How do I do parallel programming in R and on EC2?
This tutorial covers a variety of parallel programming techniques for R, in addition to some general guidelines on parallel programming and information on using Amazon's EC2 to run virtual Linux machines and clusters. The tutorial was prepared for the Berkeley Biostat graduate students and presented in March 2015.
The tutorial and template code are available on github. You can clone the repository with a git clone, which can be done from the Linux/Mac command line as:
git clone https://github.com/berkeley-scf/parallelR-biostat-2015
If you're not familiar with Git, you can get all the material as a zip file by clicking on the "Download ZIP" button in the lower left of the Github page.