Parallel computation in R


Presentation and Tutorial 13

Regular R-Meetup
Lounge, Eurac Research, Bolzano

This time we will have a short presentation and tutorial by Mattia and Giulio about parallel computing in R.
We will give an overview on how to effectively use programming packages for distributing heavy tasks among cores of the computer. This reduces the computation time by a factor corresponding approximately to the number of available cores and it is suitable when the computation can be split into many independent processes. We will also talk about how to optimize the parallel computation of Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines (BLAS).

For futher information please see here, here, here or here

If you would like to contribute your own code please reach out and tell us! Hope to see as many of you as possible!

Giulio Genova
Institute for Alpine Environment

My research interests include modelling the spatial distribution of soil properties, the role of trace metals in soil functioning, and water use efficiency in agriculture.

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