R User Meeting - An introduction to parallel programming with R

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‘An introduction to parallel programming with R’

Nowadays nearly every computer processor contains multiple cores (even smartphone processors do) that allow to boost processing performance and let them keep up with Moore’s Law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law). However, standard evaluation in R makes use of 1 core only. In this talk I want to give an introduction how you can use the whole power of your machine. First, I will present basic principles of functional programming, which is a useful concept to ease parallel computation. Then I will show how these principles can be used to distribute tasks among the CPUs of your machine. Finally, I also want to give pros and cons for parallel computation.

R user meeting, Wednesday May 17th, 2017, 16:00, at C4015, Orion building, Wageningen Campus

Presenter: Benjamin Brede, https://www.wur.nl/en/Persons/Benjamin-B-Benjamin-Brede-BSc.htm