I've become bald pulling out my hair because of this problem. Time and time again I need to run an R package that needs to use RSQLite but fails because of NFS locking. Well, that's the setup on our cluster. Curiously, I don't see other people complaining about this problem but I know that a lot of bioinformatics is done on Sun Grid Engine installations, which I assume employ NFS in one way or another.
Any tips on how to alleviate this pain? Are my assumptions right (about SGE and NFS being inseparable)?