System requirements for deployment and installation of ACD/Labs desktop and enterprise products
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Server-side Specifications

  • Percepta Enterprise Server (ACD/Sync Server)
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    Hardware Suitable Microsoft Windows Server with 2 core or more CPU
    4 GB or more RAM
    Hard disk min. 40 GB, more if data is stored on this server as well
    Fast internet connection with database server (1Gb+)
  • ACD/Spectrus Enterprise Server
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    Hardware Suitable Microsoft Windows Server with min. 8 core CPU (more users/more cores)
    16 GB or more RAM (about 2GB per core)
    Hard disk min. 100 GB + space for log files on hard drive
    Fast internet connection with database server (1Gb+)
    Software Oracle Client 11g/12c (32 bit) or
    PostgreSQL ODBC driver (psqlODBC 9.00.0310 included with delivery)
  • Database Server
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
    Hardware Suitable Server to run operating system and database software (Oracle/PostgreSQL)
    4 GB or more RAM
    Hard disk min. 50 GB (for data). Estimation for disk space is approx. 3 times the size of raw data files
    Fast network connection with ACD/Spectrus Enterprise Server (1Gb+)
    Software 64 bit Oracle Server 11g2 or 12c
    PostgreSQL 9.6 or above (Version 9.6 included in delivery)
  • License Server
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    Hardware Suitable Microsoft Windows Server to run operating system
    4 GB or more RAM
    Hard disk min. 40 GB + space for log files on hard drive
    Has TCP/IP protocol installed and Fixed IP address assigned
    Fast internet connection (1Gb+)
  • ACD/Automation Server
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    Hardware Multicore (minimum 2 cores) processor with maximum possible CPU speed
    4 GB or more RAM (4 cores would require 6-8 GB of RAM)
    Hard disk min. 100 GB
    Fast internet connection (1Gb+)
    Software .NET Framework Version 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0 (required for importing some file types)
    Java is also required for Automation Server 2018.2
  • Percepta Portal
    Percepta Portal Repository (Linux part)
    Operating System (minimum) CentOS 6
    (Optional*: Linux Ubuntu 14 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6)
    Operating System (recommended) CentOS 7
    (Optional*: Linux Ubuntu 16 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7)
    Hardware Intel® Quad Core Xeon® Processor E3 Series
    30 GB HDD
    8 GB RAM

    *Equivalence of alternative systems should be evaluated in terms of similarity to the workflows of CentOS (package management, network configuration, etc.). Adapting installation for alternate systems is the user's responsibility.

    Percepta Kernel Server (Windows part)
    Operating System (minimum) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    Operating System (recommended) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2016 R2
    Hardware* Intel® Quad Core Xeon® Processor E3 Series
    30 GB HDD
    4 GB RAM

    *Outlined hardware specs assume the standard Percepta Kernel license with 4 parallel calculation units (sufficient for up to 50 users or 20,000 calculations/hour workloads). For larger deployments add 1 processor core and 500 MB HDD per additional calculation unit or consider hosting the Kernel server across several machines.

Client-side Specifications

  • Spectrus DB Client
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or
    Microsoft Windows 8.1
    Microsoft Windows 10
    Hardware Microsoft Windows compatible PC (2 cores or more)
    4 GB or more RAM
    Hard disk min. 40 GB
  • ACD/Labs Desktop Software
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or
    Microsoft Windows 8.1
    Microsoft Windows 10
    Hardware Microsoft Windows compatible PC (2 cores or more)
    4 GB or more RAM
    Hard disk min. 40 GB
    Software .NET Framework Version 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0 (required for importing some file types)
  • ACD/Name Batch version on Linux
    Operating System Linux kernel 2.6.9 or later and GNU C
    Library version 2.5 or later

    Tested: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
    Mandriva 2008 (2.6.22.9) 32-bit
    OpenSuse 10.3 (2.6.22.5–31) 32-bit
    Mandriva 2011 (2.6.38) 64-bit
    OpenSuse 12.2 (3.4.6) 64-bit
    Fedora 17 (3.3.4) 64-bit
  • Percepta PhysChem and ADME-Tox Prediction
    (including Percepta Batch version)
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or
    Microsoft Windows 8.1
    Microsoft Windows 10
    Hardware Microsoft Windows compatible PC (2 cores or more)
    4 GB or more RAM
    Hard disk min. 40 GB
  • ACD/ Percepta Batch version on Linux
    Operating System Linux kernel 2.6.9 or later and GNU C
    Library version 2.5 or later

    Tested: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
    Mandriva 2008 (2.6.22.9) 32-bit
    OpenSuse 10.3 (2.6.22.5–31) 32-bit
    Mandriva 2011 (2.6.38) 64-bit
    OpenSuse 12.2 (3.4.6) 64-bit
    Fedora 17 (3.3.4) 64-bit

Citrix Deployment

  • Customers have successfully deployed ACD/Labs software under Citrix
  • ACD/Labs does not certify nor test the use of Citrix
  • Professional Services have assisted customers to deploy the Citrix environment on a project basis
  • Fast network transfer of large data files between client and Citrix machine is critical
  • Special considerations apply to linking ACD/Chrom Workbook and Waters Empower