[R] Linux Standalone Server Suggestions for R
jiso at ucsd.edu
Thu Sep 1 04:03:24 CEST 2005
My group is looking for any suggestions on what to purchase to
achieve the most powerful number crunching system that $50k can buy.
The main application that will be used is R so input on what hardware
benefits R most will be appreciated. The requirements are that it be
a single standalone server (i.e. not a cluster solution), and it that
must be able to run unix/linux. If anyone has any experience/
suggestions regarding the following questions that would also be
AMD vs Intel chips, especially 64-bit versions of the two?
Using Itanium/Opterons and if so how much of a performance boost did
you achieve vs other 64-bit chip sets?
Also, does anyone know if there is an upper thresh hold on much
memory R can use?
Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions,
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Lab
University of California, San Diego
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