[R] How to limit memory on a server

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 17:39:04 CEST 2012

On 03/10/2012 11:07 AM, Hervy Cyril wrote:
> My OS is a 64-bit Windows Server 2008 SP2 and I have a sysadmin account on the server.

Sounds like it's a question for Microsoft (or their web site) then. You 
might want to start here:


Duncan Murdoch

> Thank you.
> Best regards
> Cyril Hervy
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Duncan Murdoch [mailto:murdoch.duncan at gmail.com]
> Envoyé : mercredi 3 octobre 2012 15:39
> À : Hervy Cyril
> Cc : R-help (r-help at r-project.org)
> Objet : Re: [R] How to limit memory on a server
> On 03/10/2012 5:12 AM, Hervy Cyril wrote:
> > Hello,
> > In our structure, users connect to a server (64GB of memory) where they launch R. How can I limit the amount of RAM that could use a user.
> > The function memory.limit(size=...) can limit the amount of memory but I would like users can't change this option in R. Is it possible?
> Generally speaking, that's something that the operating system needs to
> enforce.   If you don't know how to do it with your OS, you might get
> some advice here by saying which one it is, but you may have to ask a sysadmin at your site.
> Duncan Murdoch

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