Re: [R] Condor and R

From: Douglas Bates <dmbates_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 25 Jan 2006 - 06:41:08 EST

On 1/24/06, David Reitter <david.reitter@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering if anyone has successfully linked R against the
> Condor libraries so that R can be run as a Condor job in the
> "standard" (not "vanilla") universe. The advantage of this would be
> that due to checkpointing, jobs can be suspended and transferred to
> another node. There is a good overview by Xianhong Xie here:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/doc/Rnews/Rnews_2005-2.pdf
>
> Unfortunately, the article points out that some restrictions of
> Condor preclude us from running R in the standard universe. Does
> anyone know if this can be overcome?

I don't think it can currently be overcome and this is not likely to change soon. Condor doesn't like dynamic linking and loading for programs in the standard universe and R more-or-less requires that. We reached the conclusion that changing either system to be compatible with the other would require a lot of work.

Mike Redmond <redmond@stat.wisc.edu> may have more current information about the possibility of running R in the standard Condor universe.



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