For all platforms, refer to Chapter 2 in the Oracle R Enterprise User's Guide for installation requirements and instructions. (Available on Linux 64-bit, Win 32, Win 64, Solaris 64-bit (Sparc and x86) and AIX 64-bit Database Platforms)
Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.