[Gate-users] Jobs killed "memory exceeded"?

Marc Chamberland MarcChamberland at cmail.carleton.ca
Mon Sep 15 16:06:11 CEST 2014

Hi Amy,

Perhaps there is a memory leak? If there is, it's gonna be very annoying for you to troubleshoot if you have no C++ experience.

I'd suggest you look at using Valgrind to detect memory leaks. You can find Valgrind here: http://valgrind.org

The Quick Start page should help you run it. Feel free to post the output to the mailing list or send it to me and I'll have a quick look.

Good luck!


Marc Chamberland, MSc
PhD candidate
Department of Physics
Carleton University
Ottawa (ON)

On Sep 14, 2014, at 8:55, Amy Meldrum <ameldru at g.clemson.edu<mailto:ameldru at g.clemson.edu>> wrote:

Gate users,

I have been running simulations using optical photons that run to completion when I am using a beta source. However, when I change the source to an alpha source, suddenly all of my simulations only run for a few minutes before being killed. It seems like the memory usage skyrockets beyond some limit and get killed.

Why would changing only the source do this? Is there something I can do to stop this from happening? The simulation runs fine for a few particles, but I am not sure why it would behave like this.

Please help. Thank you,

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