parallel computing

CPU and GPU trends over time

January 25, 2011 | csgillespie

GPUs seem to be all the rage these days. At the last Bayesian Valencia meeting, Chris Holmes gave a nice talk on how GPUs could be leveraged for statistical computing. Recently Christian Robert arXived a paper with parallel computing firmly in mind. In two weeks time I’m giving an ...
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Quick and dirty parallel processing in R

April 30, 2010 | Abhijit

R has some powerful tools for parallel processing, which I discovered while searching for ways to fully utilize my 8-core computer at work. What surprised me is how easy it is…about 6 lines of code, if that. Given that I wasn’t allowed to install heavy duty parallel-processing systems like ... [Read more...]

Parallel computing in R: snowfall/snow

June 20, 2009 | Vinh Nguyen

I finally have time to try parallel computing in R using snowfall/snow thanks to this article in the 1st issue of R journal, which replaces R news. I didn’t try it before because i didn’t have a good toy example, and it seemed like a steep learning ... [Read more...]

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