HPC news from the useR2011 conference

August 18, 2011
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(This article was first published on cloudnumbers.com » R-project, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

It was an exciting useR2011 conference at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. Thanks a lot to the local organizing and program committee for having this great conference. I enjoyed the variety of talks, the poster session and the conference dinner and everything within walking distance.

In view of HPC for R I learned:

  • The R core team is working on a package called “parallel” for parallel computing including a random number generation solution.
  • The number of R users can be estimated to 2M+
  • RStudio is a great programming environment and an exciting release is coming soon: version control, …
  • Several groups are implementing GPU solutions with openCL. But still a lot of work to do.
  • Unfortunately, no big memory, ff or compiled code presentation.

Thanks a lot to all people interested in cloudnumbers.com and for providing that much feedback. I enjoyed being part of one of the first Lightning Talk speakers. Attached my slides and the poster:

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