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    Windows memory management unveiled

    28th May 2007

    I enjoyed this article, while trying to make the R environment on Windows process some 16 microarrays, using some memory-intensive algorithm… Well, after several hours of processing and gradually increasing the memory use, R script failed with memory-allocation error.

    It’s interesting, but running the same script in Topologilinux, launched from within Windows, did the trick. Though being a simulated environment, it was slower, and page-swapping was really heavy with only 0.5GB memory.


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