I am running Mavericks on an iMac with 16 GB internal memory.
Yesterday, I experienced a problem when trying to render an image with the built in Toucan Renderer on Rhino Mac.
I had a look at the Taskmanager during the process and could see that in the beginning Rhino occupied about 8-9 GB of memory while it was rendering.
At some point (approximately after half the image was rendered) an error message occured that said the system had run out of memory and I should close all my programs. Now there was a task called kernel_task which consumed up to 9 GB of my virtual memory and displaced Rhino to the second position with “only” about 2,5 GB left. Rhino did not render further at this point and I could only see half the image.
There was no way around ending Rhino and the rendering process. I tried it a couple of times, including several system restarts. Always the same result.
I talked to the Apple support and they suggested since the problem only appeared with Rhino (so far) it might rather be an issue of the renderer than a problem of the operating system itself. kernel_task seems to be a basic element of the OS that can not be interrupted, ended or changed.
So my question is: did anyone else have this problem? Is it possible that there is an interference between Toucan and Mavericks for example? Is there any solution for that? Because basically, I can not render anything now.
Thanks for any answer.