Element LIMS Technology and System Requirements

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Platform and Technology

Operating System

Element LIMS is compatible with the current versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Database

Element LIMS supports the Microsoft SQL database and also works with the with Oracle database.

Deployment

Element LIMS can be installed as a desktop application, or using Windows Remote Desktop Services.

Reporting Engine

Element LIMS utilizes the SAP Crystal Reports
report writing application.

System Requirements

Server Configuration Recommendations

Hardware

  • Pentium® Dual core 2.33GHz or equivalent.
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3.0 GB Hard-disk space

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer recommended.

Hardware

  • PC with Intel® Core2 Duo Processor
  • 2+ GB RAM
  • 10 GB Hard-disk space

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer recommended.

Hardware

  • PC with Intel® Core i5+ CPU
  • 4+ GB RAM

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer recommended.

Workstation Configuration Recommendations

Hardware

  • Intel® Core i5 or Xeon 8MB Cache
  • 0.5-1.5 GB RAM per user
  • 250GB HDD x3 RAID-5
  • Plus a backup drive

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 or newer Standard Edition with applicable number of client access licenses
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 or newer with per user CAL for each user (if Oracle required, 11g or newer)
  • Automated Backup Solution

Hardware

  • Intel® Xeon 10MB Cache, 2 GHz or Better
  • 1-2 GB RAM per user
  • Hard drive configuration: OS – HDD x2 RAID-1; Database – HDD x4 RAID-10; Spare drive for each
  • File server hardware recommended to be separate from database server
  • RAID 10 backup solution or NAS

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 or newer Standard Edition with applicable number of CALs
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 or newer with per user or processor CALs (if Oracle required, 11g or newer)
  • Automated Backup Solution

Hardware

  • Intel® Xeon 15MB Cache2 GHz or better
  • 2+ GB ECC RAM per user
  • Hard drive configuration: OS – HDD x2 RAID-1; database – HDD x4 RAID-10; Spare drive for each
  • RAID 10 backup solution or NAS

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 or newer Standard Edition with applicable number of CALs (if Oracle required, 11g or newer)
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 or newer with per user or processor CALs as needed
  • Automated Backup Solution

Printer

  • Reports should be produced using a laser printer.
  • A high-volume printer is recommended for larger labs.
  • A thermal label-printer, dot-matrix printer or laser printer may be used for labels.

Notes

1) Microsoft® Windows XP Professional (SP2 or higher) is compatible with Element LIMS but no longer supported by Microsoft

2) Power Users: Users who review very large sets of data (i.e. GCMS sequences) and routinely produce data packages and final reports.

3) Element LIMS uses SAP Crystal Reports for report writing. You may use your own licensed copy. Version XI or newer recommended.