[Rd] Distributed computing

gte810u at mail.gatech.edu gte810u at mail.gatech.edu
Tue Mar 23 19:10:37 CET 2004

> does anyone know if there exists an effort to bring some kind of 
> distributed computing to R? The most simple functionality I'm after is 
> to be able to explicitly perform a task on a computing server. Sorry if 
> this is a non-informed newbie question...

As an alternate to the PVM/MPI interfaces mentioned by other people, I am
working on a (very soon to be released) project for using the ScaLAPACK library
[1] through a simple R interface.  If the tasks that you want run an a computing
server are simple (LAPACK) functions (solve, svd, etc) and not whole R scripts,
then this be useful.

David Bauer

[1] http://www.netlib.org/scalapack/

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