot of CRAN packages:
>>> SNOW
>>> Rmpi
>>> Rpvm
>>> rlecuyer
>>> rsprng
>>> et cetera.
>>> these provide some pretty interesting bits - like a suite of 
>>> parallelized
>>> apply() functions.
>>> --elijah
>> Bill Northcott

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