System requirements for GelCompar II and BioNumerics 6

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What are the system requirements for GelCompar II and BioNumerics version 6?
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The minimum hardware requirements for running the GelCompar II/BioNumerics version 6 application are the cumulative requirements needed to run the Operating System, the GelCompar II/BioNumerics application and optional database client software and third-party software that will run concurrently (e.g. Microsoft Office). The typical minimum hardware requirements for a computer running Windows XP, Microsoft Office XP and the GelCompar II/BioNumerics application are:

  • Processor: 1.30 gigahertz (GHz) processor or higher
  • Processor Type: Intel Pentium 4 or higher compatible processor
  • Memory: 512 MB or higher
  • Hard disk: 1 GB of free disk space (application files only)
  • Display: XGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution monitor, True Color (32 bit)
  • USB port: Depending on the license type a free USB port may be required

For standalone licenses, each computer that will run GelCompar II/BioNumerics must have an available USB port for connecting the Sentinel hardware security key. For network licenses, the computer that will be running the NetKey+ server program must have a free USB port for attaching the hardware security key. A 64-bit processor and Windows version are required for systems with more than 4 GB of RAM installed. The actual hardware requirements will largely depend on the features that will be used in GelCompar II/BioNumerics, the database platform used to store the GelCompar II/BioNumerics data and the size of the data. For example, the Power Assembler feature of the Sequence Types module requires a 64-bit processor and a minimum of 8 GB installed memory.

The recommended hardware configuration for a computer running Windows Vista or Windows 7, and the GelCompar II/BioNumerrics version 6 application are:

  • Processor: 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) processor or higher
  • Processor Type: Intel Pentium Dual Core or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB or higher
  • Hard disk: 1 GB of free disk space (application files only), fast hard drive for storing database files (e.g. 7200 RPM SATA drive)
  • Display: SXGA (1280 x 1024) or higher resolution monitor, True Color (32 bit), graphics card with dedicated video memory

When purchasing a new computer that will run GelCompar II/BioNumerics, make sure that you choose a 64-bit Windows version to allow for future memory expansion. At least 4 GB of RAM should be installed when purchasing a new system. A recent graphics card with dedicated video memory is recommended. Choosing a basic Windows theme instead of a Windows 7 or Vista Aero theme may be required if the computer is not equipped with sufficient dedicated video memory. Some features of BioNumerics may require hardware specifications that exceed the above recommedations. For example, the Power Assembler feature of the Sequence Types module requires a 64-bit processor and a minimum of 8 GB installed memory.

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Version 6.0 - 6.6

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