Re: can i use swap partition to increase ram in namd?

From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Nov 25 2013 - 09:26:13 CST

On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM, k.manzoorolajdad
<> wrote:
> dear all
> i want use namd for simulation DNA but my ram is low 4GB.
> can i use swap to increase ram for namd?

this is really more a question for a forum concerning the OS that you
are using (you don't say and also whether you are running in serial or
parallel and across how many nodes/cores if parallel).

swap isn't RAM and swap is slow (like several orders of magnitude
slower). so you are likely better off either getting access to a
larger/better machine or picking a smaller target for your


> how?
> thanks

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.

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