From: John Stone (johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Tue May 19 2020 - 21:53:15 CDT

Chris,
 Which surface rep are you using? Surf, MSMS, or QuickSurf?

Best,
  John

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 05:39:41PM -0400, Chris Broomell wrote:
> John,
> I'd be interested in your input on optimizing display parameters (as you
> suggested in the message to Dallas).¬ I've had similar memory issues
> using surface representations for whole virus structures.¬ Is there a
> display parameter (particularly for the surface rep) that I might adjust?
> Thanks!
> Chris
> On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 5:01 PM John Stone <[1]johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu> wrote:
>
> Dallas,
> ¬ Can you be more specific about what graphical representations
> you're using that are causing the memory exhaustion problem?¬ There
> may be a simple adjustment to your display parameters that can
> dramatically reduce memory usage.¬ This is particularly true for
> the surface representations, isosurface, and the various ribbon/cartoon
> representations which have either quadratic or cubic memory consumption
> vs. their respective "resolution" parameters of various kinds.
>
> If you share more about what representations and parameters you're
> using,
> I may be able to give you advice to overcome the issue.
>
> Going forward I'm working on a 64-bit Windows build of VMD, but
> this has been complicated by the fact that I don't have effective remote
> access to my normal Windows VMD build systems, and I'm having to setup
> a new one that I can use here at home.¬ That would ultimately increase
> the amount of memory available to VMD, at least on modern machines
> with say 8GB or more of memory, but I've got probably a week or two
> of work to do there and I'm waiting on the next rev of the Windows
> CUDA tools to be released (a matter of days now) so that I can ensure
> compiler version compatiblity etc.
>
> Best,
> ¬ John Stone
>
> On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 05:39:32PM +1000, Dallas Warren wrote:
> >¬ ¬ Works fine with Linux installation.
> >¬ ¬ Works fine for Windows installation (WIN32 1.9.3 Nov 30 2016)
> with less
> >¬ ¬ graphically intensive molecule representations.
> >¬ ¬ Fails for Windows installation for more graphically intensive
> molecule
> >¬ ¬ representations with the following error message:
> >¬ ¬ ################
> >¬ ¬ Failed to increase display list memory pool size, system out of
> memory
> >¬ ¬ √*¬ √* Previous pool size: 200MB
> >¬ ¬ √*¬ √* Requested pool size: 240MB
> >¬ ¬ ################
> >¬ ¬ How do I resolve this√* issue?
> >¬ ¬ Start up message:
> >¬ ¬
> [1][2]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYSJJIbVAAEp7gz?format=png&name=900x900
> >¬ ¬ Error message:
> >¬ ¬
> [2][3]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYSJK97U4AEACm5?format=png&name=900x900
> >¬ ¬ And another question, exactly which MS compilers are being used
> to build
> >¬ ¬ the Windows version of VMD?
> >¬ ¬ Thank you for any assistance.
> >¬ ¬ Catch ya,
> >
> >¬ ¬ Dr. Dallas Warren
> >¬ ¬ Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics
> >¬ ¬ Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University
> >¬ ¬ 381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
> >¬ ¬ [3][4]dallas.warren_at_monash.edu
> >¬ ¬ ---------------------------------
> >¬ ¬ When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to
> resemble a
> >¬ ¬ nail.
> >
> > References
> >
> >¬ ¬ Visible links
> >¬ ¬ 1.
> [5]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYSJJIbVAAEp7gz?format=png&name=900x900
> >¬ ¬ 2.
> [6]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYSJK97U4AEACm5?format=png&name=900x900
> >¬ ¬ 3. mailto:[7]dallas.warren_at_monash.edu
>
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> [8]http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Phone: 217-244-3349
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>
> References
>
> Visible links
> 1. mailto:johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> 2. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYSJJIbVAAEp7gz?format=png&name=900x900
> 3. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYSJK97U4AEACm5?format=png&name=900x900
> 4. mailto:dallas.warren_at_monash.edu
> 5. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYSJJIbVAAEp7gz?format=png&name=900x900
> 6. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYSJK97U4AEACm5?format=png&name=900x900
> 7. mailto:dallas.warren_at_monash.edu
> 8. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/
> 9. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/

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