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Using swap memory on Design Node

Using swap memory on Design Node

I'm working with a small DSS Design Node with 16GB RAM memory on AWS.

The models I'm trying to build are running out of Available Memory and crashing.  I can cut the size of the sample I'm working with.  However, to get this to work, I'm using only 1/3 of 1% (0.3333%) of the data in my model-building process.  (data set size ranges from 300,000 to 1,000,000 records)  With this model, I can build incremental models adding a different sample of records each time I run the model. However, it is clear to me that this is not typical best practice.

So I need some more working memory.  I'm working with a non-profit so budget is a consideration.

Has anyone used swap memory for data science using a Python Model?  Does anyone have any good news stories or horror stories where swap did and did not work?

Thanks for any insights you can share.

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