Update: parallel R on the TACC


James E. Pustejovsky


April 8, 2014

I have learned from Mr. Yaakoub El Khamra that he and the good folks at TACC have made some modifications to TACC’s custom MPI implementation and R build in order to correct bugs in Rmpi and snow that were causing crashes. My earlier post has been updated to reflect the modifications. The main changes are:

  1. The version of MVAPICH2 has changed to 2.0b
  2. Changes to the Rmpi and snow packages necessitate using the latest version of R (Warm Puppy, 3.0.3). This version is available in the Rstats module.
  3. For improved reproducibility, I modified the R code so that the simulation driver function uses a seed value.
  4. I had to switch from maply to mdply as a result of (3).
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