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Hardware and Software Environments

Minimum Configuration
Client Workstation Only

Hardware Requirements1

Machine x86 (32-bit) x86-64 (64-bit)
CPU Operating system dependent Operating system dependent
Memory 1 GB 2 GB
Video 1024 x 768, 16-bit color 1024 x 768, 16-bit color
Mouse Microsoft or compatible Microsoft or compatible
Hard Disk 200 MB (no local data set) 200 MB (no local data set)


Software Requirements2

Operating System

Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
A Linux version of Safety Analyst is available on request.

Browser HTML browser, PDF viewer or RTF viewer required; CSV-capable spreadsheet program recommended.

 

Recommended Configuration
Standalone or Data Management Workstation

Hardware Requirements1

Machine x86 (32-bit) x86-64 (64-bit)
CPU Operating system dependent Operating system dependent
Memory 2 GB 8 GB
Video 1280 x 1024, 32-bit color 1280 x 1024, 32-bit color
Mouse Microsoft or compatible Microsoft or compatible
Hard Disk 20 GB3 20 GB3

 

Software Requirements2

Operating System

Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
A Linux version of Safety Analyst is available on request.

Browser HTML browser, PDF viewer or RTF viewer required; CSV-capable spreadsheet program recommended.

Database Server (Optional; Recommended for Enterprise Deployments)

Hardware Requirements1

Any hardware, operating system, and an SQL-compliant database management system (DBMS) that supports the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API. Fully tested DBMS include Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Apache Derby. Minimal testing has been conducted on MySQL and Sybase DBMS.
Hard Disk

20 GB3

Network 100 Mbit/s minimum, 1 Gbit/s recommended

Notes.

  1. CPU and memory requirements vary by operating system. For Microsoft operating systems, the minimum requirements recommended for the selected operating system will be sufficient to support Safety Analyst in a minimum (client-only) configuration.

    Safety Analyst is limited to 1 GB on 32-bit systems. For large data sets (in excess of 70,000 sites or 1 million crash records), a 64-bit operating system with 2 GB or more of memory may be required to perform data management, or to perform single network screening analysis on all sites in the data set.

  2. Safety Analyst is implemented in the Java programming language. It will run on any platform with Version 6 Java runtime environment (JRE). The Version 6 32-bit JRE is packaged with the Safety Analyst installers. A separate Version 6 64-bit JRE is also available.

    Although not officially supported, Safety Analyst may function on operating systems that are no longer supported by Microsoft, e.g., Windows 2000 Professional.

  3. Data storage requirements depend on the size of the inventory, traffic, and crash data. For example, a near-production data set of 25,000 roadway segments, 46,000 intersections, 1.4 million crashes, and 9 years of traffic data requires less than 1.5 GB of disk space for a local (Apache Derby) database.