Re: AMBER: error in safe

From: Xuebin Qiao <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 23:26:41 +0800


If you use linux, check "top" to see wether you have enough memory (physical
+ swap). If not enough, try add swap or physcial memory. Add swap would lead
the prog too slow. If you can have money to add physcial memory (total
>2GB), then you may try bigmem kernel of linux.

On 10/24/05, Claire Zerafa <> wrote:
> Hi amber users
> i am doing pca in ptraj and i get this error message:
> *error in safe_malloc Error in alloc of 1432894120 bytes*
> Is it correct to assume that this is because I have too many jobs running
> simultaneously and RAM and virtual memory cant cope?
> Thanks,
> claire

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