The R Journal: article published in 2009, volume 1:1

Easier parallel computing in R with snowfall and sfCluster PDF download
Jochen Knaus, Christine Porzelius, Harald Binder and Guido Schwarzer , The R Journal (2009) 1:1, pages 54-59.

Many statistical analysis task in areas such as bioinformatics are computationally very intensive, while lots of them rely on embarrasingly parallel computations (Ananth Grama, 2003). Multiple computers or even multiple processor cores on standard desktop computers, which are widespread available nowadays, can easily contribute to faster analyses.

  author = {Jochen Knaus and Christine Porzelius and Harald Binder and
          Guido Schwarzer},
  title = {{Easier parallel computing in R with snowfall and sfCluster}},
  year = {2009},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2009-004},
  url = {},
  pages = {54--59},
  volume = {1},
  number = {1}