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Many clients wish to know what the hardware and operating system requirements are for Delft-FEWS. On this page you can find a list of specifications. If you have any question about the list, or you do not see the operating system of your choice: please contact us. This list is not exhaustive.

Operator clients
The operator client Operator Client (Gui) is the user end - thick client.

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Forecasting Shell Server
The forecasting shell server Forecasting Shell Server is the server for execution of forecast runs. It contains the modelling software and it's operation is controlled by the Master Controller

  • advised internal memory and CPU: Minimum minimum 2 GB RAM and 1
  • one CPU core per FSS instance,
  • CPU typically Intel Xeon 2.33 GHz or equivalent.
  • operating system: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, Server 2008 / 2012(R2), Linux RedHat / CentOS / SUSE contains modelling software (incl. licenses), OS usually dependent on 3rd party modules and modelling software
  • amount needed: minimum 2, more depends on computational load
  • Windows and linux forecasting shells can be used simultaneously

Master Controller Server
The master controller organises task traffic and scheduling

  • minimum 1 GB RAM per MC Master Controller instance
  • CPU typically Intel Xeon 2.33 GHz or equivalent.
  • operating system: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, Server 2008 / 2012(R2), Linux RedHat / CentOS / SUSE, Other Unix-like operating systems possible (e.g. HP-UX, Solaris), as long as there is a Java JRE with the correct version available for the OS.
  • A JMS provider such as JBoss 4 / 5 or activeMQ is required but is allowed to be on a separate server. JBoss 4 and 5 cannot function with JRE 8 but require either JRE 6 or JRE 7.
  • amount needed: it is recommended to have one machine per master-controller.

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