[R] Parallel Functions on AIX

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 28 17:24:29 CEST 2004

The first thing to ascertain is that R will actually build on such a 
machine -- there have been a lot of reports of failure on AIX, and no 
recent reports of success.

If it does, R itself is single-threaded (but can make use of
multi-threaded BLAS)  but packages such as Rmpi, snow, RScaLAPACK provide 
parallel facilities (and are in the FAQ).

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Liao, Kexiao wrote:

> Dear R Development Team,

You actually wrote to R-help!

>    Does the latest version R-1.9.1 provide parallel functions if R is
> running on Multiple CPUs Unix platform (IBM AIX e-server)?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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