big computing

doRedis: A parallel back end for R/foreach using Redis.

The source code is available from:, and of course R packages are available on CRAN.

Notable features

  • Support for dynamic pools of parallel workers during running computations.
  • Simple cross-platform parallel computing, including at least Windows, GNU/Linux and OS X.
  • Fault-tolerant (new!)

The vignette documentation is here: doRedis.pdf.
Here is a link to the script used in the demo below: doredis.R.