[R-SIG-Mac] R multi-cpu and 64 bit
david.airey at vanderbilt.edu
Thu Nov 2 17:04:21 CET 2006
Thanks for the responses from each of you. So I can expect to take
advantage of Mac OS X 10.5 next year, in terms of both 64 bit and
multiple cores, with R. Good. I won't worry about buying any
particular configuration then.
On Nov 2, 2006, at 9:48 AM, Thomas Lumley wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, elw at stderr.org wrote:
>> Using SNOW, or MPI, or some careful batch programming to split up
>> tasks across CPUs - yes.
>> This is the same sort of thing you'd likely face in Stata -- unless
>> they've invested a HUGE amount of effort in making threaded/
>> computations "easier".
> It turns out that they have. This is made easier for them by the
> relatively limited data model, but it is still pretty impressive.
> The Stata people really do have a clue, surprising as this seems
> when you first look at their macro language (and even that improves
> on further consideration)
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