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The system requirements for UGENE are these:
  • Operating system (32 or 64 bit):
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
      Using a zip package it is possible to use UGENE without administrative rights on Windows
    • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
      For older Mac OS X versions (PowerPC, 10.4) UGENE version 1.10.3 is avaialble.
    • Linux
      • Ubuntu 12.04 or later
      • Fedora 19 or later
      • If you have another Linux system, you may use a universal binary package

  • RAM:
    • 512 Mb RAM required

    • 2 Gb RAM recommended

  • Disk space:
    Minimum required disk space depends on the UGENE package
    • Standard package: 200-300 Mb
    • Full package: 500-900 Mb
    • NGS package: 21-24 Gb

  • Display:
    • It is recommended to set the screen resolution to a value greater than 1280x720.

  • Internet:
    • Internet connection is required for some tasks like loading data from online databases.

UGENE takes care to use capabilities of your system: the more RAM and cores you have, the more quickly you'll get results of your calculations.

Also, if you have an OpenCL-capable video card, you can use GPU-optimized versions of the following tools:

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