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Element LIMS System Requirements

Server Configuration Recommendations

Smaller labs
1-10 users
Mid-size labs
11-20 users
Larger labs
20 users
  • Intel® Core i5 or Xeon 8MB Cache
  • 0.5-1.5 GB RAM per user
  • 250GB HDD x3 RAID-5
  • Plus a backup drive
  • 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
  • Intel® Xeon 15MB Cache
    2 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Workstation Configuration

MinimumRecommendedPower User
  • Pentium® Dual core
    2.33GHz or equivalent.
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3.0 GB Hard-disk space
  • PC with Intel® Core2
    Duo Processor
  • 2+ GB RAM
  • 10 GB Hard-disk space
  • PC with Intel® Core i5+ CPU
  • 4+ GB RAM
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer recommended.
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer recommended.
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 or newer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or newer 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.
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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.

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