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I am trying to setup my own routing server, Few days ago, I asked the following question:

So I downloaded the pbf file from Geofabrik. As given in this link:, I ran the docker command to preprocess the extract(pbf file). When I ran it for smaller region like berlin, it was successfully executed within minutes. When I downloaded the pbf file for entire USA and tried to run, it gave an error: "insufficient memory. Please provide more swap space."

My system has Ubuntu, 12GB RAM, the download speed 41 MBps and upload speed are 21 MBps. By default, it was using swap space around 4GB. I increased the swap space to 20GB and 50 GB still same error. After when I increased the swap space to 100GB, it processed for around 160 hours(7 days), my system got heated up and shut down.

Now, the plan is to do this activity on the AWS server. AWS instances come in large variety with different features, For this activity I don't think there is a much need of network bandwidth in this case(not sure), all that is needed is RAM.

So the questions are:

1) Which AWS server is best for this activity?
2) If lets say, I take some instance and run it for 15 days for the calculation(24 hours), what would be the cost?

Any experiences around the same would be appreciated.

Thanks your taking time to read and looking forward for further guidance.

asked 14 Mar '23, 17:00

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Vikas Singla
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edited 17 Mar '23, 08:02

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On an AWS machine with 128 GB of RAM you should be able to compute an US (car) routing graph in under 24 hours.

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answered 14 Mar '23, 17:12

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