Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

APS PC Hardware Minimum Requirements

These are the minimum requirements for basic functionality. Actual requirements vary, depending on the system configuration and the programs and features that need to be installed.

In order to run Windows 7 Enterprise x64 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 effectively at the APS, the minimum system requirements are:

  • An Intel Core 2 CPU
  • 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM or higher
  • 250 gigabyte (GB) hard disk with 100 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space

These minimum requirements equate to an HP dc7800 for a desktop and a Dell Latitude E series laptop. The IT group will continue to support systems that do not meet these minimum requirements as necessary.

However, the IT group will only re-image and redeploy systems that meet the following requirements:

  • Desktops: HP Compaq dc7800 or newer.
  • Laptops: Dell Latitude E series or newer.

Systems not meeting the requirements to be re-imaged and redeployed should be surplussed.