Windows ../10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista Computer

An example minimium: Fast enough for 120.000 points at the same time

  • Opereting system: Windows ../10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista
  • Processor: Pentium 800 MHz
  • Memory: 256Mb RAM (importing large maps needs more memory)
  • Graphics: Hardware 3D acceleration 32Mb (OpenGL support)
  • Display: 1024x768 pixels
  • Hard disk: reserve about 3 to 12Mb for a single fast loading map page. Solid State Disks (SSD) are very robust.

If not exact details are know it should be remembered that typically a 10 years old (2015 when writing this) hardware with Windows is fast enough to run the MNS.

It is recommended to use computers, graphics cards and hard drives that have as much as possible buffer memory since many operations will speed up of such arrangements.

More RAM memory allows for larger point sets (longer tracks, routes, shorelines, etc.). The faster the hardware is the better the resulting view manipulation is.

The CPU clock speed is not the most critical factor. This yields usually cooler and less power hungry hardware.

Typical such a system would be for example:

  • Intel Atom or Intel Celeron Prosessor 1.6 GHz
  • System Memory 2 GB
  • Hard Drive 320 Gb with 16 Mb buffer memory (example: Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA with 16 MB cache)
  • Intel GMA950 or 82945GC level (on board) graphics controller. Some controllers allow monitor rotation so that flipped monitors can be used (suited for narrow spaces). MNS can use flipped screen resolutions.