Re: [R] Parallel Functions on AIX

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 29 Jul 2004 - 01:24:29 EST

The first thing to ascertain is that R will actually build on such a machine -- there have been a lot of reports of failure on AIX, and no recent reports of success.

If it does, R itself is single-threaded (but can make use of multi-threaded BLAS) but packages such as Rmpi, snow, RScaLAPACK provide parallel facilities (and are in the FAQ).

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Liao, Kexiao wrote:

> Dear R Development Team,

You actually wrote to R-help!

> Does the latest version R-1.9.1 provide parallel functions if R is
> running on Multiple CPUs Unix platform (IBM AIX e-server)?

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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