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

Workstation Configuration Recommendations

Hardware

  • PC with Intel® Core i3+ processor or equivalent.
  • 4+ GB RAM
  • 10 GB Hard-disk space

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2013  or newer

Hardware

  • PC with Intel® Core i3+ processor or equivalent
  • 4+ GB RAM

Software

  • Microsoft® Windows 10

Server Configuration Recommendations (on-premises deployment)

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 2016 or newer Standard Edition with applicable number of CALs
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2014 or newer with per user or processor CALs (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 2016 or newer Standard Edition with applicable number of CALs
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2014 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 2016 or newer Standard Edition with applicable number of CALs (if Oracle required, 11g or newer)
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2014 or newer with per user or processor CALs as needed
  • Automated Backup Solution

Internet

  • Response time is heavily dependent on the bandwidth of your internet service. This is particularly relevant for hosted (SaaS) deployments. For hosted deployments, download speed of 200Kbps per user is recommended. To upload instrument files, 10Mbps of upload speed is recommended.

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.