[R-SIG-Mac] Can snow be used to multithread?
MAB at stowers-institute.org
Fri Nov 28 21:44:31 CET 2008
I am fairly sure that this topic has been covered before. However, I can't find answer to my questions in the archive...
I have a very embarrassingly parallel computing tasks (we are doing ~13,000 anovas and ~48,000 t.tests) that could benefits from using the snow packages parLapply() function.
Does anyone knows whether I could use MPI or PVM to send jobs to the 8 cores of my MacPro using snow or MPI/PVM has to be absolutely install and run across multiple machine. Is there an alternative that I could use to take advantage of my 8 cores with R?
Marco Blanchette, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 East 50th St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
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