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System requirements

System requirements

Desktop software

System requirements for all workbenches from CLC bio

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later. However, Mac OS X 10.5.8 is supported on 64-bit Intel systems
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008
  • Linux: Red Hat 5.0 or later. SUSE 10.2 or later. Fedora 6 or later.
  • 512 MB RAM required
  • 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 1024 x 768 display recommended
  • 32 and 64 bit platforms supported
  • Intel or AMD CPU required

Additional requirements for CLC Main Workbench, CLC Genomics Workbench, & CLC Drug Discovery Workbench

  • 3D molecular viewing requires an OpenGL capable graphics card with an updated graphics driver. Please see this page for more information.

Special requirements for CLC Genomics Workbench

  • 64 bit computer and operating system recommended for more than 2 GB RAM
  • Memory: The numbers below give the minimum and recommended memory requirements for systems running mapping and analysis tasks. The requirements suggested are based on the genome size. Systems with less memory than specified below will benefit from installing the legacy read mapper plug-in. This is slower than the standard mapper but adjusts to the amount of memory available.
    • E. coli K12 (~4.6 megabases)
      • Minimum: 2GB RAM
      • recommended: 4GB RAM
    • C. elegans (~100 megabases) and Arabidopsis thaliana (~120 megabases)
      • Minimum: 4GB RAM
      • Recommended: 8GB RAM
    • Zebrafish (~1.5 gigabases)
      • Minimum: 8GB RAM
      • Recommended: 16GB RAM
    • Human (~3.2 gigabases) and Mouse (~2.7 gigabases)
      • Minimum: 24GB RAM
      • Recommended: 48GB RAM

Special requirements for de novo assembly:

De novo assembly may need more memory than stated above – this depends both on the number of reads and the complexity and size of the genome. See our white paper white paper on de novo assembly for examples of the memory usage of various data sets.

System requirements for CLC License Server

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Server 2003
  • Linux: Red Hat, Fedora Core or SUSE

Java

The CLC Workbenches are built using Java technology. If you are a Windows or Linux user, the CLC Workbench includes a JRE (Java Runtime Environment) which is needed to run the CLC Workbench. This JRE will not interfere with existing JRE’s on your computer and will only be used to run the CLC Workbench.

Mac OS X includes a Java Runtime Environment as default.

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Server system requirements

Enterprise solutions

Server operating system

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later. However, Mac OS X 10.5.8 is supported on 64-bit Intel systems
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008
  • Linux: Red Hat 5.0 or later. SUSE 10.2 or later. Fedora 6 or later.
  • Intel or AMD CPU required

Server hardware requirements

  • Computer power: 2 cores required. 8 cores recommended
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM required. 16 GB RAM recommended
  • Disk space: 500 GB required. More needed if large amounts of data is analyzed

Special requirements for CLC Genomics Server

  • 64 bit computer and operating system recommended for more than 2 GB RAM
  • The numbers below give the minimum and recommended memory requirements for systems running mapping and analysis tasks. The requirements suggested are based on the genome size.
    • E. coli K12 (~4.6 megabases)
      • Minimum: 2GB RAM
      • Recommended: 4GB RAM
    • C. elegans (~100 megabases) and Arabidopsis thaliana (~120 megabases)
      • Minimum: 4GB RAM
      • Recommended: 8GB RAM
    • Zebrafish (~1.5 gigabases)
      • Minimum: 8GB RAM
      • Recommended: 16GB RAM
    • Human (~3.2 gigabases) and Mouse (~2.7 gigabases)
      • Minimum: 24GB RAM
      • Recommended: 48GB RAM

Special requirements for de novo assembly:

De novo assembly may need more memory than stated above – this depends both on the number of reads and the complexity and size of the genome. See our white paper on de novo assembly for examples of the memory usage of various data sets.

Clients:

Analysis on the CLC Genomics Server can only be initiated from either CLC Genomics Workbench or the Command Line Tools, thus not from other Workbenches from CLC bio.