Re: [R] client-server setup for R

From: roger bos <roger.bos_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 25 Mar 2005 - 04:58:53 EST

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I will take them to our IT department and see what can be done. In windows I manage two R sessions by running one Rgui and one Rterm. Only thing that slows me down is the input/output to the SQL Server tables. Thanks again...

On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 12:42:31 -0500, Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw@merck.com> wrote:
> If I'm not mistaken, the problem of sharing applications on a Windows server
> among several users is not particular to R, but applies generally to that
> environment, and Reid's suggestion is the cheap(-est.?) way of getting
> around it. (Windows is simply not designed for that kind of usage, whereas
> Linux, like Unix, _is_ designed for that.) The problem is that it'd be
> difficult to cut-and-paste graphics as you could on a Windows box (although
> that might not be doable via remote desktop, either --- I don't know).
>
> I routinely run upwards of 4 different, simultaneous R sessions on my 1.6GHz
> P-M laptop with 1GB ram, along with a few other applications. Never have
> problems as long as none of them deal with very large data.
>
> Andy
>
> > From: Huntsinger, Reid
> >
> > You have probably considered this and it's not an option, but
> > just in case
> > it is, I suspect you could buy a dual Xeon machine with 4 GB
> > RAM and run
> > Linux + Samba etc for far less than the license fees for the
> > Windows Server
> > OS and S+ components. (Probably a whole cluster, in fact!)
> > Then users could
> > use Cygwin's X server or Xvnc on their Windows desktops to
> > run things like R
> > on it. The setup takes a little time, but ongoing maintenance
> > requirements
> > are very low.
> >
> > Reid Huntsinger
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of roger bos
> > Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 10:57 AM
> > To: R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Subject: Re: [R] client-server setup for R
> >
> >
> > Maybe I didn't state my question as well as I should have. First of
> > all, this is a windows environment. I currently run R on my desktop
> > and I also have a server that I use that the connect to using remote
> > desktop. Each machine has 4GB of memory and is a P4. I run R on my
> > machine and on the server so I can have two programs running at once.
> > Other people in the company don't have as much memory as I do and have
> > older machines, so they may have trouble running R on their desktop.
> > And two people can't remote desktop into the server at the same time.
> >
> > So my restated question is, how do I share my server with other useRs?
> > If this is more of an IT question than an R question, I apologize,
> > but it seems that S+ have a server version where clients connect from
> > their desktop and submit jobs and I was wonder is there is an R
> > version.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 09:47:53 -0500, Huntsinger, Reid
> > <reid_huntsinger@merck.com> wrote:
> > > Is running R directly on the server machine and displaying
> > via X or Xvnc
> > an
> > > option?
> > >
> > > Reid Huntsinger
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > > [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of roger bos
> > > Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 9:28 AM
> > > To: R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > > Subject: [R] client-server setup for R
> > >
> > > I am currently the only use-R at my company, but they are
> > considering
> > > buy a more powerful server and letting multiple people use it. They
> > > asked me if R supports client-server setups. I know S+ has a server
> > > version that does that. I didn't find anything about that on CRAN,
> > > but hopefully someone can correct me.
> > >
> > > I did see some stuff about R web servers
> > > (http://franklin.imgen.bcm.tmc.edu/R.web.servers/ )
> > > and that looked very interesting, but I don't know which one is best
> > > and I don't want to spend all my time in HTML programming to make
> > > front ends of all the users. If I have no choice but to go the web
> > > server route, which one is the most mature?
> > >
> > > If I can't show them a pluasible solution, IT will make use buy S+
> > > server and I will have to modify all my code to make it work. I
> > > really enjoy working in R.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Roger J. Bos
> > >
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