∙ Windows 7 Professional x64 – recommended and preferred.
∙ Windows 8 Professional x64 – supported.
∙ Windows XP x32 SP3 – supported but not recommended.
∙ Windows XP x64 – not supported.
∙ 32 bit Windows – not recommended.
∙ 64 bit: 8 GB, or more – recommended for large drawings.
∙ 32 bit – 4 GB – not recommended.
∙ 2GB of RAM on board memory – preferred.
∙ 1GB of RAM on board memory – minimum requirement.
∙ Nvidia Quadro – recommended.
∙ Nvidia GeForce or ATI FirePro – supported.
∙ Intel integrated graphics and ATI Radeon are not recommended.
∙ Quadro NVS are not recommended
∙ Current generation Intel or AMD processor – as fast as you can afford.
∙ The Intel i7 Sandy Bridge series are the fastest CPU’s today.
∙ Multi core architecture is supported. Typically these processors give about a 10-15% increase in performance.
∙ OCR will only take advantage of two cores on a quad core CPU.
∙ 7200 RPM SATA minimum.
∙ RAID 0 configuration if drive speed is critical (helpful for large size drawings).
∙ SSD (solid state drive) if speed is critical (helpful for large size drawings).
Here are few laptop brands that are capable of processing large drawings in IM:
- Dell Precision mobile workstations.
- HP EliteBook mobile workstations.
- Lenovo Thinkpad W series.
ENTERPRISE SERVER (CLIENT – SERVER) CONFIGURATION
OS: Windows Server 2008 (x64) or Windows 7 Professional (x64)
CPU: 2 Core, 2 Ghz
RAM: 8 Gb
HDD: 2 Tb, RAID
NET: 1 Gbit
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