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Re: st: platform/OS/ver for max mem?

From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <>
Subject   Re: st: platform/OS/ver for max mem?
Date   Thu, 8 May 2008 12:39:52 -0400


allocating 40GB is no problem with Stata 10-64 on Windows Server 2003
R2 Standard Edition x64 and 16GB physical memory. But it is better to
have your data smaller than the amount of physical memory.

Best regards, Sergiy Radyakin

On 5/8/08, Frakt, Austin <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Our research group loves and uses Stata except when analytic files are
> too large, in which case we reluctantly and with a heavy heart turn to
> SAS. We recently had a brainstorm that we might be able to use Stata
> exclusively if we only had a machine with more RAM and an operating
> system and Stata version that could take full advantage. I made an
> inquiry to Stata Corp. in this regard and am told that on a 64-bit
> Windows machine we may well be able to run a 64-bit version of Stata
> with quite a large amount of allocated memory. The Stata Corp.
> representative said that (s)he had encountered Stata sessions with as
> much as ~30GB allocated.
> Are there members of this community that have done such a thing, i.e.,
> worked in Stata with files of this size or larger? If so, did you use a
> Windows platform or another? What is the upper limit on the memory you
> have allocated and used in Stata? What, if any, problems have you
> encountered?
> Thanks for your help and advice. Becoming equipped to run jobs of this
> size would be a non-trivial expense for our group so I want to be as
> informed as possible in advance of all the issues before we proceed.
> ___________________________________________________________
> Austin Frakt, PhD
> Health Systems Research Scientist,
> Health Care Financing and Economics
> Research Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management,
> Boston University School of Public Health
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