System Requirements

FLAMES® is available on Windows® and Linux®. As a result, there is a good chance that FLAMES will run on the computers you already have. Perhaps more importantly, the source code to the custom FLAMES-based applications that you develop on one type of computer is portable to another, usually without modification.

The sections below list the system requirements for each computer type for the latest version of FLAMES. If you are using an older version of FLAMES, please check your documentation for additional system requirements.

Category

System Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® 8, 8.1, or 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

CPU

Intel® or compatible processor; 2.0 GHz or faster recommended

Memory

2.0 GB minimum available memory recommended

Disk Space

1.0 GB minimum available disk space required

Graphics

Separate graphics card to support or accelerate OpenGL® graphics at 1280 x 1024 true color. Most up-to-date drivers for graphics card must be installed. System settings must be defined to cause FLAMES applications to use the graphics card rather than the graphics capability on the system motherboard (if applicable).

Networking

Hardware: Network interface card
Software: TCP/IP protocol suite

Peripherals

DVD drive for installation (if installing from a DVD)

Development Environment

C or C++ development environment (compiler, debugger, etc.) compatible with Visual Studio® 2019 (version 16.7.3, Windows SDK version 10.0.18362.0, Platform Toolset v142)

Additional Software for Online Help

Additional Requirements for 3D Option

Graphics card with a minimum of 128 MB texture memory, support for OpenGL 1.2 or higher, and support for S3 texture compression (S3TC)

Additional Requirements for HLA Option

RTI compatible with DMSO RTI1.3NG-V6

Additional Requirements for Multithreaded Execution Option

Performance improvements will be realized only on computers with two or more cores/processors

Category

System Requirements

Operating System

Debian™ 8.11 64-bit

CPU

Intel or compatible 64-bit processor; 2.0 GHz or faster recommended

Memory

2.0 GB minimum available memory recommended

Disk Space

1.0 GB minimum available disk space required

Graphics

Separate graphics card to support or accelerate OpenGL® graphics at 1280 x 1024 true color. Most up-to-date drivers for graphics card must be installed. System settings must be defined to cause FLAMES applications to use the graphics card rather than the graphics capability on the system motherboard (if applicable).

Networking

Hardware: Network interface card
Software: TCP/IP protocol suite; NFS required for networked configurations

Development Environment

C or C++ development environment (compiler, debugger, etc.); FLAMES products were developed using gcc 4.9.2 (Debian 4.9.2-10+deb8u1) development tools.

Additional Software for Online Help

Firefox® 25.0 Browser (or later) for the Linux OE required

Note: Not all FLAMES Options are supported on computers running the Linux operating system.