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kernel shut down without error messages
Running Mathematica 5.2 on Windows XP with 3 gigabytes of memory and a Pentium D 3.4 gigahertz processor. When NDSolve tries to generate an InterpolatingFunction object that ends up being larger than ~500 megabytes, the kernel eventually shuts down but DOESN'T give the usual "No more memory available....." message. However, sometimes this doesn't happen and I'm able to generate InterpolatingFunction objects which exceed 1 gigabyte in size, which I write to external .m files using the command "Put". If I later call such a file, using "Get", the kernel immediately shuts down, again with no error message. Additionally, the CPU (which is dual core), remains at 50% usage at all times during a computation. I read a post which seemed to solve this issue by adding an environment variable OMP_NUM_THREADS with value 2, but this didn't work for me. Thoughts?