Hi Robert... On 2/18/07, Robert Reed <polarlow@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just a couple of questions regarding ram usage, and I guess cpu too.
I'll see if I can answer.
I`m running IDV on a fairly old windows XP desktop, with 850mhz cpu and 512mb ram. I know I`m pushing the limits with that setup, but I wanted to get a feel for IDV, the scripting etc before shelling out the funds for an upgrade.
Yes, you are running in a "limited" setup, so don't expect to be able to do much with images, in particular. And things will possibly run a bit slow.
One thing I did notice, even while IDV or the GUI was not doing anything, the ram down in the bottom left was constantly climbing eventually hitting the ceiling. Is there a memory leak of some kind or is this just normal?
This is not normal. You are looking at the far left of the 3 numbers? What had you done up until then? And what version of the IDV are you using? And how long does it take before hitting the ceiling?
Also, I could do with some recommendations about running IDV and scripts via batch files on a windows server (like windows 2003). To be comfortable without running the risk of IDV dying during a batch/script process, what kind of ram and cpu specs should I need. I don`t want to spend a fortune of dual core processors etc if it not needed however!
I would say that memory is more of an issue that CPU for you. Obviously, you need to get enough CPU -- but 2GHz should be enough. I would get at least 2GB of memory..... Hope that helps. tom -- Tom Whittaker University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC) Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) 1225 W. Dayton Street Madison, WI 53706 USA ph: +1 608 262 2759