I am doing comparisons to see how R runs in Alces Flight compared to my local computer. I ran a simulation in R directly on a compute node and as an interactive job. Both times, it took R longer to process the simulation than my local computer. I tried increasing the size of my compute nodes, but it went from 50% CPU utilization to 6% with the increase. I have read that R is not multi-threaded and that this is probably why the job is not being processed efficiently. Can Alces Flight multi-thread R to make it run jobs more efficiently?
Note: I have tried Hyperthreading Control (http://docs.alces-flight.com/en/stable/customisation/hyperthreading-control.html), but just received errors when running the exact commands found in the documentation.
Thanks in advance for your help.