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 10 Enterprise x64 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 effectively at the APS, the minimum system requirements are:

  • A first generation Intel Core i5 or i7 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 dc8100 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 dc8100 or newer.
Laptops: Dell Latitude E series or newer.
Workstations: HP Z series or newer (z800, z600 or z400).


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