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Old   April 7, 2010, 04:05
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I don't recall if I got this type of error exactly but I concluded I needed to do the reconstructParMesh step and then deconstructPar again in order to get all the geometry and patch information straightened out before running in parallel (simpleFoam and pisoFoam). I did this on an 8 processor machine with 16Gb RAM and didn't hit a memory problem when dealing with a mesh of about 9m cells. I did take a quick look at memory usage and it was quite high but not a real problem so I did not figure out my mesh size limit.
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Isn't that RAM spread out over all processors and because reconstructParMesh doesn't run in parallel (to my knowledge, not in front of one of my OpenFOAM installed machines right now), doesn't that mean you actually recomposed your mesh on some small fraction of that 16GB? I was able to do 8-million on a 4-core 8GB shared memory machine using this workflow we've discussed.
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reconstructParMesh [-noZero] [-region region name] [-fullMatch] [-mergeTol relative merge distance] [-case dir] [-constant] [-latestTime] [-time time] [-help] [-doc] [-srcDoc]

The lack of -parallel is all I know to look for easily.
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