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Workstation Requirements

Recommended workstation configuration to run the iotracker server software:

Processor(s): Processor Option A:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 (2x 2.66 Ghz) or
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800(2x 2.93 GHz)
Processor Option B:
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 (4x 2.66 Ghz) or
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 (4x 2.93 GHz)
Processor Option C:
  • 2x Intel Xeon DP X5355 (8x 2.66 GHz)
Main Memory: 1024 MB RAM plus an additional 256 MB RAM for each camera (examples: 2 GB for a 4-camera system, 3 GB for an 8-camera system).
Graphics Card: No specific requirements, but should be OpenGL 2.0-compliant (e.g. NVidia GeForce 7000 series).
Network Interface: 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet interface.
FireWire Controller: 1394a (FireWire-400) host controller with Texas Instruments chipset (available as PCI or PCI-Express expansion cards).
Operating System: Supported operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit Editions (preliminary support)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Editions
Hard Disk: Min. 1GB free disk space.

Processor selection guide:

Number of cameras (*)
Number of targets (**)
Processor Option
4 1-4 A
4 5-8 B
4 (***) more than 8 C
6 1-4 A
6 5-8 B
6 9-12 C
6 more than 12 not recommended (****)
8 1-6 B
8 7-12 C
8 more than 12 not recommended (****)


(*) Based on the assumption that all cameras cover the same volume.
(**) Estimated, actual number depends on various factors such as spatial proximity between rigid bodies, number of occlusions, and other factors.
(***) Occlusions might be problematic, consider using additional cameras.
(****) It is possible to track larger number (>12) of rigid bodies, but the resulting latency would (in at least some instances) exceed 40ms.