[Chimera-users] Question on Chimera

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Mar 6 14:33:26 PST 2006

On Mar 6, 2006, at 11:58 AM, Greg Couch wrote:

> Chimera uses a lot of memory, so 2GB is reasonable for 2 cpus -- if  
> you're
> displaying volume data, you will want more, if your displaying huge
> molecules, you'll want more.  You'll also want more memory if you have
> other programs running at the same time.  Memory is fairly cheap,  
> so get
> a lot.

Don't mean to scare you off here.  While Chimera does use a lot of  
memory, 512MB is fine for many types of analyses.  If you are working  
on ribosome-size structures, or many (20+) smaller structures -- or  
large volumetric data sets -- then you would want to increase your  
memory to 1-2+ GB.


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

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