System Requirements

The tables below specify system specification for different platforms. The requirements may depend on the application so these should only be taken as guidelines and not as absolute numbers. A complex clipping solution might require much more power than a simple collection solution. The recommendations for servers are for one server. The number of servers used for a given application (the size of a cluster) is a completely different matter and should be estimated using methods described elsewhere.

IDE requirements:

 

Minimum

Recommended

Windows

Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz CPU (or AMD equivalent), 4GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Intel Core Duo 2.66 GHz CPU (or AMD equivalent), 8GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Linux

Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz CPU (or AMD equivalent), 4GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Intel Core Duo 2.66 GHz CPU (or AMD equivalent), 8GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Server requirements:

 

Minimum

Recommended

Windows (32-bit)

Intel Xeon L5520 CPU (or equivalent AMD Opteron), 2GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Intel Xeon X5680/X5677 CPU (or equivalent AMD Opteron), 2GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Linux (32bit)

Intel Xeon L5520 CPU (or equivalent AMD Opteron), 2GB RAM , 500MB Free Disk Space

Intel Xeon X5680/X5677 CPU (or equivalent AMD Opteron), 2GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Windows (64-bit)

Intel Xeon L5520 CPU (or equivalent AMD Opteron), 4GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Intel Xeon X5680/X5677 CPU (or equivalent AMD Opteron), 8GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Linux (64-bit)

Intel Xeon L5520 CPU (or equivalent AMD Opteron), 4GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Intel Xeon X5680/X5677 CPU (or equivalent AMD Opteron), 8GB RAM, 500MB Free Disk Space

Real-time data: If you have a solution where users are waiting for results in real-time, CPU speed is normally the bottleneck, and you should buy the fastest CPU available for your hardware platform.

Dedicated hardware: For best performance we recommend that you always run RoboServer on dedicated hardware. That means that you should not run database servers and other services on the same hardware as your RoboServers.

Operating system: Kapow recommends using the Linux operating system as it is currently faster than Windows when running Java applications. In some scenarios we have measured up to 33% more throughput when using Linux.