FW: [R] Summary of Suggestions for poor man's parallel processing
Warnes, Gregory R
gregory_r_warnes at groton.pfizer.com
Tue May 14 17:40:35 CEST 2002
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> From: Warnes, Gregory R [mailto:gregory_r_warnes at groton.pfizer.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 10:15 AM
> To: a296180 at mica.fmr.com; r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: RE: [R] Summary of Suggestions for poor man's parallel
> A couple of years ago I wrote a PERL script for distributing
> tasks across as
> set of machines. It's available at
> http://www.warnes.net/downloads/distribute_pl.txt and you
> might find it a
> useful place to start.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Kane <David Kane [mailto:a296180 at mica.fmr.com]
> > Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 11:34 AM
> > To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Subject: [R] Summary of Suggestions for poor man's parallel
> > Thanks to Luke Tierney, Agustin Lobo, Stephen Eglen, A.J.
> > Rossini, Simon Wood
> > and Timothy H. Keitt for responding to my question about poor
> > man's parallel
> > processing. Much of the substantive material was cc'ed to
> > r-help already, but
> > my take is as follows.
> > 1) Currently, there is nothing "simple" for solving my problem.
> > 2) I thought that Timothy Keitt's description of the use of a
> > relational
> > database for keeping track of different runs was quite
> > 3) It seems clear that the "future" of this sort of activity
> > lies with RPVM
> > (already available on CRAN) and SNOW by Luke Tierney. I found the
> > description of SNOW available at
> > http://www.stat.umn.edu/~luke/R/cluster/cluster.html to be
> > intriguing.
> > 4) Since my needs are so simple, I will probably just hack
> > something together
> > myself that involves splitting my big.list into 4 chunks
> > in Perl and then
> > starting 4 jobs in R from Perl. Once those jobs are
> > complete, I will then
> > start an R job that collects the results. At least that is
> > my current
> > plan. I plan to follow the progress of RPVM and SNOW closely.
> > Thanks to all who responded.
> > Dave Kane
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