Re: No Memory Available
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- Subject: [mg91337] Re: No Memory Available
- From: "Jean-Marc Gulliet" <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
- Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 05:54:22 -0400 (EDT)
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On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Adel Elsabbagh wrote: <snip> > I have an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66GHz), with 3GB ram. OS is 32 bit > windows XP Pro. > I am using Mathematica 6.0 [... Cross posted to MathGroup ...] OK. AFAIK, the default/standard system configuration of Windows XP Professional 32-bit edition allows only 2 GB of memory per user process, i.e. each individual user/application process will not be allowed by the operating system to request memory over this 2 GB limit, even though the theoretical limit is 4 GB on a 32-bit system. Now, there exist two switches for this version of Windows that allows the system to allocate up to 3 GB per user process. See the following articles [1, 2] to get detailed explanations and directions about how to use them: "On 32-bit versions of Windows, the /3GB parameter enables 4-gigabyte (GB) random access memory (RAM) Tuning, a feature that enlarges the user-mode virtual address space to 3 GB and restricts the kernel-mode components to the remaining 1 GB. " Alone and/or combine with $HistoryLength=0 and ClearSystemCache, this might solve your memory issue. Best regards, - Jean-Marc  "A description of the 4 GB RAM Tuning feature and the Physical Address Extension parameter", http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291988  "Memory Management - Demystifying /3GB" http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2007/03/23/memory-management-demystifying-3gb.aspx > Kind regards, > > Adel > > > On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 8:26 AM, Jean-Marc Gulliet wrote: >> >> Adel Elsabbagh wrote: >> >>> I am using NDSolve to do integration in time for 24 variables. I can >>> choose >>> only to do the integration for a short time range, otherwise I get the >>> error: >>> >>> No more memory available. >>> Mathematica kernel has shut down. >>> Try quitting other applications and then retry. >> >> <snip> >> >>> Is there a way I can increase the allocated memory even virtually, or may >>> be >> >> Though you did not tell us, I believe you are using a 32-bit system, which >> mean that depending on the combination of hardware and operating system, a >> user process can get between 2 and about 3 GB of virtual memory maximum. >> This is hardware (Intel, AMD, PowerPC, Sparc, ...)/operating system (Linux, >> UNIX, MAC OS X, Windows 98/Me/XP/Vista/Server2003...) dependent. >> >>> tell Mathematica to wipe the memory out during the run? >> >> ClearSystemCache["Numeric"] or ClearSystemCache might help reclaiming >> some memory (assuming you are using version 6.x.x). >> >> http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/ClearSystemCache.html >> >> Anyway, it is really hard to be specific without any hint about your >> hardware, software, and the system you are trying to solve.