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NEW System Requirements

CLIENT COMPUTER (INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENTS)

  • Windows environment
            System         Memory   Processor 
    Windows Vista/W7 512MB 1.0GHz
    WinXP 256MB 750MHz
    Windows 2000 128MB 500MHz

  • Linux environment
            System         Memory   Processor 
    Linux 256MB 500MHz

  • Mac environment
            System         Memory   Processor 
    MacOS 10.5+ 512MB Intel CPU

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or later installed (free JRE download)
  • Open Office, if desired for slide conversion (free download)
  • Pentium III-300Mhz or better processor
  • 64MB RAM (with video and extra WBD for projector, 256MB)
  • 20MB free disk
  • Standard sound card
  • Earphones or amplified speakers
  • Microphone (optional for students)
  • Web camera (optional for instructor; not recommended for students)
  • 56 kb/s or better network connection (non-conference student)
  • 100 kb/s network connection (instructor without video)
  • 500 kb/s network connection (instructor with video)


SERVER COMPUTER (MULTICASTER AND PLAYBACK)

  • Windows 2000 or XP Pro, Linux, or Solaris
  • Web server supporting html, shtml, and php installed
    (we recommend Apache - free download)
  • MySQL database management system installed (free download)
  • Java Runtime Environment Installed
  • 100 MB free disk plus additional 500MB per course to be recorded
  • 100 Mb/s network connection

    NOTE: The following supports 20 simultaneous clients;
    increase for larger groups
  • Pentium III-1GHz or better processor
  • 512 MB RAM to hold operating system and basic NEW system
  • 216MB RAM for NEW system with one server
  • 174MB for each additional server

SERVER NETWORK USAGE

    If you cannot guarantee these rates across the whole path from client to server, do not try to run NEW, it will fail!
  • bursts to 40 kb/s per connected student (without video)
  • bursts ot 200 kb/s per connected student (with video)

CONFERENCE NETWORK USAGE

  • while NEW supports modem-level connections for courses, conferences are now configured for graphic-intensive purposes so conference users require high capacity Internet connections. Symptoms of a weak connection are failure of NEW to start or frequent disconnections. Always test your connection before you attend a course of conference.



Last updated: 01/12/10