I'm running 0.8.2 beta on a MacBook. I've configured a heap of 2G.
I can load in and manipulate a 5500 node, 15K relationship graph without any issues ... until I enable display of the node labels. As soon as I do that Gephi suffers an immediate and debilitating performance degradation.
I can disable the labels, and everything returns to a pleasant responsive state.
What suggestions are there that might allow me to manipulate the graph with labels enabled? Is my heap really too small? 2G seems like plenty for a graph this big. Do I have a poor choice of font? (Tahoma 8pt) Or am I running the wrong java? (1.6.0_51)