[IPython-dev] Memory consumption of running notebook

Ingolf Becker ingolf.becker at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 10 05:42:11 EDT 2014

Which OS are you using? On unix based systems, the one liner
`!cat /proc/{os.getpid()}/status | grep VmSize`
will give you the memory occupied by the current ipython process. You can
of course run that command in parallel on all nodes. If you want more
functionality, or you are on Windows, I suppose you could do something like

I hope this helps!


On 10 July 2014 10:19, Max Linke <max_linke at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi
> I often have 10 and more notebooks running at the same time. It can
> happen that one or two of them contain large arrays that fill up my memory
> and it is not obvious from the cell-content which notebook consumes the
> most memory.
> Is there a way to see how much memory each notebook is roughly using?
> If I understand the notebooks correct a new python process is started
> for each running notebook, then I would already be happy with a way to
> see which process is running which notebook.
> best Max
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