On Thu, 3 Jun 1999, Alexander B. Konovalov wrote:
> does anybody know what hardware resources are necessary to compute
> normalized units group of group algebra of group of order 32 over GF(2),
> using the function NormalizedUnitsGroupRing ?
> I have tried to do this under Linux on Pentium-166 with RAM 32 Mb and
> swap partition of 50 Mb, and even with "-30m" parameter this calculation
> was terminated with message like "cannot allocate workspace" after
> about 5 minutes of work.
I don't know how much space it will take, but give those symptoms it
sounds as if it needs some space for each element. You say there are 2^31
elements, so *at one bit per element* you will need 2gigabits, or 256Mb.
It may use more than one bit per element, in which case you will need
a multiple of 256Mb.
Perhaps someone else on the list can tell you whether the calculation
can be done without using a bit for each element.
Note that many versions of linux need reconfiguring to use a swap
partition >128Mb (although they are happy with multiple swap partitions).
Dr. Andrew C. Aitchison Computer Officer, DPMMS, Cambridge