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Recommended server size/memory for installing R Server RRS feed

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  • I was wondering if there's any recommendation for server size, number of processors, memory size, disk size, etc for installing R Server on-premises?  I couldn't find any recommendation in the documentation online.

    thanks

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:25 PM

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  • I know my company just ordered a server with a terabyte of memory for R Server to live on exclusively. Not sure if that's overkill or not. Seems like it could be?

    Especially while I'm the only data scientist that will be using it for quite a while. lol.

    Idk about the other specifications.


    Also, I don't think Microsoft mentions a 'recommended' hardware configuration because I feel like that depends on your specific needs. They do however, provide a minimum:

    Minimum system configuration requirements for Microsoft R Server are as follows:

    Processor: 64-bit CPU with x86-compatible architecture (variously known as AMD64, Intel64, x86-64, IA-32e, EM64T, or x64 CPUs). Itanium-architecture CPUs (also known as IA-64) are not supported. Multiple-core CPUs are recommended.

    Memory: A minimum of 8 GB of RAM is required for Microsoft R Server; 16 GB or more are recommended. Hadoop itself has substantial memory requirements; see your Hadoop distribution’s documentation for specific recommendations.

    Disk Space: A minimum of 500 MB of disk space is required on each node for R Server. Hadoop itself has substantial disk space requirements; see your Hadoop distribution’s documentation for specific recommendations.

    Friday, February 10, 2017 5:33 PM