10-13 November 2015
Villa Romanazzi Carducci
Europe/Rome timezone

R Computing services as SaaS in the Cloud

11 Nov 2015, 14:30
Scuderia (Villa Romanazzi Carducci)


Villa Romanazzi Carducci


Fernando Aguilar (CSIC)


R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics that is widely used in different context like environmental research thanks to different geodata packages. Within the EGI-Lifewatch Competence Centre context, one of the tasks is to provide a final user oriented application based on R so different solutions to achieve this goal are being explored. One of these solutions is layer based architecture with three layers: • Bottom layer: R instances that can be installed in cloud (allowing load balance) or HPC (we have a testbed based in a PowerPC cluster). • Medium layer: R server that interacts with an R client. • Top Layer: Web based solution with certificate authentication. The user interface can be deployed using tools like iPython notebook or Rstudio web version. This presentation will analyze how the different proposed solutions can fit or not to the final user requirements and what is the satisfaction from user point of view.

Primary author

Fernando Aguilar (CSIC)


Mrs Aida Palacio (IFCA) Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)

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