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From: Benjamin Kaduk (kaduk_at_mit.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 11 2015 - 11:59:13 CDT
On Fri, 11 Sep 2015, Lee-Ping Wang wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've recently encountered a problem where VMD will crash when loading a
> rather large trajectory file (.xyz format, 700 MB, 44 atoms, 293360
> frames). The error message is attached at the end of this email. This
> happens on a new Mac laptop that I recently purchased with 16 GB of
> memory with no other programs running.
> I'm puzzled because my previous Mac laptop with 8 GB of memory was able
> to load a trajectory of this size with no issues. The "activity monitor"
> reports a small amount of memory used (about 1 GB allocated to VMD) when
> this crash occurs. I confirmed this error still happens with VMD 1.9.1,
> which is the version I had on my previous laptop.
Did the version of OS X change between the two laptops? It seems likely
that this is a change in the behavior of the OS, unless it's something
"simple" like per-user resource limits.