[Pw_forum] Memory distribution problem

Paolo Giannozzi paolo.giannozzi at uniud.it
Fri Feb 28 14:30:02 CET 2014

On Thu, 2014-02-27 at 17:30 -0600, Peng Chen wrote:
> P.S. Most of the jobs failed at the beginning of scf calculation, and
> the length of output scf file is zero. 

are you sure the problem is the size of the RAM and not the size of
the stack?


> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 5:09 PM, Peng Chen <pchen229 at illinois.edu>
> wrote:
>         Dear QE users,
>         Recently, our workstation is updated and there is a hard limit
>         on memory (2G per core). Some of QE jobs are constantly failed
>         (not always) because one of the MPI processes exceeded the RAM
>         limit and was killed. I am wondering if there is a way to
>         distribute using memory more evenly in every core.  
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 Paolo Giannozzi, Dept. Chemistry&Physics&Environment, 
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