[R-SIG-Mac] FAQ? Mac distributed/multiple processor solutions?

Ken Beath kjbeath at kagi.com
Thu Dec 6 10:59:17 CET 2007

On 05/12/2007, at 5:57 AM, Thomas Lumley wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Rob Forsyth wrote:
>> options here. I am working on an iMac G5 and could access (at home -
>> i.e. not on a LAN) another G5 and a G4. I've come across the R/MPI
>> package but would appreciate advice as to how easy this is to set up
>> (would it actually be simpler to divide the job "manually"?).
> With only three computers it would be easiest to divide the job  
> manually.

Much easier, and if you have access to a machine with multiple  
processors, simply duplicate the R process to have the same number as  
the number of processors, and then run them simultaneously. Not as  
elegant and maybe not as efficient as other methods, but effective.


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