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On 11/02/2011 21:50, Sherm Pendley wrote:
"Martin v. Loewis"<martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
Am 11.02.2011 19:41, schrieb Craig Yoshida:
what kind of memory limitations to processes running on 32-bit python
(with 32-bit C extensions like scipy) have on 64-bit Windows? I'm
having occasional MemoryErrors when running a python program on
64-bit Windows 7 that runs fine on my OS X machine. Both machines
are using a 64-bit OS and have 4GB of RAM.
In addition to the limitations Michel reports: on a 32-bit system,
objects are typically limited to using at most 2GiB, per object
(of course, you could have at most two objects that come close to
this size, since the whole address space would not be larger than
4GiB).
IIRC, 32-bit Windows programs are limited to 2GiB, reserving the rest
of the virtual address space for Windows' own use.
It's possible to configure 32-bit Windows to allow up to 3GB user RAM.
Also, 32-bit apps remain 32-bit, even if they're running on a 64-bit
capable OS. Assuming you're running Snow Leopard on your Mac, you're
using a 64-bit Python interpreter *and* a 64-bit OS. You need to have
both to take advantage of a 64-bit memory space.

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