out of memory error

Gideon Simpson grs2103 at columbia.edu
Wed Mar 5 18:00:47 CST 2008

I'm getting the following error with some code, running on a serial  
machine with, i think, 3 gigs of memory.  Is there anyway to  
circumvent this error by being clever, or do I really need to go to a  
distributed memory machine?


Out of memory trying to allocate 112032952 bytes
[0]PETSC ERROR: Caught signal number 10 BUS: Bus Error, possibly  
illegal memory access
[0]PETSC ERROR: Try option -start_in_debugger or - 
[0]PETSC ERROR: or see http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-as/documentation/troubleshooting.html#Signal 
[0]PETSC ERROR: or try http://valgrind.org on linux or man libgmalloc  
on Apple to find memory corruption errors
[0]PETSC ERROR: likely location of problem given in stack below
[0]PETSC ERROR: ---------------------  Stack Frames  
[0]PETSC ERROR: Note: The EXACT line numbers in the stack are not  
[0]PETSC ERROR:       INSTEAD the line number of the start of the  
[0]PETSC ERROR:       is given.
[0]PETSC ERROR: [0] PCSetUp_HYPRE line 95 src/ksp/pc/impls/hypre/hypre.c
[0]PETSC ERROR: [0] PCSetUp line 764 src/ksp/pc/interface/precon.c
[0]PETSC ERROR: [0] KSPSetUp line 183 src/ksp/ksp/interface/itfunc.c
[0]PETSC ERROR: [0] KSPSolve line 305 src/ksp/ksp/interface/itfunc.c
[0]PETSC ERROR: --------------------- Error Message  
[0]PETSC ERROR: Signal received!
[0]PETSC ERROR: Petsc Release Version 2.3.3, Patch 8, Fri Nov 16  
17:03:40 CST 2007 HG revision: 414581156e67e55c761739b0deb119f7590d0f4b
[0]PETSC ERROR: See docs/changes/index.html for recent updates.
[0]PETSC ERROR: See docs/faq.html for hints about trouble shooting.
[0]PETSC ERROR: See docs/index.html for manual pages.
[0]PETSC ERROR: ./bulk3d on a darwin8.1 named  
valkyrie.appmath.columbia.edu by gideon Wed Mar  5 15:53:26 2008
[0]PETSC ERROR: Libraries linked from /Users/gideon/software/ 
[0]PETSC ERROR: Configure run at Thu Jan 10 11:00:45 2008
[0]PETSC ERROR: Configure options --with-clanguage=cxx --with-mpi-dir=/ 
Users/gideon/software --with-mpi-shared=1 --with-x11 --download- 
hypre=1 --with-hypre=1 --download-umfpack=1 --with-umfpack=1 --with- 
shared=1 --with-dynamic=1
[0]PETSC ERROR: User provided function() line 0 in unknown directory  
unknown file

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