I’m running MadMax plotter on an older dual Xeon server (24 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz) with 64GB of RAM. Both my temp directories are on SATA SSDs for now.
My problem is related to RAM usage on the plotting VM … the github states that the RAM requirements are about 0.5GB per thread. But when I run with the chia_plot command with DEFAULT number of threads (4), RAM usage is consistently high at ~48Gi.
Confusingly, my VM’s CPU usage is also a bit higher than expected (consistently over 4 cores despite only using the default 4-thread setting.,…).
my RAM is DDR3 if that matters… does anyone with VM experience or MadMax knowledge know what’s going on?