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Minimal notebook system requirements

asked 2011-06-21 06:16:24 -0600

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Hello! Could somebody please tell me what are the actual minimum system requirements to start Sage Notebook?

I've tried to start it on a little virtual server with about 256MB of RAM. If I just start Sage, it seems to work, but when I try to launch the Notebook, it gives this error:

Error: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory

Is there a way to launch a Sage Notebook server on such machine? Thanks

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answered 2011-07-04 13:47:54 -0600

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I would not try to launch Sage on a device with less than 512MB of memory, and that's cutting it really close. 1 gigabyte would be much more comfortable (though minimal) for a single user. If you want multiple simultaneous users, I'd go for more like 2GB or more.

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answered 2013-02-21 08:14:44 -0600

kcrisman gravatar image

I was doing some testing today due to having crashed (!) our notebook server during a set of demos, and it looks like our Sage 5.6 server actually uses as much as 80MB for a worksheet (perhaps plus other very small processes). I'm never quite sure how to interpret top and ps aux results, but that seems to be the case. The server itself seems to take about 100MB, though.

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It is definitely about 100MB per worksheet on a 64bit system. On a 32bit system, it may be a little lower. And then there is the overhead of the server.

ppurka gravatar imageppurka ( 2013-02-21 20:10:34 -0600 )edit
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answered 2011-06-25 01:10:52 -0600

Juanlu001 gravatar image

Here is some info from Jason Grout, who managed to set up a Sage Server:

"The biggest bottleneck seems to be RAM; that will determine how many simultaneous users you can have. From some informal tests, it seems that the Sage notebook uses about 150MB of RAM for the server and about 50MB for a worksheet instance."

From here: http://wiki.sagemath.org/SageServer#HardwareRequirements

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