Parallel MCMC


On github:

Parallel implementation of MCMC using MPI - coded by Hákon Jónsson, John Lees and Tobias Madsen

Code is available as C++ Under testing implementations in R and Perl do not provide speedups due to execution overheads, but are included as easier to read ‘pseudocode’ if required.

Details can be found in this draft paper: pMCMC


This work was completed for the Oxford Summer School in Computational Biology 2012 (, and was supervised by Geoff Nicholls, Joe Herman and Jotun Hein.

Funding provided by a Wellcome Trust Vacation grant (JL) and COGANGS - EU grant (HJ, TM).