[R] How to limit memory on a server
cyril.hervy at insee.fr
Thu Oct 4 11:07:53 CEST 2012
I think R keeps all the data in RAM ? The function memory.limit() refers to the RAM size ?
I will try to configure the OS.
De : Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
Envoyé : mercredi 3 octobre 2012 17:22
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 16:12, Hervy Cyril wrote:
> My OS is a 64-bit Windows Server 2008 SP2 and I would like to limit RAM usage on the server.
Ask your sysadmins, as Duncan Murdoch advised. R only know about virtual memory usage, not RAM usage.
> Thank you.
> Best regards
> Cyril Hervy
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk] Envoyé :
> mercredi 3 octobre 2012 15:43 À : Hervy Cyril Cc : R-help
> (r-help at r-project.org) Objet : Re: [R] How to limit memory on a server
> And your OS is? See the footer and the 'at a minimum' information the posting guide asks for.
> I think you are confusing 'memory' and 'RAM': the two concepts are distinct.
> But R is not a special case, and you do it the same way as you do this for any other process, by your OS facilities.
> On 03/10/2012 10:12, Hervy Cyril wrote:
>> 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?
>> Thank you.
>> Cyril Hervy
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>> PLEASE do read the posting guide
>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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