System Requirements

A list of supported operating systems and minimum requirements for hardware and memory.


Operating System
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 11 (64-bit)
CPU AVX2 support
16 GB of RAM (higher recommended)
15 GB or more of free hard disk space
Graphics Hardware
OpenGL 3D graphics accelerator compatible with OpenGL 3.3 or higher
Vulkan 1.2 or higher
OpenCL 2.1 required
True color (24-bit) support
Install/update to most recent OpenGL patches/drivers
1920x1080 screen resolution or higher for optimal user experience
4 GB or higher dedicated RAM
Only dedicated AMD, Intel® Arc™, and NVIDIA GPUs are supported (integrated onboard Intel chipsets are not supported)
CPU AVX2 support
Video Recording
Any GPU can be used to record animated GIFs.

MP4 recordings will require an NVIDIA Quadro P series (or RTX) or newer GPU with a driver version of 537.70 or higher.

Please refer to the certification hardware list here:

Hardware Recommendations and Certifications (


Remote job submission is supported on Linux.

Operating System
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 (64-bit)
Oracle Linux 8.4 (64-bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 (64-bit)
Rocky Linux 8.4 (64-bit)
CPU AVX2 support
16 GB of RAM (higher recommended)
15 GB or more of free hard disk space

Additional Information on Driver Installations

The NVIDIA Driver Update recommendation is to use the Custom installation option and select the Perform clean installation option to validate that there are no conflicts in DLL/drivers.

The same should be done with AMD hardware and drivers as well using AMD’s custom uninstall tools.

  1. Number of simultaneous jobs. Use of a workload management middleware like Altair PBS is highly recommended to ensure optimal and dedicated usage of the CPU resource.
  2. Typical node configuration is based on dual CPU socket processors.

  3. It is extremely important to populate all the memory banks on the motherboard.

  4. In Hybrid mode, it is recommended to set a number of MPIs that is a multiple of the number of sockets and then set the number of OpenMP in a way that number of MPIs x number of OpenMP equals the number of physical cores.

  5. Hyper-Threading (HT) may increase performance by around 10% on single node. In this case, the recommended setup is to run 2 OpenMP per MPI, with a number of MPIs that matches the total number of physical cores on the node. On multinode systems, it is better to not use HT.

Platform Support (

Hardware Recommendations and Certifications (