## Scientific Computing (R) in the Cloud

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:49:05 -0400

https://public.opencpu.org/pages/

"OpenCPU is a framework for scalable, embedded scientific computing, based on
R and Latex."

"OpenCPU facilitates sharing of code, data and results, from anywhere and with
anyone, without the need for commercial software packages. This way you can
contribute to transparent, reproducible research."

I am not sure exactly what this is, but the general idea is pretty awesome.  I
have been working with Paulina to do some data processing for a paper of hers.
The requirements were at the limit of the computers I have, and the data
remains on my disks.  How much better if she could have run that cloud in the
cloud (it's parallel as crazy) and then made it public to share with other
astronomers?

Unfortunately it was in Python, not R...

Andrew