[BioC] parallel mods to affy package

Vincent Carey 525-2265 stvjc@channing.harvard.edu
Thu, 3 Oct 2002 21:43:23 -0400 (EDT)

> I'm just starting to look at integrating Luke Tierney's 'snow' package with
> the 'affy' package in order to parallelize the work.
> Initially, I'm planning on modifying 'express' by adding a new parameter
> "cl" for cluster.    Next I'll probably tackle ReadAffy and friends.
> When 'cl' is a valid snow cluster, parRapply, parCapply, clusterAppy,  ..
> will be called instead of 'apply( ..., 1, ...)',  'apply(.., 2, ..)',
> lapply, etc.
> 1) Comments on the plan?

seems a worthy endeavor, but
does the source of the affy package really need to be modified
for this?  can't wrappers be written that break up the
problem and reassemble the results?  keep the package distinct
from the various modes of execution