Defines a Beowulf cluster from the IPs of the machines in the cluster, the number of cores of each machine, and the user name. The returned cluster has to be registered with doParallel::registerDoParallel().

beowulf_cluster(
  cluster.ips = NULL,
  cluster.cores = NULL,
  cluster.user = Sys.info()[["user"]],
  cluster.port = "11000",
  outfile = NULL
)

Arguments

cluster.ips

Character vector with the IPs of the machines in the cluster. The first machine will be considered the main node of the cluster, and will generally be the machine on which the R code is being executed. Default: NULL.

cluster.cores

Numeric integer vector, number of cores on each machine. Default: NULL.

cluster.user

Character string, name of the user (should be the same throughout machines), Defaults to the current system user.

cluster.port

Character, port used by the machines in the cluster to communicate. The firewall in all computers must allow traffic from and to such port. Default: "11000"

outfile

Where to direct the messages provided by the workers. When working on a local computer, "" prints the worker's messages in the console. A text file path will append worker's messages on the given file. Default: /dev/null en Linux and nul: on windows.

Value

A list ready to be used as input for the spec argument of the function makeCluster.

Examples

if(interactive()){ beowulf.cluster <- beowulf_cluster( cluster.ips = c( "10.42.0.1", "10.42.0.34", "10.42.0.104" ), cluster.cores = c(7, 4, 4), cluster.user = "blas", cluster.port = "11000" ) doParallel::registerDoParallel(cl = beowulf.cluster) #PARALLELIZED foreach LOOP HERE parallel::stopCluster(cl = beowulf.cluster) }