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This section describes in detail the possible hardware configurations of the server(s) that host KIM.

Recommended minimal/Evaluation server configuration

RAM 2 GB
Real CPU cores 2+
HDD type regular
HDD space 10 GB
OS Linux (Kernel 2.6.18+) or Windows XP / Vista / 7; x86 or x64
Browser IE 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Safari
Configuration All KIM components are deployed on a single server

Typical production server configuration

RAM 8 GB
Real CPU cores 4+
HDD type regular 7200+ RPM
HDD space 100 GB
OS Linux x64 (Kernel 2.6.18+)
Browser IE 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Safari
Configuration All KIM components are deployed on a single server or KIM back-end is deployed on this configuration and the front-end (KIM-UI) - on another machine

Typical performance configuration

This configuration is required for large scale annotation and/or structured data indexing. These are the hardware resources needed for annotating and indexing millions of documents in a realistic schedule.

RAM 32 GB
Real CPU cores 8+
HDD type regular 7200+ RPM in mirroring RAID or SSD
HDD space 200 GB (ZFS filesystem on OpenSolaris, ext4 on Linux)
OS Linux x64 (Kernel 2.6.18+) or OpenSolaris 2009.X x64
Browser IE 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Safari
Configuration All KIM components are deployed on a single server
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