doRedis: A parallel back end for R/foreach using Redis.
Bryan Lewis recently did a Vignette using RStudio to run some financial data using R/foreach and doRedis. Parallelizing R continues to become more important as users want to run computations on larger and larger quantities of data in reasonable amounts of time particularly on clusters or the cloud. doRedis includes the following 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.