Distributed Computing of Embarrassingly Parallel R Applications using RBOINC Package

Sergey Astafiev, Alexander Rumyantsev
R programming language is commonly used for statistical computing, data science and stochastic simulation. Existing packages for R allow to run parallel code on various parallel architectures, however, the support for distributed (volunteer) computing is rather weak. This article describes a new R package RBOINC that allows to run parallel code on grid systems via BOINC, a open source system for grid computing, which is a promising approach for parallel stochastic simulation.