Re: [R] parallel computing

From: Martin Morgan <>
Date: Fri 26 May 2006 - 03:17:29 EST

Hi Moreno --

snow provides an easy interface to simple parallel types of calculations (e.g., lapply in parallel). I quickly wanted to have more direct control over how parallel computations were calculated, and have been using Rmpi. Though in principle snow and Rmpi are 'easy' to use, I found that they actually require a certain amount of understanding about R objects and evaluation, and the underlying communication library (MPI, or PVM).

Hope that helps,


"" <> writes:

> Dear R users,
> I have access to a Sun cluster with multiple processors , a lot of
> RAM and with RedHat installed. I want to take advantage of its
> power for a R routine very time consuming.
> Whick package do I have to use? I know there are snow,snowFT and
> others package.Which is the best for my purpose? Do someone have
> experiences with this?
> Thanck in advance.
> Moreno
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