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Launcher and Slurm#


The "Launcher" feature was introduced in RStudio Workbench 1.2 and is only available under named user licensing. RStudio Workbench 1.2 without Launcher is available under existing server-based licensing. For questions about using Launcher with RStudio Workbench, please contact

RStudio Workbench 1.2 and newer versions include a Slurm plugin for running R sessions and background jobs on a Slurm cluster.

Architecture and Network Access#

RStudio Workbench can be configured with Launcher and Slurm using the following architecture and network communication paths:

Launcher spawns R sessions and background jobs via Slurm tooling and uses shared home directories for project storage.

Ready to get started with RStudio Workbench and Slurm?#

Proceed to the documentation for Integrating RStudio Workbench with Slurm

Want to learn more about RStudio Workbench and Slurm?#

Refer to the overview on Scaling RStudio Workbench with Slurm

Refer to the FAQ for RStudio Workbench with Launcher and Slurm