RStudio server, Shiny and Linux


I have to install an R program and several open source proteomics programs in a linux box. The R program calls the open source proteomics programs. The pipe line starts by one of the programs taking as input a raw data file and all the programs produce output files some of which may be input to the other programs in the pipe line. The users will be able to run the R program online.

  1. Is it possible to do this? I am using the open open source version of RStudio which s single threaded (users responses to program requests wait until the previous user in the chain finishes running the pipeline. This implies that the proteomics programs called by R will be called by a single user at a time.

  2. Is there any way of synchronizing the linux box and the users pcs so that the files can be created in both the linux server and the PCs, otherwise the users will have to send the raw data file to the Linux box and to import data files from the linux box to their PCs.