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I've posted a lot of frustration with min-freezes, since it slowed my work to a crawl on many days.  

Have now implemented TheBrain on my new computer!  It's quite the hot rod with i7, 2.50 Ghz, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD.  

At least to date, two days in, it's working great with my primary Brain, about 25 GB in total size.  Very fast, able to actually switch in and out of Extended View quickly, and have not seen a single "mini-freeze."  Even though I have a full suite of programs open in addition to TheBrain.  

I also allocated 640 MB to TheBrain through the VMOptions file, although since the Brain persists in telling me on the screen it's only using 180 MB I'm still not quite sure that command does anything!  

So the signals are good.  And do at least suggest that speed and index fragmentation are key issues. Although SpaceNexus has said he was still encountering mini-freezes, even with new equipment.  So we'll have to monitor.  Crossing my fingers! 

As far as the memory allocation, I think that TheBrain manualy manages it's memory load, that setting is for the maximum amount of memory TB can assign to itself. Where that setting comes in useful is when doing very memory intensive tasks, like importing hundreds or thousands of thoughts, or exporting, stuff like that. 
Or that's my theory. [smile]
macOS 10.14.6
TheBrain 11.0.119

Your theory is correct. 


Glad to hear you are not experiencing any freezes. I hope it continues this way. [smile]
I have to report that last week I got an i7 Broadwell laptop with a 2TB 850 Pro SSD. I'm using a 256 m.2 SSD as the boot drive and dedicating the 2TB SSD just to TB. Likewise, i can report that TB has been operating as smooth as silk, apart from some occassional crashes following a W10 update a few days ago. That aside, I've not seen performance like this for years. With my Brain at 105,000 thoughts and over 1.5TB in size, I think I've got the hardware that has finally caught up with the power loading of a large megabrain.

SSD + Broadwell/Skylake is the way to go for megabrains it seems!


TB8022 32bit
Java 32bit Version 8 Update 141


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64bit Primary Laptop, 8GB RAM, Intel Core i7
64bit Secondary Laptop, 64GB RAM, Intel Xeon E3
Brain user since 1997
Following up on my note of 1 month ago, the "brainfreeze" issue has stayed pretty much disappeared on my new computer.  I can think of only two times I've had a short delay, and I think it may have had to do with a typo in my search that somehow confused the search algorithm.  At least that's my hypothesis.  

So if you're having freezes, moving to an SSD and adding memory may be the ticket.


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