[R] Desperatly seeking Parallel R simulation with Windows XP
alexandre.bombal at bnpparibas.com
Wed Oct 1 10:47:33 CEST 2008
It works !! At last !! Thank you very much !!
Rainer M Krug-6 wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM, quant15
> <alexandre.bombal at bnpparibas.com> wrote:
>> Hello R experts,
>> I've been searching for weeks a way to use my quad core xeon to increase
>> speed of a very-very computer-intensive simulation I must do for my
>> It seems that most purpose-made packages for R : Snow, Rmpi, snowfall,...
>> are designed for Linux based OS. I do not have access to Linux due to
>> professionnal reasons ... so I must work with windows XP.
>> Do somebody know a way to unleash the calculation power of all four cores
>> under windows XP ?
> Just tried snow under Windows 2000 and it works. Just follow the
> examples on http://www.sfu.ca/~sblay/R/snow.html
> but create a cluster as follow:
> cl <- makeSOCKcluster(c("localhost", "localhost", "localhost",
> and you have a cluster of all your four cores.
> As I don't have a dual or quadcore running windows, I can't confirm
> that it is actually using all cores (it does under Linux), but the
> cluster is created.
> If you have further questions, just ask - I am learning tio use snow as
>> Thanks for your help !!
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