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

h2. 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 |

h2. 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 |

h2. 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 |